Sports & Recreation

Scuba Diving

If you have your scuba diving license already, there are many places in the Philippines to dive. If you do not have it, the Philippines is a great place to get Scuba certified. Start online at Doing some of the required class work online is a great way to start and they can show you options for where to go for the final instructions and certification.


Many people bike in and around Los Banos and the Philippines. There are some bike clubs you can join if you would like to.


Mt. Makiling is the closest mountain hike to IRRI. Other hiking options can be found here.


Republic Wakepark is located close to Nuvali. (map)

Rock Climbing

Climb central has gotten good reviews for an indoor rock climbing experience.


Tennis courts are found at IRRI Campus and also in Staff housing. Other tennis options can also be found on UPLB campus

SM Supermalls

SM Supermalls offer Ice Skating and Bowling