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Panglao, Bohol

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If you haven’t been to the Philippines, then Bohol Island is a good place to start. With its white sand beaches, scuba diving, unique landscape and being home to one of the world’s smallest primates, there is something for everyone in Bohol.

Located in the Visayas region southeast of Cebu and southwest from Leyte and with transport via ocean fastcraft becoming more frequent and efficient, Bohol is very easy to reach once within the Philippines. And unlike Luzon or the most northern part of the Visayas region, Bohol is less affected by the typhoons that pass the country therefore the weather is mild most of the year with rain showers around November to January.

About Diving

There are a few islands around Bohol with fantastic diving but with 4 kilometers of marine protected area, Balikasag is everyone’s favourite with steep reef walls covered in hard and soft corals, fantastic visibility for most of the year and the chance to see huge schools of fish.

Further afield there’s Cabilao island with its potential for big fish in the deep, fast currents and plenty of macro in the shallow sandy areas. And just off the mainland, Panglao Island with sloping walls with gorgonian fans and exciting night diving at the house reef – there’s a dive site for everyone.

Good to know

  • Best time of year: Diving all year round, but best between February and June
  • Dive Qualification: Open Water dive qualification suitable.
  • Favourite dive sites: All around Balicasag island
  • Off gas day: Day trip around Bohol to Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers, etc
  • Try food at: Try Isis Thai restaurant along the Beach and the local grill place, Penas Grill and Restaurant, up by the main road intersection.
  • Sunset drinks: Anywhere along the Alona Beach with your toes in the sand.
  • Local Highlights: Get up early and go an check out the dolphins near Pamilacan Island.

Panglao, Bohol – on the map


Resorts and Dive Centres


Guide Price

835

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Dive Thru Scuba Resort

     Dive Thru Scuba Resort is on the popular island of Panglao, Bohol. Just a short way along the coast from Alona Beach, Dive Thru offers peace and quiet and privacy away from the humdrum of the beach. It’s a small resort with very helpful and friendly staff. The resort is a relaxed modern design and...


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Guide Price

735

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Lost Horizon Beach & Dive Resort


Lost Horizon Beach Resort is perfectly located on Alona Beach, towards the mellower end. Being right next door to Philippine Fun Divers, it will take you literally seconds from finishing your breakfast to be grabbing your wetsuit for the first dive of the day.


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Guide Price

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Philippine Fun Divers

         Philippine Fun Divers are our diving partners in Bohol. Right in the very heart of Alona Beach, Panglao, the dive shop is perfectly located to receive you and your heavy dive bags straight out of the taxi before you check into your accommodation.


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