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Bohol has a large number of top class diving sites. Concentrated mostly around Panglao and Cabilao Island, most of these can be reached by a short trip on a banca.

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Blue Freedom Apnea wrote:
Monday, 6 January 2020 12:10:56 PHT
There is new freediving school open in Panglao, Bohol. They are non-profit organization that offer AIDA and Molchanovs courses from beginner level to instructor level. If you want to explore Balicasag island in Panglao, you can also do fun dive with them. Checkout their website is . You can also send an enquiry to their enquiry page Send Enquiry. #freedive #freediving panglao #freediving bohol #freediving philippines
Ray wrote:
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:32:17 PHT
If you need assistance for your Diving Adventure in Panglao, Balicasag Island and Pamilican Island, contact Valm Dive Shop or visit their website at Daily trips to Balicasag Island and Pamilican Island.
Scuba diving wrote:
Sunday, 10 January 2016 14:13:21 PHT
Very good scuba diving Panglao
I love scuba diving wrote:
Sunday, 15 November 2015 21:31:40 PHT
I am right now in Bohol diving and writing for my scuba diving blog DIVEPRICE.COM and I will definitely recommend diving here to my readers! Beautiful place for snorkeling to.
Nida wrote:
Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:05:17 PHT
I've been to Panglao white beach club then going to Pamilacan Is for dolphin siting both wowed me still even than before, i would always treasure those places...
tata wrote:
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 21:13:43 PHT
when i was a child i used to go on swimming in our most beautiful shore of song-on, loon , bohol. I have my "pana" to catch fish for our sud-an. Catch some sea cucmbers, sea urchins, sea weeds like lato and guso. The only thing that im so proud of our place is its fine white sand and long stretch. Now that im now in mindanao in cagayan de oro city. And almost 90% of area here in mindanao that i have gone through and i've never seen a place here in mindanao that can compared to our place. Ive gone to lanao,misamis occidental, zambo. provinces, zamboanga city, dipolog, ozamis, pagadian, davao, bukidnon, cotabato, basilan, jolo, sulu but I've never found a place like my beloved song-on, loon, bohol. I miss my place specially during fiestas and family reunions.
maria wrote:
Monday, 16 November 2009 20:36:22 PHT
i visit bohol last 3 days ago.. and i find it so exciting when we went diving with my friend lea and kazu. snorkeling and diving in balicasag island is highly recommended.. its really nice, its like a dream come true when you can see divers also.. just like watching discovery channel.. we really enjoyed our stay.. people are friendly.. and we plan to go back again soon..
Victor wrote:
Friday, 25 September 2009 12:29:44 PHT
My diving experience in Bohol was in Anda area. We stayed at Flower Beach Resort. They've got their own dive center - Abyss Divers. The place is very clean and nice. The host was very warm and hospitable. The pricing was more than fair, something like 60 Singapore dollars per person per night with breakfast and dinner. Their dive sites are so beautiful! I especially liked the Paradise Garden - there's a whole lot of life there! Made many pictures that we still show to our friends. And we saw a whale shark there - adrenaline pumping experience! We had lots of fun.
Peach wrote:
Friday, 10 July 2009 16:24:02 PHT
Why are the diving spots in the town of Anda, Bohol not included in this article?
Dennis wrote:
Sunday, 8 February 2009 02:32:44 PHT
Oh yeah! There are more to the list of dive sites around Bohol. Besides the east coast many still have to be discovered by dive tours. In 2002 while on a CRM project, I've tried to explore some of the dive sites in Tubigon particularly around the islands of Bilang-bilangan and Inanuran. The corals were slowly going back to life after years of illegal fishing methods used by the local folks. The coast of Bien Unido going to Danajon reef (Hingutanan side) and Carlos P. Garcia island is yet to be on the diving map.
Werner Moeller wrote:
Monday, 26 May 2008 21:52:46 PHT
Hi Jeroen, unfortunately is the whole area in the southeast (Guindulman and Anda) not in the divesites map and listing. Maybe this could be corrected??? Best regards Werner from FloWer-Beach Resort, Anda, Bohol
Annie wrote:
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 02:15:33 PHT
Bohol is my father birth place before they move on here in Butuan City, (were i send this time,)..I still remmember whenw e visited when i as 6 years old, Now im 36 yuears old, but i still remmeebr all.. when i back im 35 with my fiance.... and he love much this island were i missed much in my life.. Im happy with my lover i can show our native place which located in Bohol Panglaw... thnkz the mayor and the tourist distination.. thnkz so much for helping us Annie
Christopher Lopez wrote:
Sunday, 10 June 2007 12:45:26 PHT
My first Diving experience in the Philippines took place on Cabilao. We stayed at La Estrella Beach Resort and enjoyed diving with Cabilao Dive center. (two weeks accom. 1/2 board was around 30,000php. I don't remember what we paid for the diving. Nina, Birga and Tobias were great, as were the Local DM's Roy, Jhun Jhun, and Bobet. The dive sites around Cabilao are great for Macro Photography if you know what your doing....I did not, however I did get some photos I will cherish forever and the Memories will never be lost. Don't be disappointed if you do not see the Hammerheads. They just aren't there anymore. There was a shark sighting but not by me. Instead, look for the smaller creatures such as the pygmy seahorse, stonefish, lionfish, turkeyfish, scorpionfish, frogfish, various nudibranchs and others.
Hansruedi wrote:
Saturday, 10 June 2006 16:52:14 PHT
A swiss who lost his heart on Philippines have dive in cabilao on la estrella dive resort. One of the best macro place i found there,no difficulte about currents,for go there visite website you can see also many underwaterpics on my blog I missed the place and I really want to come back!!
Mich wrote:
Wednesday, 15 March 2006 17:23:16 PHT
Can someone share the experiences of the resort you stayed and dive center you joined? At what price at what season? I'm planning to go there at the end of March.
MarlonJay M. Tejano wrote:
Wednesday, 18 January 2006 18:32:46 PHT
Never give a comment to your own hometown, I am from LOAY ! YOU MISS ME???????? DAKO GAJUD!
Alex Remolador wrote:
Friday, 2 December 2005 01:59:25 PHT
My wife and myself were in Balicasag for the first time, although I was born in Bohol, two weeks ago. Balicasag's diving and snorkelling is world class nothing compares to it. You are like diving and snorkelling in a giant aquarium. Bebot, the Manager for the Balicasag Dive resort, and Aldo, the dive Master were magnificent host of the resort. When we were at the resort they were in the process of building a salt water pool and renovating the restaurant. On our first night we were the only customer of the resort, we have the resort to ourselves. Accomadation at the resort is also world class. The staff including the security guard are wonderfull and down to earth hospitable. Balicasag is one diving spot I will have to comeback everytime I will visit my hometown.
Val Hornijas wrote:
Monday, 10 October 2005 11:40:57 PHT
Napaling is the best place to go. Its a nice place for diving. You can easily get there by bus from Tagbilaran city. I have gone to Balicasag island but I can compare one is better. So try to go there and you'll never regret. I missed the place and I really want to come back.
James wrote:
Monday, 26 September 2005 23:06:05 PHT
To the Editor, Webmaster, Writer Thanks for such a nice thing you write about the Philippines. Im a Pilipino although Im here in Australia i always read all the news and the web pages and web site about Philippines" all i can say is hope you write more about Philippines and i really enjoy reading it, All the best, James Of Adelaide, South Australia
Mark wrote:
Tuesday, 10 May 2005 15:50:55 PHT
Diving sites in bohol is worth wearing your best diving always thinking of coming back,.. it feels like im away from home
Mark wrote:
Tuesday, 10 May 2005 15:49:14 PHT
Bohol diving sites is as perfect as one imagine.... i'll go inviting some of my friends to visit those place, the only thing i don't like is that u'll keep on missing the place..
Gaudencio p . Tan wrote:
Friday, 6 May 2005 19:10:17 PHT
Hi, I have dived Balicasag Island and the diving was really great. Big fishes,and great deep drop- offs , especially the Sanctuary. I was really overwealmed by the wall and depth. Great Resort at BIR resort.Good DM . Look for Aldo, although their Diveboat was so small for us.Without a ladder. We almost have to don our tanks in the water. But nevertheless still , it can be compensated by the diving.
Kelly Cooke wrote:
Wednesday, 13 April 2005 19:13:46 PHT
Hi my name is Kelly Cooke I'm 19 yrs o1d half filipino half english, I've visited bohol divers Panglao 2 times in last four years i came in 2004 and I loved it, I was just wondering if the you could send me a price list. I'm not a diver but I love snorkeling. thankyou, Yours Sincerely Kelly x x x x x x x I will be coming hopefully this July 2005
dennis wrote:
Saturday, 26 March 2005 03:18:41 PHT
I'm now living in Canada and I've been to practically all of these dive sites not only once but so many times. When in alona beach, i suggest you try to dive with atlantis dive center. the german guys over there were really great buddies led by kurt. of course, other pinoy dive masters like roger will make you feel safe and comfortable in every dive you make. My most favorite dive site in bohol in the order of spectacular-ity are Hammerhead Pt in Cabilao, Black Forest in Balicasag and Snake Island which is not on the map near Pamilacan Island (check this out, for sure excitement and adrenalin rushes the moment you enter the water because of strong current and close encounters with sea snakes)!
Zoran wrote:
Saturday, 29 January 2005 17:45:17 PHT
Sounds great, wish I was there. (a bad day diving is better than a good day at work!)

Seen on a bumper sticker: The worst day diving is better than the best day at work!--Jeroen.

Danilo wrote:
Thursday, 9 September 2004 10:22:14 PHT
Balicasag Island is the place to be for divers! You really want to appreciate the beauty of nature down and under the sea, go Balicasag, divers! I've seen the real beauty in my own eyes!!
Richard van Raay wrote:
Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:59:26 PHT
After doing many dives in the Philippines I can highly recommend Lorenzo at Bohol divers. He was extremley courteous, professional and informative. I'm just sorry I didn't leave a tip Lorenzo but encourage everyone else to. Ask for him by name and tip him big.
Franky wrote:
Thursday, 17 June 2004 19:07:57 PHT
I have been in bohol and I like to give mine story first take a diving school that dosnt ripp your money they tell you to you can take an exam, but they just put money in there pokect, and you never get your license. I have been diving in all areas and the one I like most is arco point I prefer even more arco point then Balicasag in arco point I have seen more turtles then any where else on Bohol very nice is the brige under water next time I go to bohol I defenetly will dive more in arco point ( the fish and corals are growing nice ) the dive on it self it very very nice for beginners and etc.
elaine wrote:
Thursday, 27 November 2003 15:19:59 PHT
my lover and i have been planning a trip to bohol for christmas break, and your site has helped me a lot to search for diving spots as my lover is an avid diver. thanks you.
Alman Dave Quiboquibo wrote:
Monday, 14 April 2003 16:21:35 PHT
I stayed for one whole weekend at Balicasag island, and everything here is true, and even more. I am no diver, much less a swimmer, but to be surrounded by so much beauty and marine life, I could not pass up on the opportunity to go under! It's beautiful there, underwater, or over the water. The place is teeming with marine life, and one could watch clown fish swimming around sea anemone, just by dipping one's head in the water. It's amazing, and true enough, I was able to go around the island, not once, but twice! in less than an hour each time, and the haunting old lighthouse is also quite an attraction.
Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius wrote:
Friday, 26 July 2002 05:34:39 PHT
Good information without too much effort to over-describe. As good as any published guide.

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