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SCUBA Diving on Bohol

Bohol is known for its world-class diving sites and attracts divers from around the globe. Some of the popular diving spots in Bohol include Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island, and Cabilao Island.

Balicasag Island is a marine sanctuary with a healthy coral reef system and a wide variety of marine life, including sea turtles, barracudas, and reef sharks.

Pamilacan Island is known for its deep walls and large pelagic species, such as whale sharks and manta rays. Cabilao Island offers diverse diving sites, including walls, caves, and coral gardens. In addition to these sites, there are many other dive sites in Bohol that cater to all levels of divers, from beginners to advanced.

Lion Fish, seen while diving on Bohol Philippines
Diving Bohol: Lion Fish

The waters around Bohol are warm and clear, with visibility reaching up to 30 meters, making it an ideal location for underwater photography. Most diving centers in Bohol offer PADI courses and certifications, as well as equipment rentals and guided dives.

With its stunning underwater landscapes and abundant marine life, Bohol is a must-visit destination for diving enthusiasts.

By far the most diving centers you will find along Alona Beach. On my last visit I counted about 15 dive centers on the approximately 1 km long stretch of the beach. By 2015 there are even equipment retailers and Dive Shops were you may have your regulator seviced or buy some spare parts or even a new regulator, BCD or other diving equipment.

Prices for Diving:

For a dive to the nearby dive sites, with a full set of equipment you will have to pay from about 20 US$ upwards. If you want to book a package of 10 dives or so don't forget to ask for a discount.

From Alona Beach dives can be done straight from the beach or at some dive sites which are just around the corner of Alona Beach. Day trips with two or three dives will go to Cabilao or Balicasag Island.

Some dive centers also offer an up to three day Dive Safari, where they will take you to some dive spots further away such as Camiguin Island, Siquijor or Apo Island.