The diving in Cabilao is excellent and attracts people from all round the world. The corals are in excellent condition and most of the dives sites are very close to the centre.
This area is particularly noted for Hammerhead Sharks in the deeper waters off its northwest point, an exciting dive for the more experienced.
One of the best known dives is Shark View Point. This is a plateau at 30m where you may well see black and whit tipped reef sharks and schools of jacks and barracuda. By contrast, the bottom here is home to macro life such as seahorses and nudibranch.
Adjacent to Shark View Point is Lighthouse a 20m deep slope which is a great site for underwater photographers; everything from scorpion and stonefish, leaf fish and ghost pipefish, and sea snakes and shrimps are regularly seen here.
Fallen Tree and Talisay Tree are two drift dives which often bring quite strong currents along the wall that starts at 18m can be seen turtles, sharks and a school of barracuda.
The house reef has many different kinds of corals and marine species and is perfect for novices and gentle afternoon dives.
Cabilao is a small island just off the north west corner of Bohol. The island has about 4,000 inhabitants and continues to be unaffected by tourism and maintains a slow pace of life with local industry being based on fishing and agriculture. It is a clean and very peaceful island (there are no cars here) and attracts divers and those wishing to get away from the busy city life. Like other small islands the electricity supply can be intermittent.
Diving in the area is centered in front of the light house and has some of the best divesites in the Philippines and is particularly noted for Hammerhead Sharks in the deeper waters off its northwest point, an exciting dive for the more experienced.
As well as diving you should take the chance to rent mountain bikes or go horse riding and explore Cabilao.
To reach Cabilao you first take the fast ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran on Bohol. From there it is short road journey to Sandingan and there you will move on by boat to Cabilao.