Dive in Panglao

Diving packages in Panglao

Open Water Course Courses

Who should take this course? If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to…

20 dive package

20 boat dives without equipment, between the dives we offer fresh fruits,coffee, water and tea for free nitrox for free until 2014 start 2015: 80 peso per dive

Diving with turtles at Balicasag island (2 dives)

Discover amazing Balicasag island with Tropical divers! You can see green sea turtles, schools of Jacks and mackerel and pristine coral reef. You should be certified diver to dive at Balicasag. This is 2 dives package, includes gear, weights, tanks, dm, tea coffee and fruits on the boat.

PADI Open water diver course

Get your PADI scuba certification with Tropical divers! If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.Usually it takes 3-4 days to be certified. You'll have 5 confined water sessions, 4 open water sessions, knowledge reviews and theory exam. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's…

6 dive package

6 boat dives without equipment between the dives fresh fruits, coffee, water and tea for free nitrox for free until end of 2014 start 2015 nitrox 80 peso per dive

Diving in Panglao

Panglao Island a small coralline island located near the south western tip of Bohol.

The north and western section of the reef are noteworthy, with a reef platform that is relatively narrow and shallow (15-20ft/5-6m) that has an edge terminating into perpendicular submarine cliffs, plunging down to depths 100-170 ft/33-56m. The reef is thickly covered with hard and soft corals, branching table, sacrophyton and lobophyton varieties. Near the cliff are schools of tuna, mackerel and surgeonfish. At 90-100 ft/30-33m depths are big snappers, groupers, and occasional black-tip sharks.

Farther seawards are schools of dolphins and pilot whales. Its coral gardens welcome you near the surface which is great for snorkelling. Its best assets are its steep walls with caves, overhangs and crevices home to abundant fish and invertebrate life.

Arco Point is a popular dive site, and often has good currents. It also boasts a swim through tunnel and numerous soft corals. Moray eels, frog fish and even sea snakes are common here.

The house reef is ideal for training and orientation dives there are a healthy variety of corals and numerous species of reef fish.

Mandarin fish - Blue Planet

Travel to Panglao

Panglao Island is a small coralline and limestone island, located off the southwestern tip of Bohol. It is connected to Bohol by two bridges. It has an area of 80.5 square kilometers, divided between two municipalities, Panglao in the southwest, and Dauis in the northeast.

Panglao Island is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Only about 25km long and 10km wide it is very easy to travel round. Lots of sandy coves and beaches fringe the island but it is Alona beach and the immediate surrounding area that attracts most holidaymakers in general and divers in particular.

Most divers, will probably select the white-sand Alona beach as their base and starting point for diving tours. Alona, apparently named after a mermaid featured on a TV series filmed at the beach, is a beautiful stretch of powdery sand on a sheltered bay fringed by palm trees. Running the length of the beach is a number of restaurants, dive shops and hotels. The emphasis is firmly on sunbathing and diving which means a very relaxed feel to the place. Evenings are generally spent chatting with new friends and watching the star filled skies.

The increasing popularity of Panglao means that an airport is in the planning stage but for now the island retains a nice gentle pace of life. You can spend time wandering around the island and the luxuriant green interior or hop over to neighbouring Bohol and visit the famous natural wonder the Chocolate Hills. You should also try to catch a glimpse of the famous Tarsier monkeys which are unique to The Philippines.

  • Harlekin (ornate) Ghost pipe fish

    Harlekin (ornate) Ghost pipe fish
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  • Jack fish school

    Jack fish school
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    snake eel
  • Mandarin fish - Blue Planet

    Mandarin fish - Blue Planet
  • Genesis Divers Alona Beach

    Genesis Divers Alona Beach
  • Barracuda

  • Sea gras Ghost pipe fish

    Sea gras Ghost pipe fish
  • Genesis Divers Boats

    Genesis Divers Boats
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