Dive Sites in Panglao

We have several places to do Scuba diving in Bohol, Philippines.

Scuba Diving Areas

1. Arco Point

Distance:
4.5 km from Alona beach
Depth:
4-30 meters (Nothing interesting below 30 meters)
Current:
There is usually a mild current, great to enjoy a little drift diving!
Description:
This site, suitable for all divers, is also known as “Hole in the wall” due to
a small tunnel that begins at a depth of 5 meters and ends in the wall at a depth of 16 meters (the depth varies a couple of meters depending on the tide.)
The wall ends at 20 meters on a sandy slope beautifully decorated with isolated
patches of black sun coral.
Throughout the dive we will find a vast number of soft corals, and on sunny days, the colors and light effects will make this one of your favorite dives. Don͛t forget to look around; a whale shark might be diving with you.
Aquatic Life:
Ghost pipefish, wrasse, triggerfish, butterfly fish, moray eel, banded sea snake, frogfish, blue ring octopus, orangutan and porcel ain crab, etc.

2. BBC

Distance:
3.5 km from Alona beach
Depth:
4-30 meters. The most interesting part is located between 7 and 15 meters
Current:
There is usually a mild current, great to enjoy a little drift diving!
Description:
Named after the Bohol Beach Club resort, which is located right in front of this dive site suitable for all divers. There is a sandy slope with pinnacles of corals, and going down here we will find two Jeepneys, the famous color ful buses of the Philippines. The first Jeepney lies at a depth of 8 meters and is completely covered with soft corals. We will find the second one lying upside down at a depth of 14 meters.
Marine Life:
Sun coral, fire dart goby, Pegasus fish, banded sea snake, various types of frogfish, saddleback anemonefish, nudibranch, etc.

3. Hoyohoy

Distance:
1 km from Alona beach
Depth:
5 – 25 meters
Description:
Hoyohoy means breeze in Visaya, the local language. This dive site is in front of Eskaya resort, the dive starts with a wall going to 24 meters, down there is a sandy slope, there are colorful crinoids everywhere, Christmas -tree worm, some very
large anemones and several different types of clownfish. The wall is covered by soft
corals while the sandy bottom has patches of stony corals.
Marine life:
The small reef fish life here is prolific, including the anglerfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish, scorpion fish, lionfish, many different wrasse, pufferfish, etc.

4. TAWALA SANCTUARY

Distance:
200 meters from Alona beach
Depth:
5 – 25 meters
Description:
This dive site was an amazing coral garden, plenty of acroporas and table corals, unfortunately many corals were damage with the typhoon Pablo in 2012, so along the gradual slope we will find many broken corals, how ever the dive site is recovering and is a perfect spot to find camouflage master, such a scorpion fish, frog fish, stone fish, etc.
Marine life:
Scorpion fish, stone fish, frog fish, nudib ranchs, white eye moray, banded pipe fish, ornate ghost pipe fish, etc.

5. HOUSE REEF

Distance:
100 meters from our dive shop
Depth:
5 – 25 meters
Description:
Wall dive. This dive site is perfect for courses, DSDs, check dives and night dive, the dive start in 5 meters in a sandy area with coral for mations, the wall starts in 8 meters where we can find a garden of corals, and drops to 20 meters followed by a
sandy slope. The wall is rich in nudibranch, morays, lion fish and anemones with all
kind of clown fish.
Marine life:
Nudibranchs, morays, Moorish idol, bat fish, mantis shrimp, frog fish, lion fish, scorpion fish, etc.

6. GARDEN EEL

Distance:
Right in front of our dive shop!
Depth:
4- 30 meters.
Description:
We begin the dive at a depth of 3-5 meters on the reef top, and then we leave the gorgeous coral garden descending through the wall to a depth of up to 25 meters depending on the diver͛s level. This is the beginning of a sandy slope where at the bottom a large group of shy garden eels will hide as we app roach them.
This is the favorite place for night dives in Alona Beach.
Marine life:
Along the wall, in his cracks and small caves reside huge amount s of macro life: warty frogfish, ghost pipefish, shrimp, spider crab, wide variety of nudibranch, etc.
There is also giant frogfish, trumpet fish, comet fish, lion fish, a small school of round batfish, and even three types of clown fish!

7. BOHOL DIVERS WRECK

Distance:
On the right, facing our dive shop!
Depth:
4- 30 meters.
Description:
Steel boat property of Bohol Divers sunken on 2011. We us ually begin the dive on the top part of the reef to dive down directly to the wreck. We leave the wall behind us until reaching a depth of 18 meters, and then we follow the sandy slop until the wreck that lies between 31 -37 meters. After visiting the wreck we ͛ll go back to the
wall where we can enjoy the diversity of macro life.
Incorrectly it is called “Habagat Wreck” by some dive shops, which is a different wreck located further from Alona Beach.
Marine life:
Pipefish, mushroom pipefish, ghost pipefish, flamboyant cutt lefish, octopus, rounded batfish, etc.

8. KALIPAYAN

Distance:
100 meters from our dive shop
Depth:
4-32 meters
Description:
We start the dive in the shallow sandy area and going towards to the reef starting in 7 meters, as we descend we will find a sandy slope starting in 12 meters, where we can find dragon sea moth, depending of our level if we keep on descending we can find seahorses, ghost pipe fish and many nudibranchs until we reach a maximum depth of 32 meters where we can find the rest of an old Banca, traditional
Filipino boat , which is loaded with scuba tanks, after that and following our dive
computer we ascend until we reach back the wall which is decorated with soft and
hard coral on the top.
Marine life:
Dragon sea moth, seahorses, nudibranch, lion fish, ghost pipe fish and many soft corals decorating the wall.

9. PPB

Distance:
500 meters from Bohol Divers Club
Depth:
4- 30 meters.
Current:
Sometimes there is a mild current here.
Description:
PPB (Peak Performance Buoyancy) is named after the Adventure Dive of the PADI AOW Course, as it was part of a circuit to practice the required skills.
Unfortunately, it was destroyed by the typhoons and now we can only see some iron
bars on the sandy bottom.
The dive begins on the shallow area descending through the slope until we reach the
deepest part where we can find the amazing species living there, such as blue ring octopus, dragon sea moth fish, flamboyant cuttlefish, sea horse, etc. Then, following
our computer, we will ascend until we reach the beautiful wall.
Marine Life:
Frogfish, dragon sea moth fish, flamboyant cuttlefish, lion fish, sea horse, banded pipefish, ghost pipefish, robust ghost pipefish, moray eel, etc.

10. GREEN GARDEN

Distance:
400 meters from our dive shop
Depth:
3 -25 meters
Description:
Gradual sandy slope. We start the dive in 3 meters sandy area, descending through sandy slope full of seagrass, perfect place for seahorses, dragon sea moth or pipe fish, after the sea grass area starts a small wall with overhangs and platforms with soft and hard corals.
Marine life:
Thorny seahorse, dragon sea moth, nudibranchs, moray, bat fish, cow fish, puffer fish.

11. DANAO WALL

Distance:
1 km from Bohol Divers Club
Depth:
2- 25 meters
Description:
This site is usually divided in two dives: Danao and Danao Wall. We begin the dive on the top part of the reef. The sandy bottom has pinnacles of coral with plenty of macro life. The wall, decorated with soft and hard corals, drops until 25 meters where the sandy slope begins. Both on the wall or on the shallow parts, the frogfish will surprise us with their different colors, camouflage and sizes. Some shy turtle o even the huge whale shark can make this dive your favorite!
Marine Life:
Giant frogfish, warty frogfish, comet fish, sea snake, banded pipefish, ghost pipefish, sweet lips, junior sweet lips, lion fish, scorpion fish, trigger fish, nudibranch, etc.

12. GAK ANG

Distance:
1.5 Km from Alona Beach
Depth:
3-25 meters
Description:
This dive site is located in front of the small island of Gak Ang.
We start the dive in a sandy shallow area of 3 meters, as we move forward we find many hard corals and reef fish, after this starts a steep slope full o f soft corals, the slope is rich in angelfish, butterflyfish, damsels, frog fish and nudibranchs.
Marine life:
Trumpet fish, angelfish, frogfish, nudibranchs, lizardfish, lionfish also possible here to find sometimes pygmy seahorse

13. PUNTOD

Distance:
11.5 km from Alona Beach
Depth:
3- 35 meters
Current:
No current
Description:
Located off the coast of Doljo, in Puntod Island. There are caves, overhangs, and soft and hard corals that will make you love this dive site. The wall begins at a depth of 3 meters and goes down to a depth of 45 meters. The safety stop, on the shallow sandy pads with beautiful corals and plenty of fish, will delight you.
Marine Life:
Frog fish, Nudibranchs, lion fish, barracuda, puffer fish, scorpion fish, etc.

14. DOLJO POINT

Distance:
15 km from Alona Beach
Depth:
5- 35 meters
Current:
Sometimes there is a strong current here
Description:
We start the dive in the sandy area, 5 meters shallow and start descending in a steep slope. Coral is the main characteristic of Doljo. There are large elephant ear sponge and tube coral used by giant frogfish as a hiding place. The impressive gorgonians, table corals and the plenty of reef fish should not keep our attention away from the blue, where we can find barracudas and Spanish mackerel.
Marine Life:
Gorgonian sea fan, large elephant ear sponge, barrel sponges cover with alabaster sea cucumbers, surgeon fish, batfish, trigger fish, fusilier fish, angelfish, butterfly fish, puffer fish, moray eel, etc.

15. DOLJO SANCTUARY

Distance:
15 km from Alona Beach
Depth:
5- 35 meters
Current:
Sometimes there is a strong current here
Description:
This dive site is just in front of the marked area with red buoys, where is located the marine sanctuary where it been taken a coral recovery.
We start the dive in a sandy slope with coral heads, after this the slope become steep going down to 30 meters where we can find giant sea fans and green leather corals, always watch the blue water for the mackerel, squids or even barracuda.
At the end of the dive the slope become a wall and we start ascending it until we
reach the shallow area where we will do a safety stop in the seagrass area surrounded by impressive table corals, barrel sponges and all kind of reef fish.
Marine life:
Giant sea fans, elephant ear coral, barrel sponges, frog fish, mackerel, barracudas, scorpion fish and many reef fish.

16. MOMO

Distance:
20 km from Alona beach
Depth:
5 -30 meters
Description:
The dive starts as a shallow coral shelf from 4m to 7m, then drops as a vertical wall to 30m. The shallow shelf is rich is a rich coral garden, large Acropora table corals, pillar and leathery corals. This dive site has everything one would expect of such a site, good visibility, colorful soft corals large sponges and crinoids. In the wall also we can find some overhangs and caves.
Marine life:
All kind of corals, fusiliers, razor fish, peacock mantis, groupers, flat warms, sea cucumbers, morays, etc.

17. NAPALING

Distance:
21 km from Alona beach
Depth: 3 -40m
Description:
We start the dive in shallow water, around 2 meters, until we find the reef, the wall drops to 40 meters and is followed by a sandy slope. The wall is rich in corals and sponges, anthias, fusiliers, clown fish, frog fish hidden in the tube corals, anthias, nudibranchs, etc.

18. NEPTUNE GARDEN

Distance:
25 Km from Alona beach.
Depth:
1 – 40 meters
Description:
This dive site is usually used by free divers because we have a deep wall starting very close to the beach, very famous dive site due to a sardine run, unfortunately they are seasonal. We do a beach entry here, only a few meters after starts the wall drops to 40 meters, very nice corals hard corals on top and tube corals and anemones y the wall. Visibility here can reach sometimes 40 meters.
Marine Life:
Sardines run (seasonal), frog fish, razor fish, trevally, barracuda, bat fish, etc.

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