Best of Panglao Dive Sites - Scuba Diving in Panglao - 2023
Panglao is amongst the best areas in the Philippines when it comes to scuba diving. The most famous of Bohol’s Dive Spots are situated in Panglao or it’s neighboring islands like Balicasag. Most of the popular diving spots are near Alona Beach, but there are more as Panglao is literally surrounded by coral reefs.
Other famous diving spots in Panglao are in Dumaluan Beach, Doljo Point, Napaling, and or course Balicasag and Pamilacan. We offer scuba diving in all of these popular spots. Our changing schedule includes all of them according to season and guests as we always try to allow you to dive in the best dive sites in the area!
We know that it looks a bit overwhelming, as there are too many sites to fit in one diving vacation in Bohol, so don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll create the best scuba diving package for your Philippines vacation.
Below you’ll find all of the best dive sites for scuba diving and snorkeling. The diving sites near Alona Beach are very accessible and we facilitate even single fun dives. However, we advise grouping these dive sites for the ultimate scuba diving experience in Bohol.
What you can see: moray eels, frogfish, nudibranchs, sea snakes, blue-ring octopus, crabs, and more.
Bohol Beach Club
What you can see: frogfish, ghost piper fish, crabs, and similar fish to Arco Point.
Alona House Reef
What you can see: mantis shrimp, moray eels, sea snakes, nudibranchs, lion fish, scorpion fish, stone fish, octopus.
What you can see: garden eels, warty frogfish, boxer shrimp, sponge crabs, nudibranchs, lion fish, and lots of macro.
What you can see: lion fish, pipe fish, cuttlefish, octopus, triggerfish.
What you can see: dragon seamoth, lionfish, ghost pipefish, soft corals.
What you can see: flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring octopus, seahorses, pipe fish, moray eels.
What you can see: giant frogfish, trumpetfish, angelfish, pigmy seahorse, sweetlips fish, triggerfish.
What you can see: angelfish, trumpetfish, lionfish, lizardfish, and more.
What you can see: barracuda, frogfish, pufferfish, eagle ray, scorpion fish.
Doljo Point and Marine Sanctuary
What you can see: triggerfish, pufferfish, batfish, angelfish, eagle rays, moray eels.
What you can see: razorfish, peacock mantis shrimp, groupers, sea cucumbers, moray eels, flatworms.
What you can see: sardines, jackfish, octopus, frogfish, anthias, clownfish, nudibranchs.
What you can see: many types of moray eels and sea snakes.
More Panglao Dive Sites
There are plenty of dive sites in Panglao, more than we complied in this list. These are only the most popular scuba diving spots in Panglao but there are many more which we could visit according to the season, visibility, and changing environmental conditions. Moreover, we are tuned to what our fellow divers in Bohol has to say. For instance, whale sharks and different type of rays migrate through Bohol Sea, and we’d like to spot them too when they’re around.
Also we didn’t expound on two of the most famous Bohol dive sites – Balicasag and Pamilacan. Diving in Bohol became a synonym with diving in these two islands that belong to Panglao. You could read all about them in the webpages we desingated to each. Additionally, there are amazing dive sites in Bohol outside of Panglao like Anda, Kabilao, and Bien Unido. These are too far for us to take you diving in, but our partnered diving centers would serve you well once there. So wait no further, and book your dives with us now.
What are the best dive sites in Panglao?
How deep is the plane wreck in Panglao?
The plane wreck in Panglao is situated in front of Dumaluan White Beach and is between 15-20 meters.
What is Panglao famous for?
Panglao is famous for its numerous world class dive sites. Scuba divers from around the world visit Panglao all throughout the year.