Panglao Island Dive Sites - Dives Prices

NAPALING

District                        : Tangnan, Panglao Island
Distance                      : 21 km from Alona Beach Circa 55min by banca
GPS Coordinates        : N.09˚ 37.041’ e.123˚ 46.265’
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 12-20m
Depth                          : 3-40m
Current                       : 0-2
Interest                       : Most interesting at 8-12m. Not interesting below 30m
Dynamite Fishing       : Little bit affected
Dive Direction            :Start the dive with the wall on the left shoulder, going south-west

Description:
One can take the jeepney or car to get the dive site, in case of rough waters on Alona beach. Wall with cathedral Virgin corals. Great for shallow-water photography. Be careful with your entry, it can be shallow. When you go by car and plan a land-dive walk carefully down cliff with fully equipment it can be slippery. Your entry and exit points are the same. Good chance to see young Barracudas and Banner fish.

DOLJO POINT

District                        : Doljo, Panglao Island    
Distance                      : 15km from Alona Beach Circa 39min by banca
GPS Coordinates         : N.09˚ 35.542’ E.123˚ 43.349’
Composition                : Steep slope/wall dive Good for snorkeling   
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher   
Visibility ±                  : 15-22m   
Depth                          : 8-35m
Current                        : 0-2  
Interest                        : Most interesting below 10-15m Not interesting below 30m
Dynamite Fishing        : Little bit affected
Dive Direction             : Start the dive with the wall on the left shoulder, going west

Description:
Entry/exit can be difficult when the “Amihan” wind blows. Many giant sea fans, bucket sponges, elephant ear coral and green leather corals “anglerfish” can be spotted. Watch your depth at the beginning of the dive, its here easy to go “too” deep. Watch the blue water for mackerel and squid or young Barracudas. In deeper water there is a good possibility to see sharks, white tip or hammerhead. Also possible by jeepney or car, land entry and exits are simple to make but be careful at the reef top. By boat, the trips looks long because it has to go all the way around the shallow east tip from Panglao. The outrigger boats can not make a short cut except at maximum high tide.

 

PUNGTUD WALL           

District                        : Doljo, Panglao Island            
Distance                      : 11 1/2 km from Panglao Circa 31 min by banca    
GPS Coordinates        : N.09˚ 34.421’ E.123˚ 42.796’  
Composition                : Wall dive Good for snorkeling   
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 10-30m
Depth                          : 3-45m
Current                       : 0-2
Interest                       : Most interesting at 7-15m. Not interesting below 25m
Dynamite Fishing       : Affected      
Dive Direction            : Start the dive with the wall on the right shoulder, going north/west

Description:
Entry point is when you see the fishing hut on pillars in the water standing in line with the south point from Panglao baring 125˚. Beautiful hard and hard and soft coral garden. Lots of small fish like Anthias, Raggy Scorpion fish, Ribbon eel, One-stripped fusilier. At the end of the dive it can happen that you have a slight current against you, return in shallow water in south direction if its getting too strong. Great place to make your safety stop, much to see on the shallow 4m sandy pads. You can bring a dive light to look in the small caves along the wall.

DANAO BEACH HABAGAT WRECK

District                        : Danao, Panglao Island      
Distance                      : 2 ½ KM from Alona Beach Circa 9min by banca
GPS Coordinates        : N.09˚ 32.408’ E.123˚ 45.358’      
Baring                         : From Alona beach 251˚     
Composition               : Steep slope dive Good for snorkeling
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher      
Visibility ±                  : 15-25m       
Depth                          : 8-34m      
Current                       : 0-1      
Interest                       : Most interesting at 8-12m.  Not interesting below 40m
Dynamite Fishing       : Not affected     
Dive Direction            : Normally start the dive at the “Habagat” wreck at 35m, then come up along the sandy slope in north/west direction to the “S” shaped wall with overhang, keep the wall on the right shoulder, going west.

Description:
Watch your NDL if you plan to dive the wreck that was sunk by Seaquest Dive Center in the year 2000. You can bring a dive light to look in the wreck and the small caves in the wall.

Marine Life:
Swimming above the wreck are Tall fin Batfish, under the wreck Big Lion fish, one Giant Anglerfish and many different kinds of cardinal fishes in the wreck. At the “S” shaped wall look for Anglerfish and at the end of the dive on the slope, look among the feather stars for the Harlequin Ghost Pipefish.

 

KALIPAYAN

District                        : Danao, Panglao Island
Distance                      : 2km from Alona beach
Travel Time                : Circa 8min by banca
GPS Coordinates       : N.09˚ 32.494’  E.123˚ 45.639’
Baring                         : From the beach 251˚
Composition               : Wall in the beginning, slope at the end of the dive
Snorkeling                  : Good for Snorkeling
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Open water divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 10-25m
Depth                          : 3-25m
Current                       : 0-1
Interest                        : Most interesting at 7-12m. Not interesting below 25m
Dynamite Fishing       : Not affected
Dive Direction            : Start the dive with the slope on the right shoulder, going south-west.

Description:
This is a long dive site good for two dives. Its connected to Danao Beach. 

Marine Life:
Nice blue and table corals, sea fans Brown Daisy coral, some Dothead Rockcod and small Barracuda. With a good dive-master also the black and yellow “Harlequin Ghost Pipefish”. Half way the wall, look in caves and crevices for the “Comet” and the Banded Pipefish. In thew months of May and June the aggressive Blue-Finned or Titan Triggerfish can be found here.

GARDEN EELS

District                       : Danao, Panglao Island
Distance                     : ½ km from Alona Beach Circa 3min by banca
GPS Coordinates       : N.09˚ 32.711’ E.123˚ 46.260’
Baring                        : 251˚ from Alona Beach
Composition              : Steep slope, wall dive Good for Snorkeling
Experience                 : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher
Visibility ±                 : 8-25m
Depth                         : 5-23m
Current                      : 0-2
Interest                      : Most interesting at 6-18m. Not interesting below 25m  
Dynamite Fishing      : Not affected
Dive Direction           : Start the dive with the wall on the left or right shoulder

Description:
Great dive site for night diving. This spot is the west side of Alona Beach approximately 110m off the beach.

Marine Life:
In the beginning a beautiful bows shaped cliff, look for Nudibranchs. Beautiful coral garden on the top of the top of the wall with lots of small fish like Redfin-Amethyst-Purple Anthias. At the bottom of the sandy slope the splendid sand eels and spotted Garden eel.

 

HOUSE REEF ALONA BEACH

District                        : Tawala, Panglao Island
Distance                      : 120m from Alona Beach  Circa 1min by banca
GPS Coordinates        : N.09˚ 32.742’ E.123˚ 46.346’
Composition               : Steep slope wall dive
Snorkeling                  : Good for snorkeling                                            
Experience                  : Easy dive site for Openwater divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 8-25m
Depth                          : 3-24m
Current                       : 0-2
Interest                       : Most interesting at 5-15m Not interesting below 24m
Dynamite Fishing       : Not affected
Dive Direction            : Start the dive with the wall on the left or right shoulder.

Description:
Right in front of Seaquest Dive Center is a beautiful house reef, great for introduction, check-up or night dives.

Marine Life:
For sure you will see during the night dive some basket stars, Harlequin Ghost Pipefish is a good possibility. Baby Barracudas, many reef fish like the Purple Queen Anthias fish or Moorish idol or the Regal Angelfish. Unfortunately the reef is a bit affected by the many boat mooring ropes, which has damaged some corals.

BOHOL BEACH CLUB

District                        : Bolod, Panglao Island
Distance                      : 3 ½ km from Alona Beach
Travel Time                : Circa 10 min by banca                                          
Composition               : Steep slope dive                                            
Snorkeling                  : Good for snorkeling    
Experience                  : Dive site for good Open Water divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 18-25m
Depth                          : 10-30m
Current                       : 1-3
Interest                       : Most interesting at 7-15m  Not interesting below 27m
Dynamite Fishing       : Not affected
Dive Direction            : Start the dive with the slope on the right shoulder, going south-west.   

Description:
The dive site is the right in the front of Bohol Beach Club. At the end of the dive there are two small jeepney car wrecks. The first one is at 10m with the roof laying next to it, the second one is turned upside down at 8m.

Marine Life:
Very special on this dive are the Brown Daisy coral; or the pygmy seahorse which can be seen with the assistance of a good dive-master who knows there whereabouts. You are also guaranteed to see schools of Sergeant Major fish, Black Damsel Fish, occasionally the banded snake eel and on the sand slope the black and blue lined Nudibranchus.

 

ARCO POINT

District                        : Libaong, Panglao Island   |
Distance                      : 4 ½ km from Alona Beach    
Travel Time                : Circa 14min by banca                                           
GPS Coordinates        : N.09˚ 33.486’ E.123˚ 48.578’  
Baring                         : From Alona Beach 072˚                                          
Composition               : Wall Dive
Snorkeling                  : Perfect for Snorkeling
Experience                  : Dive site good for Open Water divers or higher
Visibility ±                  : 10-25m
Depth                          : 4-27m
Current                       : 0-3
Interest                       : Most interesting at 10-15m. Not interesting below 30m  
Dynamite Fishing       : Not affected
Dive Direction            : Start the dive with the wall on the right shoulder, going south-west. After circa 30min diving steep slope, assent to 10m.

Description:
At the beginning of the dive is a hole in the wall. Enter the cave in small groups from the wall side. The drift current is always going in the south direction, it can be strong sometimes. You can bring a dive light to look in the small caves.

Marine Life:
The cave is teeming with cardinal fish and Sergeant Major Fish waiting to be fed. Inside the cave on the east side are White-eyed moray eel, and two Black-finned Snake eels. Around the top entrance, at 8m, are sometimes well hidden the Raggy Scorpion fish. Along the wall are goupers, wrasse and butterfly fishes. At the end of the dive when the slope starts look in the shallow for Anglerfish or “frog” fish, between 5 and 10m.