Panglao Island is generally associated with Alona Beach, a congested strip of resorts and dive centres on the southern side of the island. The underwater scene around Alona is indeed exceptional, and divers can score nifty package deals by combining dives with accommodation. Alona also has some decent nightlife. Just 15km from Tagbilaran, it works just fine as a base for exploring the rest of Bohol – especially when you can return home at the end of the day to two-for-one cocktails in the sand.
Alona Beach and Bohol Philippines is simply a great destination for your dive professional training offering excellent diving, great facilities and just so much to do. From lazing on the beautiful beaches to exploring Chocolate Hills, your dive training will also be a wonderful holiday.
Boholanos still affectionately call their province the ‘Republic of Bohol’, in reference to the island’s short-lived independence at the turn of the 19th century. It’s an appropriate appellation – today’s successors of the republic are fierce protectors of Bohol’s distinctive cultural heritage.
Bohol Philippines is simply a great destination for your dive professional training. Excellent diving, great facilities and just so much to do!
Check out the beaches and sun to soak up during your Bohol Diving Internship
Bohol Philippines is just a quick ferry journey from Cebu. Bohol Philippines offers independent travelers a wealth of options both on and off the beaten track. The island province is promoted almost exclusively through images of cute bug-eyed tarsiers and the majestic Chocolate Hills, and while both are fantastic highlights, in reality it’s the diving on Panglao Island that brings in the travellers. Add a jungle interior, an adventure sport paradise, rice terraces and pristine white beaches, and you get a more rounded picture of what Bohol Philippines really is about.
Meet the turtles around Balicasag during your Bohol Diving Internship