Description of the diVe spots ... 

A submarine world of countless fish. The sea here supports the widest range of coral types. However we can give general indications only as to the special features of individual dive sites.  Not every diver is lucky enough to see a whale shark or similar but generally we can say with a good conscience, that you will be diving in one of the best areas of the world. We have been spared the consequences of the worldwide warming of the seas-the coral is in good repair. Photographers are enthusiastic, especially in the macro area. Only the most well known dive spots are listed here. 
We know you will enjoy it!

 

1  Alona Beach HOUSE REEF

To find another similar reef you must boat quite a distance. Here the asset waits at he front door: small cathedral, many soft corals, pipe sponges, bat fish, frogfish, gardeneels, nudibranches and school of barracudas.

Distance from Alona Beach   5 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 22 meter

 

2  kalipayan

Densely covered wall. You will see many nudibranches, schools of triggerfish,  unicornfish and parrot fish. There are smaller caves with sergeantfish and several kinds of pipefishes.

Distance from Alona Beach   10 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 23 meter

 

3  bbc DiVe Side  (bohol beach club)

Also called “hole in the wall” since at 18 meter on the wall a chimney begins which ends in approx. 8 meters on the reef roof. Many scorpionfish, glassfish, moray, snakeeels, frogfish are found. The reef wall is covered with different sponges and gorgonia densely. Sometimes larger barracudas, tuna, snakes and mackerels.

Distance from Alona Beach   10 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 25 meter

 

4  doljo beach

Diagonally sloping wall to 50 meters. Beneath 30 meters there are many gigantic gorgonian fans and elephantear coral. Many schools of frogfish, scorpionfish and lionfish. The chance to eagle rays and reef sharks are quite good.

Distance from Alona Beach   35 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 40 meter

 

5  napaling

This dive site is at one steeply sloping wall. Here, there are black corals and many feather stars. You will see parrotfish, lionfish, scorpionfish and nudibranches.

Distance from Alona Beach   40 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 25 meter

 

6  HEAven, BalicasaG Island

Balicasag island is one of the best-known diving locations in the visayan islands (together with Palawan) in the Philippines.

This dive side is a moderately overhanging wall, with many smaller caves. Reef gruff, snapper, lionfish, nudibrands etc. Sometimes white tips sharks and turtles also appear.

Distance from Alona Beach   25 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 30 meter

 

7  black forest, BalicasaG Island

Why black forest? It is because of the abundant black corals (Antiphates sp.), which grow from 25-40 meters. Swimming through the branches of these corals is quite an enjoyable experience.
The drop-off falls slowly after 12 meters from the surface until 40 meters (sandy bottom) There are also many soft and hard corals as well as special butterflyfish (Heniochus acuminatus).

Distance from Alona Beach   25 minutes
Beginner limited
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 40 meter

 

8  Marine Sanctuary, Balicasac Island

This is a protected marine site – the breeding place for “Bonitas” (jackfish). Most of the time there are thousands swimming together. The wall goes down directly to about 45 meters and then its slope to 80 meter or more. There are many small caves between 10 and 30 meters with soft and hard corals. Varieties of small small tropical fishes are abundant.

Distance from Alona Beach   25 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 35 meter

 

9  Twin Peaks, Cabilao Island

Sand bank to 30 meters, then begins a deep, over-hanging wall. Great views of many large gorgonian fans, barrel sponges and featherstars. January - April, many hammerhead sharks are sighted.

Distance from Alona Beach   75 minutes
Beginner no
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 50 meter

 

10  light house, Cabilao Island

A very deep, partly over-hanging wall with many large gorgonian fans and elephantear coral. There are schools of moorish idol fish, sweetlipps and batfish. Under the surface you will frequently see a couple of hornpikes. In the flat water area it is rocky but has very rare animals like the dwarf winghorse fish or the harlequin goastfish. Often you can also find the very rare razorsfish.

Distance from Alona Beach   75 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 35 meter

 

11  pamilacan ISLAND

Flat sloping, sandy dive site. The landscape is stamped with very many  large barrel sponges, snake lake cucumber and gorgonian fans with many differently colored featherstars. The diver has a good chance to encounter rays and even stingrays. This place is also known due to the frequent appearance of napoleons.  

Distance from Alona Beach   40 minutes
Beginner no
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 40 meter

 

12  snake island

This sunken island lies between Alona Beach and Pamilacan Island and is known for the many sea snakes living there. Blue descent at 12 meters. Often large fish. Sometimes has a strong current.

Distance from Alona Beach   30 minutes
Beginner no
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 40 meter

 

13  Apo Island

Together with other small islands located south of Negros Province. Apo Island is as beautiful on the surface as it is underwater. The government has taken steps to preserve the beauty of this island by declaring it a marine sanctuary. Among the life forms divers can expect to see are schools of jackfishes (Bonitas), different species of pelagicfish, giant clams and magnificient hard coral formations in only 3-15 meters depth. A special dive site is recommended: “Clown Fish City” (numerous clown fish concentrated in a relatively small area). Apo island is a haven for amateur underwater photographers. Diving at Apo island is highly recommended.

Chapel-Point
Small wall down to 20 meters then at 30 meters, a larger wall. Many cheeky snappers, reef perches, cometfish and fusiliers and sometimes also napoleons. At 5 meters there is a very beautiful coral garden with sand eels,razorfishrfischen and sea snakes

Coco-Point
Here you will have a dive with a stronger current. Many barrel coral with lake snake cucumbers and gorgonian fish with differently colored featherstars. Good chance to turtles.

Mansa-Point
Dive with current, similar to Coco-Point.

The Rock
Rocky dive spot. Here are many beautiful formations of hard corals and good chances to see larger tuna or mackerel swarms.

Marine Sanctuary
As absolutely 5 * dive spot because the area has been protected for over 20 years. There are gigantic coral formations as well as schools of mackareles. Absolutely great is  “clown  fish city” a gigantic seaanemone garden  with countless clown fish. Perfect for photographers

Distance from Alona Beach   1-4 h
Beginner no
Snorkel no
Max. interesting depth 40 meter

 

14  siquijor

There are many beautiful soft coral, some gorgonian fans, barrel sponges and abundant fish fauna as well as ribbon eel. Some consequence of the dynamite fishing can be witnessed.

Distance from Alona Beach 30 minutes
Beginner yes
Snorkel yes
Max. interesting depth 40 meter