Diving in Philippines Bohol Island

Diving Panglao Balicasag and Pamilacan Island in Philippines
Still little known, the Philippines as a diving destination is full of underwater treasures: coral gardens as far as the eye can see, vertiginous reef walls, numerous wrecks.
Coral table at Balicasag dive

Balicasag island

Scuba diving

The Philippines is the country where we can find most species different from coral to the world. A surprising biodiversity with the healthy coral on the island of Balicasag.
Clown fish Diving Panglao Balicasag

Clown fish

Dive and discover

Dive with Equation it is the opportunity to learn it of advantage on the numerous species of the marine environment.Coral, macro life, different school of fish during local diving in Panglao.

When we think of a dive travel to the Philippines, the first question in mind is : “Where to go?” This question comes naturally as there is so many places to visit and dive sites to discover.

For experienced divers, the Philippines are today one of the diving Mecca in South East Asia.

We have chosen to take you to the Visayas archipelago, some names of which recently became famous: Balicasag, Apo Island, Malapascua, Pescador Island, Moalboal on Cebu Island. To name but a few.

We have explored the archipelago and its dive sites to offer you the best, a sample of the best dive sites of the Philippines.

Scorpion fish diving Bohol
Scorpion fish diving Bohol
Crab diving macro life in Philippines
Crab diving macro life in Philippines
Nudibranch diving
Nudibranch diving

With a water temperature of 28-30° Celsius / 82-86° Fahrenheit year round, a 20-30 meters / 65-100 feet of visibility, typical tropical water species (clown fish, triggerfish, parrotfish, Hump head wrasse, turtles, platax, rays, sharks…), unusual creatures harder difficult to find for whom does not know the environment (toadfish, pygmy sea horses, leaf fish, nudibranch, macro creatures…), in the Philippines, there is something to fit every one’s tastes.

The Visayas consists of numerous islands, large or small, offering some of the most fascinating dive sites of the country – the list is almost infinite. Located on Cebu Island, Moalboal has spectacular slopes and walls close to the shore. Among others, Lilo-An, located at the South East of the island and Mactan Island are 2 remarkable dive spots of Cebu. Off the North coast of Cebu, close to Malapascua Island, Monad Shoal is under the supervision of a bench of Thresher shark – fox sharks.

Around Bohol Island, waters surrounding the islands of Panglao and Balicasag concentrate an incredible marine life. The Balicasag Island is considered by many experienced divers as one of the best dive site of the country, right after the remote walls and slopes of Apo Reef and Tubbataha or the incredibly virgins spots of Cagayan, 130km / 80 miles off the Negros Occidental (more information about this outstanding destination in our Safari dives section).

You are planning a dive trip to the Philippines: get in touch with us and we’ll tailor-made unforgettable holidays in the Philippines.

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