Five major areas make up the extent of diving in Bohol. Anda has caves, steep cliff faces and coral gardens to explore. Expect to see anything from a tiny seahorse to a migrating whale shark in this location.
Balicasag will have you gaping at beautiful corals and colorful fish. Pamilacan is famous for its pelagic fishes and superb visibility. Barracuda, dogtooth tuna and trevally are common. On a lucky day, you might also catch a glimpse of a dolphin or even a whale.
Panglao, connected to the south end of Bohol by bridges, also has a few dive sites of its own. The reef around here is covered in soft coral and teeming with sea snakes, turtles, glass fish and giant frogfish. Occasionally, a manta ray or whale shark might swim by.
If the time of year is right, you can see a large group of schooling hammerhead sharks in Cabilao (January - June).
During other months, the wall dives offer giant fans and plentiful macro life.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Taglibaran Airport services the island of Bohol. However, it is far more likely for international flights to land at either Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila or Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu.
If you aren’t landing in Taglibaran, you can use AirAsia or Cebu Pacific to fly from Manila to Bohol. If you are landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, a frequent ferry is available for the short journey between Bohol and Cebu.
On the island of Bohol, buses and auto-rickshaws are available for moving from one place to another.