Bohol
Basic Facts <ul><li>Located in the Southwestern tip  of Bohol </li></ul><ul><li>Depth: 5-35m </li></ul><ul><li>Viz: 15m+ <...
Panglao Island
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Resorts and dive centers in the island can arrange trips to the dive sites  </li></ul><ul><l...
Dive spots in Panglao
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Puntod Wall (Puntod Island) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impressive soft, leather and hard coral wi...
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Habagat Wreck Dive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming above the wreck are Tall fin Batfish, unde...
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Arco Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cave is teeming with Cardinal fish and Sergeant Major f...
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Napaling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Napaling can boast a wonderful coral garden, that is ideal fo...
Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Cervera Shoal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cervera Shoal, is also known as &quot;Snake Island&quot;...
How to get there <ul><li>From Tagbilaran, Bohol: </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer domestic fli...
Places to stay <ul><li>Bohol Beach Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.boholbeachclub.com.ph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Al...
References <ul><li>http://www.asiadivesite.com/philippines-dive-sites/bohol/panglao-island.php </li></ul><ul><li>www.anany...
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Panglao Island

  1. 1. Bohol
  2. 2. Basic Facts <ul><li>Located in the Southwestern tip of Bohol </li></ul><ul><li>Depth: 5-35m </li></ul><ul><li>Viz: 15m+ </li></ul><ul><li>Currents: mild to strong </li></ul><ul><li>Best months: Nov-May. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Panglao Island
  4. 4. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Resorts and dive centers in the island can arrange trips to the dive sites </li></ul><ul><li>Most dive sites are accessible by bancas from Alona Beach </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dive spots in Panglao
  6. 6. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Puntod Wall (Puntod Island) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impressive soft, leather and hard coral with innumerable starfish, small fish, sea cucumber, anemones with anemone clowns, sea urchins, angelfish, butterflies, puffers and wrasses.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doljo Point     </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The wall is covered with sponges, colorful corals, soft corals, and large sea fans. Because of the strong current, large pelagic fishes such as surgeon fish, jacks, bat fish, and trigger fish can be seen, while you also might come across squid and the occasional reef shark.   </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Habagat Wreck Dive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming above the wreck are Tall fin Batfish, under the wreck are Big Lion fish, one Giant Angelfish  and many different kinds of Cardinal fishes in the wreck. At the &quot;S&quot; shaped wall look for Angelfish and at the dive on the slope, look among the feather starts for the Harlequin Ghost Pipefish. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kalipayan    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nive 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 &quot;Harlequin Ghost Pipefish“. Half way the wall, look in caves and crevices for the &quot;Comet&quot;  and the Banded Pipefish. In the ,months of May and June the aggressive Blue-finned or Titan Triggerfish  can also be found here. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Arco Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cave is teeming with Cardinal fish and Sergeant Major fish  (Abudefduf vaigiensis)  waiting to be fed. Inside the cave on the east are White-eyed moray eel  (Siderea thyrsoidea) , and two Black-finned Snake eels  (Ophichthus melanochir) . Around the top entrance, at 8m, are sometimes well hidden the Raggy Scorpion fish  (Scorpaenopsis venosa) . Along the wall are Groupers, Wrasse and Butterfly fishes. At the end of the dive when the slope starts look in the shallow for Angelfish or &quot;Frog&quot; fish, between 5 and 10m. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Napaling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Napaling can boast a wonderful coral garden, that is ideal for underwater photographers and snorkelers. A dive here normally starts at about 5 to 7 meters, and then drops to about 20 to 30 meters, drifting along the wall. The overhangs are spectacular and you will come across some small caves with soldierfish and squirrelfish. Occasionally whitetip reef sharks are spotted here, and there are a number of moray eels and scorpionfish. The wall has some very large table corals and plenty of anemones. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Dive spots in Panglao <ul><li>Cervera Shoal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cervera Shoal, is also known as &quot;Snake Island&quot; or &quot;Spagetti Shoal&quot;. The shoal got its name from the large number of black-and-white-banded sea snakes that can be seen here. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How to get there <ul><li>From Tagbilaran, Bohol: </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer domestic flights to Tagbilaran City from Manila daily </li></ul><ul><li>From Tagbilaran, hire a cab or rent a car going to Panglao </li></ul><ul><li>Panglao is 15-30 minutes away from Tagbilaran </li></ul><ul><li>From Cebu: </li></ul><ul><li>Take a direct flight to Cebu International Airport or a domestic flight from Manila </li></ul><ul><li>From Cebu, take a ferry (Supercat or Oceanjet) to Tagbilaran, Bohol </li></ul>
  12. 12. Places to stay <ul><li>Bohol Beach Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.boholbeachclub.com.ph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alona PalmBeach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.alonapalmbeach.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ananyana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.ananyana.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Belleview Rock Resort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.belleviewrock.com </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>http://www.asiadivesite.com/philippines-dive-sites/bohol/panglao-island.php </li></ul><ul><li>www.ananyana.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.belleviewrock.com/dive-map-panglao-island.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bohol.ph/article22.html </li></ul>

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