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Centrally located on the tropical white sands of Alona Beach, Alona Vida is ideal for divers looking for a tropical paradise with a lively buzz.

The resort is located on Panglao Island off the coast of Bohol. It’s nearby to some world-class dive sites and well located for island hopping adventures.

Alona Vida Beach Resort features twenty seven spacious superior and deluxe rooms in four two-storey buildings, two of which (deluxe) can be combined to create a family room. Located at the back of resort, the rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, cable TV, minibar, locally built rattan furniture and a terrace or balcony with pool or garden view. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available.

Facilities include a dive centre and swimming pool as well as the popular Coco Vida Bar and Restaurant which serves international and local cuisine as well as being renowned for its large variety of exotic cocktails.

Sea Explorers

The on-site dive centre is operated by Sea Explorers. Enjoy up to four boat dives daily in small groups, throughout the year. A full range of recreational and technical courses are available from the experienced, multilingual dive crew.

Underwater highlights include dive sites such as Balicasag Island with its stunning walls, coral gardens and turtle encounters. The twin jeepney wrecks at BBC are also a popular dive site with plenty of macro life and pygmy seahorse sightings. The house reef is suitable for anyone wanting to learn and divers of all abilities can expect to encounter a myriad of marine life here. Expect frogfish, anenome fish, gobies, big schools of jacks, sea snakes, nudibranch, pipefish, turtles and the occasional ray. Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreathers are available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Island Hopping Dive Safari

Choose from five exceptional diving locations in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Enjoy stress free diving adventures as you island hop between them, exploring everything from macro life to pelagics.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Panglao Island

Panglao, which is connected by a causeway to Bohol, offers divers coral gardens near the surface and steep walls complete with caves, overhangs and crevices harbouring teeming fish and invertebrates. The surrounding islands are known for big fish encounters.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, western clownfish, banded sea krait, giant frogfish
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Reef diving


Across the channel from Cebu is the beautiful island of Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty, with pristine beaches and colourful coral dive sites for both divers and snorkellers to enjoy. Land attractions include the resident tarsiers and the world-famous Chocolate Hills.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, western clownfish, banded sea krait, giant frogfish, barracuda
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving