The relatively unexplored area of Anda in eastern Bohol features 15 kilometres of dive sites along the coast, all easily accessible from Magic Oceans Dive Resort.
Set amongst tropical gardens, the 16 spacious detached bungalows offer panoramic views from a furnished balcony. Step inside to native style furniture including a king size bed, desk, safe, fully stocked mini bar and kettle. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and essential amenities are provided in the en-suite bathroom. Unlimited drinking water and WiFi internet access are provided free of charge.
Facilities at this tranquil resort include a dive centre, restaurant/bar serving local and western cuisine, a swimming pool suitable for dive training and surrounded by sun beds, a peaceful massage area and plenty of terraces in the sunshine and shade to relax on after a dive.
The custom built PADI affiliated dive centre can accommodate up to 35 divers each with their own area and kit box as well as showers, large rinse tanks and camera tables with charge points and airguns. A full range of courses, daily boat and shore diving are available here. The 30+ dive sites along the Anda coastline and beyond are varied and suitable for divers of all abilities and snorkellers are welcome.
Whilst macro diving is high on the agenda you can also explore walls, caverns and reefs teeming with marine life ranging from tiny critters to large pelagic species. Notable dive sites include Magic Point, the vibrant house reef, the deep cave and blue spotted stingrays at Neptune’s House, Mandarin Garden, Lamanok Island and Dap Dap for its flying gunards and magnificent wall dive.
Water temperature ranges from 26-29C. Both DIN and INT 12L tanks are available as well as Nitrox.
is featured in the following itineraries:
Diving in the Philippines doesn’t get much better than this. Experience the magical combination of two dedicated dive resorts located in the Visayas region, famous for its stunning dive sites.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 15 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,495 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
Calling all photographers - this is your next adventure! Explore the warm clear waters of Anda in search of marine life, from pygmy seahorses to whale sharks, with photographers Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown.
When to go: May
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,695 pp
Trip type: Group
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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