A tropical haven of natural beauty, Bohol is known for its pristine sandy beaches and great dive sites, which are predominantly colourful coral gardens and steep coral adorned walls.
Relax and dive in the marine protected area around Cabilao, a small island to the west of Bohol, or Alona Beach on Panglao with access to Balicasag Island, one of the most famous dive sites in Asia. There are a few small wrecks, the most famous of which are the two jeepneys at BBC dive site off Panglao. Home to healthy soft corals and fish, they lie in fairly shallow water and were purposely scuttled. Expect an abundance of marine life, healthy colourful corals and plenty of critters.
On the eastern side of Bohol divers head to Anda, an area more off the beaten track, less crowded and a perfect place to get away form the world and enjoy the amazing biodiversity of the local reef life. Here you'll find local conservation projects such as a coral nursery and study of black corals have been implemented, with more to come in the future.
Expect to see plenty of frogfish, ghost pipefish and plenty of other critters, sea snakes, black corals, turtles, barracuda and eagle rays.
Bohol’s main topside attraction, apart from its world-famous Chocolate Hills (1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills), is its population of tarsiers, the big-eyed insect-eating primate regarded to be the oldest mammal living today.
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