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Scuba Diving in Panglao Island, Bohol, the Philippines
Dive Site: Alona Beach (House Reef)
Location: 09°32.742N; 123°46.346E (Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines)
Description: Steep slope and wall dive
Depth: 3 - 24 metres (10 - 79 feet). Most interesting at 5 - 15m (15 - 50'), not so interesting below 25m (79')
Visibility: 8 - 25 metres (25 - 80 feet)
Easy dive suitable for PADI Advanced Divers or higher.
Start the dive with the wall on the left or right shoulder. Right in front of Alona Beach is a beautiful house reef, great for introduction, check-up or night dives.
During a night dive you will definitely see basket stars (Astoboa nuda) and harlequin ghost pipefish are a strong possibility. Baby barracudas, many reef fish like the purple queen anthias (Pseudanthias tuka) or moorish idol (Zonclus conutus) or the regal angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) can also be found. Unfortunately the reef is a bit affected by the many boat mooring ropes, which has damaged some corals.
Good for snorkelling.
The night diving is exquisite. The chance to see basket stars and the ghost pipefish is fascinating. There are so many different types of fish that you can find here. It's hard to imagine seeing all of this in one dive site!
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