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Scuba Diving in Panglao Island, Bohol, the Philippines

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Dive Site: Black Forest

Location: Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines

Description: Steep slope dive

Depth: 8 - 40 metres (26 - 130 feet). Most interesting at 15m (50'), not so interesting below 40m (130')

Visibility: 15 - 30 metres (50 - 100 feet)

Rating: ***** (BEST of Panglao Island)

Entry Point: 09°30.890N; 123°41.336E

Exit Point: 09°30.799N; 123°41.182E

Easy dive site for PADI Open Water divers or higher with a current range of 1 - 3 knots.

Start the dive with shallow part right shoulder, going south. Many coral heads in the shallow part and a forest of black coral (antipathes) at 35 - 45m. Normally the dive starts against the current, stay low over the sandy bottom and after 20 minutes the current will change so you can drift dive the second part. This is the best dive site on Bohol Island.

An aquarium with all kind of anthias, rockcods, groupers, scorpionfish, squirrelfish, parrotfish, wrasse, damselfish and anemone fish. The triggerfish are aggressive in the months of May, June and July.

Too deep for snorkeling

Chito Medalle

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