Sierra Madre Divers
Sierra Madre Divers
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
With over 25 years of experience in the dive industry, Sierra Madre Divers is a PADI five-star instructor development facility located 10M from the crystal-clear water of Alona Beach. Under new management for the end of 2020, we offer fun-diving and PADI from beginner up to instructor level and beyond. Come join us and let us take you on a diving experience.
Panglao Island, Philippines
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snowice303
Boulder, CO2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
I have known Troy for several years when he used to work on mindora. It was such a pleasure to find he and his girlfriend Chen now the owners of Sierra Madre diving at alona beach. They have quite a nice set up but the real treat is the personalities and the professionalism that they both offer. They have local dive guides which I think is great. It is not only a dive shop but also a social gathering place. They do a great job making the store front an attractive and welcome place to sit and chat pre and post diving. They have a great knowledge of the local community and the islands in general. They are quite helpful with your everyday needs outside of diving. To be succinct, they are the total package!
Written March 17, 2022
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GCD2311
Cheshire, UK846 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Yeah – Absolutely wonderfulness being made to feel part of the diving family throughout time whilst undertaking courses @ Sierra Madre Divers ( "Sissy" fiancée taking her advanced open water with a lovely guy Mark, plus her numerous additional dives around islands and yours truly "GCD" open water with a real top guy Phil Lucas)
Our vacation together was probably dominated by diving and snorkelling. Absolutely no words can express the gratitude we hold for all the staff and dive masters for making this a tremendous and memorable trip oh yeah a special thank you to “Raphi”
Haste ye back ... yeah see you soon. Miss you already (Totally Recommended)

Written February 14, 2022
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Wichaya Vicky
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I and my friend took an open water diving course with Anton, an amazing, knowledgeable instructor. I really enjoy the way Anton taught me. It was clear and easy to understand and follow. His assistant Kasia is also a very nice lovely girl who accompanied me and my friend throughout every dive. Stephen is another one who helped explaining the lessons to us. Thank you all of you and also everyone at Sierra Madre Divers. I had a fabulous diving experience. If I continue doing an advance diving course, i will definitely go back to Sierra Madre Divers.
Written March 31, 2019
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Matteo Valle
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We just made our advance open water course with Sierra madre divers. It was amazing! Our instructor, Anton, was truly great! We realized soon that we were missing some important things from our open water course as unfortunately we weren't taught properly, he's been very patient with us and we went through again things that we were supposed to know already. Amazing teaching skills which is so valuable for people who really want to gain diving skills and knowledge. Real professionals. The whole center was really organized and also the equipment was in good condition. We highly recommend Sierra madre for your course or dives and you won't regret it. Thank you guys has been fantastic 😁
Written April 1, 2019
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River S
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Came here to do my Open Water License. Had the pleasure to get Anton as my dive instructor - such professional and funny guy, you can really tell by his hand movements that he used to work as flight attendend - very visual instructions and he really wants you to understand the material. I was glad that they are so spontanoeous, I booked it the very same day as I started and they were always flexible with your needs. Will come again, but only with Anton ;)
Written February 8, 2019
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Flowri
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
I was there with a friend and we had a fantastic time. Very friendly staff especially Raphi and Samira. If you're going to dive at panglao, you have to go with sierra madre! The instructors are highly qualified and have a lot of experience.
Written August 4, 2014
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yujung j
Seoul, South Korea3 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
It was amazing experience at SMD. Lovely people and beautiful environment here! We got open water dive course from Anton. He is very passionate instructor and always caring of us. Also, big thanks to Kasha who is diving together while she is taking the master course. We feel so safe in swimming pool session and under the water as well. Thank for everything, it was most enjoyable experience in Bohol. 👍🙏♥️
Written March 29, 2019
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Yang
2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We completed our OW classes with number one - instructor Anton at SMD with total confidence and knowledge!! Anton took great deal of attention and corrected our individual problems. We got rewarded by doing two great dives at Balicasag Marine Sanctuary, Bohol.

Only thing we know is we will be back for our OW advance diver certification with Anton @ SMD .

Thank you Anton and SMD for taking good care of us.
Written March 9, 2019
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Chang-Siam
Staines, UK140 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Made 12 dives with Sierra Madre Divers and was treated so well it was a real pleasure to go diving with them. The instructors and dive masters are very well trained and confident they ensure that you see the highlights of each dive site "wonderful"
They also made sure my dive gear was rinsed in fresh water after diving and hung up to dry for the next days dives. Another pleasant surprise was because I made over 10 dives they gave me one of the dives for free so I only paid for 11 another bonus point to Sierra Madre Divers. If you use this dive shop on Alona Beach you wont be disappointed I guarantee that to you.
Written November 6, 2018
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Stefan T
2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
My friend and i did the open water resp. Advanced open water with an additional Nitrox course here.
Our instructors Bernard and Anton were both great and made better divers of us. Also Raphi, the manager, helped us and gave us good advices.
Don't miss out the awesome time we had here.
Written August 11, 2018
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