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A PADI 5 Star IDC facility in Bohol, Philippines. Dive with our professional crew, see the underwater sites, participate in conservation activities, or just chill out upstairs to the best sea view on Alona Beach.
Sierra Madre Divers Alona Beach | Tawala, 6340, Philippines
+63 38 502 9789
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my OW and AOW at Sierra Madre dive shop. Although totally out of my comfort zone, my instructor Anton is an amazing teacher and made me feel at ease. Very thorough with his explanations and patient. All the staff were helpful and friendly....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TaleeshaR1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Chang-Siam
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We came to Panglao to have our teen years old daughter finish her Junior Open Water Diver course and lay the basis for a subsequent dive journey through the Visayas. Sierra Madre had been recommended to us by local friends. And indeed this proved to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Digge69
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had a wonderful time diving with Sierra Madre. The Divecenter is located directly on Alona Beach and very professional. During our stay we got well taken care of our needs and felt like diving with friends. As UW Photographer I like to dive with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank diveever
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I came to Panglao Island alona beach and walked along all the dive centres and decided to go with Sierra Madre Divers as it was close to my resort Henann Resort but was also one of the cheapest. When arriving for my dive the team...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is the best dive school if you want to learn and grab a license for PADI Open Water. A 5 star School means you will a more direct instructor-student ratio. I got Anton, one of the Star Instructor of this dive shop. Learn a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank donking2020
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Stefan T
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We entrusted our most prized possession with Anton to teach our 11yo Junior Open Water Scuba Diver. He has amazing patience and integrity with our baby girl; she completed her training and now I have a new dive buddy to experience the amazement of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank S S
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Anton thank you so much! You are really professional instructor, your teaching and briefings are so interesting and making me feel like listening to it for the first time. Most importantly, you are really nice and patient to us, that’s grateful! In the deep ocean,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Howard W
Reviewed May 31, 2018

We did total of 5 dives over 3 days with Sierra Madre Divers. We choose this shop after extensive research of the dive shops on Alona Beach and were not disappointed: The shop is ran very efficiently, the boat trips start on time, the boats...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ki6lbc
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