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Great for diving and snorkelling

We visited for 2 hours to snorkel and see the sea turtles. The place is really beautiful with rich coral and fish life. The place is great for diving, too as it has a steep reef... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for 2 hours to snorkel and see the sea turtles. The place is really beautiful with rich coral and fish life. The place is great for diving, too as it has a steep reef cliff. The sea turtles live here and one can see them swimming around. It is good that discover diving classes have been stopped here... More 

Thank littleexplorer2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The corals, the reef, the fishes were all simply amazing. Very very pretty and the sights were one of the best I've seen! And I've done snorkeling at many places! Overall a must go!

Thank Queena C
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there with my two sons for some snorkeling. We had to ride on a small banca that is actually good for one person ( We were 4 in that banca). The guide who was unfit ( he was old and had heart problems- he told us) had to paddle the 4 of us to the western side of... More 

Thank phytogerm
Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ever since my first dive here last 2014, I have been returning yearly. My happy place. The diving sites are amazing. Even if you just snorkel, you can swim already with turtles and different kinds of fish.

Thank Amife L
Rosemount, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove 3 times here. Very nice and beautiful. Numerous sea turtles and a few large fish and schools. Great visibility on all 3 dives. Great current dive without much effort on two of them.

Thank Tracy J
Paranaque, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island hopping tour is cheap 1500 for private boat (good for 5 pax and below) but this island will surprise you with lots of extra charges, from snorkeling to boat hire, etc). Food is very expensive. Bring your own water and snacks.

Thank JanaChicc
Reims, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mass tourism has reached the island and is on the verge of ruining it. Hordes of tourists in life jackets paddle in the shallows and destroy the corals, unethical guides do not hesitate to tear pieces of the coral to have more fish around their group. The wall on the southwest gives you an idea of what the place looked... More 

Thank Olivier_Le_H
San Juan, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't include island hopping in our Bohol itinerary, so we didn't bring any of our swimming gear. One of the locals offered us a exclusive island hopping package for P1500 which she said was cheap. We got baited on the word "cheap", and took the offer. We've been to Moalboal, Cebu, where we had our first dolphin watching tour,... More 

Thank Ji D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my first day, I immediately went to alona beach and found some local guides offering tours. Since I was a solo traveler, I had to wait for some tours to be filled so I can join them. I paid around 400 pesos for the boat rent (since it was only 5 of us). Our first stop was Balicasag Island.... More 

Thank Miss G
Tacloban, Philippines
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The island has a crystal clear water.It is the sanctuary of marine life. Suited for snorkling and diving. Also the people are very hospitable not to mention very friendly

Thank _maryclydecabel

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