Seaquest Dive Center
Seaquest Dive Center
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Seaquest Dive Center is one of the main dive centers in Panglao. We offer scuba-diving courses, daily dive trips, specialty courses, freediving courses and snorkeling tours. We are open daily from 8am till 9pm. Come by for a visit and we will show you around the beauty of the Visayas underwater..
Tawala, Philippines
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Ling
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
I and my friend visited Bohol with the determination to become a certified OW diver. We researched a lot about the diving centers and found Seaquest. They have the best price and we had the course with Dennis. Dennis is definitely amazing and knows the best ways to teach us. We enjoyed diving with him! We had some concerns since diving can be dangerous in some ways but Dennis ensured we know all the rules and helped us a lot. My friend had some issues with seasickness. Dennis prepared medicines for her and encouraged her to try again. She was able to complete the course successfully! Dennis is fun to dive with and keep us relaxed and enjoyed during the whole course. All the staff we encountered at Seaquest were friendly and awesome. Jack the captain who gave us boat rides also helped us a lot with carrying the heavy equipments. We are so glad that we did the course with Seaquest and of course Dennis, the best instructor :) We sure want to dive with him again and maybe also do the AOW with him!
Written January 8, 2020
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Ryan M
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Had the pleasure of Reese being our guide with over 10 dives. She was very professional and fun. The dives were amazing and there was an abundance of marine life. When I'm back in Bohol I would only consider this dive store due to the great experience I had and know that they take safety precautions seriously. Thanks Reese for making my trip in Bohol much more Enjoyable
Written January 20, 2020
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Ji Cao
Panglao Island, Philippines2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
As a newbie, I started my first dive here in seaquest. My instructor is Dennis Heyvaerts and Jason as teaching assistant. Dennis is very nice,humorous and patient. I learned a lot from his explanation and demonstration. His impressive teaching method let me master the diving skills fast. Go diving with him in the sea is also quite fun and joyful. We even experienced heavy rain and strong wave one time after diving which was an impressive memory for both of us. We will feel safe and trusted if Dennis is accompanied. Finally, although learning is a hard work,I have not only finished my OW course but also accomplished AOW course and be certified with the support and encouragement of Dennis. Appreciation for my instructor Dennis, teaching assistant Jason, guide Kate and the captain ! The experience wa really a wonderful new year gift !
Written January 3, 2020
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Monica S
Antwerp, Belgium15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We didn’t have any experience at diving, but it was my dream to learn how to do it.
As we arrived at the dive center the atmosphere was so relaxed. We felt welcome from the start.
Our dive teacher was Dennis, a really relaxed person who makes you feel comfortable. He answered all our questions while watching the theory video’s.
In the pool his signals were really clear! Even when I was panicking he tried a different approach to get me through it. I am grateful he stayed so confident in me succeeding.
The ocean dives, as this was a new big unknown world , were so nice! Dennis really paid attention to the both of us at all time. We didn’t feel scared or unsafe and enjoyed every second of it.

Thank you, Dennis! For teaching us and making us part of the diving community.
Written February 4, 2020
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PreciousFaith
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Kudos to Dennis! We truly had fun diving with him. He is very detailed with the diving drills and made sure we are doing it right. Very accommodating and a great instructor! Will definitely be back for our Advance Diving Course in 6mos 😉
Written July 7, 2022
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10RatsRock
Seattle, WA133 contributions
I used SeaQuest in their Alona Beach, Bohol location on 3 Feb. 2012 for a couple dives to Cabilao.

My bill for two dives was just under 5000 pesos, or about 2500 a dive. This is about 30 to 40 percent more than the 1500 to 1300 pesos/dive I paid at Scuba World and Mr. Diver, respectively, two other on the following three days.

The equipment was new and in good repair. The guides were capable and professional. The service was good.

The manager in Alona is a grumpy old guy who sits out front and glares at people. After I started diving with other shops, he gave me the evil eye for two days. Since SeaQuest is co-located with Oasis Resort, this made my stay at Oasis a bit uncomfortable. After I complained to the Oasis manager, he stopped glaring at me each time I came home to my hotel.
Written February 8, 2012
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DianShan
Singapore, Singapore113 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
Signed up for a day trip with them after recommendation from a Finnish couple. They seem to be the only dive center in Alona beach who offers 3 dives straight out. The other dive shops offer 2 dives, and only upon request additional 1 depending on the number of divers. Price is reasonable, includes equipment. However, as usual in Bohol lunch not included. Boat is very decent, with a lower deck to shield from the breeze and a table where divers can just sit and talk and relax. Towels are provided too. DMs were knowledgeable and showed us a lot. reallly enjoyed diving with them.
Written May 16, 2013
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xcetra89
Panglao Island, Philippines2 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
I've dived with SeaQuest twice at their Malapascua dive center and both times were great experiences. The dive shop is very professional, organized, has up-to-date dive gear, and friendly. They were able to accommodate many requests I had -- nitrox, specific dive sites, specific marine life I wanted to see. The dive guides are great at finding interesting marine life big and small.

My recent trip we saw two mantas, four thresher sharks, two white tip sharks, and numerous small creatures (shrimps, crabs, nudibranchs, etc). Some of them I've never seen before! Additionally, dive groups were small (no more than 4 people) and the guides gave thorough dive briefings where safety was of high importance.

Overall a great experience diving with SeaQuest in Malapascua. The crew there feel like family to me as they remembered me from my previous trip. Also, the shop is centrally located on the beach making it easier and quicker to go to. I will be back.
Written June 6, 2012
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Jason
Toronto, Canada46 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Probably one of the best dive operators I have been in the water with. Guides/DMs know the best spots and are eager to show you everything. Dive groups are small which is perfect for me as there is nothing worse than being in the water with 20+ divers.
Roland (manager) is a friendly guy and very accomodating. All the staff were great.
My girlfriend is a non-diver but she was still made more than welcome on all our dive excursions.
Highlights were the Thresher Sharks early in the morning and then in the evening the Mandarin Fish mating ritual took the stage.
Great diveshop with good people.
Written April 12, 2012
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Rui Fernandes
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Seaquest Dive Center gave us, me and son, one great experience of life during Christmas season. The instructor Dennis was referenced by a friend who told us to find him and take the chance to make the OWD and in fact was a great reference. All the team Dennis, Jimmy and the rest staff, the equipment and ask the facilities and environment was more than adquated and friendly..
From our side we want to say thank you to Dennis and Jimmy for all the patient, professionalism, knowledge and good mode. Always good words and invective,..I think is the characteristic of Seaquest Dive Centre.
For all who can read this message, Seaquest Dive Centre is great center of competence and friendly for diving.
Merry Christmas
Rui Fernandes and Gonçalo Maria Fernandes
Written December 25, 2019
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