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Diving is very expensive here. 3,500 php for two dives although it was good . Open water a staggering 24,000 for padi.
Resort is very dated and really needs some tlc. We stayed four nights and couldn't wait to leave. Nothing to do at all....More
Balicasag Island Dive Resort is 30 - 45 minutes by boat from Panglao Island. It is a marine life sanctuary in Bohol and divers will surely have a lot of fun there....saw a clown fish and lots of other school of fish. I had fun...More
What I liked...
The resort itself is located right by the beach (it is a coral beach - not white sand) and consists of small cottages. The cottages are well appointed - they are made of bamboo, but are large, have a soft big bed,...More
It's much better than Alona area, good location for snokling/diving. The only problem is food. Food is really bad, and no other choice for this island.
The owner is the Philiipines goverment, so all the staff don't want to work. Special for the dive master,...More
My wife and I discovered Balicasag island and its fish sanctuary while spending a week vacation in 2008 on nearby Panglao Island at Alona Beach. We were amazed at the extraordinary marine life of the place (corals, fishes, turtles) and made twice the 45 minutes...More