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Balicasag Reef

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US$ 180.72*
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Balicasag Island Day Trip
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Excellent Reef!

You don't have to rent a boat, just find a right spot based on the reef map from the balicasag diving resort.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Zee Seulki P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to rent a boat, just find a right spot based on the reef map from the balicasag diving resort.

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for diving and great spot for snorkelers. My advice those who visit, there are extra fees (environmental) charged by the gov't to snorkel here... bring cash. The turtle side has a lot of micro jellyfish, I was bitten head to toes; bring vinegar and wear long sleeves or rash guards, wet suits. The fish sanctuary is a reef... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this island after our dolphin watching and it will not take an hour to get to this island with the dolphin watching. There is a small village on the island and the people seems very nice. Once you get to the island, there are options you can take whether to go see the turtles or the fish... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dived on Balicasag what a great dive and snorkel. The coral is in good condition and can be seen peefactly snorkling. A must see if you are staying in Alona Beach ou Panglao Island.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never knew what healthy corals looked like till I've been here!!! AWESOME WORK FROM THE MUNICIPAL to protect the reefs and marine life here. The corals are so colourful and beautiful! The place is thriving with live and so many fishes! There's so many turtles that you'd lost count. It's such a wonderful experience to see turtles feeding and... More 

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Thank cherubean
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Balicasag island is definitely one of the best diving spots in the Philipines with turtles readily seen over and under water, schools of jackfish everywhere. The coral formations abound and the place is just bustling with life underwater. Tip: take a 30 minute ride by wooden banca from the Alona beach side of Panglao island where there is a large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We read a negative review from this island and we almost skipped it, but I'm glad we didn't do it. It was a part of an island hopping tour, you can easily find a tour office to arrange it for you (our price was 400 peso). The water is extremly clear and transparent, there are many snorkeling place all around.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my best friends and it was an awesome trip. We snorkeled over 10ft of water even most of us can't swim. The master divers are funny and very warm. Balicasag Island is a paradise! Cannot wait to go back especially right now that I already learned how to float on the water. 😂

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Scuba diving limitation could not hold people's willingness of exploring the nature. Balicasag is best place around Panglao where you can see schools of jackfish, turtles, Eels, and even dolphins and pilot whales!!! we're so lucky to meet pilot whales and school of barracuda

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Thank Pengfei L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Love to snorkle there. So beautiful corals and fish. Yet the time when we visited, there were so many people and boats! It would be better during weekdays :)

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