The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Nestled right on the beach front, Genesis Divers is based in "Peter's House", one of the first lodgings available on Panglao Island. A quaint bamboo-structure offers cheap and comfortable rooms upstairs, and a restaurant spilling out on to the sand at the front.
- Ideal for backpackers and budget travelers
- Great team with knowledgeable guides
- Fantastic base to explore Alona, nearby dive spots and the natural beauty of Bohol.
Genesis Divers has two accommodation options.
4 rooms are available in Peter's House, the bamboo lattice-walled structure above the dive centre and restaurant. All rooms come with a double bed, mosquito net and hanging space. Shared showers and toilets are downstairs. Simplicity personified, these rooms are great for backpackers and couples.
For a bit more luxury, Genesis Divers has 11 rooms available in conjunction with Hayahay Resort. All are air-conditioned, have twin or king size beds, private bathrooms, hot showers, mini-bars, personal safety deposit boxes, WIFI and night security.
This dive centre, albeit small, is very well run and highly recommended if you prefer something more personal than the larger commercial outfits. They offer daily dive trips to the beautiful Balicasag Islands and, less frequently, to the sea snake sanctuary at Cervera Shoal and Pamilican Island beyond. They offer the full range of SDI/TDI and PADI courses.
If you are traveling around the Philippines, we suggest buying the dive guides a beer at the end of the day and I'm sure they will share some of their suggested spots and tips such as Camiguin Island, a few hours ferry from Bohol.
- Accommodation in Peter's House
- 6 dives per person
- Weights, tanks, guide
- Panglao environmental users fee and mooring fees
- Equipment rental
- Add USD4 for each Balicasag dive
- Accommodation at Hayahay Resort
- Weights, tanks, guides
- Panglao environmental user fees and mooring fees
- Equipment rental
- Add USD4 for each Balicasag Island dive