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Piratas Alona Dive Center

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Address: | Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao 0634, Philippines
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+63 948 737 9395
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Discover and enjoy the exciting underwater world, we will show you one of...

Discover and enjoy the exciting underwater world, we will show you one of the most beatiful places in Southeast Asia and Philippines. We have a variety of dive sites, with different habitats and stunning corals. Once you've seen the hidden treasure under the surface, you always want to go back. It is the amazing nature of the underwater world. Enjoy it here with us in Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol

                   

                   

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Professionally run dive center with good boat for scuba. Snorkelers catered for too.

I dived with 3 different centers while on Panglao Island and Piratas was the best. Attention to safety was good. Their boat in particular was neat and tidy, quite new, not too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Neal L
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dived with 3 different centers while on Panglao Island and Piratas was the best. Attention to safety was good. Their boat in particular was neat and tidy, quite new, not too noisy, comfortable seating high out of the spray, well fitted out for diving with tank bays, broad entry area, good exit steps, non-slip matting, first aid oxygen and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theres so many dive shops to choose from on Alona Beach but Piratas Alona Diving Center were amazing, and I would recommend to everyone!! They were so helpful, answering any questions I had beforehand and also organising pickup from my Hostel everyday which saved me spending money and hassle on finding a Tricycle! Elisa was great, super patient and a... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

We started our relationship with Piratas via Facebook. The shop manager was very responsive and had a car waiting for us when arrived. Everything was smooth until we got to the shop and the boat was already full for our dive that we had scheduled for the next day, after about 20 min. the shop was able to get it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Happy to take our money the night before but due to their own inability to register their intended destination when we arrived early next morning they had changed the location of the dive. No apology offered. We did get our money back but it left us trying to find another boat leaving that morning to salvage your itinerary for the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We took our Padi course with Piratas dive centre. Elisa was our instructor and she was amazing. Very patient and calm. She answered any questions we had and was friendly and outgoing. All of the staff were top class and gave us great advice on other places (Balicasag island), to visit. One small gripe was that the centre itself didn't... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The moment you enter they make you feel comfortable. Fair prices and decent equipment. Professional and fun dive masters. Safe. Great diving. What else to wish for? The owner, Alberto, brought us to an authentic restaurant to try nice local food. A good bonus ;) Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Very honest and straight forward. They will answer all your questions, help in every way and worry more about making a friend than making a customer. I ran all the beach diving centers and it was easy deciding to go with them. No hassle, trust worthy, easy to communicate. Nothing fancy but honest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Denice, Elisa and the rest of the crew for a very nice and funny dive experience at Balicasag! All of them are very kind, professionell and helpful and took care of us all the time. Equipment is up to date and both dives have been amazing! If you want to have a good time and enjoy your fundives... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Accessible location - check! Reasonable rates - check! Decent equipment - check! (brought my own gear but saw the others who rented had well-maintained gears) Pre-dive briefing - check! Experienced and environmentally-responsible DM - check! (Zaldy!!) Comfy and well-equipped dive boat - check! Friendly and accomodating staff - triple check!!! The folks at Piratas made my first dive trip to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I went for a diving day in balicasag and made two dives. The company was well organized and schedule was on tume all day long. The guide was great and a real proffesional. The cite itself was beautiful we saw a lot of sea turtle and an amazing coral.

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