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Piratas Alona Dive Center

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Address: | Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao 0634, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 948 737 9395
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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Amazing experience for our PADI !

Thank you so much guys for this amazing experience! Karim, Alberto and the whole staff are exceptional. This was our first experience diving and everyone made us feel so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadine K
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much guys for this amazing experience! Karim, Alberto and the whole staff are exceptional. This was our first experience diving and everyone made us feel so comfortable and part of the Piratas family. They really took there time to make sure we were ready for everything, it's hard for us now to go anywhere else. Thanks again!... More 

Thank Nadine K
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience was fantastic! Everything was than we expected! We could finish our Padi course that we had started in our city without problems! They resolved all our problems! Ever happy staff! Always ready to help! Karim, our spanish instructor unbeatable! fundamental tips ! you can´t choice other!

Thank Fernando F
Alberto R, Gerente at Piratas Alona Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks to you guys!! More 

Koh Rong, Cambodia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to everyone at Piratas Alona Dive Center for an amazing time. I am a Divemaster and I dived with Karim (English speaking Spanish instructor - they also have Russian instructors...). He and all the staff here were very experienced and professional in their jobs! Talk to them about your diving level and expectations and they will know what to... More 

Thank TravelTheLongRoad
Alberto R, Gerente at Piratas Alona Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank Piratas is you house forever More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful crew! Not only offering an amazing dive site but these guys keep you laughing the whole way. I tried diving a couple of years ago in vietnam but failed my first dive partially due to the lack of training and partially due to my fear. Dmitiry at Piratas offered thorough training, calmed my nerves and helped me achieve... More 

Thank Nicole M
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

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 

Thank Neal L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

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 

Thank Mark S
Everett, Washington
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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 

Thank Marknjacki
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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 

Thank Jonnysma
Alberto R, Gerente at Piratas Alona Dive Center, responded to this review

We try our best to give the good service with you guys but it's not about the inability to book for that destination it is about the preservation for that divesites so it is only 150 divers are allowed to dive per day.so the night before you booked with us we give some options just in case if we cannot... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank pfbyrne
Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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

Thank Сергей П

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