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“Excellent choice for diving”

Philippine Fun Divers, Inc.
Ranked #1 of 31 Tours in Bohol Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Philippine Fun Divers, Inc. is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Resort located at the heart of Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines and we opened the dive center 01 Feb 2008. We offer the full range of PADI regular and specialty courses. We teach in English, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, and Filipino. Instructor Development Courses are conducted at least 4 times a year or as the need arises. Please check the IDC link in our website for dates. We teach EFR Instructor Courses. We conduct boat dives, beach dives, early morning dives, night dives and day trips. We dive at 21 dive sites around Panglao including Balicasag Island, plus the dive sites at Cabilao Island and Pamilacan Island. We book room accommodations for you primarily with Lost Horizon Beach Resort or other resorts if the need arises, arrange airports and ferry ports round trip transfers as well as sightseeing tours. We are open 365 days a year :) from 8:00am till 6:00pm. Welcome to paradise!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stayed at Lost Horizon Annex for 1 week and went diving with Philippine Fun Divers (PFD) during March 2017 and it was an excellent experience! I chose both after doing research on dive shops and resorts at Alona Beach, never having visited Panglao Island in the past. Reservations at the resort were very easy to coordinate with Liza in the dive shop.

She also coordinated the transfer on arrival from the marine terminal (I arrived via Ocean Jet ferry from Dumaguete) to the resort, and the departure transfer to the airport. On arrival I was met at the marine terminal by their staff for the 25 minute ride from Tagbilaran City to Alona Beach. The diving was super with divemasters Ole and Iku. All staff there were professional and did a great job leading the dives. The dive sites also are very good with vertical reef walls nearby the resort. We also made the trip, approximately 40 minutes one-way, to Balicasag Island two times, and encountered a whale shark on one of our dives, fantastic experience! The banca boats were very well equipped for diving and professionally operated by their crews.

The Lost Horizon resort was very well operated and a good value for the cost, especially staying in the Annex. The Annex is a short 4 minute walk from the dive shop and a good choice. Good food, clean rooms, and friendly staff.

All staff were professional, helpful, and always ready to assist with activities or information regarding day trips other than diving or other travel needs. I will certainly visit there again and highly recommend PFD and Lost Horizon for a trip to Panglao Island.

1  Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Our experience was really terrific. Flor was fantastic with all the arrangements. Diving was fantastic. All of the boat crew were so friendly. And our divemaster Ole was the best. Nindot kaayo !

Thank SkipG
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Ole ole ole, u da man. Really enjoyed it. First class. Flor rocks. When I visit Alona beach, look past the other dive shops. Just sign up with these guys. Great boats and the so is the rest of the crew. Safety first. Look fwd to a repeat trip.

Thank Cjlego
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Just got back from the Philippines with very little money!
From two people who have never dived before to being totally addicted, and already planning our next diving holiday.

We did a bit of research on TripAdvisor before we went and decided on Philippine Fun Divers from the large amount of dive outfits on Alona Beach, and it looked like we made the right choice! Professional looking, friendly staff, quality equipment and very well organised and well run.

We completed our Open Water Course with Rex, who was absolutely amazing. He knew I was a little unsure and nervous, but made sure everything was clearly explained and that we were all OK whilst underwater.
We did a couple of confined pool dives and then took our skills into the open water of Alona House Reef, which was a fantastic first diving spot, where we saw moray eels, lion fish, trigger fish, seahorses and much more.

Since being at Philippine Fun Divers the first thing we now look for is somewhere to dive and have been told a number of times that we don't look like beginners and I think that is down to Rex teaching us well.

Our only regret is that we could of stayed a little longer so we could go to Balicasag Island and do many more dives with Rex and the team. Without a doubt, if we find ourselves back in the Philippines we will be sure to go back and dive some more with these guys.

1  Thank Hayley R
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife completed Open Water PADI course. Special thanks to Frank! He is an excellent dive instructor. Professionalism, patience and outstanding customer service - that’s what you see when you dive with Frank. He helped on every step during the course and my wife finished it because of Franks help. Nice equipment and boats.Very nice dive shop. Very good team. They organized our airport and ferry transfer. All drivers were on time and very polite and safe. Thanks Liza for scheduling it! Five star!

1  Thank Sergey R
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