Panglao Island belongs to the Central Visayas, a group of islands in the centre of the Philippines archipelago. It is part of the province of Bohol and is connected to the island with two bridges leading to its capital town of Tagbilaran.
The new Freedive Panglao Center counts as one of the biggest and most active Freediving Schools in Asia. We are located in the Southwest of Panglao Island which is connected to the Province of Bohol. You can find us along the main road of the District of Danao, around 2km west of Alona Beach.
Sheltered from wind and current, away from the busy boat traffic of Alona Beach, we can offer you comfortable and safe freediving. Our training site is just a 5 minute boat ride away from our Center. Unlimited depth, warm water, no currents and the occasional whaleshark are waiting for you!
At Freedive Panglao we can also provide mid- range accommodation. For further information please don't hesitate to contact us!
If you arrive the Philippines in Manila, you can take any of the daily domestic flights to Tagbilaran City. The flights takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and Air Asia offer regular flights from Manila to Tagbilaran.
Taxi or tricycle from the airport to Panglao will take around 25 minutes.
Fly to Mactan International Airport on Cebu Island. Cebu City's pier ferries leave to Tagbilaran (Bohol) multiple times a day. The faster ferries take you from Cebu to Bohol in about 90 minutes.
From the pier in Tagbilaran a taxi or trycicle can bring you to Panglao, which is a ride of approximately 20 minutes.
The High Season on Bohol's beaches is considered from December till May. During this time the weather in Bohol is usually dry with only very few rain showers from time to time. The temperature during this high season ranges from 28°C to 32°C in the daytime and drops to about 25°C in the night. Starting in March until July it gets hot in Bohol, with temperatures rising up to 38°C in the day time. In the same time however it starts raining again from time to time but the rain cools the air only for a very short period of time.
The Typhoon Season in the Philippines lasts from June till December. Luckily, Bohol is located a little south of the infamous "Typhoon Street" and gets hit by the Typhoons only rarely. August to November can be called the "wet season". During these months the weather conditions and the resulting sea conditions can be very unpredictable. The water temperature around Panglao island is about 28° to 29°C throughout the year.