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Snorkel from beach

Bristol
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Snorkel from beach

Hi,

Anyone know of any good areas you can snorkel from the beach on Panglao Island? Or anywhere else maybe in Bohol?

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melbourne
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1. Re: Snorkel from beach

At Alona Beach the house reef is not in good condition and there are many boats so it can be risky. I'm not sure about the other beaches around Panglao Island.

Anda Beach is known to have good snorkeling from the beach. Cabilao Island also has good snorkeling from the beach https:/…

Philippines
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2. Re: Snorkel from beach

You cannot snorkel off the beach in Alona island - the region is generally filled with sea grass (= hardly any fish to see) and always has boats running around (=one of them can knock you on the head!)

Best place in the region to snorkel off the beach -

1) Balicasag island (off Alona beach - coral beach with one government run resort on entire island and excellent snorkelling)

2) Nalusuan island (off Cebu - one resort on a small island with excellent snorkeling, rooms above the water and LOTS of colourful starfish)

melbourne
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3. Re: Snorkel from beach

Somehow I managed to forget Balicasag Island. There is a resort on the island so if you stayed there you could certainly enjoy some snorkeling from the beach https:/…

Here is a report on snorkeling at Alona Beach https:/…

The other place I forgot is Jao Island, which is said to have good snorkeling from the beach

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