The Freedive Academy Panglao is an established and fast-growing company, part of a group of companies, brands and business units all related to freediving, swimming, and outdoor adventure sports.

We are ambitious and want to share our love for freediving, the oceans, and watersports with the world.

The thing that we are most proud of is the team we have. We come from different backgrounds and cultures, but we are one big global freediving and ocean-loving Family. We have a good group of people in our dive center in Panglao, in our office and retail location also in Panglao, which are all well supported by our full-time staff in Manila, China, and the Netherlands.

 

Are you seeking an adventure? Book your tour with the Panglao Watersports & Tours for an unforgettable experience.

Freediving Tour at Napaling Reef and the Sardines

The reason why Panglao has been so popular by freedivers worldwide – amazing and famous Napaling!

The 25-meter coral wall, the cracks, the sardines – you’ve seen the photos and videos – now it’s going to be you! Never leave Panglao or Bohol without experiencing the single most famous dive spot in the province!

Charming, thriving, and incredibly abundant marine life will welcome you as you go deep into the crystal waters of Panglao, Bohol. The allure of the underwater life underneath this magnificent island is only half as incredible in the pictures compared to real life. Get lost in the magnetic charm of Napaling Reef and swim with the school of sardines as you go on a 1.5-hour freediving tour to immerse yourself in a spectacular underwater experience.

With a single breath, you’ll instantly fall in love with how beautiful the marine life is underneath the surface of this equally stunning island.

 

Price per person: $36

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of freediving gear, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee into Napaling Reef, and accreditation fee for guides.

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Snorkel at Napaling and swim with the Panglao Sardines

Get lost in schools of fish and vibrant, colourful corals in Panglao, Bohol’s most famous dive spot.

This haven for freedivers, snorkelers, and swimmers will leave you in awe as you delight in one of the most spectacular underwater experiences you’ll have in the Philippines. Fall in love with the thriving marine life of Napaling and swim with the sardines that can be found all year round.

Discover the wonders hiding underneath the stunning island of Panglao as you set on a 1-hour snorkelling tour with us.

 

Price per person: $28

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee into Napaling Reef, and accreditation fee for guides.

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Snorkel Tour for Non-Swimmers: Swim at Napaling and the Sardines

Go on an epic snorkelling tour with us as we guide you in discovering what lies underneath the surface of the famous Napaling reef.

Tick off one item from your bucket list and go on a guided, non-swimmers snorkelling tour with us. We’ll safely and comfortably explore the incredible underwater life of Napaling in Panglao, Bohol. Together with our trained and accredited guides, you’ll swim with the sardines in the hopes of also spotting a beautiful green sea turtle.

We’ll help you explore more of what Bohol offers in this non-swimmer, 1-hour snorkelling tour. You’ll be amazed by what Bohol has to offer you!

 

Price per person: $34

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, snorkel rental equipment and life jacket, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee into Napaling Reef, and accreditation fee for guides.

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Try Scuba Diving at Napaling and Sardines

If you’ve fallen in love with the stunning white beaches of Panglao, Bohol, then you must experience what the island offers underneath its blue crystal waters.

Go on a 1-hour guided tour with us as we explore Napaling Reef and swim with spectacular schools of sardines in what will be your most unforgettable underwater experience. Panglao’s amazingly abundant marine life will stun you as you take the plunge on this scuba tour of the beautiful waters.

Non-swimmers, non-certified divers, and beginners are allowed, and we’ll guide you in experiencing what Napaling Reef has to offer.

 

Price per person: $65

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, scuba rental equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee, and accreditation fee for scuba instructors.

Classroom Training
Exam
Breathing Workshop

Explore Breath-hold Diving and Surprise Yourself!

It’s incredible what the human body is capable of. It’s pretty common for guests to come here, and in the first classroom session, we get them to hold their breath for 3 or 3:30 minutes. We have people diving down to 20 meters in the first session. Join us for any of the recreational levels, and you’ll be surprised by your capabilities!

Freediving SSI Level 1 Course
Molchanovs Wave 1 Certification
Freediving SSI Level 2 Course
Molchanovs Wave 2 Certification

Just fill in the form, and our support team, who are all freedivers too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

Name*
Estimated Arrival Date*

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South Palms Plane Wreck Tour

Discover one of the popular freediving gems of Panglao, Bohol. With about 6 to 8 meters in depth, the airplane wreck is very accessible even for beginner freedivers. The easy accessibility, the shallow depth and vibrant colours result in the most amazing photos and videos imaginable.

We have two options on how to get in the plane wreck. The first one is we swim all together with buoys and floats from the beach at South Palms resort which is about a 10-minute swim. And the second one is via awaiting Banca (Philippine native boat) close to the plane wreck, which will bring you directly to the wreck and dive spot. This is the more expensive option but offers a nice ride and resting point for those looking to take a break from diving and photos.

This 2-hour freediving tour will be one to remember. After the tour, you will enjoy your free (non-alcoholic) drink at the amazing South Palms Resort, which is, with its white beach and palm trees, also a breathtaking photo opportunity.

 

Price per person: $62
With Banca: $85

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of freediving gear, unedited GoPro photos/videos, transport to the ocean, and accreditation fee for the guides.

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Swimming & Whale Shark Watching in Lila Bohol

In the small coastal town of Lila in the South of Bohol, it is now possible to do whale shark watching, and it’s tremendously popular. It is also quite controversial because whale sharks only migrate along Lila and Bohol and don’t naturally gather in Lila. The Lila whale sharks are hand-fed, guaranteeing they will show up to excite guests, who can snap close-range photos – the feeding only happens in the morning.

Tourists have to attend on arrival a short mandatory briefing on how to behave around the whale sharks.

Swimming with the whale sharks in Lila Bohol will be an experience of a lifetime!

Join us and let this 3 – 4 hour whale shark watching trip become the highlight of your memorable Bohol adventure.

 

Price per person: $105

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, accredited driver/tour guide, gasoline, and pickup/drop off at resort or hotel.

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Island Hopping to Balicasag Island, Virgin island and Dolphin Watching

A widely popular tourist activity, the Balicasag Island Hopping Tour is one you should never miss during your visit to Bohol.

This must-have tour in your Bohol itinerary lets you experience the fun dolphin-watching experience, witness the sea turtles of Balicasag Island, and take stunning photos and videos of the captivating Virgin Island sand bar. The guided island hopping tour will be the highlight of your trip, and we’ll ensure you’ll have plenty of photos and videos to share with your online friends and followers.

You’ll have a private boat and the most beautiful Balicasag and Virgin Island tour with only the people you know and love.

 

Price per person: $95

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of freediving gear, transport to the ocean, banca boat trip to different islands, unedited GoPro photos/videos and accreditation fee for guides.

Sea Kayak Tour at Napaling Panglao

Hop into our super cool sea kayaks and go on an adventure along Napaling Reef. The sea kayaks are large and stable and perfect for 2 adults and 1 or 2  younger kids. Get ready to explore the amazing waters of Napaling and discover the breathtaking cliffs of Panglao with our friendly guide by your side.

Picture this: you’re gliding on the water, surrounded by colorful fish doing their underwater dance beneath the clear blue waves. It’s like a magical journey!

Take a break from screens and spend a special day together with your favorite people. Cruise along, enjoy the stunning cliff views and feel the awesome company of your pals or family. It’s a day full of smiles and making memories!

Our sea kayak tours at Napaling are just what you need to have a blast with your family and buddies. Let’s unplug, have fun, and make this adventure one to remember!

 

Price per person: $48

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, entrance fee, snorkel rental equipment & life jacket if needed, unedited GoPro photos/videos, and accredited guide/reef ranger.

Classroom Training
Exam
Breathing Workshop

Explore Breath-hold Diving and Surprise Yourself!

It’s incredible what the human body is capable of. It’s pretty common for guests to come here, and in the first classroom session, we get them to hold their breath for 3 or 3:30 minutes. We have people diving down to 20 meters in the first session. Join us for any of the recreational levels, and you’ll be surprised by your capabilities!

Freediving SSI Level 1 Course
Molchanovs Wave 1 Certification
Freediving SSI Level 2 Course
Molchanovs Wave 2 Certification

Just fill in the form, and our support team, who are all freedivers too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

Name*
Estimated Arrival Date*

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Kayak Rental at Napaling Panglao Bohol

Get ready for an amazing solo adventure with our Kayak Rental at Napaling Panglao!

Take your family, grab a kayak for yourself, or team up with your friends – each kayak is suited for 2 adults and 2 little adventurers. It’s your chance to be the captain of your own ship and explore the stunning waters of Napaling at your own pace.

Imagine paddling through clear blue waves, spotting playful fish below, and feeling the cool breeze on your face. It’s not just a rental; it’s your ticket to a personal, unforgettable experience!

For about 3 to 4 hours, you explore, swim, and discover; this is your time to shine. Create memories, enjoy the picturesque views, and have a blast with your crew. No need to worry about a guide; you’re in control of your kayak kingdom!

 

Price per person: $62

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, life jacket if needed, and entrance fee for safe and easy entry into Napaling Reef.

Stand Up Paddle Board

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Tour at Napaling Panglao

Ready for a water adventure tour unlike any other?

Experience a stand-up paddle board tour at the fabulous and famous Napaling!! Panglao Watersport & Tours supplies everything you need to explore the local scenery.

Paddle along the Napaling coastline to enjoy spectacular cliff views and dive in for the underwater wildlife, or relax and take in some sun — any of these options can be yours with our tour package. With a stand-up paddle board (SUP) tour package, our accredited guide will show you the most beautiful spots at Napaling for paddleboarding and snorkeling or freediving so you can also see the most beautiful underwater areas.

Are you ready to explore Napaling so you, your friends, and your family can have a fantastic experience?

Get ready for some unique sightseeing – in and above the famous Napaling Reef, and embark on one of Panglao’s most excellent adventures.

 

Price per person: $35

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee, and accredited guide/reef ranger.

Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

Paddle Board (SUP) Rental at Napaling Panglao Bohol

Dive into the excitement of exploring Napaling on a stand-up paddle board – no guide needed! Panglao Watersport & Tours has everything you need for an epic adventure.

Gather your family or friends, because now you can make it a group or family activity. Whether you want to paddle along the stunning Napaling coastline, marvel at breathtaking cliff views, or take a dip to discover underwater wonders, it’s all up to you! Our SUP package is your passport to a fantastic time.

With our family or group option, you’re the captain of your own paddle board crew. No guide, no worries – just pure, unbridled fun! Explore the beauty of Napaling at your own pace, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Ready for a unique sightseeing experience above and below the famous Napaling Reef? Grab your paddle board, invite your favorite people, and let the adventure begin. Get set for an unforgettable journey with Panglao’s top-notch SUP adventure!

 

Price per person: $32

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, and entrance fee into Napaling Reef.

Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board at Napaling Panglao

Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board at Napaling Panglao

Renting and going out with a stand-up paddleboard is probably one of the most mesmerizing tours or activities you can do in Bohol. Everyone knows that the sunsets in Panglao are magical. Experience the magic yourself with a mesmerizing activity that will take your breath away.

Join us at the famous Napaling Reef in Panglao, Bohol, between 4:30 and 5 pm and let nature work its wonders on you.

Whether you’re with your partner or with friends, the serene and peaceful Napaling coastline will leave you in awe.

Connect with nature like never before, and let the sunset paddle board be a truly inspiring experience for you.

The magic in Panglao and Bohol awaits you and your friends!

 

Price per person: $42

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, and entrance fee into Napaling Reef.

Classroom Training
Exam
Breathing Workshop

Explore Breath-hold Diving and Surprise Yourself!

It’s incredible what the human body is capable of. It’s pretty common for guests to come here, and in the first classroom session, we get them to hold their breath for 3 or 3:30 minutes. We have people diving down to 20 meters in the first session. Join us for any of the recreational levels, and you’ll be surprised by your capabilities!

Freediving SSI Level 1 Course
Molchanovs Wave 1 Certification
Freediving SSI Level 2 Course
Molchanovs Wave 2 Certification

Just fill in the form, and our support team, who are all freedivers too, will get back to you usually within hours – if they’re not diving 😉

Name*
Estimated Arrival Date*

Glass Bottom Tour at Napaling

Glass Bottom Tour at Napaling Panglao

Get an up-close view of the natural wonders in Panglao and surrounding areas with a tour on our luxurious glass-bottom boat! Our Glass Bottom tour package takes you along Napaling Reef – a coral garden teeming with diverse flora and fauna just off the North coast of Panglao, known for its vibrant schools of colorful fishes and sea turtles, sardines, and eels, among other locals.

A tour by glass bottom boat is one of the most thrilling and inspiring ways to explore the stunning marine life of Panglao. Guests are taken along the cliffside to explore the famous Napaling Reef.

Come book a glass-bottom boat tour with us today to experience all that Panglao has to offer from this unique perspective!

 

Price per person: $35

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, entrance fee into Napaling Reef, and accredited guide/reef ranger.

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Glass Bottom Boat Rental at Napaling Panglao

Explore the wonders of Panglao and its surroundings with our glass-bottom boats! Whether you’re on a solo adventure or with a group, our single rentals allow you to experience the area’s incredible marine life at your own pace.

Our glass-bottom boat rentals provide an up-close view of the vibrant marine life around Napaling Reef, a coral garden just off Panglao’s North coast. Known for its bustling schools of colorful fish, sea turtles, sardines, and eels, Napaling is a paradise for underwater enthusiasts.

Whether you’re a solo explorer or part of a group, renting a glass-bottom boat offers a unique perspective on Panglao’s marine treasures. Embark on your independent aquatic journey and soak in the beauty of Napaling Reef. Rent or book with us today for an unforgettable experience in Panglao!

 

Price per person: $32

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, entrance fee into Napaling Reef, and accreditation fee for guides.

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Glass Bottom Boat Night Tour & Rental at Napaling Panglao

At night, Napaling Reef – the amazing coral garden off the North coast of Panglao – is even more breathtaking than during the day. Its vibrant schools of colorful fishes, sea turtles, sardines, and eels are illuminated by the moonlight and can be seen clearly through the glass bo tom boat. As you journey through this incredible aquatic paradise, you will also have the opportunity to witness plankton blooms as they sparkle in the darkness like tiny stars in an indigo sky.

The nocturnal atmosphere holds many surprises, on rare occasions, from playful dolphins making their way across the surface of the waters to moray eels poking their hands out from between corals. You could even be lucky enough to spot some rarely seen marine wildlife, such as manta rays gliding gracefully through open water or spotted eagle rays cruising just beneath its depths.

 

Price per person: $42

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes taxes, snorkeling fee, rental of snorkel equipment, unedited GoPro photos/videos, study materials, and accredited guide/reef ranger.

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Panglao Land Tour (With Tricab/Tricycle or Taxi Van)

Set out on an epic land tour with us, and let’s explore the beauty Panglao, Bohol, has to offer.

Expect the unexpected as we’ll take you on the most memorable island tour of your life. Get ready to witness the charm of Panglao as we take you to the picturesque Panglao Church and the magnificent Shell museum. After that, prepare to go deep into the earth as we explore the stunning Hinagdanan Cave and all its glorious sun-lit stalagmites and stalactites. We’ll end the tour with an enjoyable visit to the Bohol Bee Farm, where you’ll enjoy the most sumptuous Panglao island meal.

Join us and let this 3 – 4 hour Panglao land tour become the highlight of your memorable Bohol itinerary.

Please note that the minimum participation is 2 guests.

 

Price per person: $32 (Tricab/Tricycle)
$48 (Taxi/Mini Van)

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes driver/tour guide, gasoline, and pickup/drop off at resort or hotel.

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Bohol Land Tour (With Tricab/Tricycle or Taxi Van)

Experience everything that Bohol offers in this most memorable land tour with us.

You will visit the picturesque chocolate hills, the stunning man-made Mahogany forest in Loboc, the world-famous tarsier sanctuary and more. We’ll make you fall in love and never forget your Bohol trip as we take you on an unforgettable land tour of the most popular tourist attraction on the island. Ride with us, and we’ll guarantee you’ll have the most share-worthy Bohol itinerary of your life.

Please note that the minimum participation is 2 guests.

 

Price per person: $68 (Tricab/Tricycle)
$82
(Taxi/Mini Van)

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes driver/tour guide, gasoline, and pickup/drop off at resort or hotel.

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Bohol Waterfall Tour

Embark on a thrilling adventure with our Bohol Waterfall Tour! Get ready to explore the enchanting Pahangog Falls (Dimiao Twin Falls), Ingkumhan Falls, and Dam-agan Falls – three stunning waterfalls nestled in the heart of Bohol’s natural beauty.

Kickstart your journey at 8 am as we take you on a magical waterfall-hopping experience that promises excitement and awe. Each waterfall visit isn’t just about sightseeing; it’s a chance to dive into the refreshing pools, feel the cool cascading waters, and capture those Instagram-worthy moments with plenty of time for swimming and photos.

The adventure unfolds throughout the morning, and by 2 pm, you’ll be back with a heart full of memories and a camera roll filled with snapshots of Bohol’s picturesque waterfalls. Our Bohol Waterfall Tour is designed for those who crave a perfect blend of nature, exploration, and the joy of making a splash. Don’t miss out – join us for a day of water-filled fun at the Bohol Waterfalls!

 

Price per person: $75

Be sure to contact us. Group or Package Discount may apply.

The above price includes entrance fees, driver/tour guide, gasoline, and pickup/drop off at resort or hotel.