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Diving and Snorkeling

‘Pristine turquoise waters’ might be a bit of exaggeration for some dive spots, but it’s a statement of fact for those discerning travelers who have dived up to 30 meters along the 14-kilometer long reef along the Anda Peninsula coastline.

The reef boasts 20 dive sites, and it is rich with marine fauna and colorful coral gardens. It’s home to over 915 different fish and over 460 hard and soft corals. Your underwater experience wouldn’t be complete without the 3-5 mm small pygmy seahorses and resident turtles. If you’re lucky, an encounter with the thresher shark and whale sharks will make your day a memorable, Go-Pro-underwater shot for keeps.

Enchanting island

Mystical and eerie, yet fascinating, a visit to the famous Lamanoc Island, also known as the “cradle of civilization,” will make you appreciate its rich folklore and history – the limestone rock formations, stone age red hematite paintings, and burial caves – that have stood the test of time.

A 10-minute paddleboat ride – passing through the long bamboo dock and mangroves – takes you to the island; after docking your “banka,” (little boat) there’s an easy, enjoyable hike with the tour guide to explore the upper sections of the caves.

The peculiar remnants of ancient dwellings, views of the caverns, broken jars, and boat coffins reflect the sacred beliefs of the locals and mystical roots of the island. Some still believe that making an offering to the spirits or will appease them, in exchange of abundant harvests in this place.

Anda Cave Pools and Waterfalls

For adventure seekers, divers, and swimmers of all levels, some refreshing dips in Anda’s cave pools boast different hues of blues – crystal clear waters – for an amazing cliff-diving experience. The Kaligoon Cave is about 2 or 3-storey high but could be nerve-racking for beginners, so be careful!

Combento Cave pool is a treat for beginners. A small, shallow one, but the depth can also change, especially during the high-tide season. For the daredevil cliff divers, you can take a plunge into the 25-feet pool at the Kabagno Cave. You may also want to visit the Casica Falls and enjoy swimming in the cold water that comes from the mountain. And don’t miss Bohol’s tallest waterfall, Can-Umantad Waterfalls, 60-feet high and has natural swimming pools for some refreshing dips, river trekking or you can simply sit down and let flowing water relax you.

Nature Tripping and Other Activities

Nearby the Can-Umantad Waterfalls is the famous Cadapdapan Rice Terraces known for its lushness and golden yellow color during harvest time. Enjoy the panoramic view of the farmlands as the wind flirts with every weed and plants on a breezy day.

Hop aboard the boat and paddle through the mangrove rivers with your friends and family at dusk for Firefly Watching; be amazed by the sights of tiny flickering lights against the starry night sky. Or if you want a short hike, the mountain paradise known as the Blue Heaven and behold the panoramic view of Bohol’s countryside.

Diving and Snorkeling

‘Pristine turquoise waters’ might be a bit of exaggeration for some dive spots, but it’s a statement of fact for those discerning travelers who have dived up to 30 meters along the 14-kilometer long reef along the Anda Peninsula coastline.

The reef boasts 20 dive sites, and it is rich with marine fauna and colorful coral gardens. It’s home to over 915 different fish and over 460 hard and soft corals. Your underwater experience wouldn’t be complete without the 3-5 mm small pygmy seahorses and resident turtles. If you’re lucky, an encounter with the thresher shark and whale sharks will make your day a memorable, Go-Pro-underwater shot for keeps.

Enchanting island

Mystical and eerie, yet fascinating, a visit to the famous Lamanoc Island, also known as the “cradle of civilization,” will make you appreciate its rich folklore and history – the limestone rock formations, stone age red hematite paintings, and burial caves – that have stood the test of time.

A 10-minute paddleboat ride – passing through the long bamboo dock and mangroves – takes you to the island; after docking your “banka,” (little boat) there’s an easy, enjoyable hike with the tour guide to explore the upper sections of the caves.

The peculiar remnants of ancient dwellings, views of the caverns, broken jars, and boat coffins reflect the sacred beliefs of the locals and mystical roots of the island. Some still believe that making an offering to the spirits or will appease them, in exchange of abundant harvests in this place.

Anda Cave Pools and Waterfalls

For adventure seekers, divers, and swimmers of all levels, some refreshing dips in Anda’s cave pools boast different hues of blues – crystal clear waters – for an amazing cliff-diving experience. The Kaligoon Cave is about 2 or 3-storey high but could be nerve-racking for beginners, so be careful!

Combento Cave pool is a treat for beginners. A small, shallow one, but the depth can also change, especially during the high-tide season. For the daredevil cliff divers, you can take a plunge into the 25-feet pool at the Kabagno Cave. You may also want to visit the Casica Falls and enjoy swimming in the cold water that comes from the mountain. And don’t miss Bohol’s tallest waterfall, Can-Umantad Waterfalls, 60-feet high and has natural swimming pools for some refreshing dips, river trekking or you can simply sit down and let flowing water relax you.

Nature Tripping and Other Activities

Nearby the Can-Umantad Waterfalls is the famous Cadapdapan Rice Terraces known for its lushness and golden yellow color during harvest time. Enjoy the panoramic view of the farmlands as the wind flirts with every weed and plants on a breezy day.

Hop aboard the boat and paddle through the mangrove rivers with your friends and family at dusk for Firefly Watching; be amazed by the sights of tiny flickering lights against the starry night sky. Or if you want a short hike, the mountain paradise known as the Blue Heaven and behold the panoramic view of Bohol’s countryside.