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Warm Greetings Everyone! Grateful Hearts awaits you as you visit Alona Kew White Beach with its wonderful nature setting; explore and be ready to stay for more! Have a memorable adventure trips to the dive sites of Panglao and the neighboring islands of Pamilacan and Balicasag. If you don't like diving; Alona Kew has plenty of activities to set your mode for a relaxing and enjoying stay. For nature lovers, you can go site seeing to the famous tourist spots in the Island including the 1,276 Chocolate Hills and the world's smallest primate - the Tarsier. So get ready and set your vacation to Alona Kew White Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol.
The Ananyana Beachresort is located at Doljo Beach , on Panglao-Island/Bohol, Philippines. It is connected to Bohol with 2 Bridges. If you hear a Filipino talking about The Paradise of the Lord , they are talking exactly about this nice Island.
This low, flat island is situated four kilometers southwest of Duljo Point off Panglao Reef. Surrounded by a sandy shell coraline beach, the island is fringe by a narrow reef shelf 9 to 49.5 meters wide. The tops of the submarine cliffs are covered with hard coral while lower levels are covered with sponges and gorgonians. A thriving fish community is found around the cliff face area. Jacks, barracudas and mackerels also abound.
Balicasag Island has a total land of area of 25 has., 1.5 has., of which has been developed into a resort complex. This " Special Interest Resort" has been operational since October 1989. PTA together with the Philippine Navy promotes underwater sports and protects a marine life sanctuary showcasing a model for marine environmental conservation, ecological preservation and tourism.
Hailed as one of the best dive spots in the world, boasts of naturally ventilated and native-inspired duplex cottages and an open-air restuarant that serves international and local cuisine.
There are 10 duplex cottages with 2 rooms/cottage. Average size of each native-inspired duplex room is 19.64 sq.m. All rooms are screened with private toilet/bath and equipped with electric fan. Each room has an individual veranda where guests may enjoy the beauty of nature. It is deal for scuba divers and nature - lovers.
The Cathedral Wall
Situated on the southwest side of the island close to the resort, this craggy section of wall has many caves and recesses which are great fun to explore. You'll need to carry a torch to bring out the relief in the walls and illuminate the activity of the caves. The reward is a kaleidoscope of marine life, including brilliant reef fish which dart around among flourished corals and sponges, and schools of big jacks which idle along in the current.
The Royal Garden
At the north side of the island has the thickest soft and hard coral cover,colorful reefs fishes hover over the corals which divers can watch or play with.
The Black Coral Forest
The rare opportunity to swim through a "forest" of black coral makes this dive an experience not to be missed. Although this form or coral is usually found below 50 meters (150 feet), there's an area on the northern tip of the island where it grows at a suprisingly shallow 30 meters (90 feet). Biologists have speculated that the shadow of the island combined with the coolness and nutrients provided by currents and upwellings "deceived" the coral into thinking it's at greater depth. The forest of bush-like coral has taken room on a portion of the reef where ledges and rock faces are interspersed with patches of sloping sand. The coral trees are set wide enough apart for you to be able to fin gently among them, although you must take great care not to damage any of them. Apart from the black coral, you'll also see schools of tropical fish - such as morrfish idols, batfish and lionfish - ailing with assorted nudibranches, including Spanish dancers. It's best to time your dive here for a slack tide, or else make sure you have a boat ready to pick up if the currents are strong.
A drop-off point with so many individual holes herein divers can stay and watch all sorts of beautiful fish swimming by. Shangri-la for divers because of the many features and creatures of the dive site.
This dive takes you down the drop-off on the eastern side of the island, and gets its name from the turtles which hide in caves about 20-25 meters (60-75 feet) down. The key word is "hide". Don't be suprised if turtles do not materialize immediately: be patient, and if you're lucky you'll soon see what one diver described as a "B-52 sized" turtle swim out of its lair. While you wait, you can enjoy the scenery on the wall outside the caves: cushion starts, a profusion of feather stars, and a vast variety of reef fish, including lionfish and triggerfish. Mackerel are also common. In the shallower water here anemones, always with ther resident clownfish, are abundant.
A Diver’s Paradise
Importantly, most of the diving in the Philippines is organised by the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). For beginners, the full PADI Open Water Diver course takes about four days to complete, and is likely to cost somewhere in the region of US$300. Learners should always check the certification of the dive centre that they intend to take their course with. The same advice goes for the experienced as well: it is important to make sure their dive guide, should they be attempting a difficult dive in dangerous waters, is fully qualified.A Diver’s Paradise