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Sierra Madre Divers

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Address: Sierra Madre Divers Alona Beach | Tawala, 6340, Philippines
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+63 38 502 9789

A PADI 5 Star IDC facility in Bohol, Philippines. Dive with our...

A PADI 5 Star IDC facility in Bohol, Philippines. Dive with our professional crew, see the underwater sites, participate in conservation activities, or just chill out upstairs to the best sea view on Alona Beach.

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3 Day Coral Propagation Course

Me and my boyfriend recently spent several days diving with Sierra Madre and it was such a fantastic experience! Months before our trip I was emailing back and forth with Heini... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend recently spent several days diving with Sierra Madre and it was such a fantastic experience! Months before our trip I was emailing back and forth with Heini, who was such an incredibly huge help in giving us all the info we needed, setting up all of the diving and the course we wanted to do and... More 

2 Thank Vermont-Nomad
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all what I noticed they take very time to answer my questions I asked by email. They did not send a standard reply but really took care That says something about the company spirit… they do not treat you as a number. When I arrived Raphael welcomed me. He took time to planned together my remaining days with... More 

1 Thank omretep
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Therewas 2 of us..1 dived other snorkelled on balicasag island...Cathedral is a wall drop off that is stunning..great coral, fish life etc, At the 2nd place e saw 5 turtles...def do!!

2 Thank cathhhhhh
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I spent the past three months diving with Sierra Madre divers. I wasn't originally planning on staying for so long; but the staff of Sierra Madre made me feel at home. During my time at Sierra Madre, I finished my MSDT and became an IDC Staff instructor. The instruction I received was second to none. Raphael, Shayne, Heiny, and Shuai... More 

2 Thank Philip F
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I finished my Open Water certification with Sierra Madre Divers and did a day of fun diving at Balicasag and couldn't have been happier! Everyone was very patient and encouraging and knew the reefs very well. On Balicasag I saw so many turtles, one as big as me!

2 Thank ilac318
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

By far this is the best dive shop I have ever been to... Strongly recommend for leisure and development of your dive skills/courses... Was doing my Dive Master course with an amazing instructor - Bernard! All the staff is extremely friendly and helpful - feels like I got a new family now... Great management - Rafael - will always greet... More 

3 Thank Anton M
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Yeah – Absolutely wonderfulness being made to feel part of the diving family throughout time whilst undertaking courses @ Sierra Madre Divers ( "Sissy" fiancée taking her advanced open water with a lovely guy Mark, plus her numerous additional dives around islands and yours truly "GCD" open water with a real top guy Phil Lucas) Our vacation together was probably... More 

2 Thank Gee D
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I did an open water course at Sierra Madre and my first diving experience was great! Absolutely loved all three days. Bernard (instructor) was very attentive, easy to learn from and knowledgeable! I am sure that all instructors are great there but I strongly recommend Bernard if you want to learn how to dive. Everyone is super friendly, boats, kit... More 

2 Thank AD8889
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Have to congratulate the outstanding service received from Sierra Madre dive centre at Alona beach, Philippines. Rigie Clapiz is an outstanding PADI Divemaster with infinite knowledge for detail of the entire area. He has made my diving holiday the BEST ever and has left immensely intense memories of the dive sites that i will always remember. WELL DONE!!!!!

3 Thank Lorraine D
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Ask for Raphi, best dive teacher in town! ;-) Dive School from Zero to Advanced Open Water. We did totally 9 dives in different spots here in Panglao / Bohol, like Swiss Bamboo, House Reef, Bohol Divers Wreck and Kalipayan.

1 Thank Andreas M

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