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Valm Dive Shop

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Address: | Alona Beach, Pyramid Resort, 6340 , Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 916 371 0216
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are the premier boutique dive shop located right on the stunning Alona...

We are the premier boutique dive shop located right on the stunning Alona Beach in Panglao - Bohol, offering fun-dives, trips and excursions as well as PADI dive courses from introductory and novice level up to professional level Divemaster.

Famous for its stunning diving and fine white sand beaches, Panglao is without doubt a divers paradise guaranteed to leave you with ever-lasting fond memories. Whether you seek a chance encounter with whale-sharks, being amazed by the visual spectacular of vibrant reefs or if you prefer to spend time being introduced to turtles or some of the macro-life of the coral triangle, diving with Valm will surely please.

With the Alona House-Reef immediately in front of Valm, and with such thriving dive sites as the famous Balicasag Island and Pamilican Island a short boat trip away, we are the ideal base for your scuba diving adventure.

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Super Dive!

Our first fun Dive (after our open water course). Ryan is a good guide and the place, Balicasag, is BEAUTIFUL, we saw two big turtles, awesome! The boat is great, just like the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Stacey P
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Our first fun Dive (after our open water course). Ryan is a good guide and the place, Balicasag, is BEAUTIFUL, we saw two big turtles, awesome! The boat is great, just like the equipment.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

With almost 20 dive shops along Alona Beach on Panglao Island in Bohol, it is hard to know just who to dive with. Recommended to me by a friend who’d been diving with them recently, I chose Valm Dive shop (look for them on Facebook!) and could not have been happier. Owned and run cool and caring younger Philippine couple... More 

Thank njshoreguy
ValmDive, General Manager at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you ken!!! Nice Pictures, see you next time... More 

Southern Finland, Finland
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Central location, everything worked well, friendly people, had a lot of fun with Valm's guys, and will definitely come back for more. :)

Thank Ville H
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time in submitting a positive review. We a truly happy that you had an enjoyable experience and we hope to see you back with us in the future. Maybe you can then try the amazing 'Fluorescent Diving'!! More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 days diving with Valm which is a locally owned shop on Alona beach. The team is super professional in all aspects from helping with dive gear, through the boat trip and most important during the dive. Ryan the dive master keeps a watchful eye on all divers while finding and pointing to interesting under-water life. It is... More 

Thank orico100
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here with us and appreciate very much any feedback offered by our guests. It is nice to know that the Fluorescent (UV) dive you took part in was an enjoyable experience. This is something that we will be marketing quite strongly soon. We have another variation of lights and filters coming... More 

La Paz, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Mark immediately took an active interest in my diving enjoyment and helped me assemble a new bp/w. The shop is small but his family and close friends (locals) run the place like a well oiled machine. Each diver gets plenty of attention and you're never more than a fraction of a second with out assistance in getting in the water... More 

Thank Carlos S
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Carlos, thanks for your upbeat and positive review of your experience with our shop. It was great to have you with us and I personally would have liked to have been around longer. The personal attention to all of our guests is upper-most in our approach and something we strive to achieve. The prices on the Island are quite competitive,... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I went to Balicasag island for a couple fun dives with Marc and his team. The diving was fantastic, the crew was upbeat and helpful, and Marc added a level of professionalism and safety that can sometimes be lost in the Philippines. Our dive master Ryan was awesome. He pointed out the things we would have missed but gave us... More 

Thank thammerand
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

We are all very happy that you enjoyed our services and that Balicasag in particular met your requirements, Ryan is indeed a star and has very sharp eyes when it comes to filling a divers' bucket list. Valm does indeed take our customers safety as a #1 priority and it is acknowledged that this is not lost on you. Thank-you. More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Guys here are amazing. Very professional, yet still fun. Almost all equipment is new (2016). We did aowd here and we are really satisfied. Excellent instructor! We did 8 dives with them. They have a really fast and big pump boat with comfortable toilet. Highly recommended!

Thank Davor G
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank-you Davor. your review means a lot to us. We are glad that you recognised the new equipment we recently introduced to the shop and most of all we are incredibly happy that you were satisfied with the service we offered. may we take the time to wish you many happy years diving in the future. From all of us... More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We wen't with Valm Dive Shop to dive at 2 reefs, Rico's Wall & Divers Heaven. The staff running this place is really professional. They speak good english & they have good quality equipment. They provide banana, coffe & tea between the dives. The best thing is that they have the cheapest dives on Alona Beach as I could find,... More 

Thank Mattias K
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hello Mattias. Thank you for your positive feedback to our dive operation here in Panglao. The diving you highlighted at Balicasag are indeed amazing sites that we are very fortunate to have right on our door-step. From all the team at Valm Dive. More 

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our experience with Valm Dive Shop and their staff was superb! They are organized, helpfull, they treat every customer with care and attention. The divematers are professional but also really funny and make the time spent there unforgettable. Right now their prices are very competitive comparing to other dive shops in Alona Beach. We loved diving around Balicasag Island, especially... More 

Thank Gusia
ValmDive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your positive review. I know our staff enjoyed having you as our guest during your time on Panglao. The diving in Balicasag is indeed very nice, the work to preserve the marine eco-system around Balicasag is paying off. We hope to see you again in the future. Take Care More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

All the staff were so nice and professional. We had so much fun on the boat and under water. The price is fair and the equipment is new and well taking care of. We highly recommend valm for the diving experience of bohol!

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Valmdive, Owner at Valm Dive Shop, responded to this review

Ido, thank you for your kind words. Valm does strive to ensure that our guests diving is indeed fun but without compromising upon professional standards. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we invite you to search us out on Twitter or Tumblr to keep up to date on whats new. More 

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