If you are looking for a true tropical paradise, you have found the right place…Sandingan Island Dive Resort

Sandingan Dive Resort offers you the unique opportunity of visiting Bohol without the crowds and the congestion of Alona Beach and Panglao Island.

We offer our guests the perfect escape to a beautiful tropical island where you can just sit back and relax or get active and enjoy some world class diving, snorkelling, kayaking or touring. It’s all about personal service at Sandingan Island Dive Resort.

Our staff welcome you by name and will quickly learn your preferences while our dive instructors offer one on one instruction. Our small dive groups guide to guest ratio will ensure you have a safe enjoyable dive. Our accommodation is fresh and modern and our restaurant is just the place to chill after an active day.

5 great reasons to choose Sandingan Dive Resort


Our dive sites offer unique unspoiled dive opportunities with the chance to see some rare aquatic life without the crowds.

Great Location

Sandingan Island Dive Resort is a comfortable 90 minute ride from the airport or a 1 hour ride from the ferry port. Ask us about transport options and sit back and relax.

No Crowds

Unlike Alona you won’t feel crammed fighting through the crowds and won’t be caught up in underwater traffic jams while diving in the pristine waters.

Family friendly

At Sandingan Dive Resort we welcome families and offer the perfect range of activities for every family member. We even have a kids club.

Personal Service

At Sandingan Dive Resort our guests are everything. You can be assured of personal service from all the team at the resort

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Meet the owners

Sandingan Island Dive Resort is the initiative of Erwin van Doorne & Richelle Groen, both from the Netherlands.

With a love for scuba diving and a background in teaching the resort offers a unique combination of western quality and asian friendliness.

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our guests have to say about Sandingan Dive Resort!

We had a wonderful time at Sandigan Dive Resort. Everything was perfect – the accommodation (very clean and brand new), the food (excellent cooking), the owners (very friendly and they did their best to make our stay most comfortable), the staff (very friendly and service oriented), the site (very calm and perfectly situated: close to amazing diving spots and at the same time not far from the village and main island), the crew for diving excursions (very friendly, helpful and competent), the environment (calm, beautiful, natural). Best place to relax, best spots to dive and to snorkel. Also best place for families with small kids – kids are carefully looked after in the kids club with all facilities for children at any age while parents may feel free to go for diving.

Went there for coffee/dessert and to check the place out. The owners and staff are truly lovely. The resort itself is very new with great views of the sea an surrounding islands, The rooms are very well decorated with different designs in each room giving them a feel of exclusivity. The food was great and we had a lovely afternoon on the veranda overlooking the sea. Highly recommended!

Wonderful place to relax and dive. Very clean and silent rooms. Lovely staff. Just by the sea. Incredible views from the restaurant. Pool and good food. Very good price . Highly recommended for some days of good activities: diving, kayak, relax. Paradise!

Everything was absolutely perfect and everything was though of and catered for. My family were nervous as I was going as a solo female traveller and the resort staff looked after me and I felt completely safe with transfers and diving. The diving was magnificent as was the boat and gear, the dive masters were fantastic and the resort staff were very professional and considerate. The food was yummy and had a mix of local and western dishes. The room was luxurious and I felt absolutely relaxed with sunrises and sunsets and diving every day! Cannot thank the staff enough and I hope to come back. I had so much fun and it was a real treat.