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FEATURE for the MONTH of November 2006...

Panglao Island, Bohol

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Panglao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. The island is located in the Central Visayas, particularly located southwest of the island of Bohol and in the east of Cebu. Politically, it is divided into two municipalities: Dauis and Panglao, both in Bohol Province. Panglao is well-known for its world class diving locations and many tourist resorts. The island is one of the most diverse and attractive destinations in the Philippine country. It is an anchor tourist destination and one of the 7,000 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago.

It is a small island known for its quiet beach resorts and several great wide variety of dive sites. It has everything like the reefs, several kinds of corals, walls, big and small fishes, starfishes, and other life forms under the sea. You can find good snorkeling around the northwest and southeast coasts. This area is filled with lots of sea stars, sea snakes and corals. The area has been the center of seashell trade.

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