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Welcome to Sierra Madre Divers, where adventure meets excellence! Located on beautiful Alona Beach in Bohol, Philippines, we are proud to be your premier PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center. Our dedicated team of Dive Instructors, alongside our friendly local Divemasters and reception staff, are committed to providing you with unparalleled diving experiences. With our award-winning in-house PADI Course Director leading the way, we offer top-notch training and certification to divers of all levels. Enjoy underwater adventures with confidence and safety, dive in with us and uncover a world of endless possibilities!
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Meet the Team

PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI Divemaster
Meet the team

Very good dive experience – did 5 dives here. 2 dives to Balicasag, 1 night dive along the local reef, and 2 additional dives along the reef. Cynthia was excellent: fun, professional and gave excellent advice. So far the best diving school I have been to.

Samet Sevket Bulut

We did a fun dive at Balicasag with Cynthia and it was great! She was so passionate and showed us a lot around this beautiful place. Thank you so much! 🙂

Clarissa Wiederkehr

I dived with Cynthia and had two really nice dives. Everything was perfect, everyone is really nice, Cynthia fits well underwater, but also gives you a lot of freedom. Always happy ☺️

The Traveller

Instructor Dan took me from a petrified student to OWD certified. I did a total of 9 dives with Sierra Madre and had a great time. Heavily recommend. Special thanks to instructor in training Juan who helped me on my journey.

Matthew Harris

“Very good dive experience – did 5 dives here. 2 dives to Balicasag, 1 night dive along the local reef, and 2 additional dives along the reef. Cynthia was excellent: fun, professional and gave excellent advice. So far the best diving school I have been to.”

Samet Sevket Bulut

“Absolutely surreal! Troy and Chen were so accomodating and really made you feel welcome and comfortable! They knew the local sites extremely well and their recommendations did not disappoint! We looked at many different options to see the stunning wildlife and we are so grateful that we chose Sierra Madre! An incredible experience and we can’t wait to get back for our next dive!”

Josh Lindsay

“I had an excellent experience with Sierra Madre Divers. The dive school was outstanding, and the dives were beautiful.
What truly stood out was the warm, family-like atmosphere, making you feel comfortable and well taken care of. I highly recommend this dive school!”

Andrea Fa