Safety in the Philippines

The topic of safety is delicate yet crucial. I'll try to address it separately. First and foremost, I want to assure you that Panglao and Bohol are absolutely safe.

The Philippines is a vast and incredibly diverse country, with each region offering its unique characteristics. Our Tropical Divers center is situated in the Visayas region, where safety is a top priority. You can explore freely, and your well-being is assured.

Considering that major transportation routes pass through the primary transport hubs of the Philippines – Manila and Cebu, let's delve into this topic and shed light on them.

Your safety is our utmost concern, and we want you to enjoy every moment of your stay in this beautiful and diverse country.
Like any bustling metropolis, especially in less affluent countries, these cities have their safety concerns. Manila and Cebu share similar traits in this regard. Thus, I'd like to provide general insights applicable to both places.

During the day, the central and business districts of these cities are generally safe, as long as basic tourist precautions are observed, such as avoiding displaying large sums of money. That's the key to a worry-free experience.

On the outskirts during daylight hours, consider the following: avoid flaunting expensive cameras or gadgets, refrain from showcasing high-end smartphones, keep valuable jewelry hidden, and opt for a small front-carry backpack for added security.

Nighttime ventures into these areas are best avoided, but the choice is ultimately yours. Personally, I've explored nearly every corner of these cities, and all has been well.
Nick Zotov
Always happy to show you the best places in Panglao and Bohol