The most Dive Resorts and Dive Centers in Bohol are on Panglao Island, which is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines (not only for divers) and it is very easy to get there: Panglao Island is only about 20-30 minutes from Tagbilaran Airport or Tagbilaran ferry port. Every Dive Resort or Dive Center offers a transport service and they will pick you up, where ever you arrive and bring you direct to your Resort.
Balicasag Island is one of the most spectacular dive spots near Panglao, its is a 45 minutes (more or less) boat ride from Alona Beach. Famous dive sites are: Balicasag Black Forest, Balicasag Fish Sanctuary, Diver’s Heaven, Cathedral…
All in all, there are more than 30 dive sites around an near to Panglao Island.
On Panglao there are so many Dive Centers, that it is not necessary to plan your stay in a Dive Resort, there is always a dive center close to you resort / hotel – although I personally always prefer to stay in a Resort, which have his own dive center.