The Bohol Sea, also called the Mindanao Sea, is located between Visayas
in the Philippines
. It lies south of Bohol
and north of Mindanao. Siquijor
are its two major islands.
The major cities
along the coastline of the sea
are Cagayan de Oro
The sea connects to the Philippine Sea
through the Surigao Strait
, to the Camotes Sea
both through the Canigao Channel
and Cebu Strait
, and to the Sulu Sea
through the strait between Negros Island
and Zamboanga Peninsula
The Bohol Sea is home to a large variety of premier scuba diving locations, dive charter boats, and hotels that cater to divers. Around the area of Tagbilaran and Balicasag Island there are numerous wall dives that range from . Water temperatures are very warm and most divers use a standard 3/2 shorty wetsuit to dive the location.
Sea life is abundant and includes such attractions as clownfish, lionfish, barracuda, dolphins, huge coral formations, and other common tropical sealife. Rorquals have been confirmed to return into Bohol Sea which is a rare trend in any Asian waters, and most notably Bohol regions host even blue whales.
Category:Seas of the Philippines
Category:Marginal seas of the Pacific Ocean
Category:Geography of Mindanao
Category:Geography of the Visayas
Category:Maritime Southeast Asia
Category:Underwater diving sites in the Philippines