In a Nutshell
Excellent macro combined with a diversity of coral reefs, a wide range of resorts from budget to luxury and the possibility of thresher sharks all attract divers from all over the world.
Nutrient filled waters, support a plethora of eco systems & a diversity of marine life. Thanks to the great land-protection Cebu and Bohol have, divers of all levels can enjoy the area and its calm seas without a concern. Best diving season January - May. Average visibility between 50 - 65 ft. Advise a 3mm wetsuit, average temperature 75 - 80.
Most divers of this area have an appreciation for macro sightings like pygmy seahorses, skeleton shrimps, nudibranchs, etc. That being said, Whale sharks and thresher sharks are found commonly enough moving along the channel. Pristine corals are abound, housing neverending species and eco systems.
While in Cebu, visit the Magellen Cross and the Carbon Market (largest farmers market in Cebu). Trips to Cebu are easily combined with trips to Bohol. While in Bohol, checkout the chocolate hills for a scenic view, take a Loboc River Tour, or just explore some old churches.