The body of a Korean scuba diver who drowned in the waters near Balicasag Island was recovered on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.
According to local reports, the Korean national was reported missing on 1st May.
The operation was spearheaded by Hon. Mayor Edgardo “Boy” Arcay and Hon. Vice Mayor Noel Hormachuelos, in close coordination with T.A.R.S.I.E.R. 117, the Philippine Coast Guard, Panglao Association of Dive Operators (PADO) led by Mrs. Ivy Bulaybulay-Kung, Philippine National Police (PNP) – Panglao led by Major Andie Corpus, Bohol Provincial Police Office, Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), and technical diver-volunteers.
The retrieval operations began at approximately 10 in the morning and officially ended at around 3:00 in the afternoon.
The operations of the dive center involved has been temporarily suspended pending an investigation.