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Situated in Moalboal, overlooking the bay, Turtle Bay Dive Resort was built by a family of avid divers for people who want to enjoy the peace and beauty of this island paradise.

The resort offers spectacular views of the mountains of Cebu and the neighbouring island of Negros. Its 27 rooms are set amongst tropical landscaped gardens, are all air-conditioned and equipped with modern amenities, and a private balcony.

Relax around the lagoon pool, or have a massage between dives. Enjoy your meals at the Bay View Restaurant or, for those who want a little night life, Panagsama Beach is ten minutes away by car. Early morning dolphin watching excursions are available.

Turtle Bay Dive Centre

The on-site dive centre is PADI affiliated and organises three boat dives per day all year round from their traditional outrigger ‘banca’ boats to dive sites within 30 minutes. There is easy access to the house reef for divers and snorkellers.

There are over 18 dive sites around the Moalboal penninsular which offer a variety of reef, wall and drift diving with plenty of macro life and turtles cruising by. A highlight for any diver is the resident sardine bait ball, once seen at Pescador Island it does move and can now be found at Panagsama Beach dive site. Photographers are catered for with dedicated rinse tanks and plenty of outlets for recharging batteries. Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Island Hopping Dive Safari

Choose from five exceptional diving locations in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Enjoy stress free diving adventures as you island hop between them, exploring everything from macro life to pelagics.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Discover the Visayas

This popular itinerary offers divers the chance of thresher shark encounters in Malapascua, a unique dive with a resident sardine baitball in Moalboal and plenty of time to discover the islands of the Visayas region.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,175 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Meaning ‘bubbling stream’, Moalboal is a small town on the island of Cebu, with around 25 recognised dive sites and more being discovered. The range of diving is excellent, with vertical walls, a cathedral like cave, healthy coral reefs and plenty of macro life.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, mandarin fish, giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, whale shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Group diving, Reef diving, Underwater photography

The Visayas

This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pelagic thresher shark, giant frogfish, black-tip reef shark, banded sea krait
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography