Enjoy the magic of the Philippines by combining two dedicated dive resorts located in the Visayas region, famous for superb coral reefs, turtle encounters and an amazing world of macro life.
The magic of a dive holiday to the Philippines is the opportunity to combine two locations and enjoy the experience each one offers. This twin centre itinerary includes spending time at Moalboal, renowned for its colourful wall diving, turtles and resident sardine bait ball and Anda on the east coast of Bohol, a less explored location with an abundance of marine life including two types of pygmy seahorse, bobbit squid, pipefish and nudibranch.
We recommend a minimum of six nights at each location, but you can stay as long as you like!
Day1: Depart the UK
Day2: Arrive Philippines
You will be met on arrival and transferred to Magic Island Resort in Moalboal for a six night stay.
Days3-7: Magic Dive Experience Moalboal
Your dive package includes 15 dives in total, giving you the option to choose how many you participate in at each resort (additional dives can be added). Both locations offer great visibility. In Moalboal you can expect to swim along colourful walls with turtles, enjoy the spectacle of a sardine bait ball and discover what mandarin fish get up to at dusk.
Your dive package continues along the 15km reef with a choice of 30+ dive sites. Diving in Anda is famous for its healthy corals and is a critter paradise. Keep a look out for two types of pygmy seahorse, blue-ringed octopus and nudibranch in all shapes and sizes. Great for photographers.
Day14: Depart the Philippines
Today you will transfer to Cebu airport for your departure flight.
Day15: Arrive UK
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 daysfrom £2,145 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
12 nights resort
15 dive pack
Tanks and weights
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, Reef diving, Underwater photography
Across the channel from Cebu is the beautiful island of Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty, with pristine beaches and colourful coral dive sites for both divers and snorkelers to enjoy. Land attractions include the resident tarsiers and the world-famous Chocolate Hills.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, western clownfish, banded sea krait, giant frogfish, barracuda
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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Located on the southern tip of Moalboal, this intimate dive resort with just ten cottages offers a relaxed way of life and some magical dive sites to discover. A twin centre is available with Magic Oceans Resort.
Magic Oceans is a small dive resort in the relatively unexplored area of Anda on Bohol Island. Set amongst tropical gardens, it comprises 16 spacious detached bungalows with panoramic views.