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5 days in Cebu - Bohol, Mactan, or Moalboal?

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by houloulumulu, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. YYCLuke

    YYCLuke Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Calgary
    Fully recommend Moalboal and the CDC. Advice though, email Cam there asap as they book up fast and tell him that Canada Luke recommended him hahaha. They have both PADI and SSI courses, not that it makes a difference except in how much they cost.

    The diving there is great for beginners and novices. Loads of turtles everywhere, and the odd whaleshark (or Butanding in Bisaya) shows up along the wall there every so often if you're lucky. Try to get on to a trip to Pescador Island, the entry there is amazing.

    If you want a good mid budget place to stay, I'd recommend Garden Village. It's about 2000/night for a nice small villa, the pool and restaurant is wicked. They might have group rooms available as well. And if that's out of budget, you can find lots of backpacker style accommodations for 500-1000/night around Moalboal/Panagsama Beach. Also, loads of things to do in the area. I'd recommend Osmena Peak, it's only about 1.5 hour scooter ride and 20 minute hike for one of the best views you'll ever see in Cebu.

    Enjoy your stay there and have fun! It's one of my favourite places in the Philippines, and even though we are buying property in Mindinao, we are wanting to get something in Moalboal as well. PM me if you need any other information about that area
    tbm13, BLACKCRUSADER and Sbiriguda like this.

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan

    Moalboal can be a 4 hour drive from the Airport. However the diving is good I have done around 850 dives there in the last 6 years all with Cebu Dive Center. If you want to dive with them email in advance as they can be a very busy center but take great care of everyone.
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  3. houloulumulu

    houloulumulu Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Singapore
    Thanks so much for your advice guys! I've emailed Cameron at CDC and we're all set to go! Staying nearby at Chief Mau Moalboal Cebu as the place he recommended (Roo guesthouse) didn't have rooms left for our dates. Really looking forward to my short trip!
  4. houloulumulu

    houloulumulu Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Singapore
    We've got 4 full days there, then on the 5th day we'll have to get to mactan airport by 3.45pm for our flight at 5.45pm.

    We're planning to do 3 full days of diving including some night dives, then on the 4th day go to Kawasan falls and Osmena Peak on the 4th day. Does that sound feasible to you guys? Any input is appreciated!
  5. rexman24

    rexman24 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
    Yep-Moalboal. The sardines will blow your mind. Pescador Island is great diving, along with the wall dives running south from the dive shops ,There is a nice beach, White beach. Check out Cebu Dive Center-20 dollars a dive, nice rooms on site, also a bar on the water, very friendly staff. Tell Cameron I sent you. He will hook you up with all the best places to eat, drink, etc. It is also an easy 2 hour trip from Cebu.
  6. Centrals

    Centrals Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    The only issue at present of getting in/out of Philippines is Duterte. He has already banning any nationals arriving from china, Hong Kong and Macau until further notice. And Singapore could well be next as it has fair number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus!

    Good luck.
  7. houloulumulu

    houloulumulu Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Singapore
    Yeah, I hope we don't get banned from visiting too! Singapore's been kinda keeping the situation under control so I hope it'll be ok, though things can change in days.

    Yup I've booked all our dives and one of my friends doing his OW with Cebu Dive Center! Really looking forward to it.
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