Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 140 miles from north to south and surrounded by 167 neighboring islands, making it a prime choice for live-aboard scuba diving trips in the Philippines. Cebu is known for its narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus, and coastal plains. Cebu also has predominant rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island.
Mactan Island is a very small island that sits just a few miles off the southeast coast of Cebu. The island is connected to Cebu Island by the Mactan Bridge, and is home to Cebu`s International Airport. Cabilao Island is one of the highlights for scuba divers visiting Macatan, as the reefs abound with life and have many overhangs and cracks, creating a wonderful scuba diving trip for nature lovers and divers of all experience levels.
Moalboal is located in the southwest portion of Cebu and is home to only a handful of all-inclusive scuba dive resorts. The Philippines scuba diving in this portion of Cebu is complete with beautiful soft coral walls swarming with exotic fish life. And during certain times of the year, larger aquatic creatures even make chance appearances, making Moalboal a top Philippines’ scuba diving trip destination.
Shangri-La (Mactan Island)
|Located just 15 minutes from the Cebu International Airport, this 5-star all-inclusive scuba dive resort is perfect for families and divers alike. Scotty’s Dive Center is the on-site scuba dive operation and is all about providing the best in customer service. The Shangri-La Marine Sactuary is located just off the hotel pier and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines – right at your doorstep!|
Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (Mactan Island)
|Situated on over 21 acres of land, Plantation Bay is in a class of its own. The resort is located 30 miles from the Cebu Airport and is home to one of the largest individually owned waterways in the world. The scuba diving from the resort is some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines, complete with walls, reefs, and underwater caverns full of tropical fish and brilliant soft corals. Plantation Bay is truly the ultimate Philippines scuba diving resort experience.|
Kasai Village Beach Resort (Moalboal)
Kasai Village Beach Resort is located close to the fishing village of Moalboal. The waters around Moalboal are teeming with rich soft coral walls and a level of biodiversity that rivals any other destination in Asia, making it a wonderful scuba dive resort choice if you are planning to scuba dive the Philippines. The resort itself is a fantastic place to call home when scuba diving the Phillipines.
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Philippine Siren Live-Aboard
|Enjoy a dive experience like no other aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren, a traditional ‘gaft rigged Phinisi’, handcrafted from ironwood and teak on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Built specifically for divers, by divers, this exquisitely beautiful 40 meter craft welcomes up to 16 guests per trip, ensuring space and comfort for all.
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