Why the Philippines?
The Philippines continues to get a lot of great reviews! It is part of the world’s Coral Triangle, affordable, very friendly people. We receive a lot for our money, especially since this is the coral triangle area diving! This my 4th time there, and my 2nd time back to the Magic Islands Resorts! Their oceanfront resorts are fabulous! Great staff and service, well kept, great house reefs, wonderful dive operations…. this list goes on! The two Magic Resorts are sister resorts, on 2 different islands with similar but different marine life! All transfers are included. The area of the Coral Triangle is the most bio-diverse area of the world! The abundance and variety of marine life is breathtaking and amazing! Both resorts are GREAT for snorkelers, too!
The Adventure begins on the beautiful island of Cebu….
Our first stop will be 7 Nights at the island of Cebu to dive the most beautiful spots in Moalboal area! (Unless you are doing the add-on on Malapascua Island to dive with the Thresher Sharks first!) Our resort will be the Magic Island Resort, also located right on an incredible reef! Walk from the dive center into the water for a dive or snorkel by day or night on their fabulous house reef. Boat diving is all part of the package, and dive sites within 20 minutes of the resort. With hardly any current, you will explore gorgeous walls, and look for everything from turtles to mandarin fish, pigmy seahorses to whalesharks, schools of sardines, anthias, frogfish and more! The Magic Island Resort has ten spacious cottages. Five of the cottages are big enough for an extra bed if it’s needed. All of the cottages have everything you need for a relaxing holiday including AC, a fan and a hot shower. Everyone has a private veranda with seating and either a sea or swimming pool view. The same amenities are included here, as well. WiFi is complimentary at your room, balcony, the bar, or relaxing in the lounge area! Free WIFI allows you to share your fabulous dive adventure with friends, family and the world!
After 7 Nights you may add-on the sister resort in Bohol, Magic Oceans. (If you can swing 2 weeks, it will be well worth it!) We will transfer to the enchanting island of Bohol in the Anda area at the Magic Oceans Resort. There is diving with unique marine life, walls covered with healthy and colorful corals, small caves, mangroves, and reef and sandy bottoms full of life! The marine life varies from tiny to very large: nudibranchs, schooling jacks and others, mimic octopus, cuddle fish, ghost pipefish, blue ringed octopi, seahorses, with healthy corals and great vis, truly a critter paradise! The area around the resort offers a mixture of excellent shore diving and diving from bankas (Philippine boats). Magic Oceans has 16 cottages, new and well maintained! Tastefully designed, the cottages are surrounded by a flower garden with a balcony overlooking an inviting freshwater pool. Rooms have A/C, a fully stocked mini bar and coffee and tea set. The bathrooms are spacious with plenty of hot water and amenities, including a hairdryer. All rooms have pool towels and free unlimited mineral water. FREE WiFi here, too. All is lush and serene, with various land-based tours available. The best part is, of course, the incredible diving and snorkeling. Great house reef, too!
The Adventure underwater at beautiful Pescador Island, Moalboal, on the island of Cebu…. Magic Island You Tube Video
The Adventures at Magic Island and Magic Oceans Resorts on the beautiful island of Bohol …. Magic Oceans You Tube Video