Moalboal, Central Visayas, Philippines
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DiveCenter and Dive Locations Moalboal,
Panagsama Beach, Pescador Island
Moalboal is a small town about
3km away from Panagsama Beach, one of the famous dive destination in the
Philippines and about a 3 hours drive from Cebu Mactan International Airport. All Dive
Centers, Dive Resorts in and around Panagsama Beach can arrange a transport for you and
pick you up at the airport on arrival. You could also take a taxi, but I recommend to book
a transport in advance, beacause many taxi drives will not know how to find your resort...
and its also more safe to take a van than a normal taxi.
If you arrive late at the Cebu Mactan International Airport I suggest to stay one night in
Cebu City, so you don't have to drive during night time. As I already have written on the
page of s I suggest the Alpa City
Suites Hotel for your overnight stay in Cebu City, it is a realy good hotel, has a
very nice, friendly stuff and better rooms (nice suites) for a cheaper price than most of
hotels in Cebu City. Since I stayed there my first time, I always choose the Alpa City
Suites Hotel (and I have been there already many times).
The most famous dive spot near Moalboal is Pescador Island, a really very
small island with a deep drop off, the chance to see a wahle shark, tons of sardines and
many more things a diver want to see on every dive.
"The waters of Moalboal Marine Park are
extremely deep (600 m in Tañon Straight), clear (up to 35-40 m visibility), refreshing in
temperature (27-29 °C) and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the
world. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher
than in, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western
Pacific, are found. In the Phillippine and Moalboal waters one can find more than 2,500
species of fish."
Youtube Video: Whale Shark Pescador
Island Moalboal / Cebu / Philippines, October 2010
Youtube Video: Turtle Pescador Island
Moalboal / Cebu / Philippines, October 2010
Pescador Island, October 2010
If you stay around Moalboal and don't dive every
day you can realx on the beach or also visit the market in the town of Moalboal or make a
nice (half-)day trip to Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is about 20km in the south of
Moalboal, after a nice walk along the river you reach the first of three levels of the
waterfall. On every level, you can swim in the clear water (don't forget to bring your
swimming shorts and a towel - something to eat and drink you can buy there in one of the
small stores). If you are not tot tired of walking, you can also go up the hill, there is
a very nice view down to the ocean. Ask one of the boys there for the right way - for some
pesos one of them will guide you to the hilltop.
Belgian Dive Resort
Saavedra, 6032 Moalboal
Asian Belgian Dive Resort is a beachfront resort
offering rooms with private balconies on Moalboal's White Beach. It has a private beach
area providing easy access to water sports like scuba diving and
kayaking. Wi-Fi is free in the entire resort.
The property is a a 30-minute boat ride from Pescador Island. Kawasan Falls can also be
reached in 30 minutes by car. The rooms at Asian Belgian Dive Resort are cosy and air
conditioned with en suite bathroom. Some rooms have views of the sea.
Guests can enjoy a a game of billiard. alternatively, the resort organises island tours.
There is also a gift shop on site, motorcycle rental and a PADI dive training
SeaQuest Dive Center Moalbaol: SeaQuest Dive Center is a
5 Star Dive Center. This means that next to organizing fun dives they also offer a
complete range of scuba diving courses. SeaQuest can introduce you to the wonderful
underwater life (introduction dive) and can also teach you to become a professional PADI
Scuba Dive Master. The SeaQuest Dive Center is located right on the main beach of
Moalboal, Panangsama Beach.
There are also SeaQuest Dive Centers in Malapascua (Bounty Beach) and Bohol (Alona Beach
on Panglao Island) and SeaQuest offers discounted dive packages that can be used on all
their locations - perfect for your dive vacation. SeaQuest also offers a very nice dive
safari that take you diving on the best places of the Visayas: Moalboal (Pescador Island),
Apo Island, Siquior Island and Panglao Island.
SeaQuest Dive Center
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