• Includes & Excludes
  • Itinerary
  • Diving Highlights
Includes:
MALAPASCUA:

Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort:
“Famous for viewing Thresher Sharks on a daily basis. Devil Ray’s, Whitetip reef sharks, Manta Rays and Mandarin fish are also often encountered.”

  • 5 Nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View Air-Conditioned room
  • 3 Dives (2 days)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water
  • Local tax on package
  • Scheduled transfers
  • Wi-Fi
Moalboal:

Quo Vadis Dive Resort:
“Famous for wall dives, shallow reefs and an array of makro life. Every now again you might find something bigger such as the Thresher Shark or giant Trevally.

  • 4 Night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View room
  • 3 Dives (2 Days)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Local tax on package
  • Scheduled transfers
  • Wi-Fi
Package Excludes:
  • Flights and Airport Taxes
  • Travel & Dive Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • Marine Park Fee 100 peso per dive (approx. R 30)
  • Additional Diving (Ocean Vida: R 650 per dive) (Quo Vadis: R 400 per dive)
  • Nitrox (Ocean Vida: R 60 per tank) (Quo Vadis: R 85 per tank)
  • Gratuities
Optional Upgrade:
  • 8 Dives : R 1 050 per person
  • 10 Dives : R 2 100 per person
Optional Excursions Moalboal:
  • Electric Fat Bike Tour R 760 per person
    Guided tours by electric powered mountain bike. This trendy sport from Europe and USA allows everybody to join effortlessly on any of our established mountain bike trails. You can visit waterfalls, rice terraces, caves and rain forest in the High Hill of South Cebu.
  • Canyoning at Kawasan Falls R 760 per person
    The Canyoning tour at Kawasan Falls is a fun adventure for everybody. After we gear up we will take a 5 min walk to the falls. We jump into countless fresh water pools up to 10 meter high, swim down rapids, and enjoy the incredible nature around. After around 3.5 hours we will exit at the Kawasan Badian National Park and waterfalls. Finishing the trip with a BBQ.
Where is MALAPASCUA?

Malapascua is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kilometres (4.2 mi) across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Administratively, it is part of the peninsular barangay of Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Where is mOALBOAL?

Moalboal is located on the southwestern part of Cebu Island in the Philippines. It is 98 kilometers south of Cebu City, the province’s capital. Moalboal extends as a peninsula in the island of Cebu facing Negros Oriental.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Johannesburg

Fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. (Possible routing: JNB–HKG–CEB)

Day 2

Ocean Vida Resort

Met on arrival and transfer to Ocean Vida Resort (approx. 4 hours). Check in and spend the day at leisure.

Day 3-6

Ocean Vida Resort

Enjoy 2 days diving, 3 dives in total (Optional afternoon dive)

Day 7

Quo Vadis Dive Resort

Transfer to Quo Vadis Dive Resort (Approx. 5 - 6 hours)

Day 8-10

Quo Vadis Dive Resort

Enjoy 2 days diving, 3 dives in total

Day 11

Depart Mactan - Cebu

Transfer to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Approx. 3 hrs.) for flight back to Johannesburg. (Possible routing: CEB–HKG -JNB)

Day 12

Arrive Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg

Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

Monad Shoal

Monad Shoal is the only place on the planet where one can observe the thresher sharks on a daily basis, which come to a shallower depth to visit the cleaning stations in the morning.
Depending on the season, encounters with devil rays, whitetip reef sharks or manta rays are possible.

Chocolate Island

A small island located between Malapascua and the northern tip of Cebu. The shallow area is mostly rocks covered in soft corals until it starts to slope down towards a sandy bottom. Leather corals, barrel sponges, sea fans and other different soft corals are a perfect hiding place for most critters around Malapascua.

Deep Rock

The tiny sunken island in the northern part of Malapascua is one of the best dive sites around. The flat top of that rock lies in about 14m depth, all around are sheer walls down to 30m, with a slope on the south side towards the east. The reef walls are covered in a stunning array of colourful soft corals. Frogfish, nudibranchs, different shrimps and crabs are guaranteed, but Deep Rock always has many more special surprises.

Lapus

One of the great dive sites around Malapascua Island. Strong currents create a perfect habitat for different soft corals in a colourful coral garden. Great rock formations, small canyons, holes and an overhang give plenty of hiding opportunities for nudibranchs, frogfish, flatworms and many more species. Huge sponges and different sea fans are common, and even pygmy seahorses can be found if the conditions are right.

Lapus II

At 12m two big rocks form a mini wall down to 20m when it turns into a sandy bottom with many different coloured sea fans. Schools of anthias, butterfly fish and damselfish can also be found here. Highlights include frogfish, sea snakes, lionfish, different nudibranchs and even sometimes whitetip reef sharks can be spotted here.

Quo Vadis House Reef

“The Best House Reef for diving in Moalboal.”
Being guided out to the reef wall by mooring lines in the shallows, you end up reaching the drop off for our incredible reef. The reef itself is packed with some of the most beautiful and healthy hard corals the area has to offer. When descending deeper you can see a vast array of colourful soft coral, big barrel sponges and gorgonian sea fans. These are the home to some very special creatures such as: hairy squat lobsters, ornate ghost pipefish, robust ghost pipefish, giant frogfish, painted frogfish, sexy squat shrimps, peacock mantis shrimp, candy crabs, orangutan crabs, pygmy seahorses and so on.

Umbrella Point

Umbrella is one of the best macro dives you can do in Moalboal area. Once you submerge, a shallow sloping reef guides you from one coral bommie to another (and to another) and then to the little aeroplane wreck that lays at approximately 20-22m of depth.
Apart from the strange sight of seeing a small aeroplane under water, this is the ideal place for underwater photographers to get a good shot of a variety of macro marine life, including Pegasus Seamoth, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Ribbon Eels, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Harlequin Crabs and Spiny Devil Scorpionfish and if you have a really good eye, Stonefish.

Pescador Island

Pescador Island is located in the Tañon Strait. The name of the island is derived from the Philippines’ Spanish colonial heritage and the great amount of fish living around it, and it means “Fisherman Island”. As much as it is still called Fisherman Island, it is now a protected marine park and so in turn, no more fishing is allowed.