Nestled in the beautiful island of Cabilao, Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort is a haven for divers. The island is known to have a very healthy and diverse marine life with its pristine water, awesome dive sites and laid back atmosphere; divers will have an amazing experience. There are about 20 excellent and unique dive sites which offer wall dives with amazing sizes of gorgonians, different species of pygmy seahorses, muck diving and much more.
- Includes & Excludes
- Diving Highlights
- 7 Nights’ accommodation in a beach front room
- Half board
- Scheduled Transfers (Road and Boat)
- 10 Dives
- Tanks & Weights
- Free Wifi available at the restaurant
- Flights & Airport Taxes (approximately R 10 920 – At current availability)
- Personal travel, baggage and diving insurance
- Any meals or drinks not specified
- Equipment Rental
- Marine Park Entrance Fee (One-time fee to be paid in cash approx. 100PHP / R 35)
- Scuba Diving Fee (Approx. 150 PHP / R 45 per diver per day to be paid in cash)
- Ferry transfer additional baggage over 15 kg approx. R 10 per kg
- Deluxe Cliff Ocean view Room R 15 999 per person sharing
- Full Board R 1 600 per person
Please note the following:
- Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
- The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
- The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
Where is Cabilao?
Cabilao is a triangular shaped island in the Cebu Straight which is part of Bohol Province in the Philippines.
Arrival in PhilippinesTransfer to Pura Vida Beach Resort
Pura Vida ResortEnjoy 10 boat dives and 1 free day on Cabilao Island
Mactan-Cebu AirportCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Cebu airport for your flight home.
Diving Highlights and Bucket list dive sites:
Current View Point
This plateau which is approximately 25-30m in depth is located on the north-western corner of the island, where quite often there is current. The sandy bottom is full of broccoli, some fan corals as well as the rare Pygmy seahorse. It’s also a good dive to see white tipped reef and sometimes other sharks, schools of barracudas and jackfish. The bottom is home to ghost pipefish, many different nudibranchs and thorny seahorses.
Next to Current View Point is a slope covered with sea grass and corals going down to 20m. This is a highlight for under water photographers as it has a great variety of rare marine life. Several kinds of scorpionfish, ghost pipefish, pegasus, stargazer, crocodile snake-eel, sea snake, shrimp and crabs all make this site their home. The fascinating lightning file shell is also regularly sighted here.
This wall runs 100m out from and parallel to the shore. It starts at 5m and goes down to 60m and is completely covered with different kinds of corals, giant gorgonians and sponges. It has many small caves and overhangs. Plenty of coral fish, rare nudibranches, frogfish and pygmy seahorses can be spotted. Occasionally large napoleon wrasses cruise by.
Fallen Tree and Talisay Tree
A gradual slope from the shore to 18m and then a steep wall which slopes down to approximately 50m makes this a great drift dive for the advanced diver. You can sometimes meet schools of large barracudas or even turtles. Frogfish, pegasus and rare nudibranches are also be found on the slope.
It’s a great wall with overhangs & caves which is totally covered in corals and drops down to approximately 60 meters. The dive site is located at a “corner” where slight currents can occur. Spectacular formations of hard corals which have been growing here undisturbed for centuries. Home to an abundance of coral fish. Along the reef schools of mackerel & many other fish are patrolling. In the flat caves at around 20m you often see whitetip reef sharks.