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Blue Corals Beach Resort

Hotel category
2 Star
Rooms
15
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Atmospheric beachfront accommodation
  • In the midst of the coral triangle
  • Coral gardens, walls, caves, wrecks, muck diving
  • Daily whitetip, thresher shark sightings
  • White sand beach, pool, palm trees, sun loungers
  • Pale blue buildings on the seafront
  • Over-water bar, cushioned seating, sunset views
  • Happy hour 3-7pm

Resort Description

Blue Corals Beach Resort offers atmospheric beachfront accommodation in Malapascua, Philippines. 

Based in the coral triangle, dive sites in this region include coral gardens, walls, caves, wrecks and muck diving locations. Dive into the water and you’ll have a chance to see pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, crustaceans, rays, large rays and all types of colourful reef fish. Thresher and whitetip reef sharks are sighted year-round. 

The resort is located on a fine white sand beach and includes a pool surrounded by lawns, tropical trees and sun loungers. Pale blue, double and single storey buildings and traditional thatched-roof bungalows make up the guest accomodations. 

Blue Corals Bar is located at the end of a sandy-floored rocky outcrop with colourful flags, cushioned wooden benches, atmospheric candles and fairy lights and sunset views over the ocean. Happy hour is between 3 and 7pm.

Climate controlled and open-air restaurants serve international and local breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
 

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Explore diving around the Blue Corals Beach Resort

Best dive sites in Cebu

Talima – This reef and wall dive is a firm favourite of many Cebu divers due to the healthy, vibrant corals and abundant fish life. Look out for groupers, oriental sweetlips, schooling batfish, jacks and snappers. The remains of the small wreck are teeming with marine life. Nalusuan Island – This marine protected area offers world-class corals, a colourful shallow reef top and a steep slope. The biodiversity is impressive with schooling snappers, trevally, grouper and barracuda as well as a plethora of reef fish. Look out for stingrays, passing sea turtles and even a mermaid statue. This is a stunning dive from start to safety stop. Hilutongan Island – Kaleidoscopic corals, incredible fish biomass, turtles, schooling giant trevally, snapper, jacks and sweetlips are all highlights of this marine sanctuary dive site. The colourful topography, clear waters and calm conditions make this site suitable for all divers and a must for wide-angle photographers. Monad Shoal – Located in Malapascua, in Cebu’s north, this submerged sea mount is one of Cebu’s most famous dive sites and the best spot for thresher sharks sightings. Diving here is either a “swimming dive” or on a stationary line waiting for the sharks to approach. Close encounters with these incredible predators are not unusual. It’s a thrilling dive. Pescador Island - Located in Moalboal, in Cebu’s south-west, this protected marine park is one of the most famous dive spots in the area for good reasons. Underwater, this small island is a diver’s playground with tunnels, caverns and swim throughs. Fish life is abundant here and you’ll find white tip reef sharks, schooling barracudas, sardines, jacks and occasional thresher sharks. The diversity and mass of reef fish is breathtaking.

What to see

Big and small, Cebu has it all. At Monad Shoal in Malapascua, dive at dawn to see the beautiful thresher shark, which rises from the depths to visit the cleaning station almost every day. Oceanic manta rays also like to visit this cleaning station. Around Malapascua, find seahorses, mandarinfish, pipefish, moray eels and other critters. Gato Island is popular for its whitetip sharks. At Kimud Shoal, you could get lucky and see a huge school of scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Moalboal has regular sightings of sardines forming large schools that attract predators like blackfin trevally. You might also spend time with whale sharks coming to feed in the nutrient rich waters. At Mactan, a myriad of small critters can be found along with sharks and turtles at the outer reefs. There have been sightings of thresher sharks at Olango as well but not on a regular basis.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Thresher shark dive every morning of the year
  • Corals, big and small fish, macro life
  • Flexible dive schedule (5am - 6pm)
  • Small groups, experienced divemasters (1000+ local dives)
  • Spacious boats with refreshments, safety gear, shade
  • Internet, electricity, water, safe for valuables
  • Social dive shop with Juice Bar, Oscar's Restaurant, Wilde Beach Bar
  • 15 years experience on Malapascua

Description

Thresher Shark Divers is the only PADI 5* CDC in south-west Malapascua island, on Bounty Beach.

Malapascua is the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen daily. At 5pm psychedelic mandarin fish are guaranteed. Night dives are recommended. Group sizes are kept small for fun dives and courses.

A full range of PADI training is available including instructor and technical with one of the most active dive internship programs in the country.

All Filipino style banka boats offer coffee, tea and drinking water, shaded areas, ample space to set up your gear and carry first aid kits, phones and oxygen.

Dive shop facilities include internet, electricity, and a safe for valuables. The beachfront is home to the Wilde Bar for coffee, shakes and cocktails. Oscar’s restaurant is upstairs overlooking the beach; great for sundowners!

 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Equipment

  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Open-Back Fins ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • French
  • Filipino
  • Swedish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Wellness

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Activities

  • Snorkeling

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Alcohol

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival 

  • A coach will be arranged to meet you at the airport in Cebu city.
  • A boat service from Maya will deliver you to the resort. 
  • Total travel time is around 3 hours depending on traffic and is subject to an additional fee. 

Departure

  • A return transfer will be arranged. You may book each transfer individually or arrange a return trip. 

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