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Busuanga Bay Lodge

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Busuanga Bay Lodge

4 star hotel
Sitio Lawi, Barangay Concepcion, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines
41 rooms
FREE Internet

BBL Divers

PADI dive center
Onsite Show address

Sitio Lawi, Barangay Concepcion, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines

Package highlights

  • Where luxury meets adventure, Busuanga Bay Lodge offers a stunning infinity pool, a wine cellar, spa and an onsite PADI dive center
  • Satisfy your curiosity with a host of fascinating Japanese wrecks, resting just 10 minutes from the hotel or with a trip to the stunning Apo Reef
  • Swim into a visible piece of history at Kyokuzan Maru - the wreck that dreams are made of - where you'll find tons of old equipment from jeeps and trucks
  • Exploring reefs and wrecks is hungry work - refuel after dives with gourmet food, sourced from the hotel's very own organic farm
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Dates & Prices

Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 90 days before trip start: 50%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 52 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Busuanga Bay Lodge

Best dive sites in Palawan

Tubbataha Reef – This is a major highlight of diving in Palawan and not be missed. Tubbataha Reef offers dramatic underwater terrain and awe inspiring marine biodiversity including 600 fish species, 360 coral species and 11 shark species. Look out for resident reef sharks, turtles and manta rays. Mares Rock – Located at the mouth of Puerto Princesa Bay, this sloping reef site drops down to 34 metres / 112 feet and is a must for underwater photographers and macro aficionados. Critter highlights here include octopus, crustaceans, nudibranch and interesting bottom dwellers. If you prefer ‘big fish’, tuna, turtles, barracuda and jack fish are also spotted here. Cuttlefish Shawl – This relatively shallow site has a max depth 20 metres / 66 feet and is home to sea turtles, angelfish, barracuda, and of course cuttlefish – which are often seen here in numbers. Other marine life highlights include passing reef sharks, schools of fusiliers and occasional dugongs which are spotted in the bay. Morazan Maru – Located in Coron, in Palawan’s north, this passenger cargo vessel was built in 1907 and later commandeered for WWI by the British. She was later captured by the Japanese who utilised her in WWII. At just under 100 metres / 330 feet, the cargo holds are empty but the steel boilers in the engine room are still intact. The large cargo holds and engine room make this a suitable wreck for newly certified or experienced PADI Wreck Divers. Dilumacad Tunnel – Located in El Nido, in Palawan’s north, this 35 metre / 115 foot long tunnel was discovered in the early 1990’s. Starting at 12 metres / 40 feet, with a memorial plate at the entrance, the tunnel has a sandy bottom and several ceiling holes. The tunnel gradually narrows towards the exit. It’s a stunning dive for experienced divers.
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What to see

Around Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron Island, expect healthy coral reef awash with the different colors of reef fish like angelfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, pufferfish, groupers and schools of lunar fusilier and yellowtail snapper. Sandy bottoms often reveal bluespotted ribbontail rays and blacktip sharks patrol the reefs. Green sea turtles are also frequent visitors and lookout for other critters like eels, nudibranch and crabs.

Out at Tubbataha Reef, be astounded by the rich marine biodiversity of the area. Whale sharks are often seen cruising by the reef and manta rays come to visit cleaning stations. The stronger the currents, the more large creatures you are likely to see. Sharks like grey reef sharks and whitetip sharks are common and if you are very lucky, you might see a tiger shark or a hammerhead shark. Otherwise, keep your eyes to the blue for the likes of eagle rays and game fish like mackerel, trevally and tuna. From the surface, whales and dolphins have been spotted.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • BBL Divers is the closest location to the incredible Japanese WWII shipwrecks, which range from 30m to 160m long, and depths from 1m to 45m deep, leaving any level of diving accommodated (even DSDs can do a shallow wreck dive.)
  • Resort and shop are located away from the busy town center and are immersed in nature with nothing but mountains, trees, and island riddled seas surrounding our calm bay which is a safe haven for yachts and boats and nature enthusiasts of all kinds
  • One of the only companies using speedboats, meaning smaller group sizes and more personalized service. Due to the unique location you'll typically be the first boat on the best dive sites
  • Top-notch equipment from beginner open circuit gear (aqualung BCD, wetsuits, fins, Apex regulators, and Suunto Zoop Novo computers, etc) to fully assembled twinsets, Apex sidemount gear, and Inspiration rebreathers for rental.
  • All experience levels are catered for from never dived before to experienced technical and rebreather divers looking to do some more intense penetration and exploration on the wrecks. 
  • Full service dive center - you won't have to lift a finger if you don't want to.

Description

BBL Divers is a PADI dive center based within the luxury Busuanga Bay Lodge, offering fantastic wreck diving in easy reach.

BBL Divers is uniquely situated on the mariner foreshore of Busuanga Bay Lodge, Palawan with an effortless few steps from the shop to the boat. They are a full-service PADI dive resort which insures divers a relaxing and comfortable experience diving Busuanga. 

Only minutes from the wreck and reefs of Coron Bay, you'll travel in style in custom-built speedboats or an 80ft liveaboard the Caribbean Tigress. As an Aqualung/Apex Partner rental equipment is regularly maintained.

Choose from a large array of courses from PADI Discover Scuba Diving to the popular PADI Open Water course, as well as professional courses like Divemaster and Assistant Instructor just to name a few. All tech and rebreather divers are also catered for.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Vegan

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Busuanga Bay Lodge is a hotel and 5* PADI dive center immersed in nature in the beautiful Pearl Bay.

Nestled in the tranquil south-west of the island, Busuanga Bay Lodge has a stunning outdoor infinity pool, a PADI dive centre and an in-house wine cellar. Enjoy sweeping and magnificent views of mountain and sea when you stay in Busuanga Bay Lodge’s spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas – just steps away from the bay.  

Besides world-class diving, Busuanga Bay Lodge also has a fitness centre and a spa where you can enjoy a relaxing massage. The front desk can assist with sightseeing and travel arrangements, while laundry and child care services are also available. Make use of non-motorized water sports equipment free of charge. Dine at the Clubhouse, the onsite restaurant or have a meal served in the privacy of your room.


How to get there

Arrival 

  • Busuanga Island Airport in Palawan (Coron Airport) is a 45 minute drive from the resort. 
  • The resort will arrange to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the resort for no additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area with a sign with your name on it. 
  • Check-in time is flexible depending on your flight arrival times. 

Departure

  • Following check-out, the resort will drop you back at the airport (advance notice required). 

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