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Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

20

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Walking distance

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Clean, stylish and modern guesthouse for budget-minded travelers, located in the heart of Moalboal's coastal area near to bars, shops and restaurants
  • Visit Pescador Island, famous for it's pristine marine life and cathedral-like swim-through dive amongst huge shoals of sardines - a truly unique and bucket-list experience!
  • Unsure what to do for the afternoon? Check in with D'Gecko's concierge for local tips
  • Queen, king and family-size rooms - ideally suited to groups of friends traveling together

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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

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  • 45 days before trip start: 45% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 12 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 12 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

D' Gecko Hotel offers clean and modern Greek-style accomodation to budget-minded travelers in Moalboal. 

This destination offers the unique experience of diving amongst huge shoals of sardines, steps from your accomodation - truly a bucket-list dive for all serious divers! In addition, there are a number of nearby coral reef sites including Pescador Island, known for it's untouched marine life and world-class swim-through names Cathedral Cave. 

The guesthouse is styled after Santorini in Greece- think white walls, minimalist design and colorful flowers draping over the walls. There are queen, king and family-size rooms making this a great choice for groups of friends travelling together. 

Although the hotel does not have it's own restaurant, it is located in the center of Moalboal's coastal area. A good number of restaurants, shops and bars are nearby. Not sure where to go? Check in with D' Gecko's concierge - they'll send you in the right direction! 

Explore diving around the D' Gecko Hotel

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

  • PADI 5* IDC Dive Center in Moalboal 
  • Founded in 1983, one of the most established centers in the area
  • Daily shore and boat diving excursions
  • Weekly dive safaris around the Visayan archipelago
  • Small groups (4:1), house reef
  • Facilities for disabled divers

Description

Savedra Dive Center is a PADI 5* IDC Dive Center in Moalboal, Cebu. 

The dive center was founded in 1983 but is now managed by Seven Seas Aquanauts Corp (who run a chain of dive centers across Cebu island). 

The team offer daily shore and boat diving excursions to nearby dive spots, as well as weekly dive safaris through the whole Visayan archipelago. 

Group sizes are kept small (max 4 divers per guide) and there is a house reef, shop, free WiFi and facilities for disabled divers. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Camera Table
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Hiking

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Mactan International Airport. 
  • A driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the resort, provided you have given advance notice of your flight details (additional cost).
  • The journey from Mactan International Airport to the resort is just over 3 hours by car. 

Departure

  • The resort can arrange a driver to take you back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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