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Magic Island Dive Resort

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Magic Island Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Tongo Point Rd, Basdiot, Moalboal, Cebu 6032, Philippines
10 rooms
FREE Internet

Magic Island Dive Resort

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Tropical dive resort in Moalboal, Cebu
  • Private balconies, comfy seating with a view
  • Trips to dive & snorkel with whale sharks
  • Amazing house reef with mandarin fish during sunset!
  • Family style dining area, tropical cocktails
  • Waterfalls, markets, long white sand beaches
  • Rent a motorcycle and explore! 

Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 4, 2020

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We are accredited by the Philippine government to be operational. We have a protocol in place to ensure the healthy and safety of our guests. Social distancing, temperature check upon arrival, daily desinfection of the rooms, etc. for more information, go to www.magicresorts.online/covid-19

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Booking process


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


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


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: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel within 10 days or less, you will forfait 100%; if you cancel between 10 and 14 days, you will forfait 95%; 80% between 14 and 21 days; 55% between 21 and 28 days; 45% between 28 and 37 days; 35% between 37 and 49 days, 25% if you cancel more than 49 days prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you can re-schedule your trip or have a refund.

Explore diving around the Magic Island Dive 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.
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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


  • PADI 5* Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu
  • Seafront location, great house reef, 30+ dive sites
  • Day trips to the whale sharks of Oslob!
  • Dive sites are reachable within 30 minutes by boat
  • Small groups, experienced gudies, house reef open 24/7
  • Fluoro diving, black out dives, schools of sardines


Magic Island Dive Center is a PADI 5* Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu. 

The dive center is located on the sea front facing toward the house reef, where you can dive at any time, day or night. By boat, there are 30+ local dive sites to choose from.

Dive amongst turtles, whale sharks, mandarin fish and more. Don't miss your chance to see huge schools of sardines, go fluoro diving or on a black out dive. 

After your dives, retire to the lounge to talk about what you saw and to look it up at one of the many marine life books. Magic Island conducts all diver training on one of thier terraces.

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • House Reef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Filipino

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Archery
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling


  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Karaoke
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Resort Description

Magic Island Dive Resort can be found in Moalboal, located on the green island of Cebu, Philippines. 

Tucked away amongst tropical gardens are 10 cottages with air conditioning and private balconies with comfy seating. 

The resort has a swimming pool with spacious lounging areas, sun beds and umbrellas. The spa offers a range of massage services and beauty treatments. 

In the dining area, all tables are linked together to allow guests to sit together and talk about the amazing underwater creatures they saw that day (private dining available on request). The bar serves tropical cocktails made with fresh fruit and branded spirits. 

During your stay, you can explore local waterfalls or rent a motorcycle and visit the local market or long white sand beaches in the neighbourhood. 

How to get there


  • Cebu City has an international airport with flights from a number if international airlines. 
  • Cebu airport is 90 km from Moalboal. When you arrive at the airport, you will find the resort's team ready and waiting to take you by car on the scenic two and a half hour coastal and mountain road drive to the resort (advance notice required). 
  • The drivers are easy to recognize at the exit of the airport, because of the signboard with your name and the name of the resort on them.
  • Please share your flight details with us as soon as possible following booking confirmation, so we can make arrangements for your pick up. 
  • If you are traveling by yourself then it is easier to find a local cab. Ask the driver to take you to 'Magic Island Dive Resort in Tongo, Basdiot, Moalboal, Cebu'.
  • Check in time is 2pm, but the resort can be flexible provided advance notice is given. 


  • Check out time is 12pm, but the resort aims to be flexible as long as they know your plans ahead of time. 
  • Upon check out, the resort will arrange a driver to take you back to the airport in Cebu.
  • Please give us your flight details as soon as possible, so we can arrange the transfer. 
  • If you are heading elsewhere, just ask the resort the day before you leave and they will arrange a transfer on your behalf. 


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