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Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Malapascua Island, , Daanbantayan, Philippines
20 rooms
No Internet

Sea Explorers Malapascua

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Prime location on idyllic Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island
  • Thresher sharks, whitetips, macro life, rays, cuttlefish, turtles and reef fish 
  • Muck diving, caves, wrecks, walls, coral gardens
  • Tropical gardens, white sand pathways and palm trees
  • Ambient beach bar and bean bag ‘chill-out’ space

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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: 55%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 30.0% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 38 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 38 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Best dive sites in Malapascua

Monad Shoal – This submerged sea mount is Malapascua’s most famous dive site 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 experience and a must-do if visiting the Philippines to dive. Gato Island – This marine reserve and sea snake sanctuary offers a huge diversity of marine life. You’ll find stunning corals, swim throughs and rock formations, abundant fish life and a plethora of critters. Look out for schooling fish and cruising reef sharks. It’s a beautiful dive and every dive here is different. Lapus Lapus – Offering arguably the best coral in Malapascua, this is a kaleidoscopic site which always impresses. You can find frogfish, mantis shrimp, scorpionfish, cuttlefish and octopus on the reef. Macro critters hide out in the shallow water soft coral garden and there is an excellent variety of reef fish. Butong Bato – This underwater pinnacle site is located close to Malapascua and is home to a large school of resident batfish. Corals here are healthy, vibrant and varied. Macro photographers will enjoy the nudibranch species and tiny crustaceans including zebra crabs and whip coral shrimps. Chocolate Island – An absolute must for macro photographers. Chocolate Island is a critter haven and regular sightings include flamboyant cuttlefish, Pegasus seamoths, nudibranch, flatworms, octopus, cowries and a host of shrimps and crustaceans.
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Dive Center


  • World class macro and night diving
  • 13 different dive sites for low current and relaxed diving
  • Up to 4 dives a day, small groups
  • PADI courses up to IDC level
  • Good quality, well-maintained rental equipment
  • Early morning diving with thresher sharks
  • Late afternoon dives with mandarin fish & sea horses


Sea Explorers Malapascua is located on Bounty Beach, Malapascua island, and is partner with Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort and Buena Vida Resort and Spa. 

It is a 5* PADI IDC Dive Center open daily all year round and offering first class diving trainings from the Open Water Diver course through to Instructor Development Courses. 

You can enjoy up to 4 dives per day, always done in small groups of up to 4 divers per guide. 

Malapascua is famous for the early morning dive with thresher sharks, but trips to other locations like Gato Island, Calanggaman, Sambawan and Capitancillo are possible on request. 


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Rental Equipment

  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Compass
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Bcd
  • Dive Computer
  • Boots
  • Children Sizes

Dive boat facilities

  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Camera Table
  • Toilet
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Custom Built

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Filipino

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Good for...

  • Families With Diving Kids

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Ocean Vida Resort is centrally located on Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island, Philippines. 

The resort is made up of 20 sea and garden view guestrooms. Sea view rooms are located within a cream coloured, two-storey building with a large balcony. Garden view rooms are situated in a thatched-roof bungalow nestled amongst tropical vegetation and white sand pathways leading to the beach. 

The open-sided restaurant overlooks the ocean and provides local, Asian and European dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Freshly caught seafood is served daily and an international wine list is available. 

The beach bar comes with bean bags and tables on the beach for enjoying the sunset. Happy hour between 4 and 6pm offers 2 for 1 cocktails. 

How to get there


  • A transfer will be arranged to deliver you from Cebu city to Malapascua island (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Total travel time is around 3 hours depending on traffic. 
  • You must arrive in Cebu prior to 1pm on the day of transfer


  • A return transfer will be arranged on your behalf (advance notice required, additional cost). 


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