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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
FREE Internet

Sea Explorers Malapascua

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 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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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


Welcome to Sea Explorers, a leading PADI Five Star Scuba Diving and Career Development Centre nestled in the pristine beauty of Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines. As passionate adventurers, we offer unparalleled scuba diving experiences and top-notch training, combining safety, quality, and thrilling adventures all under one roof.

Situated in the heart of the Philippines, Malapascua Island is a haven for divers seeking the extraordinary. Our prime location grants access to some of the most renowned dive sites in the world, such as Monad Shoal and Kimad Shoal, where the enchanting thresher sharks gracefully roam. With Sea Explorers, you'll embark on a journey where awe-inspiring marine life awaits, and each dive is a gateway to an unparalleled underwater paradise.

At Sea Explorers, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional diver training. As a PADI Five Star Scuba Diving Centre, our team of highly experienced instructors is committed to sharing their expertise, ensuring that every diver receives the highest standard of education and safety. Whether you're a beginner ready to take your first plunge or a seasoned diver seeking advanced certifications, we have a comprehensive range of courses tailored to your needs and ambitions.

Safety is our utmost priority. Our well-maintained and modern diving equipment, combined with rigorous safety protocols, guarantee a worry-free exploration of the deep blue. We adhere to PADI standards, allowing you to dive with confidence and peace of mind while discovering the mesmerizing wonders beneath the surface.

With Sea Explorers, the adventure doesn't stop at diving. Our team is dedicated to curating immersive experiences that go beyond the typical dive trip. Explore the captivating island of Malapascua, where idyllic beaches, vibrant local culture, and warm hospitality create an unforgettable backdrop for your diving journey.

Immerse yourself in a world where vibrant coral reefs burst with life, where majestic thresher sharks gracefully glide through the currents, and where marine life of astounding diversity captivates your senses. At Sea Explorers, we invite you to embark on a scuba diving experience that combines quality training, safety, and unparalleled adventure, all against the breathtaking backdrop of Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines.

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Rental Equipment

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

Dive boat facilities

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

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

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

Resort Amenities

Good for...

  • Families With Diving Kids

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


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


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

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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