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Portulano Dive Resort

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

14

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

YES ($)

PADI dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Plunge below the surface to see colorful nudibranches, octopus and some macro critters you've never seen before! 
  • Choose from exhilerating high-voltage dives with pelagics in Bahura-Ligpo and macro-filled dives in the nearby sanctuary
  • Waste no time getting into the water - the house reef is just steps from your room and most dive sites are under five minutes away
  • Find your own corner of paradise to relax in between dives in one of the cozy lounges, or escape to your room for a private view of the ocean
  • Find a new appreciation for marine life with some underwater photography. The conditions and facilities here are perfect for honing this skill

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2. CONFIRMATION

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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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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 45 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 22 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Portulano Dive Resort is a boutique scuba diving resort in Bauan, on the quieter side of the Philippines.

Portulan Dive Resort puts you at the heart of the coral triangle, where you can experience the richest marine biodiversity and the most colorful reefs in the world. At just a two hour drive from Manila International Airport, it's a convenient place to get to for easy access to the wonderful diving and snorkeling sites of the region.

All rooms are directly in front of the sea, giving you a bedside view of the ocean. The entire front of the room is made up of glass doors which can be fully opened, so you can enjoy the breathtaking views and sunsets from the privacy of your own terrace. There's nothing like waking up to the gentle sound of the waves.  


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Highlights

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner five years running
  • Ideal conditions and great facilities for underwater photography
  • Go straight from training pool to house reef in just 10 meters
  • New and well-maintained dive gear and snorkeling gear are available for rent. Dive computers, underwater flashlights are also available
  • EAN/NITROX fills are available on site using partial pressure gas blending


Description

Portulano Dive Resort is an award-winning PADI dive center, with a salt water training pool on site and a house reef just 10 meters away.

Excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites are just 3-5 minutes away. From exciting high-voltage dives with pelagics in Bahura-Ligpo and Pinnacle to macro subjects and fish-filled dives in the nearby sanctuary.

It's the perfect place for underwater photography. Being in the center of the coral triangle along the verde island passage presents incredible opportunities for seeing unique creatures. Colorful sites, walls and reefs also offer many opportunities for beautiful wide angle shots. 

Simple and efficient, the camera room has a drying area at the entrance where you can air spray the water out of your UW camera housing. There are charging and assembly stations with towels for drying. A humidifier cabinet is available to keep cameras safe from moisture in case you want to keep your digital bundle extra dry.

The local guides and Divemasters have keen eyes and good knowledge of marine life behaviour and a deep respect for the environment. They are well-trained in terms of diving, rescue and safety skills.


DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly to Manila International Airport. 
  • The resort will arrange to pick you up and bring you via car or van to the boat pick-up point (advance notice is required). This journey will take up to three hours and from there you'll take a boat to the resort's private jetty. 
  • The boat transfers depart between 10 am and 5 pm, so if your flight lands after 12 pm noon, it is better that you stay in Manila for one night and depart the following morning.  
  • Check in time is 12:30 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • The resort will arrange your transfer back to the airport following check out (advance notice is required). 

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