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Turtle Bay Dive Resort

4 star hotel
Tongo Point, Moalboal, CEBU, 6032, Philippines
29 rooms
FREE Internet

Turtle Bay Dive

PADI dive center
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Tongo Point, Moalboal, CEBU, 6032, Philippines

Package highlights

  • Turtle Bay Dive Resort offers a superb house reef - where green turtles are often spotted - and close proximity to dive sites where you can encounter the mind-blowing sardine run
  • Situated away from the crowded shores of Moalboal, this resort has been built by divers to combine a quieter location alongside easy access to Pescador Island and beyond
  • Spacious, clean and well-equipped rooms with A/C allow care-free downtime between dives, with buffet meals ensuring you're well-fed and ready to get back on the boat
  • Remote location, yet close to Panagsama Beach offering bars and seafood restaurants if you do fancy a night out during your stay
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

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

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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 39 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 39 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Turtle Bay 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

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu Island
  • Great house reef, night diving and mandarin fish dives!
  • Turtles, stingrays, reef fish, macro life and more!
  • Full range of PADI courses, training pool
  • Nitrox available 

Description

Turtle Bay Dive Resort is a PADI Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines. 

The dive center is located within the resort grounds for maximum convenience! Every day, there is a 2 tank dive setting off at 8:30, followed by a 1 tank dive at 2:30pm, and on request, a mandarin fish or night dive at 5 or 6pm. 

Here you will have the chance to dive with turtles, stingrays, bumphead parrotfish as well as the usual colourful reef fish, macro life and more! 

Nitrox is available for qualified divers, and a full range of PADI courses are available for those looking to begin or continue their dive education. 

 

DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Live Music

Food & drink

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

Payments

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

Facilities

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Turtle Bay Dive Resort is a 4* family-run hotel in Moalboal, on the east coast of Cebu Island, Philippines.

The resort offers a selection of clean, well-equipped and air-conditioned rooms for friends, couples and families. There is a large (19m) pool and shallow kid's pool, plus a reclaimed beach. 

There is two restaurants, bar and pool bar serving freshly prepared international and Asian cuisine and exotic cocktails. Bay Spa is located within the resort and offers a sauna, massage therapies and beauty services. 

Nearby Panagsama Beach offers a main street lined with bars and seafood restaurants. Every Saturday there is a disco. 

 

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort can arrange transfers between Mactan International Airport (advance notice required, additional cost).
  • The Mactan International Airport is 105km from the resort and the transfer takes between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on traffic in Cebu City. 
  • Check in time 2pm.
  • Early check in is available on request (dependant on availability, additional cost possible).

Departure

  • Check out time 11am. 
  • Late check out is available on request (dependant on availability, additional cost possible).

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