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Turtle Bay Dive Resort

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
29
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
PADI dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • 4* resort in Moalboal, Cebu Island
  • Spacious, clean and well-equipped rooms with A/C
  • Large pool, kids splash pool and reclaimed beach
  • Restaurant, bar, pool bar and spa
  • Nearby Panagsama Beach with its bars and seafood restaurants
  • Waterfalls, hill adventures, golfing

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

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If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% 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

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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 2 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. 

 

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.

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

PADI Courses Available

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

Adaptors & tanks

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Live Music

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

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

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

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

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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