We like to dive and travel, staying on a boat to move from one site to another is simply not our idea of a comfort, convenience and fun. Instead, we are lining up trips that we ourselves would enjoy.
We hope that you will find them delightful and enjoyable as much as we and our friends have.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”Other useful information”][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section title=”Booking Terms” tab_id=”1489025964230-7ec51a25-790c”][vc_column_text]Due to the nature of these trips, we require an advance booking, paid in full, at least one month in prior to your planned schedule to confirm.
Unless otherwise specified, all trips require a minimum of 2 participants.
Unless otherwise specified, meals are not included in the package.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”About Cebu” tab_id=”1489023240893-301e5898-26cc”][vc_column_text]The Queen City of Cebu is a highly urbanized metropolitan outside of Manila. Cebu as province is host to awesome beaches, food, night scene, adventure destination, big corporations, friendly people and can converse in English fairly well.
This culturally rich City, in fact, the oldest City in the Philippines offers access to year round tropical weather, different laid-back and exhilarating activities, banks, malls, resorts, food & hotels of all types and budget. A convergence of paradise and convenience in one marvelous place.
The international airport is relatively less crowded and smoother compared to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Traffic is slowly becoming worse over time but the attractions, destinations and activity centers are luckily close to each other.
Cebu is also the best staging point for your other destinations in the country.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Visa Requirements” tab_id=”1489039891932-4b2a4495-5c86″][vc_column_text]Generally, nationals from most nations who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:
Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.
Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports
Holders of Hong Kong British passports.
For more information on the Philippine Visa Requirement, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website of visit the Philippine Consulate Office in your area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Safety & Security” tab_id=”1489023240959-4d417236-bf71″][vc_column_text]Your safety is our primary concern, your comfort and convenience follows second.
We promote safe diving practices and we strictly adhere to current dive safety techniques and dive training standards. We do not compromise your safety, our safety and the others around us for anything.
We recommend taking precautionary measures when diving with us, such as getting covered by a dive insurance, doing refresher dives if you haven’t been diving for the past 6 months, and offering specialty courses to improve your skills, experience and exposure to other types of diving while under our care.
Terrorism, political instability, unscrupulous business practices, criminality are very important concerns that can subject and influence your visit here in the Philippines. Generally speaking, Cebu being a busy, buzzling, highly urbanized city, and being outside and far Manila and Mindanao, it enjoys a much better peace, order and security situation than in other areas of the country. Pity crimes such as swindling, theft & robbery, prostitution, and even assault are more rampant against tourists than they are with locals.
Access to police assistance, EMS and even the hyperbaric chamber is quick and easy. Our dive shop also has a portable tank of O2 for immediate treatment, an O2 concentrator for prolonged use.
Access to medical facilities, specialized doctors and pharmacies is easy and convenient.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Weather & Comfort” tab_id=”1489023434389-6add5037-331b”][vc_column_text]Generally, Cebu enjoys a year-round tropical weather with water temperature ranging from 26C to 34C. Visibility in Mactan is about 10M on a bad day and can go as far as 25M on a good day.
We are regularly visited by typhoons all year round, Cebu is uniquely situated around major nearby islands which shields our area from the full strength of the wind and gust. At the very least, flood, rains and waves affect our diving activities.
We like the diving better during summer months (March to May) because of the hot sun, the warmer water temperature, and more favorable water movements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Getting Around” tab_id=”1489023471837-41c0fdc6-50fc”][vc_column_text]Getting around Cebu is becoming easier and cheaper due to the recent introduction of ride sharing apps like Uber and Grab. This simply eliminates if not minimizes haggling, unexpected hidden costs, misunderstanding and ensures safety and security for the riding public. We recommend Grab for Cebu as a better and cheaper app to use when getting around the city.
Taxi, V-hire and Jeepneys are still the staple public transport for the majority of locals.
We also accommodate requests for transfers with our own van and SUV. Just make sure you tell us about your planned destinations ahead of time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Payments & Currency” tab_id=”1489026029813-6bc18669-312c”][vc_column_text]We require a payment of at least 50% as deposit to confirm your booking. Balance is payable and due on the first day of the training. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.
We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.
ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][vc_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”What’s next for you?”][vc_column_text]Check out our PADI Courses and find out how you can take your diving to the next levels.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”VIEW COURSES” color=”warning” link=”url:%2Fpadi-courses%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Out of town trip packages”][vc_column_text]Dive destination: Sogod Bay, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Staged from your hotel in Cebu, we travel by sea to Southern Leyte, about 3 hours from the pier and take a land trip for an hour to Padre Burgos.
For a minimum of 2 participants, this 3 days/2 night trip includes a total of 6 dives, marine fees, equipment, and shared accommodation for 2.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”BOOK NOW” color=”warning” link=”url:%2Fproduct%2Fsogod-bay-southern-leyte-dive-adventure%2F|||”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Dive destinations: Cabilao – Panglao – Alcoy – Moalboal – Pescador
Staged from your hotel in Cebu, we travel by land all the way to Alcoy and spend most of nights in a luxurious resorts the place has to offer.
For a minimum of 2 participants, this 7 days/6night trip includes a total of 13 dives, marine fees, equipment, and shared accommodation for 2.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”BOOK NOW” color=”danger” link=”url:%2Fproduct%2Fcabilao-panglao-pescador-safari%2F|||”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Dive destinations: Kontiki – Nalusuan – Hilutungan – San Vicente – Talima
Dive in the best dive destinations around Mactan and spend your evenings exploring the night scene of Cebu or simply enjoying the comfort of your own room.
For a minimum of 2 participants, this 7 days/6night trip includes a total of 12 dives, marine fees, equipment, and shared accommodation for 2.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”BOOK NOW” color=”purple” link=”url:%2Fproduct%2Fnalusuan-hilutungan-talima-mactan-safari%2F|||”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Dive destinations: Alcoy – Sumilon – Oslob – Moalboal
Staged from your hotel in Cebu, we travel by land all the way to Alcoy and spend most of nights in a luxurious resort before we proceed to Moalboal. This trip includes one dive with the whalesharks in Oslob.
This 6 days/5night trip includes a total of 9 dives, marine fees, equipment, and accommodation for 2.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”BOOK NOW” color=”info” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdivefundev.wpengine.com%2Fproduct%2Falcoy-sumilon-oslob-moalboal-safari%2F|||”][vc_separator][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”4014,4013,4012,4011,4010,4009,4008,4007,4006,4015,4016,4017,4018,4019,4020,4021″ img_size=”full” title=”Recent photos of our trips”][/vc_column][/vc_row]