Top Scuba Dive Shops in Central Visayas
#1 - Blue Revival Diving College
We are an inclusive and multicultural team, and a family and animal friendly dive centre. We provide a full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water to professional Divemaster training and Instructor IDCs, and TecRec technical diving. We offer unique conservation courses and initiatives. And of course, we do fun dives to Balicasag, Pamilacan, Napaling and Panglao!
#2 - Superfish Dive Resort
#3 - Ocean Passion
Our new modern Dive Center Ocean Passion is located inside our own resort " Slam's Garden Dive Resort" Malapascua Island, Philippines. We built a new clean place with enough space for all your needs. Big equipment room with new rental equipment - compressor room with Nitrox filling station - PADI course classroom (gently air-conditioned for your maximum comfort).
#4 - Amola Diver
#5 - Mactan Scuba University
Doing a dive safari is an excellent way to see more of Cebu / Philippines, cutting down travel time as you will be staying overnight near the dive site, and visit areas where there other tourists are far and few. You will be arriving in several dive locations where you the customer pick and choose your favorite dive sites. All safaris end up in the afternoon in a Resort or Hotel.
#6 - La Pang Resort
#7 - Dive Funatics
We are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, with PADI number S-25403. We teach a broad spectrum of PADI courses including a lot of specialty courses to choose from. We believe in proper training, best practices sharing, and continuous learning from each other to make the best of every dive that we organize and undertake. Our primary medium of instruction is English. At the moment, we do not speak any other language other than English, Tagalog, Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
We are specialist in teaching the PADI system of education from entry level all the way to the instructor level and even beyond.
#9 - Ranger Diving Resort Corp
#10 - Cebu Fun Divers
Warm tropical water, a colorful marine life, deep walls and a vibrant marine eco system lure scuba divers from all over the world to Moalboal.
On every dive spot you have good chances to see turtles, barracuda, schools of sardines and sometimes other big fish like jacks and tuna.
Additionally, colorful reef dwellers like parrot-, trumpet- and cuttlefish, angel fishes, batfishes and so on are found on every dive.
There is also a chance to see some whitetip and blacktip sharks at Pescador Island and Ronda Marine Park. Even whale shark encounters are not uncommon.
Boats head out to the nearby dive spots several times a day. Additionally, regular night dives are conducted at 6:30 pm.
In between the boat dives you can do shore dives in front of the dive center. Diving at the house reef is just excellent. It consists of a shallow plateau totally covered with corals that leads to an impressive drop-off with a steep wall plummeting to depth of more than 50 meters (170 feet). The whole reef is covered with hard and soft corals and is inhabited by typical reef dwellers and lots of turtles.
The dive center is located inside Cebu Seaview Dive Resort
Our resort is just what it name implies, lovely and build by divers for divers. 20 rooms and bungalows are set in an idyllic tropical garden, surrounded by lush tropical plants and trees.
The secluded, intimate beach resort is located on the quiet southern end of Panagsama Beach, in front of the teeming coral reef, surrounded by tropical flora.
Next to accommodation the resort offers a sea view restaurant, a swimming pool, free Wifi connection and a little spa.
#11 - Ocean Player Dive
#12 - Winner Dive
#13 - Sidive Diving Center
Sidive is a well established dive centre in Mactan. We started operations in 2005 and have been located inside Kontiki Marina since 2017.
We specialise in teaching PADI courses from the PADI Open Water diver course up to Divemaster. We also run dive trips to the various dive sites around the Mactan area and carry out Discover Scuba Dives on a daily basis.
We are open for business all year round. Our prices are very reasonable and our team are the best in Cebu and have many years experience diving in Mactan and teaching PADI courses
#14 - Blue Water Dive Resort
#15 - Only Dive Center
#16 - Bohol Divers Club
#18 - Bongo Bongo Divers
Bongo Bongo divers is a small warm welcoming dive center, with a great personal touch.
Among the pioneers in Dauin, with lots of local expertise and possible among the best teams you will find in the Philippines. We are fairly priced dive center with high standards. We are also one of the top educational dive centers in the Philippines. Ranging from PADI Open Water courses all the way to become PADI Instructor. We love bringing divers whether it is newly certified Open Water divers or experienced photographers. Our custom made dive boat is spacious with lots of sun decks. Join us today and become member of the growing family.... If you are looking for a lot if fun and socialised dive center experience. We will be your right choice.
#19 - Dive Lab Cebu
Dive Lab moved to Moalboal in August 2022 and is operating.
Moalboal is famous for its turtle habitat, and you can also observe the majesty of sardines.
As a PADI 5-star instructor training resort with a permanent PADI course director, it is a proud diving center that has been providing only PADI scuba training for 15 years.
Various levels of education are available, from experiential diving and open water education to instructor education, and introduces the beautiful sea of Moalboal.
#20 - Neptune Diving Resort Moalboal
Neptune Diving Resorts are typically intimate with all the comforts and distractions that a resort holiday affords. And with the Philippine’s famed reputation for friendly hospitality and a warm welcome, Neptune Diving Resorts will really become a home away from home. Tear yourself away from the stunning setting and, underwater awaits a macro wonderland.
#21 - Philippine Fun Divers, Inc
Philippine Fun Divers, Inc. is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Resort. We opened our doors February 2008. Our location is along the famous 800m long Alona Beach (more or less at the center) in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines and we are in coexistence with Lost Horizon Beach Dive Resort (57 rooms).
This location is very important in order to enjoy quick access to the ocean water. Since the reef ledge is in average 280m away from the shoreline, all dives are boat dives. Boat dives with our two 62 feet traditional Filipino Banca boats ‘Kaido’ and ‘Raku’ are usually conducted as day trips with two to three dives at different spots. The following dive sites are on our day trip list: Balicasag Island, Cabilao Island, Pamilacan Island and a few dive sites along the shores of Panglao Island, i.e. Doljo point and Puntod Island. With our two speedboats ‘Hayabusa’ and ‘Seeadler’ we venture out for single dives and PADI course dives. Night dives and early morning dives along our famous house reef are also conducted with our speedboats.
For PADI confined water training sessions, we are using a training pool within Lost Horizon Beach Dive Resort and soon another one at the new academy. We offer all PADI regular courses from experience courses like Bubble Maker or Discover Scuba Diver, entry level courses such as Open Water Course or Advanced Course, more advanced courses such as Rescue Diver and the first two professional courses Divemaster and Assistant Instructor until Instructor Development Courses. Specialty courses like EANx/Nitrox, Deep Diver, Sidemount, Digital Underwater Photography, Equipment Specialist, Night Diver, Search & Recovery, AWARE, etc. are also great continuing education undertakings we conduct at any requested time. We teach all courses in English, German, Japanese, Filipino, French, Spanish and Italian.
Soon, we will be able to provide you with a separate center (The Martial Arts & Sports Academy Bohol) for Instructor Development Courses and other Padi courses. This academy will also include 14 Room Accommodations, a Bistro/Bar with an attached Restaurant, a Fitness Center, and a Dojo/Dojang with various Martial Arts Systems, and more.
Welcome to paradise…
#22 - P. C. Divers
#23 - Evolution
Evolution Diving brings you progressive diving in The Philippines' best all-round dive destination. Our ethos is to bring safe, fun and superb scuba diving to any customer. So, if you've never scuba dived and want to take an Open Water dive course, or if you're ready to do a sub-100 m, exploratory tech dive, you will find no one more passionate about either than Evolution.
Malapascua is just off the northern tip of Cebu, an easy ride from Cebu international airport. The island is famous for the daily sightings of and up-close encounters with Thresher Sharks, but that's not all. Here you can also see many other varieties of sharks and rays, dive on one of several shipwrecks from 5 meters deep to 115 meters deep, and enjoy some shallow coral, or deep wall dives. There is something to entertain divers of any level, and the backdrop of the beautiful tropical island makes it your perfect destination.
The resort has great dining and entertainment options in the craic house, our on-site restaurant and bar, the rooms all open directly onto golden sand and stunning ocean views.
#24 - Sea Explorers Malapascua
Sea Explorers Malapascua is located on Bounty Beach, Malapascua island, and is partner with Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort and Buena Vida Resort and Spa.
It is a 5* PADI IDC Dive Center open daily all year round and offering first class diving trainings from the Open Water Diver course through to Instructor Development Courses.
You can enjoy up to 4 dives per day, always done in small groups of up to 4 divers per guide.
Malapascua is famous for the early morning dive with thresher sharks, but trips to other locations like Gato Island, Calanggaman, Sambawan and Capitancillo are possible on request.
#25 - Sea Explorers - Dauin
Sea Explorers Dauin is a PADI 5* CDC on the south coastline of Negros Island, Philippines.
The dive center is directly on the beach, and offers a full range of PADI courses including Bubblemaker, Open Water, various specialties and pro level training.
You can enjoy up to 4 dives per day, always done in small groups of up to 4 divers per guide.
The area is well known for its world class muck diving in dark brown sand. Day trips to Apo Island and Sumilon Island are available on request.
The facility has ample gear storage and rinse areas and welcomes all divers back from their dives with fresh fruits.
#27 - Atmosphere Resorts
#28 - The Intl. Poseidon Dive City Inc.
#29 - Feel Deep Scuba Diving Services
#30 - Bubble Jack Dive Center
Bubblejack Dive Center is a PADI Instructor Developed Resort
From open water to instructor training, as well as fun diving, technical diving
Sidemount and rebreather dives are also available.
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#31 - Malapascua-Exotic Island Dive Resort
Exotic Island Dive Resort is a PADI 5* IDC on Malapascua Island, Philippines.
This is an ideal location for photographers or those looking to begin or continue their dive education. The dive center is well fitted out to accomdoate both type of divers, with a large camera room and air conditioned classroom with TV screen.
Malapascua is known to offer some of the best shark diving in the Philippines, with thresher shark sightings throughout the year at Monad Shoal. This is said to be the only place in the world where these sharks can be seen within recreational diver limits on a regular basis.
The owners Dik and Cora de Boer and staff of Exotic carried out the first encounters with the thresher sharks in 1997.
#32 - Emerald Green Diving Center
#33 - SEA LION
#34 - Adventure Dive/Mike's Dauin Resort
Mike's Dauin Beach Resort gives you direct access to a fantastic underwater world, including the world-famous Apo Island.
This PADI 5* Dive Resort offers relaxed and fuss-free diving in the Philippines. From seeking out rare species like Nudibranchs and Frogfish to diving with a shimmering, silvery wall of hundreds of jacks and meeting friendly turtles at Apo Island, the crew's incredible local knowledge means you don’t waste valuable time finding the best spots.
If you have not dived for over six months by the time you arrive at the resort and depending on your overall diving experience/certification level, you may need to do a quick Refresher before embarking on regular boat diving.
A refresher is a great opportunity to get yourself comfortable with your equipment, practice some basic diving skills, orientate with your equipment and hone your buoyancy skills under the supervision of a dive professional.
#35 - Thresher Shark Divers
Thresher Shark Divers is the premier dive center on Malapascua and the only PADI 5* CDC.
We offer daily diving in small groups with experienced PADI Divemasters and Instructors, many of them with 5,000+ dives around Malapascua alone.
Malapascua is the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be seen daily. And there is plenty more on offer: wreck and reefs, wall dives and macro dives, drift dives and night dives. There is a little bit of everything. Group sizes are kept small and courses courses are often taught one on one.
A full range of PADI training is available including Instructor and Technical, with one of the most active dive internship programs in the country.
We have spacious Filipino style banka boats as well as a speed boat, offer coffee, tea and drinking water, shaded areas, ample space to set up your gear, and of course we carry first aid kits, phones and oxygen.
Dive shop facilities include internet, charging stations and a safe for valuables, as well as a retail area. The beachfront is home to the Wilde Bar for coffee, shakes and cocktails. Oscar’s Restaurant is upstairs overlooking the beach, which makes it great for sundowners.
#36 - Liquid Dive Dumaguete
Our PADI 5 Star CDC dive center offers all PADI courses from beginner to professional. Our highly trained PADI instructors and divemasters are on hand daily to assist you with your diving needs, whether you are taking a course or interested in fun diving we have you covered.
Our dive center consists of dedicated classrooms, large rinsing area, dedicated diver training pool, private equipment room, rental equipment room and camera area. Our speed boat can accommodate up to 8 divers, our dive jeep can accommodate up to 10 divers and our dive bangka boat can carry 12 divers.
This region offers diving for every level of diver from beginner to professional photographer. The Dauin coast is famous for muck diving where you can find an array of critters that are no doubt on your diving wish list. Apo Island offers stunning corals reefs, abundant marine life and is a protected turtle sanctuary. The walls at Sumilon give you the chance to dive with reef sharks and if you are lucky spot a passing whale shark.
Our resort consists of 14 beach facing rooms, bar & restaurant, 2 swimming pools, billiard table, chill out space and co-work space. All our rooms have king or twin beds, aircon, ceiling fan, safety box, private bathroom with hot water shower and sea facing balcony. Deluxe rooms are larger and also have a mini fridge and cable TV
#37 - Wellbeach Dive Resort
WellBeach Scuba Diving resort is located along the beautiful coast of Zamboaguita, Negros Oriental. Situated on a tropical island just a 20-minute drive south of the provincial capital Dumaguete and the airport.
We offer on-site PADI scuba diving training and certifications at all levels from our fully-equipped dive shop surrounded by lush green gardens and cool breezy shores. We visit the dive sites in Dauin, Zamboaguita and Apo Island, WellBeach house-reef is a critter paradise for macro photographers.
Enjoy our wonderful resort amenities, including fully-equipped dive boats, outside rinsing areas, showers and drying closets for your equipment. Everything is taken care of by our staff before and after your dive, all you have to do is be there with a smile and your camera.
#38 - Seaquest Dive Center
#39 - Brave Diver
Bohol Island Siren Diving - PADI certified five-star diving instructor Qian Resort. Located in Doljo, Panglao, Bohol Island, it has 6 diving crab boats, 1 independent teaching platform, 20 dive shop rooms; 82 hotel rooms; nearly 200 sets of diving equipment. Siren Dive Bohol - A dive resort like home.
#40 - Seaquest Dive Center
We're one of the longest established scuba diving operators in the Visayas, the central part of the Philippines. Started in 1981 in Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu we now run five boats on our two bases in Moalboal, Cebu and Alona Beach, Bohol. Daily dive-trips, accommodation, safaris and a full range of scuba-dive-courses, all under Dutch management.
The Philippines, where land and sea unite in a blaze of tropical color, is waiting to welcome you. Located in south-east asia, the Philippines is blessed with a tropical climate together with some of the most beautiful beaches and coral reefs to be found anywhere in the world.
Although about eighty different dialects can be heard throughout the islands, english is spoken virtually everywhere and the people are well known for their friendliness!
Right in the middle of this archipelago ,the Visayas, on the islands of Cebu and Bohol, you will find the SEAQUEST DIVE CENTER 's. Located at quiet and beautiful Alona Beach on Panglao Island, Bohol and at Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu, we are there to make your holidays an unforgettable experience.
Our highly trained diving instructors are well aware that your safety comes first, so you can concentrate on discovering the magical underwater world that awaits you while learning to dive.
#41 - Allegria Dream Resort
#42 - Blue Coral
#43 - S/Y Philippine Siren 2
Dive the Philippines by luxury liveaboard and experience a wider variety of dive sites and destinations.
The liveaboard S/Y Philippine Siren has been built by Divers for Divers and every thought has gone into making her a yacht aboard which every guest will be comfortable.
The liveaboard Philippine Siren is a Diver’s Dream, taking Diver Safari Adventurers to the powder-white sand and protected azure waters which have won awards for the best beaches in the world. Relax at the convenience of a highly experienced crew who work tirelessly to ensure your diving vacation is second to none.
This beautiful wooden liveaboard sailing vessel is the perfect dive vacation for Beginners and Experienced Divers. Everyone will love the steep Coral-covered Walls, Reefs, Wrecks, large schools of fish and abundant Macro Life making this Philippine liveaboard dive vacation an event of a lifetime.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The Philippine Siren is 131 feet (40m) long and 32 feet (9.7m) wide liveaboard renovated in 2015. To ensure your liveaboard Dive Safari Adventure becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of Philippine Siren's design, itineraries and menu have received detailed attention.
The liveaboard Philippine Siren has 8 air-conditioned cabins to accommodate 16 guests. The liveaboard cabins all have en-suite private bathrooms with hot water showers and include: Lower Deck Double bed and Twin bed cabins, 2 cabins with Double beds, 4 cabins with Twin beds, and 2 cabins with Twin beds that can be converted to Double beds. Each cabin contains individual temperature control and fan, portholes, towels, bathrobes, shower gel, safe, wardrobe, mirror, reading lights, 220V and 2-pin sockets with adaptors available, luggage space and an in-cabin entertainment systems.
The liveaboard Philippine Siren offers many between-dive activities such as movies, audio-video entertainment, as well as a big flat screen in the lounge and a library in the air conditioned Main Saloon. For some extra action, go Snorkeling, Kayaking or take a Shore Excursion. They also have an on-board shop where you can buy accessories. If relaxing in comfort is more your style, sunbathe or take a nap on the shaded Sun Deck on the cushioned lounge chairs. Guests may even utilize the onboard Masseuse for a luxurious massage.
The owners of liveaboard Philippine Siren are convinced that great food is an absolute must for any liveaboard experience.
Divers created the menu because they know which food will provide strength and energy during a dive safari. On the liveaboard Philippine Siren, you can choose your favorite dish from a buffet. Enjoy the amazing backdrop of the seascape for all meals which are served on the covered, open air Main Deck. Menu choices feature a variety of Asian as well as Western style meals as well as incredible desserts. If guests have special dietary requirements:vegans, lactose free etc. (within the possibilities of the country we operate in) , these can be catered with advanced notice. Complimentary local beer is included and wine and cocktails can be purchased. Snacks and non alcoholic beverages are available all day between meals.
HOW TO GET THERE
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#44 - Fun and Sun Development Corporation
In a relaxed environment, coupled with good fun, let our multilingual Diving Instructor's teach you the necessary skills to safely enjoy your first underwater experience or upgrade your current diving education. Our new students will learn the basics of diving including theory and confined water skills, working up to the open water dive site itself. For those already certified, learning new skills under the direct supervision of a Diving Instructor will give you more confidence to fully enjoy your future dives. Warm and clear water, multicolor seascapes, and a myriad of colorful fish to show you the way. Start or upgrade your diving education under the direct supervision of our multilingual, experienced diving instructors. FUN & SAFETY are their first priority to give you an unforgettable experience.
Everyday, Daily Dive Trips are scheduled on board our fast and spacious traditional Filipino dive "Bangkas" either to Mactan area or upon request to the more remote dive spots like Cabilao & Balicasag islands or Cuatro Islas, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Limasawa Island and Leyte. According to our strategic location, straight in the center of the East side of Cebu island, reach the dive sites is a matter of several minutes to a couple of hours which may be used to polish suntan or enjoy the landscape. With a few exceptions due to currents, most of the dives may be enjoyed from beginners to experienced divers.
* Departure between 0800 or 0930 hours from Mactan and Return between 1500 or 1800 according to the dive site location.