Magic Island Dive Resort Moalboal - Bluewater Dive Travel

Magic Island Dive Resort

A view of Magic Island Dive Resort with clear turquoise sea in front.
Two cottages next to the swimming pool at Magic Island Dive Resort.
An aerial view of Magic Island Dive Resort, Philippines.
A cottage at Magic Island Dive Resort, Philippines.
Sun loungers on the beach at Magic Island Dive Resort, Philippines.
A cottage deck with chairs and a table at Magic Island Dive Resort.
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort

 Destination: Philippines

Tongo Point Rd, Moalboal, 6032 Cebu, Philippines | Accommodation + 5 dives from $265++/ppn

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Magic Island Dive Resort Quick Pitch

Magic Island Dive Resort in Moalboal, Philippines is an intimate boutique resort founded and managed by two experienced dive instructors. They have a dedicated team working round the clock to make sure every diver is well taken care of, ensuring Magic Island is one of the best Moalboal dive resorts.

Find out why Magic Dive Resorts are one of our Preferred Partners in the Philippines.

Please note: Magic Island Dive Resort will be closed July 22 - September 21, 2024.

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 10
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, ensuite bathrooms, wifi, bar, swimming pool, spa services, nitrox
  • Wi-Fi: Free WiFi is available in public areas
  • Nearest Airport: Mactan International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes


How to Get There

To get to Magic Island resort, fly to Cebu's Mactan International Airport (CEB) via one of many hubs, including Manila (MNL), Singapore (SIN), Taipei (TPE), Tokyo (NRT), and Seoul (ICN). Take an airport transfer to Magic Island Dive Resort, 65 miles southwest and approximately 2.5 hours from Cebu (depending on traffic).  


Dive Overview

Experience Moalboal's dense population of marine life, including colorful reefs and incredible macro life perfect for divers of any exprience level. Dive comfortably with Magic Island Dive Resort's knowledgeable guides and safe boats, ensuring unforgettable dive adventures.

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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Magic Island Dive Resort Room Overview

Stay in one of the ten spacious cottages, each accommodating two people with either a queen-sized double or twin beds. Five of the cottages can accommodate a 3rd bed if required. Enjoy a sea or swimming pool view from a cottage equipped with the following amenities:

  • Aircon & ceiling fan
  • Hot water shower
  • Soaps & shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pool & bathroom towels
  • Minibar
  • Unlimited free mineral water
  • Private balcony with comfortable seating


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Resort Facilities

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Magic Island Dive Resort Features

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Spa offering massages and manicures/pedicures
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi throughout the resort


Magic Island Dive Resort Food & Drinks

  • Great variety of traditional Filipino cuisine and Western dishes
  • Extensive vegetarian menu
  • Philippine San Miguel beer, wine and fabulous cocktails and fresh fruit shakes at the bar


Magic Island Dive Resort Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Motorcycle tours
  • Day trips to Kawasan Falls

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Package & Rates

Magic Island Dive Resort Rates

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Dive packages do not include dive equipment rental. "Dive all you can" packages are based on 3 to 4 boat dives per day and unlimited house reef diving. Prices are in USD and are valid until 31 March 2025.

Please note: Magic Island Dive Resort will be closed July 22 - September 21, 2024.

5 Dives$265
10 Dives$518
15 Dives$760
20 Dives$1,002
 Dive all you can package 5 days$760
Dive all you can package 10 days$1,486



All rates are quoted in USD and include breakfast. Prices are in USD and are valid until 31 March 2025.

Superior de lux Cottage Magic Island Cebu 1 person, incl. breakfast$144
Superior de lux Cottage Magic Island Cebu 2 persons, incl. breakfast$160
Extra bed, incl. breakfast$49

MEAL PLANS 2024/2025

Magic Island half board (dinner) per person per day$37
Magic Island full board (lunch & dinner) per person per day$57

TRANSFERS 2024/2025

Car prices are per trip (maximum 4 persons), depending on luggage, excl ferry ticket. Van prices are per trip (maximum 7 persons), depending on luggage, excl ferry ticket. Prices are in USD and are valid until 31 March 2025.

Cebu airport - Magic Island Resort$171$145
Tagbilaran ferry port - Magic Oceans Resort$156$134
Bohol-Panglao airport – Magic Oceans$179$153
Cebu airport - Magic Oceans Resort excl. ferry ticket$242$190
Magic Island Resort - Magic Oceans resort excl. ferry ticket$311$263
Ferry ticket per person economy class
Ferry ticket per person business class

For more information on other packages, availability or any other inquiries, drop us an email at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information

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Moalboal Dive Overview

Explore Moalboal's extremely varied dive sites home to some of the best diving in the Philippines. Dive sites include slopes and walls, small caves and canyons, and coral reefs that have not been affected by dynamite fishing. Discover a huge variety of marine life from tiny nudibranchs to massive whale sharks. Expect water temperatures ranging from 80oF (26oC) in January to 86oF (30oC) in July. 

Interested in diving other areas in the Philippines? Check out our Anilao, a macro heaven.


Moalboal Dive Sites

Some of the top dive sites in Moalboal include: 

  • Magic point - Depth runs from 5 to 55 metres/15 to 180 feet; visibility 15 to 25 metres/50 to 80 feet. Their fantastic house reef (a drop off) is just in front of their dive center and there are lots to see. Schools of jacks and tuna hunting on a prestige reef covered with hard, soft and fan corals. We also have our frogfish, a black, yellow and grey one. There are always turtles around and even while snorkeling you're bound to see them. We've even seen a whale shark and several white tip reef sharks on our house reef. During a night dive, you can see decorator crabs, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, snake eels, sea snakes and many more.
  • Interested in diving with sharks and other large marine animals? Check out diving in Tubbata Reef.
  • Discovery point - Depth: 5 to 30 metres/15 to 100 feet; visibility 10 to 25 metres/30 to 80 feet. This is a spot for macro lovers!
  • Tongo point - Depth: 5 to 55 metres/15 to 180 feet; visibility 15 to 25 metres/50 to 80 feet. This is everything a diver wants! A drop off covered with hard and soft corals, fan corals, small caves, occasional turtles and masses of small creatures like nudibranchs, leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipefish etc. But don’t be surprised if you see barracudas, jacks or a whale shark.
  • Interested in corals? Check out our list of the Best Coral Reefs in the World.
  • Goby Point - Depth: 5 to 10 metres/15 to 30 feet; visibility 10 to 15 meters/30 to 50 feet. Big rocks on a sandy bottom with masses of small lifelike boxer shrimps, signal gobbies, nudibranchs, pegasus and much more. The perfect afternoon dive!
  • Talisay Wall - Depth: 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. A variable dive with a slope and wall. There are several caves to be found and explored. Lots of black coral, batfish, barracuda, mandarin fish and sometimes a turtle. Because of the combination of slope and wall, this is also a great place for a night dive.
  • Talisay point - Depth: 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 30 meters/50 till 100 feet. A beautiful slope, full of hard corals mixed with soft and leather corals. You can find batfish, crocodile needlefish, turtles, sea snakes, frogfish, anemones with shrimps and clownfish to name but a few. In the evenings mandarin fish will come out in search of food.

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Dive Center Information

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Magic Island Dive Center Overview

Walk from the dive center straight into the water for a relaxing dive on their fabulous house reef by day or night. On your return, you can rinse your gear and take a shower. Afterwards, retire to the lounge to talk about what you saw and to look it up at one of the many marine life books. They have a well-equipped classroom for all the courses offered, but prefer teaching on one of their terraces. They have three traditional banka dive boats to take you to the dive sites, including Pescador Island. The boats were built locally especially for them at Magic Island.  

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Other Information

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Practical Information 

  • Electricity: 220 Volt, 110 Volt system is available at the charging area at the restaurant
  • Time zone: UTC+08:00
  • Languages: Filipino, Dutch, French, English, German
  • Payment methods: Cash, Euros, UK Pounds and USD and credit cards VISA and MasterCard

Magic Resorts also operates in Anda, Bohol where the Magic Oceans Dive Resort is located. 

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Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (2)


I just cannot say enough great things about Magic Island Dive Resort. The staff is phenomenal from the waitresses and cooks to the housekeeping staff to the dive staff. They learned our names within a day of being there and addressed us by name. The waitresses knew our preferences within a day or two. The crew on the boats were attentive and the divemasters were helpful and awesome at finding critters. The accommodations are basic, but extremely clean. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Food is excellent and you have a choice of partaking of the family style meal on offer in the evening, or ordering from a menu. We will definitely return!

Visited on 02/2019 - Submitted on 04/15/2020

Very much enjoyed my stay at this intimate resort. The staff and management were high points with fantastic, friendly service and beautiful grounds. The bungalows were tasteful with comfortable beds, nice balconies, and amenities, but could use better lighting at least for my old eyes. Dive center well managed with good procedures, could be a bit cramped if resort is full. Food was excellent and fresh; loved the fresh tuna steaks, big morning omelets, and fresh, crisp vegetables and fruit. Three boat dives and guided shore night dive offered. Mandarin fish, sardine ball dive, and Pescador Island were highlights. Unfortunately, due to severe, constant, unrelenting fishing pressure, there are few to no fish at all except for sardines and inedible puffers and scorpionfish; even Pescador Island has relatively few fish despite its being a "marine sanctuary" (along this coast these "sanctuaries" are too small and isolated to protect much at all.) I did see ghost pipefish, frog fish, and the gorgeous mandarinfish. Unfortunately, overall, I do not think Moalboal is a great location for diving.

Visited on 05/2022 - Submitted on 05/21/2022


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