Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort Malapascua Reviews & Specials - Bluewater Dive Travel

Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Destination: Philippines

Malapascua Island, Dannbantayan, 6013 Cebu, Philippines | Room + breakfast only + 2 dives from $92++/ppn

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Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort Quick Pitch 

Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort is situated on Malapascua Island's beautiful Bounty Beach offering ocean views from almost anywhere in the resort. Their high standards and quality of service will make you have an unforgettable holiday.


Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 20
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: air-condition, safety box, minibar, hot and cold shower and beach towels
  • Internet: Free throughout the resort
  • Nearest Airport: Cebu International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, surcharge


How to Get There 

Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort offers airport transport service from Cebu City to Malapascua. Pick-up starts at any hotel in Cebu City or at the airport. The drive to Maya takes around 2.5 -3 hours depending on the traffic. In Maya, they have boats which will take the guests directly to Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort. The boat ride takes around 30 min. depending on the weather.


Dive Overview 

Malapascua Island is located on the northernmost tip of Cebu Island in the Visayan Sea in the Philippines. Malapascua's main attraction is the daily parade of thresher sharks that come up to Monad Shoal to get clean at dawn. Although most divers come to Malapascua Island to get close to thresher sharks, there is also great reef and macro diving all around the island with nightly sightings of mandarin fish and lots of macro subjects like pygmy seahorses and blue ring octopus.


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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Sea View Room

  • Ocean Vida Beach Resort
  • The 12 rooms are located directly on Bounty Beach, facing the South. In the morning, the sun rise can be seen from the beach to the East and you can finish your day with an amazing sunset from the balcony of the Seaview rooms.
  • All Sea view rooms are equipped with air–condition, fan, safety-box, minibar, hot and cold shower, beach towels, complimentary coffee and tea and bathrobes.
  • Maximum capacity: 3 people (either 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults)


Garden View Room

  • Ocean Vida Beach Resort
  • The 8 Garden rooms are located behind the reception area in a quiet and more private area. The sizes of the rooms are equal to the ones at the beach.
  • All eight rooms are on the ground floor and are equipped with air-conditioning, fan, complimentary coffee and tea, safety-box, minibar, hot and cold shower and beach towels.
  • Maximum capacity: 3 people (either 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults)


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Resort Facilities

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Ocean Vida Beach Resort Features

  • Free high-speed wifi internet available throughout the resort
  • Restaurant
  • On-site dive center operated by Sea Explorers
  • Beach bar


Ocean Vida Beach Resort Food & Drinks

  • A wide range of dishes from European favorites, Asian influenced dishes and of course local specialties. at the restaurant
  • A big selection from soft drinks, fresh coconut juice, local fresh fruit shakes up cocktails and cold beers at the Beach Bar.
  • Daily "Happy Hour” from 04:00 – 06:00 p.m. with 2 for 1 cocktail


Ocean Vida Beach Resort Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-Up Paddling


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Packages & Rates

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For information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at bookings@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Dive Overview

Most of the divers come to Malapascua because of the thresher sharks which can be seen in Monad shoal all year around. Giant manta rays and mobulas are also often seen on this sunken island. There is great diversity on the dive sites around the Malapascua. The dive sites offer a great range of macro, wreck, cave and wall diving. Temperature: Water 26-30°C / Air 25-33°C.


Ocean Vida Beach Resort Dive Sites 

Here is home of the most popular dive sites in Malapascua. Feel free to ask us if you would like to know more about these dive sites. You can also check out the Malapascua Dive Travel Guide page for more information about diving in these areas.

  • Monad Shoal
  • Experience: Open Water with min. 30 dives or Advanced Diver
  • Visibility: 10-30m
  • Depth: 15-25m
  • Current: usually no current, can be strong by full moon
  • Marine Life: Pelagic Thresher shark, Common Thresher Shark, Manta Ray, mobulas, barracudas, snapper, lionfish
  • Kimud Shoal
  • Experience: Only Advanced diver with 30 logged dives
  • Visibility: 15-30m
  • Depth: max. 40m allowed
  • Current: usually no current
  • Marine Life: Hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks and mobulas
  • Bantigue
  • Experience: Open water
  • Visibility: 10-20m
  • Depth: 5-15m
  • Current: usually no current
  • Marine Life: Sea mouth, nudibranchs, ghostpipe fish, flying gurnard, dragonet, lionfish, blackpitted snake eel, banded snake eel, helmet crab, porcelain crab, devil fish, blue ring octopus
  • Deep Rock
  • Experience: Open Water
  • Visibility: 10-25m
  • Depth: 16-26m
  • Current: can be strong
  • Marine Life: Pygmy Seahorse, frogfish, nudibranchs, batfish, cuttlefish, zebra crab, dragonet, pipefish, juvenile sweet lips, commensal shrimp, lionfish
  • Lapus Lapus
  • Experience: Open Water
  • Visibility: 10-20m
  • Depth: 8-25m
  • Current: can be strong
  • Marine Life: Pygmy seahorse, frogfish, cardinal fish, nudibranchs, lionfish, scorpion fish
  • Light House
  • Experience: Open Water
  • Visibility: 10-30m
  • Depth: 8-10m
  • Current: no current
  • Marine Life: Mandarin fish, Seahorse, Bobtail squid, big crabs, banded pipefish, sometimes blue ring octopus, devil fish, common octopus, boxer shrimp


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Dive Center Information

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Sea Explorers Overview

Sea Explorers is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center opened in the year 2000 in Malapascua island at the beautiful Bounty beach. Renovations have been completed in 2010 with a new air condition classroom and new Equipment room. Dive and see thresher sharks every day with 95% sighting rates in the year 2015. Beautiful soft coral gardens, wall and wreck diving make Malapascua to one of the best dive areas in the Philippines.

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Diving Facilities & Services

  • European management
  • The only places in the world that you will see Thresher sharks almost on a daily basis.
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Maximum 4 divers per guide
  • Good quality, well maintained rental equipment
  • Best wreck dive in the Visayas on the Dona Marilyn
  • PADI courses up to Instructor
  • PADI courses in Spanish and English
  • Nitrox 32%
  • DIN and INT valves
  • 12 l. and 15 l. scuba tanks
  • All boats have VHF radio, first aid kit and oxygen available


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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us bookings@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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