Sea Explorers

 

Destination: Philippines

Multiple Locations: Alona Beach, Cabilao, Dauin & Malapascua

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Sea Explorers Philippines Quick Pitch 

Sea Explorers has diving opportunities for everyone. From multiple resorts with onsite dive centers throughout the Philippines, to doing an Island Hopping Excursion, Sea Explorers has it all. Consisting of experienced and ambitious divers, hosts and travel specialists, their professional service will be sure to please!

 

Dive Overview 

A range of unique dive adventures offered, things to see include thresher sharks, manta rays, devil rays, whitetip sharks, hammerheads, pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, smashing mantis shrimp, pipefish, mandarin fish, and more! The Philippines are home to a dense population of marine life, boasting colorful reefs and incredible macro life. 

 

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Sea Explorers Alona Beach

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Sea Explorers Alona Beach Overview 

Sea Explorers offer 3 dive resorts in the area, each one with its own dive center: Alona Vida Beach Resort, Amorita Beach Resort & Pyramid Beach Resort. The Alona Beach itself is located on the south-west tip of Panglao Island. It is is a one and a half kilometer long stretch of coral white sandy beach where resorts and dive centers, restaurants and souvenir shops alternate.

 

How to Get to Alona Beach 

You can either fly to Cebu/Mactan International airport and travel by car (30 minutes) and ferry (2.5 hours) to reach Alona Beach or take another flight to the Tagbilaran domestic airport in Bohol and take a 30-40 minute car ride to Alona Beach. Sea Explorers can arrange your transfers by request.

 

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Alona Vida Beach Resort 

Located in the middle of the vivid Alona Beach, the resort is connected with the popular Coco Vida Bar and Restaurant. 27 rooms are located in 4 two-story buildings with 2 room categories: Deluxe and Superior. All rooms are equipped with air-con, hot shower, mini-bar refrigerator, kettle as well as a safety deposit vault. The freshwater pool is located in the middle of the resort. WiFi is available in the whole resort from the beach until back in all rooms.

 

Alona Vida Beach Resort Alona Vida Beach Resort

Deluxe (LEFT) and Superior (RIGHT) Rooms of the Alona Vida

 

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Amorita Resort Overview 

Amorita Resort is conveniently located on top of a cliff along the quiet end of the beach, only steps away from several restaurants along Alona Beach. The resort has 38 rooms. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, hot shower, hairdryer, mini-bar refrigerator, coffee & tea making facility as well as a safety deposit vault. There are 5 different levels of rooms, Sea View Villas, Deluxe Rooms, Garden Deluxe Rooms, 1 Bedroom Suites and 2 Bedroom Suites. The infinity pool in front of the restaurant offers you an amazing view over the Bohol Sea and Alona Beach.

 

Amorita Resort Amorita Resort

Deluxe (LEFT) and Deluxe Garden (RIGHT) Rooms of the Amorita Resort

Amorita Resort Amorita Resort

One Bedroom Apartment (LEFT) and Sea View Villa (RIGHT)

Amorita Dive Center Amorita Resort

 

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Pyramid Beach Resort Overview

The newly reopened and renovated Pyramid Beach Resort is located directly on the white sand beach of Alona Beach. Inside the compound is a tropical garden where the refreshing swimming pool as well as the Deluxe and Superior rooms are laid out. All rooms are equipped with a minibar, safety deposit box, quiet split type air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, complimentary water (daily 2 bottles), flat screen cable TV, beach towels, and a hairdryer. The Sea Explorers Dive center is only a 50m walk away along the beach front.

 

Pyramid Beach Resort Pyramid Beach Resort

Pyramid Beach Resort Pyramid Beach Resort

Deluxe Rooms

Pyramid Beach Resort Pyramid Beach Resort

Superior Rooms

 

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Sea Explorers Alona Dive Sites

 

Amorita Resort

 

Dive Facilities & Services

  • Night diving & wall diving
  • Up to 4 dives a day available
  • 4:1 divers to guide ratio
  • Up to 32% Nitrox with surcharge
  • Full rental equipment
  • Sidemount and tec equipment (partially) available 
  • Rebreather-friendly
  • Diving courses available for beginner to dive master in English, German, French, Japanese and other languages upon request
  • Day Trip to Balicasag, Doljo Sanctuary, Pamilacan & Snake Island

   

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Sea Explorers Cabilao

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Sea Explorers Cabilao Overview 

Cabilao is a chill out place off the typical tourist destinations of the Philippines, with amazing dive sites around Cabilao island. The perfect place to slow things down combined with world-class diving. Pygmy seahorses, critters as well as hard and soft corals of various species have made that island a must-see, especially for scuba divers.

 

How to Get to Cabilao 

You can either fly to Cebu/Mactan International airport and travel by car to the Cebu City Pier (30 minutes) to then take a fast ferry (2.5 hours) to reach Mocpoc Pier, where you will have to take 1 15 minute boat ride to Cabilao. Another option is to take a flight to the Tagbilaran domestic airport in Bohol and travel 1 hour by car to Mocpoc Pier.

 

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Pura Vida Cabilao 

Pura Vida Cabilao (formerly Cabilao Beach Club or CBC) is located in the Barangay Cambaquiz, on the north-eastern tip of Cabilao Island, Bohol. The resort has 20 rooms with 3 categories: suite room, deluxe rooms, standard rooms, all of them are equipped with air-conditioning, hot shower and a terrace. Beside the restaurant which is built on top of the cliff, you will also find the bar with an amazing view over the Bohol Sea. They also offer massage services.

 

Pura Vida Cabilao Pura Vida Cabilao

The great views at the Pura Vida

Pura Vida Cabilao Pura Vida Cabilao

The Family Suite (LEFT) and The Honeymoon Suite (RIGHT)

Pura Vida Cabilao Pura Vida Cabilao

The Deluxe Room (LEFT) and the Standard Room(RIGHT)

 

Sea Explorers Cabilao Dive Sites  

 

    Sea Explorers Cabilao Dive Map 

 

Dive Facilities & Services

  • Great wall dives with big gorgonians
  • Muck diving
  • Various species of pygmy seahorses 
  • Special day trips to Balicasag Island
  • Trips to Pangangan Island and Sandingan 
  • Diving courses available from beginner up to dive master
  • 4 dive boats - accommodating up to 48 divers combined 
  • Up to 4 dives a day available
  • 4:1 divers to guide ratio
  • Up to 32% Nitrox with surcharge 

 

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Sea Explorers Dauin

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Sea Explorers Dauin Overview

The island of Negros is the second largest in the Visayas, after Panay. Beside the wild nature on Negros and a “caramel” brown beach in Dauin, every diver has the chance for a varied dive holiday. With Dauin's multifaceted house reef, impressive corals (Apo Island) as well as world-class muck diving, each diver has the chance to find a personal favorite dive spot. Sea Explorers offer 2 dive resorts in the area, each one with its own dive center: Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort and Vida Homes Condo Resort.

 

How to Get to Dauin

You can fly to Cebu International airport and travel by car to Liloan, Santander pier (3.5 hours) to then take a fast ferry (30 minutes) to reach Santander Pier to Sibulan, Negros, where you will have to take 1 hour car ride to Pura Vida Beach Resort. If you arrive at Cebu Pier, you can travel to Dumaguete pier by fast ferry (5 hours) and then proceed by car to Pura Vida Beach Resort (30 minutes]. The last option is, if you fly to Dumaguete Airport, you can take 1-hour car ride straight to Pura Vida Beach Resort.

 

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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Dauin

Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort has 27 rooms surrounded by a tropical garden. There are 5 different room categories: suite rooms, family deluxe rooms, deluxe rooms, and standard rooms. The standard rooms are located in the back of the resort with a beautiful garden view. All the other rooms are in the front part nicely arranged around the pool area near the beachfront. The restaurant is located on top of the Sea Explorers dive center directly at the beach. The beach bar, as well as the extended restaurant are just beside the dive center near the pool area.

 

Pura Vida Dauin Pura Vida Dauin

Suite (LEFT) and Family Deluxe (RIGHT) Rooms of the Pura Vida Resort Dauin

Pura Vida Dauin Pura Vida Dauin

Deluxe (LEFT) and Standard (RIGHT) Rooms of the Pura Vida Resort Dauin

Pura Vida Dauin Pura Vida Dauin

The Beach Bar (LEFT) and the Restaurant of the Pura Vida Resort Dauin 

 

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Vida Homes Condo Resort Dauin 

Vida Homes is located in Dauin, Negros Oriental, besides the Pura Vida Beach Resort. Vida Homes is a condo resort that is both exotic and luxurious. Its tropical and modern design for its 14 apartments is comforting and relaxing. Vida Homes boasts of eight one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments, and two two-bedroom penthouses, all of which have easy access to the beach front. An infinity pool with an integrated bar in the middle of its lush tropical garden completes the scenery. The whole condo resort has 24-hour reception service, security protection and free Wi-Fi access.

 

Vida Homes Condo Resort Vida Homes Condo Resort

1-Bedroom (LEFT) and 2-Bedroom (RIGHT) Apartments

Vida Homes Condo Resort Vida Homes Condo Resort

The view from the terrace (LEFT) and the swimming pool (RIGHT)

 

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Sea Explorers Dauin Dive Sites

 

Dauin Dive Map

 

Dive Facilities & Services

  • World class muck diving in dark brown sand
  • Day trips to Apo Island, Siquijor
  • Special day trips to Sumilon Island
  • Late afternoon dives with mandarin fish & night dives
  • 2 tank and single tank dives along the coastline
  • PADI courses available from beginner up to dive master
  • Up to 4 dives a day possible
  • Small groups, up to 4 divers per dive guide,
  • Up to 5 divers only if one diver is a divemaster or instructor
  • Nitrox up to 32% (surcharge applies)

 

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Sea Explorers Malapascua

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Sea Explorers Malapascua Overview 

Malapascua Island by the locals called Logon is situated in the northern tip of Cebu Island, about 128 kilometers from Cebu City. Beside white palm-lined beaches, one of the main factors in the popularity of the island is its dive site Monad Shoal. The regular sightings of thresher sharks, a unique species of sharks known for its long dorsal tail and docility made this spot to a unique dive site in the whole world. Sea Explorers offer 2 dive resorts in the area, each one with its own dive center: Buena Vida Resort & Spa and Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort.

 

How to Get to Malapascua

You can fly to Cebu International airport and travel by car to the Maya Pier (3-4 hours) to then take a local banca boat (30-40 minutes) to reach Malapascua Island.

 

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Buena Vida Resort & Spa 

Located on the small island of Malapascua, northern Cebu, the resort hides quietly in a gorgeous tropical garden behind the busy beachfront. There are 12 beautifully designed garden rooms with a spacious wooden terrace including a hammock and garden view. All rooms have the option between a fan room and an upgrade to an air-conditioned room. The Sea Explorers dive center and Ocean Vida Beach Resort are only a 3-minute walk away through an easy access. The resort also features a 24-reception and free Wi-Fi.

 

Buena Vida Resort & Spa Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Garden (LEFT) and Family (RIGHT) Rooms of the Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Buena Vida Resort & Spa Buena Vida Resort & Spa

The rooms (LEFT) and the Bistro at the Buena Vida Resort & Spa

 

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Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort 

Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort, centrally located on the beachfront at Bounty Beach offers 20 spacious rooms. All rooms are equipped with a safety box, ceiling fan, hot shower and a terrace or balcony. There are 3 different categories, Deluxe rooms, Standard Air-conditioned rooms and Standard Fan rooms. Below the Restaurant which is built on top of the Sea Explorers Dive Center is a Beach-Bar where you can chill at the beautiful white sandy beach and enjoy their famous cocktails, shakes or just some beers.

 

Ocean Vida Resort Ocean Vida Resort

Deluxe (LEFT) and Standard (RIGHT) Rooms of the Ocean Vida Resort

Ocean Vida Resort Ocean Vida Resort

The view from the terrace (LEFT) and the restaurant (RIGHT)

 

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Sea Explorers Malapascua Dive Sites

 

Malapascua Diva Map

 

Dive Facilities & Services

  • Early morning dives with thresher sharks at monad shoal
  • Day trips to Gato Island with white tip reef sharks and caves
  • Day trips to Calanggamn Island with original Filipino island BBQ
  • Day trips to Sambawan & Maripipi
  • Wreck diving at Doña Marylin
  • Late afternoon dives with mandarin fish & seahorses
  • PADI courses available from beginner up to dive master
  • 2 dive boats - accommodating up to 36 divers combined 
  • Up to 4 dives a day possible
  • Small groups, up to 4 divers per dive guide,
  • up to 5 divers only if one diver is a divemaster or instructor
  • Nitrox up to 32% (surcharge applies)

 

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Packages & Rates

Sea Explorers Philippines Diving and Accommodation Rates

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Sea Explorers Philippines Rates 2018/2019

All prices are in Philippine Pesos and are subject to change. Valid from Oct 1, 2018.

 

Cabilao - Dauin - Malapascua Accommodation

Prices are per person, including breakfast. Length of stay, number of destinations and itinerary are flexible. Prices for other resorts on request.

Accommodation type

Double

Single

Availability of room category

Garden/Beach Front Rooms

₱2,250.00

₱4,000.00

Ocean Vida / Pura Vida Dauin (Garden) / Pura Vida Cabilao (Beach Front)

Deluxe Garden Rooms

₱2,600.00

₱4,700.00

Buena Vida

Deluxe Aircon

₱2,900.00

₱5,300.00

Pura Vida Cabilao & Dauin / Ocean Vida

Superior / Family aircon

₱3,600.00

₱6,700.00

Pura Vida Dauin

Suite

₱4,500.00

₱8,500.00

Pura Vida Cabilao / Pura Vida Dauin

Extra bed (if available)

₱1,500.00

 

Extra mattress (if available)

₱1,200.00

 

 

Alona Beach Accommodation 

Prices are per person based on double occupaction.

Accommodation

Pyramid Resort

Alona Vida Resort

Alona Hill Resort

Deluxe Aircon

₱2,150.00

₱2,400.00

2400

Superior

₱2,600.00

₱2,900.00

-

Superor Sea View

₱3,100.00

-

-

 

Amorita Resort, Alona Beach

Prices are per person including breakfast, based on double occupation. Required 2 nights stay during peak season and ”No check-out” Policy on Dec. 31 and Apr. 20 (Black Saturday).

Accommodation Type

High Season

Oct. 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019

(except Peak Season Dates)

Peak Season

Dec. 22, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019

Feb. 4-9, 2019, Apr. 17-21, 2019, Apr. 27 -May 2, 2019

Deluxe

₱5,500.00

₱6,785.00

Junior Suite

₱6,000.00

₱7,285.00

One Bedroom Suite

₱7,575.00

₱8,860.00

One Bedroom Sea View Suite

₱8,500.00

₱9,785.00

Two Bedroom Sea View Suite

₱12,285.00

₱14,930.00

Pool Villa

₱13,075.00

₱14,360.00

Sea View Pool Villa

₱15,715.00

₱17,000.00

Two Bedroom Pool Villa

₱21,215.00

₱23,860.00

Extra person

₱3,150.00

₱3,150.00

 

Transfers 

Prices are per person per way on a double transfer / single transfer in brackets. Prices for more than 2 persons are available upon request.

Transfer in/out from/to airport/pier

Alona Beach

Cabilao

Dauin

Malapascua

Moalboal

Mactan/Cebu Int'l airport

₱2,650 (3,650)

₱4,050 (5,000)

₱2,950 (5,365)

₱3,000 (5,950)

₱1,800 (3,600)

Tagbilaran domestic airport/pier

₱500 (1000)

₱1,900 (2,400)

-

-

-

Dumaguete domestic airport/pier

-

-

₱750 (1,500)

-

-

Transfer Between Destinations

Alona Beach

Cabilao

Dauin

Malapascua

Moalboal

Alona Beach

-

₱4,000 (3,100)

₱2,900 (3,100)

₱5,150 (8,600)

₱3,950 (6,250)

Cabilao

₱4,000 (3,100)

-

₱4,300 (5,500)

₱6,450 (9,750)

₱3,350 (7,600)

Dauin

₱2,900 (4,100)

₱4,275 (5,450)

 

₱5,500 (10,800)

₱2,900 (5,650)

Malapascua

₱5,100 (8,450)

₱6,550 (9,950)

₱5,530 (10.450)

-

₱4,100 (8,100)

Moalboal

₱3,950 (6,250)

₱5,350 (7,600)

₱2,900 (5,650)

₱4,100 (8,100)

 

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Diving 

Rates include tanks, weights, guide and boat rides. Does NOT include sanctuary fees and special day trips.

Number of dives (pre-booked & paid)

4

5

10

20

3-6 days

7+ days

valid in all Sea Explorers Dive Centers

₱8,000.00

₱9,500.00

₱18,500.00

₱36,000.00

₱6,300/day

₱5,670/day

Every additional dive over 20 dives will be charged PHP 1,750

Number of dives (paid on the spot)

4

5

10

20

3-6 days

7+ days

valid in all Sea Explorers Dive Centers

$180

$215

$410

$800

$140/day

$126/day

Every additional dive over 20 dives will be charged US$39 per dive.

 

Extras

Extra

Per Dive

Per Day

Complete rental gear

(w/out dive computer)

₱550.00

₱750.00

Nitrox 32%

₱200.00

₱1,500.00

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Rates & Availability 

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677. We are always glad to help! 

 

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Sea Explorers Philippines Partners

Sea Explorers has selected different dive centers and resorts as partners all over the Philippines. Contact us for more information.

 

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Practical Information

  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
  • Electricity: 220v
  • Payment: Payment after you have reviewed the charges can be made either in cash (Euros, Swiss Francs, US dollars, Philippines Peso, Australian dollars or Yen) by credit card (VISA or Mastercard) or via Paypal (no Paypal account required). Only Sanctuary Fees have to be paid in cash. 

 

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