Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Cabilao

Destination: Philippines

Cambaquiz, Loon, Bohol, Philippines 6327 | Room + breakfast only + 2 dives from $93++/ppn

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Pura Vida Resort Cabilao Quick Pitch

“Pura Vida” means “pure life” and that is exactly what you can experience here at Pura Vida Cabilao. The size of the resort and the rooms are very spacious and from everywhere a beautiful view over the Bohol Sea is guaranteed. The main attraction is the diving. Cabilao's healthy reefs, sizes, and colors of soft and hard coral, the amount of fish and the biodiversity at the dive sites of Cabilao are world class.

 

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 20
  • Dive Center: On-site.
  • Amenities: hot and cold shower, air-condition, spacious terrace, modern furniture
  • Internet: Free at public areas
  • Nearest Airport: Cebu International Airport (45 minutes by car)
  • Babysitting service: Yes
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, surcharge
 

 

How to Get There

There are a few different ways on how you can reach Pura Vida Cabilao. They offer airport transfer service to the resort at PHP 2000.

  • ARRIVAL IN CEBU/MACTAN INT’L AIRPORT:
  • From Cebu International Airport to Cebu Pier: 20-30 minutes by car
  • From Cebu Pier to Tagbilaran Pier: 2 to 2.5 hours by fast ferry (Ocean Jet)
  • From Tagbilaran Pier to Mocboc Pier, Loon: 1 hour by car or motorbike
  • From Mocboc Pier to Pura Vida Cabilao: 15 minutes by Bangka boat
  • ARRIVAL IN TAGBILARAN, BOHOL DOMESTIC AIRPORT:
  • From Tagbilaran Airport (Bohol) to Mocpoc Pier: 1 hour by car
  • From Mocboc Pier to Pura Vida Cabilao: 15 minutes by bangka boat
  • ARRIVAL IN ARGAO
  • (This can only be arranged by Pura Vida Cabilao or Sea Explorers Philippines)
  • From Cebu City to Argao: 2,5 – 3 hours by car
  • From Argao directly to Pura Vida Cabilao: 1,5h by bangka boat
 

Dive Overview

Cabilao with its amazing dive sites offers a great destination for all levels of divers. There are about 20 excellent and unique dive sites which offer wall dives with amazing sizes of gorgonians, different species of pygmy seahorses, muck diving, early morning and night dives can be arranged anytime. In combination with the spacious camera room, Cabilao Island is a paradise for underwater photographers.

[Read More: Bohol Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Honeymoon Suite

  • Pura Vida Resort Cabilao
  • The newly built suite room is located on the second floor on top of the deluxe rooms. The spacious interior provides a King-Sized bed, a sofa bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar refrigerator, and a safety deposit vault. A large balcony with sunbeds and chairs offers a relaxing view over the ocean.

 

Family Suite

  • Pura Vida Resort Cabilao
  • 110 square meter room is waiting to fit the guest needs. A generous king sized bed and a large sofa are inside the room with its very comfortable space. A corridor which leads to the bathroom is a large dressing room and everyone has enough space for all their belongings. Inside the actual bathroom, the toilet and the shower are divided with a door. The suite is equipped with air conditioning, fan, minibar and refrigerator, safety deposit box, bathrobes and a huge round terrace for outstanding views.

 

Deluxe Room

  • Pura Vida Resort Cabilao
  • Located at the top of the cliff, the 12 deluxe rooms offer a breathtaking view over the Island of Pangangan and the Bohol Sea on their very spacious terraces. Every room can be twin sharing or with a double room, depending on the guests demand. All our rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, hot and cold water shower, and fan. Complimentary water and a water kettle for your coffee and tea are available in each room. The bathroom and the connected dressing room are very spacious and lighten with daylight.

 

Standard Room

  • Pura Vida Resort Cabilao
  • The 5 standard rooms are located directly at the beachfront overlooking the beautiful garden and the beach. Another 2 standard rooms are located on top of the cliff behind the deluxe building and closer to the restaurant. All our rooms are equipped with hot and cold water shower, air conditioning and comfortable beds. Every room can be a double or twin sharing, depending on your needs.

 

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Resort Facilities

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Pura Vida Resort Cabilao Features

  • Free wifi internet in public places
  • Restaurant with a beautiful view of the ocean.
  • Bar connected to the restaurant
  • On-site dive center operated by Sea Explorers
  • Spa center

 

Pura Vida Resort Cabilao Food & Drinks

  • Huge choice of different foods in the mornings are available
  • Wide range of different European and Asian dishes for lunch and dinner
  • Wide range of tropical fruit juices, shakes and coconut juice at the bar
  • Local beer and a huge variety of different cocktails are available at the bar

 

Activities

Pura Vida Cabilao offers an all in all Bohol sightseeing tour which allows you to see everything Bohol Island has to offer in one day.

 

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Schedule & Rates

Pura Vida Cabilao & Sea Explorers Accommodation & Diving Rates

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Accommodation

All prices are in Philippine Pesos (PHP) and are subject to change. Prices are per room, including breakfast.

Accommodation type

Double

Single

Beach Front

₱2,250.00

₱4,000.00

Deluxe Cliff

₱2,900.00

₱5,300.00

Suite

₱4,500.00

₱8,500.00

 

Meal Plans

Plan

Price

Half board

₱1,000.00

Full board

₱1,800.00

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Sea Explorers Diving Rates

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.

[See: Sea Explorers Package & Rates]

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Drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677 and let us help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Dive Overview

  • Diving is offered all year round
  • 3-5mm wetsuit is recommended
  • Temperature: Water 26-30°C / Air 25-33°C
  • Max. depth 40m
 

Pura Vida Resort Cabilao Dive Sites

Here are some of the most popular dive sites in Cabilao. Feel free to ask us if you would like to know more about these dive sites.

  • Current View Point
  • This plateau in approx. 25-30m depth is located on the north-western corner of the island, where quite often there is current. The sandy bottom is full of broccoli and some fan corals and if you look hard enough you will find the rare Pygmy seahorse. It’s also a good dive to see white-tipped reef and sometimes other sharks, schools of barracudas and jackfish. The bottom is home to ghost pipefish, many different nudibranchs, and thorny seahorses.
  • Lighthouse
  • Next to Current View Point is a slope covered with seagrass and corals going down to 20m. This is a highlight for underwater photographers as it has a great variety of rare marine life. Several kinds of scorpionfish, different ghost pipefish, pegasus, stargazer, crocodile snake-eel, sea snake, many different kinds of shrimp and crabs and the fascinating lightning file shell are all regularly sighted. Do not miss any day or night dives at this fantastic dive site.
  • Gorgonia Wall
  • This wall runs 100m out from and parallel to the shore. It starts at 5m and goes down to 60m and is completely covered with different kinds of corals, giant gorgonians, sponges and has many small caves and overhangs. Plenty of coral fish, rare nudibranchs, frogfish, and pygmy seahorses can be spotted. Occasionally large napoleon wrasses are cruising by. This easy dive is especially recommended for afternoon dives.
  • Fallen Tree and Talisay Tree
  • A gradual slope from the shore to 18m and then a steep wall which slopes down to approx. 50m makes this a great drift dive for the advanced diver. Off the wall and into the blue, you can sometimes meet schools of large barracudas or even turtles. Frogfish, pegasus and rare nudibranchs are also be found on the slope. At the end of the dive in the shallow area, we can spot the beautiful pajama cardinal fish and other colorful fish in the hard corals.
  • Cambaquiz
  • This wall at the northeastern tip just in front of Pura Vida Cabilao goes from 10m down to ca. 70m. In some of the many caves you can find baby sharks and at 30m, there is a large cave which you can enter. A gentle slope on the east side of the wall is rich with reef fish and quite often turtles. Great night diving in the area with stargazers, sometimes wonderpus and many different kinds of crabs and shrimps.
  • Housereef
  • It is a good dive site for macro lovers right in front of the dive center, many different species of nudibranchs can be found here as well as the famous Long-nose hawk fish. There is always a good variety of anemonefish as well as scorpion and stonefish. We often see sea turtles during our dives here. The dive site is also suitable for novices, photographers and is recommended for night dives.

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[Read More: Bohol Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Dive Center Information

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Sea Explorers Overview

Sea Explorers Dive Center at Cabilao is located on the beautiful white beach on the northeast side of the island. The dive center is well equipped with different facilities like office, small retail shop, classroom, camera room, and a guest´s equipment room for personal dive gear. Cabilao with its amazing dive sites offers a great destination for all levels of divers. There are about 20 excellent and unique dive sites which offer wall dives with amazing sizes of gorgonians, different species of pygmy seahorses, muck diving, early morning and night dives can be arranged anytime.

 

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Diving Facilities & Services

  • All fun dives in small groups and a personal guide
  • Local orientation and check-up dives for divers with a long break between their last dive or if divers dive the first time in tropical waters
  • PADI dive courses available from beginner to more advanced courses incl. Nitrox
  • Island hopping available
  • Dive Safaris can be organized with our own dive boat
  • Well maintained and modern rental equipment in combination with absolutely pure air is min. standard
  • Oxygen equipment, emergency communication, spare equipment, toolbox, life jackets, VHF, mobile phone, first aid, etc. are standard equipment on the boat
  • Complimentary water, tea, and coffee on all the boats
  • 4 divers per guide – small groups guaranteed
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Nitrox available (32%) – surcharge

 

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Practical Information

  • Languages: English, Tagalog
  • Electricity: 220 v
  • Time zone: GMT/UTC +08:00
  • Payment: Cash or credit card

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