More than 7000 tropical islands, clear warm water, vast coral reefs and mind-blowingly beautiful flora and fauna make the Philippines a true scuba diver’s paradise.You can find almost every underwater adventure and experience here. At some dive resorts, shore diving on the house reef is popular, but divers can also hop on a day boat or live-aboard to access the sheer reef walls and atolls offshore.A rich WWII history makes wreck diving the focus of areas such as Coron, off Palawan and Subic Bay. The underwater ecosystem is an epicenter of marine biodiversity with dugongs and skittish scythe-tail thresher sharks leading a cast of more than 1, 200 marine species.And topside, rest assured of a warm welcome as the friendly and relaxed Filipinos embrace visitors. Diving highlights include the World Heritage site of Tubataha only accessible by liveaboard yacht, thresher sharks at Malapascua, macro photography of Dumaguete and Bohol and the wrecks of Coron.
ATMOSPHERE RESORT – DUMAGUETE, negros oriental
The best luxury boutique resort in the Philippines !
“Only one word needed for this incredible resort…paradise! From beginning to end, I received 5 star service at Atmosphere Resort…it truly was a little piece of heaven. I was searching for a scuba diving, yoga, spa retreat and Atmosphere was the perfect match! “
A TRULY SPECTACULAR LUXURY RESORT EXPERIENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Indulge yourself and surrender to the luxury resort of Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, where the warmest of Philippine hospitality is combined with first class amenities and service. Beautifully situated within an old seven acre coconut plantation on the island of Negros Oriental near Dumaguete, the luxurious Atmosphere enjoys a spectacular beach front location alongside the warm coastal waters of the Philippine Sea. Whether you want to scuba dive, indulge in the enchanted spa, practice yoga, engage in activities or simply read a book by the pool, you can look forward to an unforgettable stay.
Sink into a cool pillow, nuzzle into crisp Egyptian cotton linens and embrace yourself in soft white fluffy towels. All our rooms come with complimentary breakfast, California king size beds with luxurious linen, solar heated water, eco-friendly cosmetics, coffee and tea, tropical fruit, energy reduction air-conditioners, flat screen TV’s, WiFi, minibar, rain showers and a luxury turndown service with a surprise. All rooms can also be equipped with one extra bed for an additional fee which will also include breakfast. Our maximum capacity at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is around 90 guests.
Liveaboard: S/Y Philippine Siren
Diving in the Philippines by luxury liveaboard you will have the opportunity to explore many islands and fantastic coral reefs. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, surrounded by deep blue seas that contain some of the richest marine life on Earth. Thought by many to be the apex of the coral triangle, diving in the Philippines offers you a wide variety of marine environments to choose from. Dives on steep walls and offshore pinnacles, critter hunting in coastal reefs, and the opportunity to get up close to the World’s largest fish – the whale shark. We offer 4 distinct trips to the islands and dive sites of the Philippines that will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned diver. Join us in Tubbataha, Visayas – Cebu, Bohol, Apo, Negros & Malapascua.
DIVE TUBBATAHA REEF NATIONAL MARINE PARK, DEPARTING PUERTO PRINCESSA
February to June – 6 nights / 13 nights from 3,810 USD
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, in recognition of its outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness, Tubbataha Reef offers some truly amazing diving, only accessible by liveaboard. These reefs consist of vertical walls or near drop off’s rising out of great depths where hammerheads, thresher sharks and whale sharks can be seen. The shallow reef tops are teeming with colorful reef fish whilst at many dive sites stingrays, spiny lobsters, immature manta rays and turtles are found.
DIVE SOUTHERN VISAYAS, DEPARTING MACTAN OR MOALBOAL
Year round – 6 to 10 nights from 2,990 USD
The Visayas region is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its nutrient rich water supporting a variety of ecosystems & a wide diversity of marine life. Sites range from steep coral covered walls to gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots. During the tour we visit and dive the islands of Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag and Pescador. Along with Apo Island marine sanctuary and critter hot spot Dauin.
Magic Oceans Resort
Magic Oceans Dive Resort – Anda, Bohol
Magic Oceans is a brand-new purpose-built dive resort nestled on the shoreline of the Bohol Sea in Anda, on the island of Bohol. It was designed using the same principles as the Magic Island Resort in Cebu i.e. it is compact and friendly, with a great attention to detail: whether that’s the personalised service provided by the locally trained staff or the fact that there are power sockets alongside the bar, so that you can enjoy a drink, catch up on social media and charge your device all at the same time! The sixteen cottages are all spacious doubles with bedside tables, wardrobes and even a writing desk. They are well appointed with a sofa area, air conditioning, a minibar, and beverage making facilities.
The bathrooms are equipped with modern functional fittings, have hot showers and large marble surfaces either side of the sink to spread out all your paraphernalia or dry your camera housings. All cottages have balconies out front with comfortable chairs and a table and a view over the pool. The resort is located to the south of Anda, and there is 18 km’s of reef to be explored both to the north-east and the north-west of the resort. There are over 30 named dive sites listed already and more being discovered as time goes by. Besides diving, Bohol has many attractions like the chocolate hills, tarsiers and the river cruise.
Sogod Bay Resort
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort – Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Sogod Bay is an underwater paradise. These waters are home to a profusion of beautiful marine life – all waiting to be explored in uncrowded dive sites. With exceptional reefs, divers revel in gardens of coral, steep drop-offs, shelves and walls, as well as black sand teeming with macro life.
With our dedication to marine conservation we have sponsored Marine Protected Areas throughout Sogod Bay. The biodiversity of the marine ecosystem offers visitors an unforgettably unique experience.
In addition to a vast array of both soft and hard coral, Sogod Bay supports aquatic life from tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and pipefish to turtles, frogfish, napoleon wrasse, and even, at the right time of year, whale sharks!
Certified PADI instructors and the most knowledgeable Filipino dive masters in the region stand ready to guide you to some of the best diving sites in the Philippines. Now offering over 25 unspoiled dive sites featuring pristine reefs with healthy corals and plentiful macro life. Underwater photographers and videographers are welcomed and we are pleased to have hosted many world renowned photographers.
The resort caters to a maximum of only 22 guests and is designed to serve dive travelers’ needs. We are proud that many customers keep coming back time and time again.
- Air dives 1, 350 Peso per dive (drinks and snacks included if doing 2 dives or more)
- Nitrox dives 1, 450 Peso per dive (drinks and snacks included if doing 2 dives or more)
- Full dive gear rental 400 Peso per dive (includes BCD, Regs, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins and Booties)
- Snorkeling gear 300 Peso per day (includes Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties)
- Whale shark trip 3, 500 peso per diver (during the season from November through May)
We do competitive group diving rates for a minimum 6 divers.
Please contact us for rates and note there is a marine sanctuary fee of up to 200 pesos (~$4) per day on marine sanctuary dive sites. This is for the local authorities to maintain the marine sanctuaries.
(Published Rates are subject to change without notice, however we will notify our reserved guests of any changes ASAP)