PADI Dive Center
We operate a fully equipped, modern PADI regsitered Dive Center in the resort. Daily dives are scheduled - a 2-tank dive at 8:30am, a 1-tank dive at 2:30pm and, on request, Manadarin fish dive at 5:00pm and a a t night dive at 6:30pm. Almost daily dives at the famous Pescador Island.
The Dive Sites
You can enjoy all year round diving in Moalboal. There are at least 18 recognized dive sites around Moalboal and more are being discovered. The range of these sites is extremely wide: sandy slopes, vertical walls that drop to 50 meters, canyons and a sunken island.
The Philippines itself is very rich in coral and other marine life; from small colorful nudibranchs and mandarin fish to sea turtles and whale sharks. But there is no other place that you can find a rich concentration of marine biodiversity than in central Philippines, where you can find Moalboal and Turtle Bay Dive Resort.
Our Diving Packages
Turtle Bay PADI Dive Center offers dive packages for beginners as well as experienced divers. Most guests choose our two-dives-per-day dive package. You can add additional dives (e.g. a night dive) on a pay-per-dive basis. Contact us for prices of diving pacages.
We operate two outrigger boats with a 75hp Yamaha outboard (locally known as a banca) which takes groups of 20 divers to any of the many dive sites within 30 minutes. This type of boat is well suited to Philippine waters and it makes for an easy backward roll into the sea. We also have a Boston Whaler with 25hp Evinrude outboard for small groups.
We organize two boat entry dives per day and, by request, night dives that are either boat entry or shore dives. There is easy access to the magnificent house reef; just swim out from the end of the boat jetty. We have local dive masters who can expertly guide you around the reefs and point out the well camouflaged marine life. Our staff will carry your BCD and tank to the boat; so just stroll down to the boat at the end of the jetty when the boat is ready to leave.
We also offer a dolphin watching boat trip which leaves at 6AM. Remember to bring your video or camera to capture the excitement of seeing these sleek and agile swimmers leap from the sea and glide along with the boat.
We offer a complete range of PADI courses from Bubble Maker to Rescue Diver. We also offer Scuba Review if it has been a while since your last dive and you feel you need to refresh your knowledge. Just ask us for details if you are interested in taking a course during your stay. Contact us for details and prices of PADI courses.
PADI Dive Center, Moalboal
We expect the majority of our divers will want to use their own diving gear and so we provide storage for your gear in our dive centre. We provide the tanks (Nitrox is available) and weight belts. The tanks are 80/95 cu. ft. aluminum, with choice of International or DIN fittings. We also have complete kits of diving gear for rent: 3mm wet suits, BCD, mask and fins and Oceanic sports regulator and octopus. Snorkeling gear, dive torches and underwater cameras can also be rented. The dive centre has two Bauer Mariner compressors and a blender station for Nitrox.
We ask our guests to always dive with our experienced dive masters who know the local conditions. Be sure to bring your divers card and log book. In case of serious accidents, there are several excellent hospitals in Cebu City with outpatient and emergency facilities. In the event of the bends, there is a decompression chamber in Cebu City at the VISCOM Station Hospital at Camp Lapu-Lapu. The Philippine Air Force runs a helicopter service to transfer patients to the decompression chamber. We recommend that you takeout diver’s insurance, e.g., DAN, prior to diving.
There are numerous photo opportunities for underwater photographers, including wide angle and macro photography. We have dedicated camera wash tanks and outlets in the Dive Center for recharging batteries. You can download your shots to our PC and be will burn them to a CD for you, but remember to bring your connecting cable though. For those wanting prints,there is a Fuji Film Center in Moalboal.
Guided boat dive using own gear = Php1,390.00
Guided shore dive using own gear = Php 1,000.00
10 guided dives (9 boat + 1 shore) = Php 12,500.00
15 guided dives (13 boat + 2 shore) = Php 18,100.00
Supplment for on tank of nitrox = Php 240.00
Supplemnt per tank for 10 nitrox tanks = Php 216.00
Rental of full set of gear per dive = Php 360.00
No extra charge for night dive if you bring your own torch
See downlaods for prices of courses