Magazine Article

Here is a copy of an article in Sport Diver UK. It is given here as it gives a good one page overview of the resort and the diving in the area. For more information read the relevant pages in this website.




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A boutique 28-room dive resort set in landscaped tropical grounds on the west coast of the island of Cebu in the Philippines. The resort is situated in the centre of the famous coral triangle and with easy access to 20 dive sites including the famous Pescador Island. You can explore and enjoy diving in the four marine sanctuaries and many coral walls.


The resort has a fully equipped PADI registered dive centre which is also an appointed Aqualung Partner Center. We offer PADI courses from discover scuba to Dive Master. The resort has a great house reef on which guests enjoy snorkeling and night dives. All resort rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and either a terrace or balcony so that guests can sit outside and enjoy the warm air and views of the bay and the grounds.


The resort provides gourmet family style meals and a la carte meals and snacks in the Bay View Restaurant. Between dives, guest can chill out around the large lagoon pool, get a suntan on the beach, or spend 90 minutes relaxing with a sauna and full-body massage at the Bay Spa.






My wife organised the building of the resort on a great site next to our holiday home where our family has been diving for 24 years.We built the dive resort so that more divers can experience and enjoy diving the area while having a homely resort in which to relax.My Filipina wife is also the chef who serves up gourmet meals with anAsian twist. We want our guests to be able to experience the best of Filipino hospitality and traditions.



Pescador Island - Has vertical 50m coral walls topped off with a coral shelf. The resident schools of sardines swarm around in giant clouds.These small fish attract a wide variety of predators including crocodile needle fish, jacks, tuna, barracuda, white-tip reef sharks and thresher sharks.


Muck Dive in Moalboal Bay - Home to many rare fish such as star gazers, fingered dragonets, long horn cow fish, porcupine fish, plus many small critters including several types of ghost pipe fish and boxer shrimps.


The Sunken Plane -A small single-seated plane resting on a sandy bottom at 20m. Garden eels and spot sea moths can be found next to the plane.


Copton Marine Sanctuary - Has a garden of very large gorgonian fans of various colors; a good place to look for pygmy seahorses.This site is blessed with a wide variety of hard and soft corals and fish. Sea turtles are found on most of the sites. The photo courtesey of Robert Kelly



Contact information

Turtle Bay Dive Resort
Tongo,Basdiot,Moalboal 6032, Cebu, Philippines
Phone:+63 917 631 3396

Mobile +63 917 631 4261

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