Day Trip & Multi-Day Trip Diving In Cebu
Usually we use our great banca which offers room for about 15 – 20 divers to go on the big trips. We distinguish between day trips and multi-day trips which include additional overnight stays in local resorts.
The Dive Spots for our trips are: Cabilao, Panglao, Sumilon and Santander (offered as day trips), and Siquijor, Olango, Pamilacan and Cevera Shoal (multi-day trips).
Multi-day trips are individually planned and will only be available if there are enough interested participants among the divers.
Cabilao Island is located between the islands of Bohol and Cebu. It is a little island that offers so much beauty. The main reason to visit Cabilao is the opportunity to dive in the wonderful reefs and look out for its famous hammerhead sharks. There used to be regular sightings of these wonderful creatures during specific seasons. However, nowadays sightings are unfortunately rare which makes the experience even more unforgettable.
Sumilon Island is not only known for whale shark sightings but various rays as well as black and white tip sharks. Sumilon Island is a fascinating discovery for nature lovers. It is the country’s first marine reserve, and its preservation is of the highest priority. It is surrounded by crystal clear waters and has great vegetation, an untouched lake, a great white sand bank and one of the best diving spots of the Visayas.
Santander lies at the southern end of Cebu. This dive site is located in the strait between Negros and Cebu. There are strong currents and it offers a lot of variety. Here it is possible to meet a wide range of nudibranchs and, with a little bit of luck, even to discover the elegant ribbon eels.
Balicasag Island (currently not available) is one of our favorite spots. The entire island is a coral reef and a nature sanctuary. Its magic lies beneath the deep blue sea and offers many highlights such as: schools of mackerel that can darken the water’s surface, huge barracudas, the sight in itself enough to give you goose bumps, and also lots of turtles can be sighted on the island. Indeed, Balicasag features one of the most beautiful snorkel and diving areas of the Visayas.
Siquijor, the most fabled island of the Philippines. Here we will stay overnight at a very nice resort and explore the underwater world of the island for a few days. Although the time of witches and wizards has long been gone, in Siquijor, also known as the Mystic Island, these age-old legends are still very much alive.
Siquijor is the third smallest province in the Philippines and for a time it belonged to Negros Oriental. In the past Siquijor was also known as the “Island of Fire”. The 102 kilometers long coastline of this beautiful small island has white sandy beaches and it is said that witches, magicians and shamans live there. Some superstitious Filipinos prefer not to stay overnight due this legend, however, doesn’t this sound like an adventure? Siquijor is indeed a beautiful and mysterious island.
Pamilacan means “resting place of the mantas” in the vernacular. After a night on Bohol we will start early in the morning to watch whales and dolphins. After that and with a little bit of luck you may be able to meet one of the eponymous giants of the island under water.
Cevera Shoal is a shallow plateau in the middle of the sea. Sloping down to 20 meters deep, it is home to a large colony of sea snakes. The reef itself is not that impressive but from time to time you can sight various sharks and napoleon fishes. The strong currents are a challenge even for experienced divers. The trip to this spot is offered in combination with an overnight stay in Bohol.
Olango is located in the north of Cebu near Mactan and the reefs of the island have been declared a nature reserve. Here you will find a wealth of fish and beautiful coral gardens. There are also large seagrass beds and around them you will find a diverse and colorful bustle. With a little luck you may even meet one of the famous thresher sharks in the early morning hours.
Catering during the trips includes snacks (sweet buns, coffee, tea and drinking water) or breakfast and a freshly prepared BBQ with the freshest fish, meat and side dishes like vegetables, rice and salad. Snacks are included in the day trip price. The BBQ is prepared upon request and billed separately. Soft drinks and drinking water are free of charge. Up to 3 dives with a dive time limitation of 60 minutes per dive can be performed during day trips.