Magic Dive Resorts offer two locations in The Philippines. Owners Desiree and Arie operate with a strong team who have been with them since 2005 when they opened Magic Island Resort. In 2015 Magic Oceans Dive Resort opened. Whichever resort you choose for your scuba diving vacation, you’ll be welcomed like family.
Magic Island Dive Resort is on the west coast of Cebu Island and ideally located for you to explore the Moalboal Peninsula. The resort lies on the rocky coastline between the town center and the main tourist area of Panagsama. Its ten rooms enjoy peace away from the tourist hustle and are just steps from a house reef which is home to resident mandarin fish.
Magic Oceans Dive Resort lies in a remote location on the east coast of Bohol. Close to the village of Anda and nestled in tropical greenness, sixteen bungalows lie in serene peace just steps away from a spectacular house reef. The location boasts thirty-one dive sites spread over 16km of coastline.
Accommodation at Magic Dive Resorts
The ten rooms at Magic Island Dive Resort have either a sea or pool view and a private balcony with comfortable seating from which you can drink it all in. Expect fresh décor and both air conditioning and ceiling fans. Rooms are ensuite and have a minibar as well as unlimited fresh water. Rooms have twin or double beds, and some rooms can have an extra bed in them.
At Magic Oceans Dive Resort the sixteen bungalows feature a king sized bed. Each has a day bed which can be used as an extra bed if required. Rooms are ensuite and have plenty of storage; they feature a minibar and tea and coffee facilities. Outside you’ll find a private balcony with comfortable furniture.
Dining at Magic Dive Resorts
At Magic Oceans Dive Resort Erroll, Darwin, and Camilla take care of your food, preparing delicious dishes to satiate your post diving appetite. Dinner is served on the terrace right by the water close to Bar Perfecto where Esther serves tasty cold cocktails.
Dining at Magic Island Dive Resort is a social affair along one banquet style table. Share dive stories and amazing experiences and make new friends. The kitchen is open and seeing the chefs prepare your food adds to the theater and atmosphere of each mealtime. The bar is next to the restaurant and serves delicious cocktails made with fresh juices. If you have a special celebration or want some romance, opt to dine privately on one of the two beach house terraces.
The pool at Magic Island Dive Resort is a perfect place to laze on shaded loungers, pass the time and maybe sip a tasty cocktail. The resort has two beach houses with terraces which are also great places to relax and unwind in peace. At the spa, Josephine, Jean Ann, and Nita can help you relax further with full body massages, manicures, and pedicures.
Tours to visit the Kawasan Falls and local markets are available. For more action you might want to try mountain biking, dirt biking, canyoning, abseiling a waterfall, trekking or jungle hikes. If you want to strike out on your own, you can hire a motorbike to explore the local area.
Magic Oceans Dive Resort surrounds the pool, and there’s plenty of space for lazing by it. The resort also has some lovely terraces scattered around; some are hidden and perfect for some holiday reading, and some have great views to accompany your cocktail. Massage and some beauty treatments are available to help you relax just that little bit more. Anda is also known as ‘The Jewel of Bohol” and is a perfect base for exploring Bohol, and there are many trips to choose from; whether you like nature, adventure or sightseeing there’s plenty to do. Meet tarsiers and macaques, visit the Chocolate Hills, go zip lining, quad biking, or take a dune buggy for a spin, visit mangroves and find fireflies
Diving at Magic Dive Resorts
At Magic Island Dive Resort the dive center is at the water’s edge. The center has a thirty diver capacity, but with a maximum resort capacity of twenty-five divers, it never feels crowded. There’s plenty of space for rinsing and hanging and dedicated space for cameras. The center has three boats that pull up directly to the dive center meaning you can just jump onboard. The boats look like traditional bangkas with the bamboo outriggers but have modern engine designs to make them more diver and environmentally friendly.
Twenty dive sites wait to be explored from dawn ‘til dusk and beyond, including a fabulous house reef. Expect to see everything from pygmy seahorses to thresher sharks, swirling sardine bait balls, whale sharks, frog fish and more. Nitrox is available, and the center offers fluoro and blackwater diving as well as night diving and twilight dives where you can see the mandarin fish mating display.
Magic Oceans Dive Resort, in the town of Anda on the island of Bohol, is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort and offers the full range of PADI dive courses in Dutch and English. The center is well equipped and has plenty of space for rinsing, drying and gearing up. Photographers have dedicated sinks and tables. The resort has three boats, one is a small traditional Bangka and is used for up to 8 guests. The other two larger boats still have the traditional outriggers but can take 16 and 12 divers. These larger boats have toilets, camera stations, and seating areas; all boats serve drinks and refreshments between dives and are staffed by an experienced crew.
Enjoy the fabulous house reef, in addition to a huge variety of live and a great range of sites to explore. Expect everything from tiny nudibranch and muck diving to walls, beautiful corals, and the occasional whale shark and manta ray.