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Dive the Philippines with Dan’s Dive Shop

January 14, 2025 - January 24, 2025

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Dive the Philippines with Dan’s Dive Shop

Dive the Philippines with Dan’s Dive Shop on this 10-day trip, as will visit two of the most beautiful Islands in the Philippines, Cebu and Bohol. We will be resort hopping, as we spend 5 nights at the intimate Magic Islands Resort and then 5 nights at the beautiful Magic Oceans Resort with amazing diving on both islands. 

Everything will be taken care of from the moment you arrive in the Philippines. Our DDS Diver Package includes all accommodation, 7 days boat diving, unlimited shore diving, all meals, and all airport and resort transfers. 

Nestled amongst a jungle backdrop both resorts host stunning house reefs with unlimited shore diving plus boat dives including a sardine run, diving with turtles and whale sharks. Shore dive from the resort and search the reef for beautiful marina life such as mandarin fish and pygmy seahorses. 


Moalboal has a vast array of marine life, from the very tiny Denise Pygmy Seahorse, to the sexy and elegant Thresher Shark that is often spotted hunting the huge school of Sardines that reside at Panagsama Wall. The Sardine bait ball is a spectacle all by itself, with well over a million sardines making up the school. Watching them shift and change shapes as the predators swoop in to catch a tasty mouth full is just mesmerizing. 

Pescador Island is just a 10 minute boat ride away. This little uninhabited islet rises up out of the Tañon Strait, creating a perfect place for marine life to flourish. Its huge walls drop down to 60 plus meters, with colorful soft corals and Gorgonian Sea Fans clinging to the rocky face, and all the tropical fish you can think of. On the West side of the islet, you have ‘The Cathedral’ a huge cavern that has numerous large entry and exit points, looking back out of the cavern it has the eerie appearance of a skull.


Anda offers 17km/10 miles of diving pleasure with 28 dive sites plus a sandbank, Lamanok Island and several diving day trips, that gives you the opportunity to see the outstanding diversity of marine life and the vibrant colors of the corals. It’s very easy to become entranced and spend all day long diving. 

The incredible biodiversity puts Anda slowly on the map as a must-visit destination for diving enthusiasts. The options include muck diving, walls covered with healthy corals, sandy slopes, small caves, mangroves and sandy bottoms full of life. The marine life varies from XXS to XXL, Pygmy seahorses, Nudibranchs, schools of fish, a passing whale shark and even an occasional manta. The Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse is the star of the waters in Anda, Bohol and can be found at several dive sites. With a max. length of only 1 inch, you’ll definitely need your macro lens for a perfect shot! 


Both Magic Oceans and Magic Island Resorts offer a boutique experience. All accommodation is in bungalows with 1 king or 2 singles. The bungalows are nestled around a pool directly next to the ocean, Rooms are comfortably laid out with air conditioning. 

All meals are included in the package, prepare to be not only wowed by the food but renowned Philippine hospitality. Learn more about Magic Resorts here. 

Included on your trip is a Dive and Draw Session led by Artist Grace Marquez. She will guide you on how to paint your own memory as a unique souvenir of the Philippines. 

Option to add on a Bohol Adventure Tour to your trip. It’s a great day to explore the nature and culture of the Philippines – quad riding at the Chocolate Hills, visit at the Tarsier Monkey sanctuary, ziplining over the Lomboc River, etc. etc. The price for this trip is + USD 190 pp. 


Meet Grace, your Trip Leader! Grace is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer at Dan’s Dive Shop. She has helped introduce our divers to many of our local dive sites as well as leading divers on local and international group dive trips. 

Grace was born in the Philippines on a tiny island called Marinduque which is dubbed the “heart of the Philippines” because of its central location and shape! Despite being a world traveller Grace has only returned to the Philippines once and it was on this trip she did her very first introductory scuba dive that set the wheels in motion in her dive life! Grace is excited to be returning to dive the beautiful reefs of Philippines again, now as an accomplished Technical, Cave and Wreck Diver. 

Also an accomplished Artist, when Grace is not diving she is capturing the magic of the water world in her paintings. Grace is looking forward to capturing more underwater inspiration on this Philippines trip and she is very much looking forward to experiencing all this trip has to offer alongside you. 




Magic Island Resort: Superior Deluxe cottage from January 14 – 19, 2025 

Magic Oceans Resort: Superior Deluxe cottage from January 19 – 24, 2025 

Includes: Full Board Accommodations, King or two Single beds, Double Occupancy, Transfers and Diving. Not Included: Flights, Insurance & Scuba Gear. 

All prices are based on 2 persons per bungalow . Single surcharge is USD 55 per night in Magic Island and USD 65 per night in Magic Oceans 

Unlimited diving is based on 3 to 4 boat dives per day and unlimited, unguided house reef diving (incl. night dives). NITROX is USD 30 per diving day 


Transfer from Cebu Airport – Magic Island – Magic Oceans – Airport Cebu. 

Includes Business Class Ferry Tickets and Private Transportation. On transfer day between the resorts you will leave Magic Island around 8AM in the morning (after breakfast) to go to the ferry port in Cebu City. Take the 2 hour ferry in Business Class to the ferry port in Bohol, Your drivers will be waiting to bring you to Magic Oceans in about 1.5 hour drive. You will arrive in Magic Oceans around 3PM, so there’s still time for a late afternoon dive or a night dive. 


At Booking : $295 USD 

Jan 1, 2024 $400 USD

July 1, 2024 $800 USD

Nov 1, 2024 $1255 USD 


Please plan to arrive and depart from Mactan-Cebu International Airport CEB. Flight will be bookable in February 2024. 


CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancel before July 1, 2024 and receive a refund minus $150 CDN Administrative Fee. All payments after July 1, 2024 are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend let us know and we will do our best to resell your spot. If we sell your spot, you’ll receive a full refund minus a $150 CDN Administrative Fee.

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Travel Arrangements by

Fawn Messer, Flight Centre Independent Travel Consultant

329 Welland Ave, St Catharines ON

Phone: 905-984-2160 or 1-800-268-DANS

Email: fawn.messer@fcitravel.ca

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January 14, 2025
January 24, 2025
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