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Magic Resorts - Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 2, 2017 15:06

Diving is great in the Philippines...! Book a trip to Magic Island or Magic Oceans Resorts. We have some great packages...! Contact us for a discounted deal to the Philippines.

Magic Island Resort

FROGFISH BONANZA

The Philippines is already very well known for frogfish, but just lately the sightings keep on coming. From large gray and green ones, to tiny little bright orange ones, the variety is quite astounding. After a dive to Pescador one diver's comment was “they’re hanging off the walls everywhere”. Take a look at some of these very special and unique creatures of the deep. Interesting fact; frogfish have an expanding stomach and can eat a fish twice its size in one gulp, they also have a voracious appetite and will even eat other frogfish. Good thing they don’t grow too big!

 

Magic Resorts - Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   July 12, 2015 08:15

Magic Resorts - Philippines

MAGIC ISLAND and MAGIC OCEAN

Just opened in July, the new Magic Ocean Dive Resort is ready for your visit.

MAGIC ISLAND RESORT - Moalboal, Philippines

We'll take you to the most beautiful diving spots in Moalboal, Philippines. Walk from the dive centre straight into the water for a dive by day or night on our fabulous house reef. We also offer a variety of PADI courses. he resort features ten spacious cottages for two persons. Five of the cottages are big enough for an extra bed if it's needed. All of the cottages have everything you need for a relaxed holiday including air-conditioning, a fan and a hot shower. Every one has a private veranda with seating and either a sea or swimming pool view. We are offering special 7 night rates and 13 night rates also available (13 nights, 10 dive days). 

MAGIC ISLAND SPECIAL OFFER 7 NIGHTS

Transfer Cebu airport - resort – Cebu airport
7 nights stay Superior de Lux cottage with aircon and breakfast
7 days full board
5 days unlimited diving
Special offer USD 1195 (SAVE USD 315 pp) 

MAGIC OCEAN RESORT - Anda, Bohol, Philippines

On July 1st 2015 our new resort will open in Anda, on the super green island Bohol. 16 bungalows are hidden in a lush green surrounding. Relaxing or diving, at Magic Oceans everything is possible. Magic Oceans Resort offers bungalows that are detached and have flower gardens all around. The balconies are big and cosy with bamboo seats and a towel rack and offer amazing views of sea and land. The energy saving air-conditioning is super-silent. Inside the bungalows you’ll find native style furniture including a king size bed and a single bed which can be used as a sofa. The cabinets include a safe for your valuables and a fully stocked mini bar and coffee and tea set. The desk has a good light above it so you can easily fix your camera. We are offering special 7 night rates and 13 night rates also available (13 nights, 10 dive days). 

MAGIC OCEANS SPECIAL OFFER 7 NIGHTS

Transfer Tagbilaran, Bohol - resort – Tagbilaran, Bohol
7 nights stay Superior de Lux cottage with aircon and breakfast
7 days full board
5 days unlimited diving
Special offer USD 1250 (SAVE USD 325 pp) 

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort - Anilao, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   October 8, 2014 09:00

Anilao is one of the most popular diving destinations in the Philippines. Strategically located in Mabini, Batangas, only 2-3 hours drive from Metro Manila, Anilao is known to be home to the beginning of a majority of the diving population in the Philippines. Divers who take their open water course in Manila or in any location within Luzon most likely have their first taste of real open water in Anilao. In addition, it's accessibility to Manila makes it a favourite among weekend warriors and excursionists.

Decades ago, Anilao was merely a secret haven for locals. Today, resorts line the coast of Mabini catering to a myriad of clientele. It is a town built upon the love of diving. As such, development in Anilao strictly abides by the rules of conservation and sustainability. Locals proudly hold that Anilao has been a protected marine area since the 1970's, and are determined to keep it pristine.  

For those with a keen eye and a love for critter photography, Anilao delivers critter diving that rivals the best critter diving in the world. Sites such as the more recently discovered "Secret Bay", and the Anilao classic "Basura" offer critter diving that equals the shores of Dauin, and even Lembeh in Indonesia.

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is our latest addition to the list of fin-tastic resorts in the Philippines. Our dive buddies at the resort are offering us a great discount package for the DEMA Dive Show taking place in Las Vegas November 19-22, 2014. We have a variety of packages including stays from 5 to 14 nights, with or without meals, and either 2 dives or 3 dives per day. Our typical 7 night package, full board meals and 12 dives is discounted to $1400 per person double diver occupancy.

If you love the macro or the majestic, Anilao has a dive site to fill your camera with photos. Book a trip to the Philippines…!

Thalatta Beach Resort - Underwater Photos

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   September 16, 2014 12:54

Thalatta Beach Resort - Philippines

 We Get You Here…!

Underwater Photographs

El Galleon Dive Resort

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 15, 2014 15:11

Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Asia Divers and El Galleon Resorts are located in Puerto Galera on the North East tip of Mindoro. Puerto Galera was originally a fishing community. Then in the 1980s, the Philippines Government discovered just how many species of fish and corals there are here and declared the entire area a Marine Reserve. Once a thriving fishing village, Puerto Galera soon became the premier scuba diving destination in the Philippines.

It was around this time that the El Galleon resort came into existence along with Asia Divers who have been catering for top class vacations ever since. The El Galleon resort is a premier diving resort just a couple of hours South of Manila, providing unashamed luxury at prices that most Westerners would expect to pay for a two star hotel. Hotel rooms in the resort start for as little as $56 a night.

The diving here is unquestionably the best of anywhere in Oriental Mindoro and some would say all the Philippines or Asia.

If you are looking for a beach vacation then come to El Galleon, the jewel of the Philippines, where the resort staff will do their very best to spoil you.

If you like to scuba dive, then let us tell you right away that our resort is smack in the middle of a marine reserve, created and protected by the Philippines government.

If you are looking for a romantic resort, this really is where y ou will experience the magic of the Orient. It's hardly surprising then that we are so popular with honeymoon couples here in the Philippines.

 

Our dive facility here in Puerto Galera is less than two years old and there is nothing like it in Asia! We have a huge private diving platform with a large pontoon at the end of it. No other dive shops or resorts in the area have this. Boats can easily dock on the pontoon making it easy for divers to get on and off the boats. Each diver has their own crate in the dive shop to store their gear. There are showers, rinse tanks, towels and drinking water right there. We also have a dedicated camera room with computers available for use and a rinse tank specifically for cameras. The dive deck has a lot of space, so even when the shop is busy you never feel crowded. It’s a very relaxed feeling, and you know that you’re being well looked after by the experienced diving guides and crew who are always there to help you with anything you may need.

We have some fin-tastic package prices with poolside rooms starting at $68 per night double occupancy, boat dives are $32 each, half board meal package is $30 per person per day. Add this up and two divers can get a package for $1535 for 7 nights, meals and 10 boat dives. Transportation from Manila is $310. Contact us for availability…and ask for our agent's discount on this package.

Photos and text courtesy of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers!

Deep Blue Seafari - Untouched Diving - El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   November 2, 2013 09:59

 

Yep folks, the stories are true. The Philippines has some superb scuba diving, very friendly people, good food, and photo opportunities that won't quit above and below the water. And El Nido in Palawan offers some very untouched dive sites. Our buddies and owners of Deep Blue Seafari are offering us some fin-tastic package for exploring the underwater world near Palawan. And the can even get you to the amazing Tubbataha Reef onboard the M/V Sakura. Join Jose and Diana, the owners of Deep Blue Seafari will welcome you to El Nido and treat you to beach BBQs, camping on an exotic tropical island, and dive sites including Coron, Paglugaban Cave, and Tubbataha Reef. 

 

If beach camping is not your style, comfortable accommodations are available at Cauayan Island Resort, Golden Monkey Cottages, and El Nido Garden Resort. Our 4-day, 3-night dive packages with 14 dives start at $685 USD, accommodation packages and meals are extra. Contact us for resort and dive package availability. 

Turtle Bay Dive Resort - Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines - FREE O/W Dive Course

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 19, 2013 13:34

For our dive buddies out there with a non-diving friend, here's a deal. Book a 5-night package at this #1 rated dive resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines and get a FREE PADI or SSI Open Water Dive Course. This amazing summer promotion starts at $516 per person double occupancy. Here's what is included in this deal:

  • Free Open Water Diver Course (PADI or SSI)
  • 5 nights in an air-condtioned deluxe room
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Round trip transfer between airport and resort
The FREE course package requires you to pay for the registration (SSI) or registration and materials (PADI).
 
 

Turtle Bay Dive Resort was built by a family of avid divers who want other divers to experience the great diving in the warm waters of Moalboal and to relax in their little corner of tropical paradise that they have enjoyed over the years. The modern villas are set amongst tropical gardens and overlook a private cove with crystal clear waters lapping over the boat jetty. The resort has 23 rooms that are furnished either in traditional English hand carved furniture or in Filipino furniture. Every room has a ceiling fan and air-conditioning; ensuite bathroom with hot water shower; and private balcony with room to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
 

The resort operates a fully equipped, modern PADI regsitered Dive Center. 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 1-tank night dive at 6:30pm. Almost daily dives at the famous Pescador Island.

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.


Marco Vincent Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 5, 2013 12:30

Enter the world of Marco Vincent Dive Resort. This Mediterranean inspired property boasts 38 tastefully furnished rooms that are the most spacious in the Puerto Galera Area. 3 restaurants, 2 onsite and 1 beach front, function rooms, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi complete this one of a kind vacation destination. And this resort is located on the best white sand beach in the Puerto Galera area.

El Patio Restaurant - The poolside restaurant is the perfect place to start your day! Enjoy a Filipino breakfast of fried garlic rice, eggs however you want them, accompanied by local delicacies of tocino ( Filipino ham), Longganisa (native sausages) or daing ( marinated fish) . We also serve well loved, traditional, American breakfasts of fluffy pancakes, French toast, omelettes with hashers of sausages, bacon or ham.
Feeling oriental today? Then it's Congee with sidings of pickled vegetables, century egg, minced meat and sautéed vegetables. Something light? A basket of fresh baked bread, local mango, guava or coconut jam with a pot of brewed coffee it is!

MV Dive Center - Marco Vincent Dive Resort is committed to provide quality dive education. Training safe, environmentally conscious divers is the center’s top priority. To ensure this, our dedicated dive pool is designed to meet the requirements of beginner courses. The depth of the pool is divided into two, 5ft and 10ft. The dive pool is the ideal contained, relaxed, environment to introduce beginners to new techniques and equipment that will enable them to conduct themselves safely in and out of the underwater realm.

We are offering two great packages for your diving pleasure and adventure!
8 Days / 7 nights accommodations, full board meals, 18 boat dives, airport transportation extra $1,485 ppdo
10 days / 9 nights accommodations, full board meals, 24 boat dives, air port transfers extra $2,085 ppdo

 

Anilao Photo Workshop & Clinic Group Trip - Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 18, 2013 15:26

Philippines Underwater Photo Clinic - March 2014

Crystal Blue Resort – Anilao, Philippines

Your hosts are Mike Bartick, Anilao expert and owner of Saltwater Photo.com, and Liquid Diving Adventure's owners Greg and Gail Carter. Mike knows the Anilao reefs inside and out, and will show you where to take that perfect wide-angle, macro or critter shot. This amazing photo clinic will provide new photographers and experienced photographers alike the opportunity to work and learn with Mike. With his skills as a naturalist knowing the critters, and as a photographer understanding composure, lighting, exposure, and how to capture critter behavior, every diver will benefit from this trip regardless of their experience level. 

Why are we diving in March...? March is a bit cooler in the Philippines and offers some great diving. Water temps range around 78-80 degrees F which is too cool for the locals, so the dive sites are our to enjoy. Expect to see tons of nudibranches, octopus activity is higher then normal and we see rhinopias too. In fact, all of the most sought after critters are present from November through May, at different times.

Anilao boasts some of the richest reefs in the world. You will be overwealmed with photo opportunities that will fill up your camera's memory card. Mike's favorite critterscan be found in Anilao - rhinopias, blue-ring octopus, hairy frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish & Bobbit worms, along with huge schools of jacks, great barracuda, sharks, and beautiful soft corals. Anilao is also the nudibranch capital of the world!

Crystal Blue Resort features 17 well-appointed air conditioned rooms, an excellent chef, wi-fi service, nitrox blending, and a photo facility with 25 camera bays (called one of the best in the world by guests and Undercurrent). This is an intimate resort that caters to divers and underwater photographers.

  • $1899 includes an amazing 10 nights, 8-1/2 dive days, 34 dives, all meals, nitrox, and night dives. Ground transport to/from Manila (add $75pp shared van) and international air fare to Manila is not included. 

  • Deluxe accommodations in rooms with air-conditioning

  • Small 4:1 diver to guide ratios and long dives

  • Daily photo workshops to help you improve your photography

  • Most sites are just 10-20 minutes from the resort

  • March is a great time to dive Anilao, with cool water, great visibility, tons of critters

  • Single rooms are available, please email us for rates

  • 7 night stays are available for $1,475

 

Anilao Photo Workshop Itinerary

Day one of the trip will include two dives in the afternoon. It is recommended that you arrive either the day before and spend the night at an airport hotel, or arrive before 10am on the morning of the first day. Sorry, we can't offer refunds for missed dives if you arrive late!

Each subsequent day of the trip includes four dives, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. There will be underwater photo seminars in between dives. On the last day there will be two morning dives and departure from the resort will be on the following day.

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete - Dumaguete, Philippines - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 5, 2013 13:21

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we have a fantastic special that includes a combo deal at both the Atlantis Dumaguete and Atlantis Puerto Galera. You may also choose either resort and a combo with the Atlantis Azores liveaboard, or better yet, you can book the "7 + 7 + 7" package with a week on the Azores and a week at both Atlantis Resorts. This is diving the Philippines at its best. We current have package special rates for groups and for individuals.

Atlantis Dumaguete

Just a thirty minute drive from the local airport (only a sixty minute flight from Manila), on a long peaceful stretch of beach, lies the lush and luxurious Atlantis Dive Resort. Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia - Apo Island, Siquijor and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.
 
The forty (40) guest rooms offer comfort, privacy, and relaxation. There are five (5) categories to satisfy every dive traveler's need. All rooms feature air conditioning, a mini-bar, inroom safe, Wi-Fi, cable TV and flat screen TV's. Enjoy the Spa, Toko's Restaurant, the fresh-water pool, a boutique for casual purchases, classroom facilities for dive instruction, and a great photo and camera room for underwater photographers. 
 
Groups Resort Combo 7 Nights at Both Resorts:
June 1 to August 31, 2013 - $2,544 ppdo   September 1 to December 21, 2013 - $2,944 ppdo
 
Contact us for Group Free of Charge spaces and other discounts.