Magic Oceans Dive Resort - Philippines

HOLIDAY PACKAGE - FROM £1895

If you are looking for a Bohol diving adventure then we have the perfect base, Magic Oceans Dive Resort in Anda has it all, with easy access to 16km of dive sites where you can hope to encounter everything from wonderful walls to whale sharks, and superb macro diving.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Return ferry ticket
  • 10 dives
KEY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 16 bungalows in lush surroundings
  • Spa, swimming pool and camera area
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Large PADI dive centre and house reef
  • Whale shark encounters
  • Trips to Chocolate Hills & Tarsier Sanctuary

Bohol is a province of the Philippines in the Central Visayas region, and Magic Oceans Resort, located in Anda, is on the east coast of this beautiful green island. This area, described as the ‘Jewel of Bohol’, is peaceful and untouched, and the stretches of white sand beaches are just a taster of what is to come. The resort welcomes you with open arms into a beachfront paradise surrounded by a steep rocky wall, jungle, and a tropical fruit nursery. The vista is lush with palm trees, hibiscus, jasmine, and other tropical flowers.

The 16 spacious bungalows offer panoramic views from their large balconies where you can relax and watch the world go by from your furnished seating area. Inside you will find native style furniture which includes a king size bed, closet with safe, desk, fully stocked mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms have a powerful shower, bath and pool towels, soap, shampoo, and a hairdryer is also provided. All rooms are air-conditioned, have free unlimited mineral water and WiFi, and there is an onsite laundry service.

The resort has a wonderful restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool perfect for both dive training and for those lazy days relaxing. For some extra pampering you can indulge in a treatment or two at the onsite spa where there is a serene Japanese-style garden with air-conditioned massage suites, a hand and foot spa with manicures and pedicures, and a yoga terrace where the experienced yoga instructor offers weekly classes and practice sessions.

Magic Ocean Resort has a stunning house reef with easy access from the dive centre, perfect for both divers and snorkelers alike, and although the area is famous for its 15km of dive sites along the coast, it has plenty more to offer. The first on your list should be a sightseeing tour that takes in the iconic Chocolate Hills. Climb 200 steps for panoramic views of this extraordinary landscape of over 1200 conical hills spread over 50km². If you want to see the famous inhabitants of Bohol then visit the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, the place that is responsible for the protection of these fascinating and endangered species. For some family fun explore Turtle Reef where you can snorkel with turtles, and for adrenaline junkies the tree top zip line and cable car at Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park should be just the ticket. For a beautiful end to the day go Firefly Watching at Can-Umantad Waterfalls, enjoy dinner aboard a floating restaurant and as darkness sets in watch the fireflies’ glow.

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Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Private Balcony

The 16 spacious bungalows are ideal for a relaxing night after a hard day’s diving. The large balconies will allow you to spend the evening enjoying the surroundings and getting ready for your next adventure.

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The restaurant at Magic Ocean Resort offers a wide range of Filipino dishes as well as other Asian and Western style food, and all dishes are made with fresh ingredients. The bar has a fantastic variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, along with a selection of beers, fresh fruit juices and much more.

If you want to get out and explore what else Anda has to offer there are plenty of restaurants along Quinale Beach and in Poblacion. There is a Food Centre withing walking distance of Quinale Beach that is said to sell the best Halo-Halo in town, this Filipino shaved ice sundae is a popular dessert made up of layers of crushed ice with evaporated milk, sweetened beans, coconut strips, fruits and ice cream.

Anda has 16kms of dive sites along its coastline, all of which can be accessed easily from Magic Oceans Resort making it the perfect base for your Bohol diving adventure! The spacious dive centre can comfortably accommodate up to 35 divers, with every diver getting their very own spot for their entire stay. There are showers and large rinse tanks for all the dive gear and cameras, and a dedicated camera area with sockets and airguns. The PADI affiliated centre has tanks with both DIN and Int. connections and offers Nitrox.

Explore the 30+ dive sites from the resort’s traditional ‘Bangka Boats’, with diving suitable for all levels of diver, and some fantastic experiences for snorkellers too. The area is famous for its incredible wall and macro diving, beginners will love the shallow dive at Dap Dap with its many corals, walls, turtles, sea needles, nudibranch, and schools of humphead parrotfish. Lamanok Island is another popular site, great for macro such as frogfish, nudibranch, blue spotted ray, and octopus. A night dive at Wonder Wall offers the chance to see Mandarin fish, a unique experience as these cheeky little creatures tend to stay hidden until after dark when they come out to play. Whale Sharks are often seen during a regular dive at Magic Oceans, and just an hour away from the resort the team discovered an area where you can interact with these friendly giants on a regular basis!

The Philippines is in the heart of the Pacific and blessed with tropical weather. There are two pronounced seasons, dry and wet, between January and May the climate is generally dry with only occasional rain showers. Bohol, like the rest of the Visayas region, predominantly has good weather conditions most of the year and it is therefore possible to dive at Magic Oceans Resort all year round. There is always a chance of a shower, although they are usually short lived. Visibility ranges from 10m to 35m and remains consistent throughout the year. br/>
Anda is well known because of the variety of marine life that can be seen here, from the extra small critters such as the bargibanti pygmy seahorse, nudibranch and black hairy frogfish, to some of the biggest creatures in the ocean, whale sharks, and even the occasional manta ray. Add to this the colourful corals, schools of fish, walls, caves, slopes and mangroves and you have a destination that has something to tempt every diver!

Average temperatures in the dry season (November-May): Air 27°c / Sea: 28°c

Average temperatures in rainy season (June-October): Air 26°c / Sea 27°c

Flights to Cebu take around 15 hours from the UK, usually with one short lay over. Prior to booking we can look at which routing best suits your requirements.

From the airport you will be taken to the ferry which will take you over to Tagbilaran, the capital of Bohol, from here you will be transferred to the resort in Anda.

You do not need a VISA to enter the Philippines.

The Peso is the currency in Philippines
The time difference is GMT +8 hours
The calling code is +063
The plug type is A, B & C / 220v voltage
Please follow this link for up to date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/health

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