Sea Explorers Cabilao @ Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, Cabilao, Bohol

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Overview

Sea Explorers Cabilao at the Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort (formerly Cabilao Beach Club) is located on the north-eastern tip of the island of Cabilao directly on a white, palm-fringed beach. This new PADI Dive Centre offers daily dive trips, equipment hire, dive training and Nitrox. Most dives sites are within a 5 to 30-minute boat ride, and there is also a house reef directly in front of the dive centre.

Sea Explorers Cabilao’s small dive resort has a total of 20 air-conditioned rooms: 2 Standard rooms with mini-bar refrigerator and veranda, 12 Deluxe rooms with an ocean view balcony, mini-bar refrigerator and safety deposit box, 4 Deluxe beachfront rooms with mini-bar refrigerator, safety deposit box and terrace and 1 Family Suite room with mini-bar refrigerator, safety deposit box and large ocean view balcony. All rooms feature hot and cold shower and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities are provided in the deluxe rooms and suite.

The well-maintained resort has lush tropical gardens with palm trees and orchids. A small shop and a beach bar are on site. The restaurant and bar (where the free WiFi is available) is situated on the cliff and serves local and international dishes.

Pricing for Pura Vida Cabilao Resort 2018

AUDPHP
7 Nights Deluxe aircon room (double/twin) with 10 dives32448PHP|32448
7 Nights Deluxe aircon room (single) with 10 dives46608PHP|46608
7 Nights Deluxe beachfront room (double/twin) with 10 dives30488PHP|30488
7 Nights Deluxe beachfront room (single) with 10 dives42688PHP|42688
 
This resort's prices are in Philippine Peso. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.
INCLUDED: accommodation as specified, daily breakfast, diving, tanks, weights, boat, dive guide, return transfers between Cebu Intl. Airport and Pura Vida Cabilao
The per person pricing above is indicative only: we show 7 night with 10/12 dive packages at high-end and lower-end rooms (singles & doubles) for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Use the [Enquiry Form] button to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.

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Facilities

Training School Type: none Nitrox Fill:
Air Fill
Number of Guides 8
Gear Hire
Number of Boats 3
Gear Sales
Number of Dive Sites 30
Gear Servicing
Accommodation

Location

Sea Explorers Cabilao at the Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort (formerly Cabilao Beach Club) is located near the town Cambaquiz on the north-eastern tip of the island of Cabilao directly on a white, palm-fringed beach. Cabilao Island is reached via Tagbilaran on Bohol.

Transfers

Arrival in Cebu/Mactan Intl. Airport:

  • From Cebu/Mactan International Airport to Cebu City Pier: 20-30 minutes by car
  • From Cebu City Pier to Tagbilaran Pier: 2 to 2.5 hours by fast ferry
  • From Tagbilaran Pier to Mocboc Pier, Loon: 1 hour by car
  • From Mocboc Pier to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort on Cabilao Island: 15 minutes by outrigger boat

Arrival in Tagbilaran, Bohol domestic airport:

  • From Tagbilaran Airport Bohol to Mocpoc Pier, Loon: 1 hour by car
  • From Mocboc Pier to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort on Cabilao Island: 15 minutes by outrigger boat

What to expect

Sea Explorers Cabilao is a new PADI Dive Centre in Cabilao, located next to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. The dive centre offers a number of daily dive trips, as well as equipment hire, dive training and Nitrox. Short dive trips are conducted by speedboat or small outrigger, whilst for longer trips, a larger outrigger boat is used. Dive sites are accessible within 5 to 30 minutes.There is also a house reef directly in front of the dive centre and night dives are also available.

The dive operation is personally conducted by the Centre’s Dutch Director, Ronald, and his Filipino dive guides, all of whom have excellent local knowledge.

The reef in Cabilao is still very much intact and has a rich diversity of marine life. There are many types of pygmy seahorses, angler fish, stargazers, nudibranchs and ghost pipe fish. From January to March look for thresher, white and black tip sharks. Hammerhead sharks used to be common in this area but nowadays they are a rare sight. The Lighthouse is one of the highlights: it has a stunning drop-off, thick with marine growth and plenty of seagrass fields in the shallow areas. Diving is good all year round. The visibility ranges from good to excellent with weak to medium currents.

We think …

This small dive resort is ideal for guests who want nothing more than diving and relaxation. It is an ideal location for ‘Island Hopping’ in combination with other Sea Explorer dive centres.