Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Island At A Glance
Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort is situated on a stretch of beautiful white sand along the southern side of Malapascua Island. This small, comfortable resort offers accommodation for just 12 guests in either Seaview Deluxe Rooms or Garden View Rooms.
Malapascua is famous for the thresher sharks that are seen all year round but less publicised is the excellent and varied reef and critter diving that can also be enjoyed here.There are small islands and pinnacles easily reached from the dive centre, as well as an underwater cavern and a wreck.
Malapascua has enough dive sites to make it a destination in it's own right but combined with a stay in another area makes for a fabulous Philippines dive holiday.
Restaurants & Bars
The open-air restaurant and bar is located directly above the dive centre where diners can enjoy beautiful views over the ocean. There is additional seating down on the beach and a small beach bar.
The restaurant serves a wide range of local and international cuisine, including freshly caught fish dishes such as Sashimi, Kinilaw, and amazing fish curries using coconut, fresh pineapple, mango, papaya and lemongrass. There is also a selection of European food on the menu including pizzas, burgers and pasta dishes.
Malapascua is a small, beautiful island which is about 2km by 0.5km and you can walk around the island in approximately 2 hours.
With no paved roads or cars on the island, Malapascua is very easy to explore by foot using the network of walking tracks. A trip up to the island’s lighthouse provides a fantastic view out to the ocean.
The resort’s beautiful beach is the perfect place to unwind if you choose to have a dive-free day!
Ocean Vida Resort has a very good PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on site, managed by the excellent Sea Explorers who run a number of dive centres in the Philippines.
The centre includes an air-conditioned classroom for training and a full range of courses are available, from Open Water Diver to Divemaster and Instructor Developement Courses (IDCs).
A range of equipment is available to hire and the centre can accommodate up to 40 divers at any one time. There are separate rinse tanks for computers and cameras.
Four guided boat dives per day are offered from one of three native Outriggers, each able to take between 8-14 divers. Early morning thresher shark dives are scheduled daily, usually leaving the dive centre around 5am.
In addition, Malapascua is surrounded by reefs and pinnacles offering fantastic and varied diving. Everything is available here, from critter diving to rich drop offs covered in vibrant soft corals to exciting cave and wreck dives.
The most common routing to Malapascua is via Cebu. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Cebu on either award winning Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers.
On arrival into Cebu you will be met at the airport and transferred by land & sea to Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort. It is very easy to combine your stay in Ocean Vida with a stay at Pura Vida Resort, Dumaguete and below is a sample itinerary.
We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries throughout the Philippines, and we have first-hand knowledge of this destination, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Depart London Heathrow in the morning for your overnight flight to Cebu, via Hong Kong.
Arrive Cebu in the afternoon and transfer to Ocean Vida Resort for 6 nights and enjoy 12 dives.
A scenic 7 hour journey by land and sea will transport you to Pura Vida Resort, Dumaguete for 7 nights and enjoy 12 dives.
Depart Pura Vida in the morning and transfer to Cebu for your onward flight to London via Hong Kong.
Arrive UK early in the morning.
From £1725 per person plus £320 departure taxes.
Price includes return international flights in economy class on Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow to Cebu.
In Malapascua it includes a 4hour transfer from the airport by land and sea and 6nts accommodation at Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort in a twin/double Deluxe Room with breakfast and 12 dives with use of tanks and weights on air.
From Ocean Vida it includes a scenic 7 hour transfer by land and sea to Pura Vida Resort Dumaguete for 7nts accommodation in a twin/double Deluxe Room with breakfast and 12 dives with use of tanks and weights on air.