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Savedra Dive Center

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Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
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Great Experience for PADI Open Water Course

I only decided a week prior to arriving in Moalboal to complete my PADI Open Water course with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alessandra C
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Best Experience Ever!

Decided to do my Open Water certification at Savedra Dive Center as the dive center seemed trusty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chelsnsq
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Singapore, Singapore
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Savedra Dive Center, winner of the CGP Best Nature Experience 2012 award, is in the center of Panagsama beach.Just a few meters from the shoreline and our house reef and minutes away by boat to the best dive sites in the area.Savedra is Moalboals only PADI 5 star Instructor Development center and PADI Tec Rec training center.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sardines” (52 reviews)
“open water” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only decided a week prior to arriving in Moalboal to complete my PADI Open Water course with Savedra, I went based on the great reviews I read and definitely did not disappoint. Everyone I communicated with (through email and at the shop) were very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to do my Open Water certification at Savedra Dive Center as the dive center seemed trusty - responsive and encouraging. I soon learnt that they are very strict on safety standards and skills when I took up the course with my Instructor, Maribeth Balane....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But Kuya Jaime, my Discover Scuba Diving instructor, encouraged me not to quit and I so I made it! When my husband and I decided to have a trip to Moalboal, I knew I should try to go scuba diving. I heard the sardine run...More

2  Thank cupcakeko
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cupcakeko great to hear you had such a positive experience, and thank you for taking so much time to share it here for the benefit of others. I hope the experience has installed a love of the ocean, and has encouraged you to pick...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dive spots are okay. Dive instructors are alright, the staff in the office a little grumpy. The diving school is always flooded by people, everybody is busy rushing around. Personell is just unable to cope with all the customers. Dives are nowhere near individually...More

Thank Fabian H
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Fabian, I will try to learn what i can from it. Some points you might have considered before leaving it 1-you arrived without a booking during the Easter break, one of the busiest times of the year for all dive...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

I did a discover dive with several friends at Savedra Dive Center and was very impressed. We had two different instructors that were both knowledgeable and friendly. I felt comfortable throughout the experience. Savedra took us to the sardine run in the morning and a...More

Thank JMorando12
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JMorando12 thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your time here Lee

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Savedra Dive Center has world class facilities at Moalboal Panagsama Beach. Besides there dive boats, a few steps away is shore access to a reef with flashing sardines schooling in the sun. Very professional friendly instructors such as Maribeth make this a world class experience...More

Thank John S
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John thank you for your feedback, I will pass it on to Beth Lee

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend become certified PADI Open Water divers with Savedra Dive Center. They arrenged accomodation for us, transfer from Cebu airport(arrived 0500) and set us up with the best instructor in the whole Moalboal who is Beth!!! Cant thanks these people enough for...More

Thank randerssson
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Randerssson Thank you for your visit and your review, both much appreciated Lee

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Did three dives with them over one day - a shore dive and two boat dives. Our guide was Oscar for all three and he was very helpful and attentive all day. Thanks so much, Savedra Dive Centre, the sardines were amazing!

Thank Tyler Y
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tyler Glad you enjoyed your time here, thank you for your feedback Lee

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Received my Advanced Open Water certification, and was very happy. Beth was my primary dive master (with James being trained as a master, and a sidemount dive with Phil). All were fantastic, helpful, and made me feel very comfortable in the water. Not the cheapest...More

Thank Phillip B
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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Phil Great to have you with us, thanks very much for everything. Lee

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend who is a less experienced diver, we were shown around and helped to put our equipment away, the friendly front desk ladies helped us book in for the dives we wanted and were very flexible, energetic divemasters clearly had spotting skills,...More

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Lee B, General Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Scooby Glad you enjoyed your experience, thank you for sharing it here Lee

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weijian2016
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Lee B | Property representative |
Hi Weijian Yes we do, the Discover Scuba Dive is 3000 PHP and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours start to finish, with about 45 to 60 minutes of that spend diving. During the dive you will get to see the famous Moalboal... More
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Jojo S
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Evan J | Reviewed this property |
Savedra, Dive centre has accommodation behind the dive shop behind a gated area. it's more expensive than the rest of Town but still reasonable. However, there are alternate places on the beach side facing the ocean that are... More
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Martindbeer
May 27, 2015|
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Hi Martin the contact details on the website are all up to date; I have you enquiry and I will be in touch today. My apologies for your difficulties getting in touch but this is the first email I have received from... More
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