Savedra Dive Center
Savedra Dive Center
4.5
Scuba & SnorkellingShark DivingWater SportsDolphin & Whale Watching
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Moalboal, Philippines
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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(60 reviews)

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles529 reviews
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Nena P
United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My partner and I came here for our open water padi certification and we are so happy we did. Absolutely top quality place, good solid equipment and the best instructors. We are so so happy to have had Koz as our instructor, she truly was the best we could have hoped for and can’t wait to start our diving journey now, thanks to her. If you’re looking for a place to do any PADI diving or course, this place is highly highly recommended
Written May 15, 2024
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BoSeiffert
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I've completed a week's worth of diving, 9 dive dives
Savedra Dive Center arranged pickup from Cebu City and return too. Soo smooth. Driver waited work my name, he had already checked that I was delayed, got me quick and safe to Moalboal even in the late late evening.
Savedra Dive Center has got several boats, which are all well equipped. Dives are preceed with full dive briefing including safety.
The guides are so helpful, making sure you are informed and comfortable, that is procedures in the shop, setting up gear, procedures for boarding the boat from the beach and dive procedures including the entry and exit procedures (varies depending boat)
I can only recommend Savedra Dive Center. I will use them again for sure
Written May 4, 2024
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Chris L
Mobile, AL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I found this shop through the PADI website. I selected it based on the prefessionalism of the website and the friendliness and timeliness of their responses to my inquiries. In addition to providing information about their operation, they arranged for my transportation from the airport. When I arrived at the shop, I was amazed at the size and organization. It's the biggest and best shop I've ever been in. There was lots of room to store, gear up, shower, rinse equipment, and socialize (free coffee and water). The staff is friendly, numerous, and highly professional. Big thanks to the divemaster Arnie, and Dive Master Candidate Roal. They took good care of me.

If an operation can be judged by whether the dive starts on time, Savedra if spot on. A 7:30 am dives starts at 7:30 on the dot. Same thing with the 10:30 am, and 2:30 pm dives.

I will certainly be returning to dive again.
Written April 30, 2024
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Jim R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I completed my PADI Advanced Open Water. The dive shop was exceptional throughout. Excellent equipment, friendly helpful staff and fantastic diving.

I had Yohann Nauleau as my instructor and thoroughly recommend him. Excellent instruction throughout, constantly inspiring confidence.
Written April 19, 2024
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Ian A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My partner and I had a great experience obtaining our Open Water certification with Savedra. The Dive Centre is well run and all the equipment is in good condition. The staff are all lovely and we felt at ease straight away. Our instructor, Yohann, was excellent. He was professional, patient and thanks to him we now feel so much more relaxed and confident in the water - thank you Yohann! We can't recommend this centre and Yohann in particular highly enough.
Written April 11, 2024
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Brenda
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I did my very first discovery dive with Savedra more than 10 years ago. I'm coming back this time to do an advance open water qualification. They are super helpful for my all pre-trip planning including helping me with a hotel, car transfer, and all the qualification requirements.

The place is very clean, tidy and meticulous. Their equipments are properly stored. My dive instructor Yohann is very professional and attentive. He has shared a lot of his knowledge and gave me great comfort that everything is safe under the water.

The team are very friendly and cheerful. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great diving experience in Moalboal.
Written March 15, 2024
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Lee Morris
Dumaguete City, Philippines10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My name is Lee and I been living in Dumaguete for the last 14 years but I love going to Sevedra and dive, I been to Sevedra twice since June love it there the diving is awesome and the staff are excellent. We even saw Whale Sharks at Pescadore Island. Overall awesome place to stay and dive.
Written February 15, 2024
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Caitlin v
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had the best experience getting my PADI here with instructor Jimmela! I was on a tight travel schedule and they really thought along with me to make things work out. Jimmela was the best teacher I could have wished for! Kind, passionate, professional and clear in her explanations. This made the learning experience really enjoyable and therefore much easier for me. She made me feel really comfortable and safe under the water, which also contributed to this amazing experience. I am really glad I could learn how to dive from someone who is passionate about diving and being instructor. Overall, amazing experience and would definitely recommend diving with Savedra Dive Center and Jimmela in particular.
Written February 14, 2024
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Hanah W
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great experience with Savedra! Super helpful, fun, professional staff. From booking to diving, everything went smooth. Diveguide Arnie was amazing and found incredible cool and small marinelife for us and adjusted perfectly to our slow divestyle. We dived 4 days with the company and they made a perfect scedule for us according to our preferences and buddied us up with only same level divers (instructors). The equipment is in very good state. Nitrox is available, but not really necessary in this area. Very happy with Savedra!
Written February 2, 2024
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Kelsey V
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I just completed our 3 day open water PADI certification and loved every moment! We lucked out to have Matthew as our instructor. Matt was an excellent teacher - he explained every concept clearly (how we’re doing a skill, but also why), was kind and patient, and enhanced our learning by sharing his knowledge of marine life. We felt very safe and happy the whole time.

The center is well organized and helpful — eg we made a mistake on our disclosure form and they helped us go to nearby medical clinic to resolve it so we could still do the course. All the people who worked at the centre were friendly. Gear was in good condition and location of dive centers (pool and beach side center) was good.

I highly recommend Savedra as a dive center and Matt as an instructor!
Written January 21, 2024
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