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Savedra Dive Center

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Address: Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
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+63 32 474 3488
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Savedra Dive Center, winner of the CGP Best Nature Experience 2012 award,...

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.

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I have been diving and visiting Moalboal for close on 8 years now. I only dive with Savedra Dive. Over the years, Karl and his team have always looked after me and my family... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2013
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Florida
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

I have been diving and visiting Moalboal for close on 8 years now. I only dive with Savedra Dive. Over the years, Karl and his team have always looked after me and my family extremely well. The dive guides are great, ranging from Jaime showing us some great creatures, Lindy correctly predicting whale sharks, to hand feeding turtles with chunks... More 

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1 Thank AWomanWhoGoesPlaces
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, great to hear you are still enjoying the place after so many years. I would like to stress we do have a strict no touching or feeding policy with regards to all marine lfe, this passive interaction helps ensure the reef stays beautful for your future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Ryazan, Russia
1 review
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Excellent service! Excellent training! Excellent diving! Great Thanks to Martin! Rest for the real men! I will come back there for a few times!

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Lee B, Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Asti, thank you for your feedback, Martin sends his regards, we look forward to diving with you again. regards, Lee More 

Moalboal, Philippines
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

As a christmas present for us all, we decided to spend a holiday in Moalboal and Sipalay. As we arrived in Cebu, Savedra was the first place to relax. We wanted to see sth special, and the Secretary's and Staff offered us the Safari from Moalboal to Sipalay. We agreed, and it was the best trip ever. The Boatstaff was... More 

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2 Thank ptervnce
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the safari, on your next visit we will also be running safari trips to Cagayan via Bohol in addition to the Sipalay trip. Thanks for your visit and comments More 

Beijing, China
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was my first trip traveling solo to Moalboal and had Savedra handled all of my bookings (hotel, diving and airport transfers). Everything was exceptional and well communicated. I also appreciated the honesty of the shop's staff when I enquired about diving trips out to Pescador (the schooling sardines) and the special day trip to view the whale sharks.... they... More 

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3 Thank Hanoiteacher1955
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we now encourage smokers to enjoy some of our wonderful sunshine whilst they indulge, no real hardship when you can enjoy the ocean view just outside the shop. Please follow us on facebook for whaleshark sightings and other info More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have traveled to Cebu several times to SCUBA dive. On two occasions, I've had the good fortune to dive and book reservations through the Savedra Dive Center. For both times, I give them 5 Stars Plus Plus, period. First - Reservations: When you are from out of country, you are at the mercy of others for good advice. My... More 

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3 Thank Christopher P
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments, any kind of feedback, good or bad, is always appreciated but we do love to hear when we get right and our divers have a great time. More 

Sebastian, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

My wife and I visited the Philippines for the first time. We started off by staying in the city of Cebu downtown and did not like the crowds and pollution. We heard about an oasis located in Moal Boal called the Savedra Dive Center. We gave them a call and they arranged everything. What a great, hassle free experience. Savedra... More 

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2 Thank Pat D
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi guys, thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate it. Don't forget to follow us on facebook where you will see some pictures and videos from recent rescue courses to keep you appetite wet. Best regards from the Savedra dive team More 

Berdorf, Luxemburg
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Savedra Dive Center is for me the place to be, like a Family. I'm traveling since October'11 and enjoyed most of my time in Moalboal, specially Savedra Dive Center. I did my Divemaster Certification there and was also teached in other topics like Shop Managment, and welcome guests. The staff was very very helpful and nice. From A-Z it was... More 

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2 Thank jolle285
Lee B, Course Director at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your Divemaster training, our Instructor Development Courses run year round, check the Savedra website for a complete schedule. Best regards from the Savedra dive team More 

Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Recently I have been diving in Moalboal with Savedra Dive Center. I must say that their operations run pretty smooth. Dive staff is very friendly, Abeth and Herman helped me with accommodation and transfer back to Cebu. I didn't have to do a thing. I did a few dives and was very happy with Divemaster Jamie who can find incredibly... More 

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1 Thank Halcyon73
Lee B, Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Halcyon73, thanks for sharing your feedback, you are quite right Jaime has eagle eyes when it comes to finding small Marine life. regards, Lee More 

Cebu
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

I am an expat living in Cebu and my hobby is diving. Went to Moalboal for a diving weekend with my girl friend and chose Savedra Dive Centre from a lot of choices available at Panagsama Beach. I was not disappointed; the staff was super-friendly, kind and hospitable and everything was very organized. My girl friend doesn’t have her own... More 

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Singapore,
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

I have dived with many dive operators all over the world and this is the first time I have come away with a bad feeling. They, like many places, operate a "first come first served" sign up for their dive sites. However this seems to go out of the window to attract new customer, often at the expense of their... More 

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6 Thank James M
Lee B, Manager at Savedra Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi James, it has been some time since you left this feedback, I was not with the company at the time, so unfortunately I cannot comment on the boat scheduling problem on that particular day, but I would like to address a few of your concerns about the dive center. Our approach to dive scheduling has been re-thought, a dive... More 

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