Magic Oceans Dive Resort

Magic Oceans Dive Resort

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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Filipino and 1 more
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
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Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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bob188590 wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely resort. Nice cottages, very good beds. Food is excellent. Very friendly and nice staff. Diving is really great out there. Can really recommend this place. One little minus, due to high steps its very difficult to walk them (to the pool or most cottages) without a handrail. Was very happy to have an umbrella in the room so that could be used as an extra cane so I could walk the steps very carefully. Handrail is a real must by all the steps, including the cottages. Otherwise its to dangerous for older an/or disabled people. Want to go back for sure but will check about the handrails first.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Depends if you are disabled or not. Room 15 is the best for disabled.
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Response from MagicOceans, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded Jun 3, 2020
Thanks for your review. We have big steps indeed and will install additional handrails. In the meantime please request our lower bungalows. Some of these are even wheelchair accessible.
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Garry K wrote a review Jun 2022
Atlanta, Georgia, United States34 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 7 days with Magic Oceans in June. The resort arranged all my transportation to and from Cebu, which involved two car rides and a ferry trip. All connections were on time and comfortable. Driving by car in the Philippines is a harrowing experience and should be left to the locals. The long time to get here was well worth it, though. When I arrived I was immediately made to feel welcomed and comfortable. After a welcoming drink, I was taken to my room facing the ocean. Room was simple was very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious. I placed my dive gear in a basket and it was taken away to the dive shop and was ready for the night dive. First few dives were from the smaller boat but there were only five divers. The larger boat was used later (it was waiting for a part from Cebu). even though we were still mainly five divers. The large boat could have accommodated about 20 divers. Two dives were made in the morning starting at 8:30 am. A third dive was made at 2:30 pm and a night dive was always offered. Dives were led and lasted 60-65 minutes. The reef coral was very healthy and held lots of little stuff - frogfish, nudis, gobies, blennies, wrasse, crabs, eels, seahorses, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and pipefish. Not much big stuff on the reef except turtles. I opted for full board meals. Breakfast and lunch were cooked to order. Dinner was served family style with a starter, multiple mains and sides, and dessert. No drinks, except water, were included in the full board. I never lacked for food or variety and all food was excellently prepared.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cees B wrote a review Feb 2024
Velsen, The Netherlands15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is larger than Magic Island near Moalboal, but as good, if not better.
The rooms are spacious, bed and bathroom are fine.
The staff is friendly and the food is excellent. You have the choice of half board which is as good as the menu if you have only breakfast.
The diving was excellent, although the wind and waves did no good for the visibility.
Great variety of nudibranch and fish. Absolute must for macro photography.
The dive base and staff are very good and make you feel free in the water.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jumboaway wrote a review Aug 2020
Panglao, Philippines28 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Yesterday with a friend in a car we went over to get a impression. The guard asked us why we are there. We told him we'll like to get a impression of the place and like to drink a coffee.
He called anybody and told us: only for lunch or dinner we are allowed to enter.

Thanks, that a impression enough already?🙄👎
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Eef Thurlings, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded Aug 27, 2020
During these times of Corona, we limit the entry of people. Only guests with a booking, the intention to stay or guests for dining we allow entry. There are simply too many people asking if they can come in for sightseeing.
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74white wrote a review Apr 2024
uk196 contributions80 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived, having had a week on sister resort Magic Island. At Magic Ocean all the guests were from Netherlands and several were big groups from dive clubs. All the dining tables were long and communal. Not surprisingly they were all engaged at dinner speaking to each other in Dutch so we sat at the end of a long table but didn't really speak to them. It would have made sense for staff to make separate tables for 2 right away for people who didn't speak Dutch. They did this eventually but it was a slow response.
We had booked for breakfast which was excellent, as well as dinner and I wish we had opted for breakfast only and just paid for a la carte from their menu, which has pages of great Philippino food on it, because dinner was definitely catering to a palette that likes bland, familiar food. There is plenty of it but it often arrived tepid. We asked about getting local food at dinner and eventually they brought us great dishes like Becol Express and Sisek but we went through some real communication issues to get it so I didn't feel well fed at all for the first half of our week there. The bar and accommodation is lovely and the dive staff are great. On the boats you are given generous amounts of fruit such as watermelon during the break. One thing I was surprised by was that some divers threw the skins in the sea. It takes 2 minutes on the internet to see that even fruit skins can harm marine life and disrupt the ecosystem. Why as a diver you would want to do that I don't know. We asked the dive centre to include this in the briefing and that bins are provided, but they did not. The diving was great, it is all macro apart from the many turtles and the coral is in the best shape I've seen anywhere. One final thing I would say is check your bill thoroughly. We were charged for almost $180 dollars worth of Nitrox which we had already paid for in Magic Island resort but it is easy for a guest to miss that kind of thing on the bill. Remember that you're paying a 5% credit card surcharge so any overcharging will include 5%.
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Date of stay: March 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ActivePath wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland399 contributions335 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights. The accommodation is great, it’s quite simple but also clean and has everything you would need. After sunset you can sit on the end of the pier and watch the plankton, stars and fire flies, due to the resort being far from the road, it is completely silent and feels like you are on a deserted island. It is really really amazing. The kitchen could be better but that would be my only (light) criticism.

The dive side however is a joke. No one asked to see our licenses. No one asked when we last dived. The dive leader, came out, said something about being tired and then spent more time and energy telling us about how great her boyfriend is and how he had just left etc etc. Not asking the basics gave me a bad impression but we went ahead anyway.

The dive gear and management of is really poor. BCD they gave me had tangled straps and had weights in each pocket that I didn’t spot until after 2nd dive wondering why I was so heavy. The only bootys they could give me had a massive hole in one toe. One of the fins that they gave my wife was broken, The boat crew mixed up my wife’s weight belt between first and second dive and she struggled during the second dive. The guide generally paid no attention. Again no one knew when we last dived and we went to 27M max depth on first dive. even when I signalled to him that she was not ok on second dive, he just carried on. Thankfully we have experience between us to manage these things but for a diver with less experience, this whole situation would be be dangerous. We could never find anyone to log our dives, they promised emails which we never received.

All of this together signs of poor/disinterested/lazy management everywhere that extend through the whole diving environment.

Given the brand positioning of this resort, we were really disappointed. We checked out and instead went to Amun Ini up the road. Better dive crew, smaller dive groups, better equipment maintenance and better site selection. We spoke to a group who had been diving for a few days with Magic and they saw nothing but nudis. Our first dive with Amun Ini - Emporer Fish, larger schools, we saw bigger fish on every dive. Guide was better in every way. It costs more but you get what you pay for.

I really hate to be so hard when the accommodation people are so nice. If you are not diving, stay here you will love it. Otherwise I would look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DiverDeb wrote a review Jan 2024
Sechelt, Canada95 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10 days at Magic Ocean and had a very pleasant time. The cabins are very spacious and quite comfortable. A number of the cabins ring the pool, while others have partial ocean views. Menu selections for dining are varied and quite delicious. The staff are friendly and very attentive. The dive team seemed to work on a rotation so we got to dive with several of them. The boats are outrigger style and have plenty of room to move about during the
surface intervals. The reefs are still showing the devastating impact of the supertyphoon of 2 years past but they are recovering and the walls in particular are beautuful.
Definitely worth the trip to Anda.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RobQue wrote a review Oct 2022
Los Angeles, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow complete waste of time. They should put a sign in the front saying, guests are not welcome.

Went out of the way to see the resort and eat lunch there. The manager Eva will not even let you spend money and eat. Worst hospitality in the Philippines.

They should put a sign at the front of the main road saying. Not welcome, go away, so people could save time.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rob G wrote a review Apr 2024
Chicago34 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort has wonderful staff who are exceptional to interact with and in giving great service. The accommodations are very spacious, well maintained and just lovely. Food is very good and you can make sure your dietary restrictions are met while getting tasty meals. If you aren't sold on what's on the board for lunch or dinner, you can order off the extensive menu. Finally, the diving is a combination of wall and muck. Saw many interesting things on both types of dives. More soft coral than I expected to see and looking around the sand for small, interesting stuff was fun. We really enjoyed our stay and all aspects of the resort. We were there 8 nights with a group and everyone was very happy with their stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cedar2015 wrote a review Dec 2022
Hong Kong, China20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly sits by the sea in a quiet corner. No other resorts nearby. There is house reef. Fantastic diving. Food is great. Nice pool. Very clean and spacious room. The best place to stay in Anda. And I find Anda is the best place to dive in Bohol too.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Nadinehawaii asked a question Oct 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii21 contributions19 helpful votes
Do the rooms have air conditioning? What is the transportation like to get to you from Manila!
Answer from Mike K
Harrow, United Kingdom168 contributions101 helpful votes
The rooms all had air con, can't comment on Manila, we came from Cebu which was easy.
Nenita T asked a question Jul 2017
no available price?
Answer from spanners1159
Ashbourne, United Kingdom64 contributions26 helpful votes
Email Sam Harrison , assistant manager very helpful Sam should have the answer
anthony w wrote a tip Feb 2024
United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The value was due to the diving "
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Lester W wrote a tip Nov 2023
Casa Grande, Arizona7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be patient with the transfer."
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ScubaSista wrote a tip May 2023
Kihei, Hawaii14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We loved the pool view rooms! Ask for an extra towel for your entry way - can be slippery!"
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bob188590 wrote a tip Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depends if you are disabled or not. Room 15 is the best for disabled."
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Captchris8 wrote a tip Nov 2019
San Diego, California28 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request the ocean view rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
₱6,054 - ₱7,159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvinceBohol IslandAnda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Quinale Beach (6.2 km), Kaligoon Cave Pool (5.4 km), and Cabagnow Cave Pool (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Plantation, Hangover Resto Bar, and Coco Loco Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Magic Oceans Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Magic Oceans Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, and Filipino.
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