South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center

South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center

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Strategically located in the Southernmost part of Cebu, a gateway to the most beautiful beaches, Dive sites, nearby Islands, water falls and most of the Philippines trekking and mountaineering sites. South Seas resort offers relaxing ambience surrounded by lush tropical greeneries for travellers and exciting dive sites for scuba diving enthusiasts. ​
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Cheah C wrote a review Dec 2021
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived at night night they cook delicious tasty local food. prices on the internet reasonably priced beds look like from a 5 star hotel. The owner of the hotel even checked on us to see everything was alright this is a
Top notch experience
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Francis Eugenio wrote a review May 2019
8 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Experience beyond expectations! The rooms are cozy, foods are very satisfying and the service is great. Dive with the whale sharks, canyoneering, sea turtles, and a 14ft jump cliff makes this stay extra special. Another tick in my list.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Asya Karsheva Borgenas wrote a review Dec 2019
Palma de Mallorca, Spain49 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Deserves 5 stars, but is very tricky arriving to the place. You can't come with car, and you carry few hundred meters your baggage on forest path. From the center they gladly help you. Perfect rooms and clean. Be prepared for a lot of mosquitoes. But for the rest is beautiful.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Daniel Onzo wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The South Seas Dive Resort is my absolute favourite spot in the Philippines and made my trip absolute perfection - not only did Eric (with the help of Ben) help me to become a PADI diver (I got my certification with Eric as my teacher and mentor) they also made for amazing guides and in the end friends as well! To say the staff was incredible is an understatement at best the chef Lauri made my food with love and care - Jacob, Pedro and CJ all helped make my trip a grand experience. If you plan to become a Padi certified diver this is the place to do it Eric’s patience and concern was amazing and his clear approach to teaching paid off as well - the entire dive experience alone was so reasonably priced that it actually made sense to travel all the way here to enjoy the class in paradise - to say the diving was incredible doesn’t even begin to describe it! I absolutely love this place and with return soon to become a deep water diver! Thank you so very much for a brilliant 6 day stay and a special thanks for the fresh coffee and milk Lauri!!!!
Oh and did I mention canyoneering with Eric and Ben the only word to describe this, just wow!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jess T wrote a review Jan 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
10 Stars!! The best place we stayed in the Philippines! Eric and his crew @southseasbrdc were amazing, super friendly and accommodating. He even organized a ride for us to Oslob otherwise we would have had a hard time parking, which we didn’t know. It’s so peaceful, beautiful, room was great, food was the best we had... you can snorkel right off the beach and if you are a diver, their experiences look amazing. i wish we had more nights there. highly, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Juliana S wrote a review Nov 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is amazing! Private beach almost without anyone, big modern and confortable rooms and nice bathroom. AC and cable TV. The staff was very good to us all the time and great food! We spend 3 days here without leaving anytime. The best place we stay in Philippines! 5 stars
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TerryH wrote a review Nov 2019
Cebu Island, Philippines13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure of staying at SouthSeas Beach Resort and Dive Center for 3 days this past October. The level of personalized service and quality of the dining and accommodations was evident from the outset.

First and foremost. this is really a 'boutique' dive resort catering to a few fortunate divers at a time. Where would you like to dive, within striking distance of this strategically located resort? Oslob, Sumilon, Apo, Dauin, Moalboal, and more are available. Personable resort owner Eric is an experienced and professional divemaster and instructor who will cater an individualized dive agenda for you.

On our 1st dive at Sumilon island we saw more than 10 large blacktips and a juvenile 3-4 meter whale shark. The house reef is also very much worth your time with brisk currents, lots of fish, and very nice coral formations along the white sand bottom.

The staff is attentive, anticipating your needs, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay relaxing and memorable. The menu is extensive and encompasses Filipino and international dishes, individually prepared to order. The rooms (villas actually) are tastefully furnished and modern, far exceeding typical dive resort accommodations.

The only negative is that this resort is in high demand so you'll have to book early to secure your reservation!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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will wrote a review May 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is the best, it may not be that big to explore around, but perfect, its relaxing peaceful and most off all Eric and Ben are so accommodating, and all of their staff are helpful and polite, you won't feel like strangers from them, and the rooms are clean the bathroom and the bed and everything, and they cook great food too, and if you are looking to go diving Eric and Ben are Great dive instructor so you can have your diving organize by them, and non divers can get class and be certified from them, and if you like canyoneering, they will refer you to a good guide and they may even join you to enjoy and won't feel alone and bored...
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: sleep like at home in any of the rooms
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Jessica S wrote a review Apr 2024
Milan, Italy25 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
At the South Seas it's like feeling at home. The staff is amazing, Sonny, Lorie and all the staff are just human, friendly and super nice. We organized with them the transfer from Cebu airport to Santader, 4 and a half hours of travel spent in a comfortable van at a good price. The structure is very welcoming, the rooms are large and very clean. They all have an outdoor table with chairs. The property also has a swimming pool and direct access to the beach. The food is great! From breakfast to dinner, the prices are really very honest. The location in which it is located is undoubtedly strategic, a few minutes from Oslob (about 15/20 min) for whale shark watching and 2 hours by van from Moalboal for the Sardine Run & Pescador Island. We organized all our diving trips directly with them: excellent organization and great attention to all the guests on the boat, both those who went diving and those who preferred to snorkel. Santander is a very quiet town, if I were to return there without a doubt I would stay in this property.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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will wrote a tip May 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"sleep like at home in any of the rooms"
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center
Which popular attractions are close to South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Nearby attractions include Sumilon Island (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Felice Ristorante Italiano, Belgian Bistro, and Chez Tonton.
Are there opportunities to exercise at South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to South Seas Beach Resort and Dive Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (12.1 km) and Belfry (13.4 km).
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