Pirates Diving Resort
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Pirates Diving Resort

Dinagpan Street Barrangay 5, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
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Pirates Diving Resort is a small boutique resort of 10 properties 7 garden bungalows a unique tree house suite. A 5 star PADI dive center and on site bar. The resort is built in a unique style using a mixture of modern and traditional materials such as the thatched grass roofs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Dinagpan Street Barrangay 5, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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☀️ Katy Fox ⚡ wrote a review Jan 2020
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Paul, the resort side of things and Pete, the dive side of things are both lovely and the staff give a warm welcome and are happy to help with everything from tricycles, boat tours, snorkle and masks, towels, diving, recommendations you name it. They go above and beyond in helping. You will be besotted at the tree house, we got to see it and its amazing. (We stayed in the cute bungalow huts)

Bar/Pool Area:

The bar area is super cute and pirate themed but the right balance. It has live music nearly every night. However, I think some more comfy cushions or a cushion pad all along would perfect this bar area 🥳
Pool is super adorable and perfect for the open water diving and just great addition. We loved the pool and was the perfect temperature.

Rooms:

The rooms are super cute little individual huts and are changed every day as wood shavings from the adorable wooden roof will drop onto the bed/floor during the day even though it is clean so rest assured clean and tidy! Showers are tiled and clean and offer some toiletries we hadn't got anywhere else.

Diving: Pete and a lovely girl arranged our three dives for the saturday. Some kit needed altering with regulators etc while on the boat but thats not uncommon and to be expected and locations were discussed with us. I love the chilled vibe, i would maybe like to of had all the kit sorted the night before or morning before we left though. We were both advanced divers and were offered to use a dive computers for the trip at no additional cost which was awesome! They gave us towels after the dive which was a excellent touch as i always get cold.

Speak to Paul he is more than willing to help with places to eat / where to go and organised our private boat tour for us.

Theres still alittle bit of construction work on going at the back but this will be without a doubt, Corons hidden gem when this is complete.
Thank your for everything guys xx
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from PiratesDiving, Owner at Pirates Diving Resort
Responded Jan 29, 2020
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and will definately add a few more cusions and also we have more bean bags comming soon. We hope you come back and see us when we get everything finished to the standard we are aiming for, and im sure you are right it will be Corons gem. Thank you for staying with us. Happy bubbles Paul and Janeth
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Natasha S wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this place! It’s tucked away just off the main street in Coron and was everything we could have asked for.
All the staff were really attentive, helpful and nothing was too much to ask for. The food and drinks served were all fresh, homemade and delicious.
The grounds are beautifully kept, you really feel like you’re in a tropical garden which is just what we wanted from a trip to the Philippines. Thank you to all the staff that work here, you made our trip one to remember.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Pedro wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The diving experience is top Notch. They know how to make you feel welcome, they know how to accommodate all levels of divers on a single boat. The lunch in between diving was always delicious. I value quality and customer service over saving a little money going to a local shop. Paul is the man! Highly recommend this dive shop if you value quality.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: After an amazing day diving, check out lobster king next door for dinner. Amazing sea food place!
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Deeptown wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely time diving and staying at the pirates resort. Being just coming out of the pandemic we were lucky to be the only ones on the boat along with another diver. Paul the owner takes good care of the resort and his team. He also knows what diving and fun dives really mean so goes the extra mile to make sure you have a good time diving. The staff at the resort were also fantastic. Dada and Ron at the bar , rusty and everyone else involved makes this place feel like a home away from home. Great job Paul and I certainly look forward to coming back and getting on the real pirates boat and maybe even the tree house. The rooms are well designed keeping Filipino architecture in mind and very simple. Beautiful gardens around etx. If I can comment on one thing that I would have like better was probably the air conditioning. I like a cold room when I stay but again this was minor. Everything else made up for this

The diving is also worth mentioning. Really good wreck dives but visibility is not the best but still lovely wreck dives. The ride out to the dive sites are a good 1 hour 20 mins atleast so prepare for the journey but the scenery and surroundings you’ll see on the way are one of the best in the Philippines.

Thanks again to the pirates team for making this trip one to remember. Till next time.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MeganGenat wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful place to stay especially if you're planning to scuba dive because the resort offers the complete package of a place to eat, sleep and has all equipment, dive masters and a boat ready for fun dive day trips. The staff are friendly and very accomodating. The room is modest but clean. There is comfortable communal seating areas by the pool or in the garden catered for by the adjacent Pirates Tavern Bar.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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madsfrese wrote a review Mar 2020
Naestved, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place ,Very friendly and helpfull staff. Loved it there. Diving in Coron is good, and the wreck diving is awesome. The pirate tavern bar, was a great place to hang out and chill with live music.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Pirates Diving ... C, Owner at Pirates Diving Resort
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for your kind review Mads. Hope to see you both back here soon. Paul
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Lauren191 wrote a review Mar 2022
England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a really good stay here. The resort and food was amazing, clean and welcoming. The staff were all very friendly. I would definitely stay here again when out this way. I would also recommend to all my friends and family.
Liam and Lauren from the UK.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DavJenk wrote a review Jan 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As you would expect a 5 star dive center should be. Great staff that organise and communicates well. The diving was superb in every aspect with pirates. Located near to the harbour and a great spot for an aprez drink. Would love to have stayed in coron longer and will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John wrote a review Aug 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodations a very deceiving from the pictures and leave a lot to be desired. I could have however overlooked the accommodations until Pirates did't have enough divers to go out for the day and just left me hanging. After cancelling, pirates made very little effort to arrange my dive with another shop, and by the time i was aware of the situation all the boats had gone out for the day. There are plenty of dive shops in Coron, do yourself a favour and book through them. Thanks pirates for turning my 2 day dive trip to Coron into 1 day!
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Date of stay: August 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Pirates Diving ... C, Owner at Pirates Diving Resort
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Thank you for your comments on our resort and or service. We always appreciate any constructive critique or suggestion on how we can improve our service and facilities to our guests. However in this case we find your comments and rating, a despicable and a deliberate ploy to tarnish our good reputation. This in spite of the hard work and effort we made to assist and help you. We had no obligation to do so, but we bent over backwards putting in a great deal of effort to try and assist and help you find a dive. Never before in 12 years of working in the hotel and diving industry have I witnessed such rudeness from a customer we were doing our very best to help. Your girlfriend originally booked by telephone for a 3 nights accommodation with diving. we offered a room rate that was discounted to reflect this.  Normally all our bookings are paid in advance with a no cancellation policy. However on trust we accepted your booking without any payment. When a room is booked this also involves us blocking off our rooms so it cannot be sold on other booking platforms or through agents. So if you cancel it costs us money through lost revenue. When I first met you, I asked if your room and everything else was OK. you responded yes its all fine, only the air conditioning, you said was not working well, but we discovered together its was set on the Fan setting and not the Cold air.. so your only issue raised during your stay, according to you was something immediately corrected. After the 1st night you decided to leave without any consideration to your booking and commitment to us. You did not offer compensation for our lost revenue on the nights booked even though we had turned bookings away for your stay. We also did not ask you to pay for your cancelled nights and only charged you the discounted dive package rate. Even though we could have chosen to charge the full rate as it became just a one night stay Your reason given for cancelling 2 nights, was that your girlfriend wanted to be nearer the town center as she is pregnant so she didn’t have to walk while you was out diving. Your Girlfriend told my staff it was because she was pregnant and wanted a bigger bed. IF' you had expressed that as a concern, I could have moved you from a room with a standard double bed to one with a Queen size bed. For the diving on your 1st day we discounted your diving price as you was staying with us 3 nights by 1000 peso, off the normal rate. this was again because we expected you t be staying three nights and diving more days. From our discussion after your day of diving when I asked if everything was OK and how did it go, you told me diving was very good especially the last dive and you had no complaints and had enjoyed it. . After Diving on the 1st day you had checked out of our resort but said you would still like to dive with us (which is strange if you thought or service was so poor) As we already had one other diver booked for your 2nd day in Coron we said we should be able to dive Coron the following day. I had made it clear during both our conversation and that with your Girlfriend when she telephoned that we needed a minimum of two divers and that it was low season so we can't guarantee. On the 2nd day as you was no longer an in house guest staying in the resort you came to the dive shop as a walk-in customer. Although the previous day we had one other diver booked, they cancelled late in the evening leaving no time for us t rearrange anything that day. Unfortunately this left only you. It is the middle of low season here in Coron, with many dive shops either closed or not diving everyday, so it is not easy to find an alternative at short notice. As i explained (TO WHICH YOU AGREED) its not cost effective to take out just one diver and we would have had to charge you as much 6500 peso just to cover the base costs. If you had been still staying in the resort I could have taken room revenue into consideration to perhaps off set some additional cost. but as you was now walk in customer, of course i wasn't able to do this SO AS AN ALTERNATIVE, TO SAVE YOU MONEY AND SO YOU DIDN'T LOOSE OUT ON DIVING WE AT OUR OWN EXPENSE AND TIME, WENT OUT OF OUR WAY TO TO TRY AND FIND AN ALTERNATIVE DIVE SHOP., WHICH WE DID 2 TIMES! We ere not obligated to to that, as a walk in customer the booking was an open, no money had been paid, not even a deposit, and we had every right to cancel the dive through lack of divers. We could have offered you diving at a much higher cost as a private trip but we tried our best to find a reasonable alternative, so before you arrived at or shop in the morning, Our divemaster had already spent more than half an hour riding around Coron on his motorbike going to all the dive shops, while I called several by phone to cover as many chances as possible, all before you arrival, trying to find another shop who had suitable dives that could accept you for your ability level. We did initially locate two, but they were diving deeper sites than your qualification level, so we had to discount them. We found another shop who agreed to take you to the same dive sites we had suggested the previous day, which was great, but they were about to leave, so as you arrived at our resort we met you at the front put you on a trike which we paid for, to take you to the other shop immediately, YOU AGREED THIS WAS OK and was happy to do. Our Divemaster went by motor bike to the other dive shop to help get your equipment and get you booked in BUT YOU DIDN'T GO STRAIGHT TO THE OTHER SHOP (which i did say you needed to do) instead you called 1st in your hotel. So by the time you arrived at the other shop, my divemaster had already left and their group had left thinking you was not going. You then called us up again via your girlfriend asking what you should do? So again even though remembering we had no obligation as you were no longer our customer, we dispatched immediately our divemaster to try and help and assist you in locating another shop. when our divemaster arrived I understand you was quite rude to him, someone trying his best to help. he found then an alternative shop that was willing to accept you in there group BUT YOU DECLINED TO DIVE AND TURNED DON THE OFFER as it was not the dive sites you proffered ! in low season it is very difficult to always be able to pick and choose dive sites unless you book a private dive tour. Later you returned to our resort with you girlfriend where you was extremely rude. You walked in and said "SO" ! Before i could even speak with you and try to make some suggestions and HELP you, see if there was any alternative, you turned your back a walked away. We did everything possible to help you find a dive. I very much doubt an other dive shops would have sent personnel out to visit all the other dive shops on your behalf twice!. We did for you to help you not because we had any obligation. You thought it was OK to cancel your booking with us because it suited you. You messed up and lost a 1st alternative. You then turned down a 2nd alternative, yet you somehow think we are the bad guys and have done a dis service to you. We had no option but to cancel diving or charge a higher fee, all our hard work and running around on your behalf to find an alternative which was not enough to please you. so your reaction is to be dishonest about us. Even though you rudeness to both my staff and myself was not pleasant. that is about you, but I am dismayed and find your attitude to try a blatantly attempt to put our business down by providing a misleading and deliberately bad review, comments and deliberate low score disgraceful, thank goodness most people are not so rude and don't act like a spoiled child. Most see the hard work our staff put in and the good service we offer as per all our other reviews.
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d_vandermeersch wrote a review Jun 2019
Kortrijk, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
1. accomodation: very good. it's under construction but looks promissing. what is there is fully functional and looks nice. Most of the work happens when the guests are out.
They are building a pool right now. Still the place is operational and the diving is active.
The rooms that are rented out are clean and everything works. The staff do their very best to help everyone with all that is needed.
They are friendly and helpfull people. There is 24hr electricity, unlike the resorts on the remote islands closer to the wrecks. The wifi works fine...still this is the Philippines remember...
Paul, the manager, will try his very best to accomodate to all your needs. He clearly has his priorities set to pleasing the customers.
For the romantics out there, try the treehouse. It's a unique feature.
2. atmosphere: between the street and the rooms is a bar with live singing every night. not the boomboom kind of music, just some guitarplay and a singer.
It is fun and diverse and good background music while you talk about the great dives. the music stops at 10pm to make sure that resting is not disturbed.
You're just a couple of minutes walking from the main road and about 5 minutes walking to town. the trees stop the noise from town so if you like a little more relaxed place, this is it.
3. diving: the dive guides are great. Peter is experienced and knows your needs quite fast. As an experienced diver, you'll get a bit more freedom. As a beginner, you are sure to have a guardian angel on your shoulder.
Noeme, the other guide I dived with the most, is a friendly, helpfull guide and has an joyfull attitude that will brighten anyones day.
The level of professionalism is very good, and it comes with a smile. She puts the fun in fundiving.
The wrecks are great. nature plays with variable visibility and divers do make some dust, but all is fine. Their experience will take you to the safest and best spots.
You can explore, photograph and video these historic memories and in the evening enjoy a nice talk with the rest of the buccaneers.
The reef dives were a surprise to me. I've been around the visayas, leyte and puerto galera and was impressed by the growth here.
All these areas are protected marine parks, so that helps.
4. overall: I'll come back here, even if it is the other side of the world for me. And when I do, this place will be my resort of choice. I stayed 2 weeks, diving every day
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from paulleggott, Owner at Pirates Diving Resort
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Thank you for the Kind Review Dennis. Its been a great pleasure having you around for the past two weeks and I hope it wont be too long before you come back to Coron.. Tank you for Choosing Pirates Diving Resort. All the best Paul
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Pedro wrote a tip Feb 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"After an amazing day diving, check out lobster king next door for dinner. Amazing sea food place! "
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Chris L wrote a tip Aug 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"buglows are great"
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Pipa wrote a tip Jul 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the Treehouse is amazing, and the Bungalows comfortable"
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David Smith wrote a tip Jun 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Bungalows are great, but if available the Tree house is amazing"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pirates Diving Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pirates Diving Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pirates Tavern Bar (0.03 km) and Maricar Motorcycle Rental (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pirates Diving Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pirates Diving Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Pirates Diving Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pirates Diving Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pirates Diving Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermanos Tapas and Wine Bar, McDonald's Coron, and Kawayanan Grill Station.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pirates Diving Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Pirates Diving Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Pirates Diving Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pirates Diving Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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