Part 1 - babysitting, baby sitting, nanny, childcare, yaya
We stayed here because they offered babysitting services. This means a nanny comes from Mabini in the morning around 7am. She stays until you get back from the afternoon dive and goes home at 5pm. We were traveling with two kids (1 and 4 years old), so we hired two nannies, one for each of the kids. The rates were 360 pesos for 10 hours. Meals for the nannies at 100 pesos per meal. They would usually eat breakfast before they came, so they would only eat lunch there, even though we always offered to by them more meals.
The babysitters are in their 20's and one of them had a 5 year old of her own. They spoke enough English, were great with the kids, and would take them swimming, or walking for coral and sea shells.
There is a resort call Sea's Spring with water slides and hot springs that you can take the kids to via a boat ride from the resort.
Part 2 - Diving
The diving was excellent. The area was hit by a hurricane last year, yet the diving is still superb. The dives were just me and my wife and the dive master. Our dive master, Rene, was excellent. He was attentive, great at pointing out things I would have missed 100% of the time. He picks dive sites based on your camera rig setup for macro or wide angle or video etc. They don't just pick the closest dive sites, we ventured to the nearby island twice. The first time the current was too rough, but they took us again the following day.
The house reef is excellent for a checkout dive. There is a helicopter wreck near the shoreline and only 20 meters deep. There are two resident frog fishes on that checkout dive that sets the expectations for the rest of the diving quite high.
Rene, was an excellent dive master. One review criticized him walking around on his two tank bangers. This is actually to protect the corals. No gloves, no touching is best and using his metal pointers, he is minimizing damage to the reef. I have seen dive guides all over the world use this technique, which is actually encouraged over touching or crashing into the corals.
Rene, found pygmy seahorses, mating nudibranchs, egg ribbons, ghost pipe fishes, and a hairy frog fish walking across the sandy bottom. At the hotel wreck, at a dive site littered with dive photographers, he was the only person finding things worth photographing.