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Dive Review of Magic Island in
Philippines/Moaboal

Magic Island: "Very Nice Resort With Lots of Wall Dives", Jun, 2022,

by John Crossley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11979.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments In the past 15 years I had three visits to Moaboal, but to less quality resorts than Magic Island Dive Resort. In 2019, I had a great week at the Magic Oceans Dive Resort in Bohol, so I thought I'd try it's brother/sister resort, Magic Island, in Cebu.

It is long and winding 3 to 4 hour drive from the Cebu/Mactan airport, but the transport was comfortable. Overall, Magic Island is very much like the Magic Oceans resort in style and layout ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Magic Island   [same]Magic Island Dive Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Truck, Yap, Palau, Bali, Lembeh, Hawaii, Florida, Red Sea, Soloman Islands, PNG, Caymans, Bonaire, BVI, Philippines and others
Closest Airport Cebu/Mactan Getting There Most likely connect in Manila and fly to Cebu. Resort will arrange a transfer, about 3-4 hours by car or van.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within no-deco limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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