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Dive Review of Magic Ocean in
Philippines/Anda Bohol

Magic Ocean: "Magic Ocean Resort, Bohol Philippines is very nice", Nov, 2022,

by Greg Oppenhuizen, MI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 12189.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I have previously been to Magic Island Resort in Moalboal, Cebu Philippines. I went to Magic Ocean Resort because I had a great experience at Magic Island. Both resorts are owned by a Dutch expat who spends time between both resorts. So, the guy that owns the place is actually at the resort. This isnít a corporate resort run by absent owners. I think that matters. The resort has 16 bungalows. Itís not big.
I was there at the end of the rainy season and it was rainy. In fact, in the last week of October we had a tropical storm go through and I lost a dive day. The water was a warm 85°. The ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple locations in the Carribean, Atlantic, North, Central, South American Pacific, Indian Ocean Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hawaii, Malaysia and Great Lakes.
Closest Airport Cebu/Bohol Getting There I flew Delta to Seoul/Incheon, then did Korean Airlines to Cebu. Both Incheon and Cebu are very nice, modern, large airports. Both are easy to navigate as an English only speaking American traveler. Cebu/Mactan airport has been greatly enlarged and updated in the late 2000-teens. You can fly from Cebu to Bohol on a 737 or equivalent Airbus (not a little,itty-bitty plane)

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas
Water Temp 85-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-40 Ft/ 9-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. There were NO stated restrictions and nobody I dove with abused their freedom. I was treated like an adult, as were all the other divers. I wore gloves and used a metal dive pointer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments This is a place for macro photography. Having said that, the top of the wall on most dives had nice coral and small fish activity. You could spend your time on top of the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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