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Magic Island Dive Resort

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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Certificate of Excellence
Away from the masses, you'll have a wonderful stay in one of our ten cottages. Enjoy a great dinner in our restaurant or have a drink on our terrace with its magnificent view of Pescador Island.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Ocean View
Full view
Getting there
Tagbilaran Airport37 mi
Dumaguete Airport42 mi
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Buford, Georgia
Reviewed yesterdayvia mobile
This place excelled in all areas...food, friendliness, service and cleanliness. This was consistently the best food I’ve ever had at a resort. Not just a few good meals, but every single meal over our 10 day stay was great. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful in any way possible. They knew all 14 of our group by name by the second day. The grounds were nicely decorated with tropical plantings which made for a great atmosphere. Everything was clean and our bungalow was quite roomy. The dive staff knew their jobs very well. They set our gear up for us each day and changed tanks between dives. All of the DMs were great at pointing out the small stuff for us and many thanks to Jason for helping us back on board during rough waters one day. Oh and the massages by Jane, all I can say is that you must get at least one. I had 3.
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New Iberia, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 days ago
Unbelievably calm and pampered 9 days!!! I have been diving many places and I have never seen such an attentive and accommodating staff! Great food, fantastic people. Really, I can't say enough good things about everyone on staff. Smiling, happy, they all learned our names within a day. If there was a drawback it is that the water was a bit cloudy during our visit. However, I was told that vis can vary and that the conditions during our visit were unusual. All dives reasonably close, (max 15- 20 min?) and the boats were great. Especially liked the fact that the boat groups were small. Our group occupied 8/10 of the bungalows. Although we interacted with the 2-4 other guests the staff seated us at different tables. All in all, a wonderful experience!
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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
Stayed in this dive resort for 6 nights with a group of 8 from Australia, the staff were amazing and always made sure everyone was happy and well fed, the dive center was very professional and the divemasters did a great job pointing things out, I also really enjoyed diving the house reef, so much to see, good alternative if you didn’t feel like going on the boat, definitely recommend to friends and other dive groups and hopefully be back one day!
Thank corey109
Reviewed Oct 8, 2018
Room was ideal for a diving holiday. The location was perfect, 3 boats to dive from and dive sites very close and easy to get too,lots to see. Staff at the resort were excellent. Food was great and a lot of choice. The diving staff and boat crews were as good as any I have encountered. I will return to dive here again
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Response from MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi, Thanks for the review. I will make sure all of the staff get to see your review so they know their hard work pays off.
Andy W
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed Sep 6, 2018
Spent the last 6 days in this beautiful paradise. I bit of work to get here...but well worth the journey. The staff could not be nicer, and for the divers out there, the dive masters world class. This reminds me a lot of Fiji with the soft coral but hard coral as well and the life is as diverse as it is delightful. Well worth considering!
1 Thank Andy W
Response from MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi, Thanks for your nice word, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and we will make sure all of the staff sees your review.
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May 30, 2018|
Response from mantabrother2 | Reviewed this property |
not too far but a taxi or motorcycle taxi needed one of the girls that works there her father has a motorcycle taxi that is good to take you out not sure about evenings though probably have to book a car very narrow road... More
Hannah M
April 26, 2018|
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Response from Frank J | Reviewed this property |
We had a 10 dive package, but I have a quote for a single shore/boat dive of PHP 2,750 which equates to about £40. Obviously, the more dives in you package, the cheaper it becomes. If you have to hire equipment, that is an... More
April 7, 2018|
Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately there isn't a beach.
Room Tips
"views from any room"
Oct 8, 2018
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"My brother and I shared a room that was just right. There was a view of the bay from the baloney."
Jul 9, 2018
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"Rooms nearer the ocean are subject to some early morning boat traffic noise"
Mar 29, 2018
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"Spend the extra money and get bungalow #1 closest to the water."
Mar 23, 2018
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$93 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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