The dive shop has more than 10 complete sets of equipment to rent, 2 Bauer compressors and more than 40 12l tanks. There is a big outrigger boat and a speedboat with outboard engine. We offer all PADI Courses. Several dive guides with years of experience are always prepared to offer the top experience to our guests.
The House Reef
One of our best dive sites, located directly in front of the La Estrella, can be dived either from our boat or the shore.
On the left side is a fish sanctuary.
Our House Reef starts as a sheer, 1000 m long, wall (Gorgonia Wall), that transforms into a plateau (Shark View Point) which finally becomes a slope (Ligthouse).
This wall starts at a depth of about 5m and drops off to about 60m. The wall runs parallel to the shore. It offers a multitude of little caves and overhangs to explore and is completely covered with different corals, of which the most impressive ones are the giant fan corals.
Here, you will find reef fish of all kinds, Frogfish, and shoals of Jack and Bannerfish. From time to time, you will find a Napoleon patrol the reef and between the corals on the ground, you can also find Pigmy and other seahorses, Ghost pipefishes and a multitude of nudibranchs.
The variety of life on this reef even amazes seasoned divers!
You can even dive to this part of the reef anytime regardless of the weather. But certain dives need to be carefully planned because of the currents which vary a lot, sometimes making for excellent drift dives. At other times there is no current at all.
Diving along this reef is much better during early morning. But you will also appreciate the beauty of this reef during the afternoon and at night time.
Following the wall, you will come to this 30 m deep plateau. As it is located on the corner of the reef, you will normally find a healthy current here, making it possible to spot some of the bigger pelagics like Whitetip, Blacktip, Thresher or Hammerhead sharks, along with shoals of big barracudas.The sandy bottom is full of soft coral. Sand eels and garden eels also love this substrate.
(10 minute boat ride from the Cabilao Dive Center)
This is where the house reef extends past the fish sanctuary. A multitude of various reef fish can be found, and on this point is where you can see a lot of Pygmy seahorse. Amazing hard-corals, especially table corals are located on this point. Likewise, Caves and overhangs can also be seen here.
Here you will find a wide slope with sandy bottom and a seagrass meadow, with some coral formations. This dive site slopes down from the shore to a depth of about 20m. This is one of the best muck diving spots Cabilao has to offer. In this area, photographers and divers will find a wide variety of life: Seasnakes, Crocodile snake eels, Devilfish, Stonefish, Leaf fish, Harlequin shrimps, Stargazers seagrass- and Harlequin ghost pipefish, Seamoths, Mantis shrimps and an astonishing variety of of nudibranchs. Occasionally, Eagle rays, Turtles, Octopi and File clams can be spotted.
This site makes for an easy shore dive and is also appropriate for beginners. You will find perfect conditions for this dive during high tide, when the slope is at the lee of the current. Do not miss night dive on this site!You will be amaze!
(15 minute boat ride from the Cabilao Dive Center)
This dive site is located on the southern tip of the island and exposed to strong currents. Spectacular hard coral growth between 5-12m depth. These hard corals are ancient and until now in pristine condition and undamaged. A good occasion to observe the different species in their competition for light and space and the resulting reef structure. Of course you can also find all the usual reef fish here along with big shoals of Jackfish.
This site can be dived at all weather, it is a good place for beginners. Afternoon is the best time to dive on this site especially when the sun is directly above the reef.
|Single Dives||Php 1,550 / dive|
|6 or more boat dives||Php 1,470 / dive|
|12 or more boat dives||Php 1,400 / dive|
|20 or more boat dives||Php 1,300 / dive|
|Private guide per dive||Php 400|
|Refresh with Instructor||Php 600|
|Night Dive||Php 200|
|Night Dive with torch||Php 250|
|Enriched Air/Nitrox||Php 220|
|6 – 10 or more Fills||Php 200|
|10 or more fills||Php 150|
|Full Set of Equipment||Php 400 / dive|
|Full Set of Equipment||Php 600 / day|
|Regulator||Php 250 / day|
|BCD||Php 200 / day|
|Suit||Php 150 / day|
|Snorkeling Equipment||Php 200 / day|
|Fins and boots||Php 150 / day|
|Dive Computer||Php 500 / day|
Below you can find our Price List, showing prices for all of our courses, materials are NOT included and can be purchased upon request. If you have any questions or want to know a price for an item that isn’t listed, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|PADI Courses||No. of Dives||Duration|
|Discover Scuba Diving 10 +||1||1 day||Php 3,250|
|Follow Up DSD dives||1||1/2 Day||Php 1,700|
|Bubblemaker (8-10 years old)||1||1/2 Day||Php 3,250|
|PADI Scuba Diver Course||3CW, 2 OW||2/3 Days||Php 12,500|
|PADI SDC Upgrade to OW||2CW, 2 OW||2/3 Days||Php 11,000|
|PADI Open Water Diver Course||5CW, 4 OW||4/5 Days||Php 16,750|
|PADI Adventure Dive||1 Dive||1/2 day||Php 2,750|
|PADI Adventure Diver Certification||3 Dives||2 days||Php 6,825|
|PADI Advanced Open Water 30M||5 Dives||3/4 days||Php 13,750|
|PADI Rescue Diver||CW, 2 OW||3/4 Days||Php 16,250|
(Does not include Padi Materials or Fees)
|60 hours min||60 hours min||Php 39,000|
|EFR||1 Day||Dry||Php 7,000|
|PADI Replacement card/PIC on Line||Php 2,220|
|Speciality Courses||No. of Dives||Duration|
|PADI Resfresher Course||Theory/1 dive||1 Day||Php 1,850|
|PADI AWARE Fish ID||2 Dives||1 Day||Php 7,720|
|PADI Deep Diver Course||4 Dives||2/3 Days||Php 13,220|
|PADI Enriched Air Course||Php 7,000|
|PADI Enriched Air Course with 2 dives||Php 10,400|
|PADI Fish Idenfication||2 Dives||1 Day||Php 7,720|
|PADI Night Diver||3 Dives||3 Days||Php 10,770|
|PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy||2 Dives||1 Day||Php 7,720|
|PADI Search and Recovery||4 Dives||2 Days||Php 13,220|
|PADI Underwater Navigation||3 Dives||2 Days||Php 10,470|
|PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course (excluding camera hire)||2 Dives||2 Days||Php 10,470|
|Other on Request||—|