The bangka is a traditionally built Philippino outrigger boat and is the best way for divers to discover Duka Bay, Anda and Camiguin. A hull constructed from wood with a large deck and spacious cabin, the Bangka comfortably accomodates 14 to 18 divers maximum. The boat is balanced by 2 bamboo outriggers which guarantee the sea keeping stability (those who get sea sick will appreciate this) and is actually quite fast (average speed 12 knots).
The deck space and the cabin provide great comfort during the crossings and the area dedicated to diving offers plenty of space for dive gear with easy entries into the water.
25 meters long with a max capacity of 14 people with a 350 HP motor, 4 crew members + 2 to 3 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
28 meters long with a max capacity of 18 people with a 380 HP motor, 4 crew members + 3 to 4 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
18 meters long with a max capacity of 16 people with a 350 HP motor, 4 crew members + 2 to 3 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
The choice of our hotels is based on our perception of a dive trip: charm and conviviality are more important that luxury. Most of our accommodation choices offer all the necessary comforts, however we give preference to the scenery, quality of service and optimal location relating to the dive sites visited on our excursions.
The hotels selected for the Magellan safari offer good comfort, although sometimes rustic, yet always in an authentic style.
On the Panagsama beach, facing Negros Island, the Sumisid is a small family hotel that has been appreciated by divers for a long time for its excellent situation. With only 11 rooms, air-conditioned with private bathroom. The relaxed atmosphere, simple and cosy comforts, architecture in wood and bamboo, this hotel creates a true ambience of the archipelago. The meals are varied and excellent and the welcome always warm. Close by the village will provide you with some typical encounters.
To the South East of the Siquijor Island and 5 minutes of San Juan village, the Coco Grove is situated on a magnificent white sandy beach lined with coconut trees. Offering 29 spacious and air-conditioned bungalows, features include a terrace, private bathroom, minibar, pool, bar and restaurant. An idyllic location to discover an authentic island.
Situated on Alona Beach, in the heart of a shady garden of 5000 square meters, the Oasis Resort features 16 rooms divided into 8 cottages entirely built from natural materials: wood, bamboo and lipa leaves. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Pool, bar, large restaurant. The Oasis Resort is an excellent choice at Panglao for discovering the dives and excursions in the region of Bohol.