Magic Oceans Dive Resort
The Philippines is strategically located in the heart of the Pacific blessed with tropical weather. Blessed with fine sunshine and occasional monsoon rains throughout the year. There are two pronounced seasons in The Philippines— dry and wet. Temperature ranges between 25 – 27°C/80 – 84°F in December and 32 – 34°C/85 – 92°F in May. Between January and May, the climate is generally dry with only occasional rain showers. Bohol, like the rest of the Visayas region has predominantly good weather conditions most times of the year where it is possible to dive all year round. The water temperature ranges from 25°C/80°F in January up to 29°C/84°F in July.
As the water temperature is between 26°C/80 °F and 29°C/84 °F we recommend that you dive in a 3mm long suit. All our diving cylinders are aluminium 12ltr/80cubicft. There is no need to bring an adapter as all our valves work with both DIN and INT fittings.
We have complete rental equipment’s to cover your needs
To enter the Philippines your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure of your trip, and you must have proof of your onward journey from the Philippines – such as a return flight ticket. You are responsible for having all the necessary papers at departure and during your stay in the Philippines. If you wish to stay longer than 30 days you will need a tourist visa. Ask your local Philippine embassy for details. Ensure that you arrange your passport, visa and other travelling documents in plenty of time and be aware that embassies, consulates and other officials have busy times, which can delay the processing times. Travelers without the necessary documents may be refused boarding for their flight or be refused entry by the immigration department at the airport.
Vaccinations and Hygiene
For information on vaccinations we advise you to contact your doctor or local specialist.
We advise drinking bottled mineral water when away from the resort. In the resort. We provide refillable bottles that you can use to refill mineral water any time of day.
Languages and Religion
The Philippines is dubbed as South East Asia’s odd child and had fought its own battle for its own place and recognition in the global scene. Geographically scattered and detached from its neighbouring countries, The Philippines has always been mysterious and intriguing. Culturally, The Philippines differ greatly to its neighbours. One, it is predominantly Catholic, about 80% of the population. More or less 20% of the population is divided into different religions and sect. Second it is an English speaking country – in fact it is the third largest speaking country in the world.
Philippines monetary unit is Peso. Metropolitan Cebu has many ATM machines that getting cash is not a problem. However, Anda’s sole ATM often runs out of cash and is not always on-line. In the resort we offer a money exchange service. Bill payments can be done by cash in Euros, UK Pounds and USD$ as well as credit cards VISA and MasterCard (with a 5% surcharge). We have a permanent internet connection, so payment through internet banking is also an option (don’t forget to bring your bank details).
Between the Philippines and Central Europe it is 6 hours and between the Philippines and America it is between 9 and 13 hours.
Electricity and plugs
The Philippines has 220Volt system and at our resorts we have sockets that are suited fot the most European and American two pin plugs. When you need 110Volt we have a charging area in our restaurant.
Wifi connection is available throughout the resort and it is free.