Moalboal Diving

We offer the best of Moalboal diving, we have a PADI 5* rated dive center on site with daily boats going to the different dive sites. We keep our groups small and the majority of our Divemasters are also trained PADI instructors.

Our boats leave in the morning for two dives returning to the resort for lunch. In the afternoon we can offer one or two dives depending on guest choices letting you see the best of Moalboal Diving even during a short stay.

We visit all of the 25 dive sites in Moalboal, including Pescador Island, as well as to dive sites like Badian Island, Sunken Island and as far away as day trips to Sumilon Island by special request for both divers and snorkelers alike.

Moalboal Diving – Blue Orchid House Reef

 

Our House reef is one of the best things about Moalboal Diving, just a short step from the resort it is truly stunning. You can easily find: Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish, Frogfish, Tuna, Juvenile Crocodile Fish, Pygmy SeaHorses amongst others on our House Reef.

Our House Reef can be dived at any time of the day with or without a guide, just rent some tanks from the dive center if you want to head out on your own and explore the Blue Orchid House Reef.

Moalboal Diving – PADI dive training courses.

We offer the full range of PADI courses from our on site dive center. With our 2.2m dive training pool meaning you can undertake the confined water training of your PADI course which offers a more relaxed diving experience than going directly into the sea to either do a first time diving experience or undertake your PADI confined Open Water training.

Moalboal Diving – PADI e-learning courses

As a PADI 5 star dive centre, we offer the full range of PADI e-learning courses so you can undertake the online theory part of the course from the comfort of home.

Please follow this link to sign up for PADI elearning with the Blue Orchid Resort and follow the on screen instructions. Undertaking the elearning at home saves time in resort and allows you to spend less time in resort doing your dive course and more time in the water having fun and diving Moalboal.

Students who have completed the theory in advance via PADI elearning will be able to jump straight into the pool with one of our PADI instructors to start their dive training immediately once enrollment paperwork has been completed.

Moalboal Diving – Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be certified to fun dive with the resort?

To join the regular fun diving boat schedule with the resort you would need to have a diving certification with a relevant diving organization. If you are not PADI certified, please bring along your certification card.

Do you accept walkin divers staying at other resorts?

Yes absolutely, the more the merrier however during very busy times preference is given to our in house resort guests. It is possible to rent a private boat and equipment from us including a guide, just contact us or drop us an email to let us know what you would like to do.

I have never been scuba diving, can I try?

Yes, absolutely. Our certified PADI scuba instructors will be delighted to introduce you to the underwater world for a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You will first learn the basic skills needed in a pool session to get used to the equipment, before taking you to the open sea to experience your first dive.

I’m Open Water certified. Can I continue my scuba education at the Blue Orchid Resort?

Absolutely. Check out our Diving Courses page for info and pricing

Can I go on a night dive?

Yes, absolutely. Our house reef is very convenient for night dives to discover the nocturnal activity of the ocean. The sea looks very different at night. You can expect to see bioluminescent plankton, cuttlefish, sleeping turtles, shrimps, crabs, etc.

Do I need to bring my own scuba gear?

If you own your own scuba diving gear, you are welcome to bring it. If not, it is possible to rent the equipment in our dive shop.

What is your general diving schedule?

In general, our boat leaves around 9h30 for 2 dives in the morning and we organise afternoon or night dives on request. Our schedule is very flexible and is adapted to the conditions and guest requests. 

I am certified by another organisation than PADI, can I still dive with you?

Sure, we accept certified divers from other associations. Just bring your proof of certification from your organisation with you before 

Do you go to Pescador Island?

Yes, our boat goes to Pescador Island regularly for our diving and snorkelling trips. Read our page on Pescador Island to see what to expect.