Review of Magic Oceans & Islands dive resort

Magic Oceans and Magic Island are not just dive centers, but are specially equipped and focussed dive resorts. Usually when I hear the term resort I always have to think about the massive ones where you are just a number between all other guests. Well not this time! I believe during our stay we where with a max of around 20 people who you also actually get to know during that time.

Staff (expertise/ professional / friendliness)
The staff is very very friendly. After just one day they remembered our names and also took the time to ask how you are. Not the fake kind, but a sincere smile and interest in you. I'm not just talking about the diving staff, but the whole staff of the resort! The person who serves breakfast, cleaning your cabin and the cook who makes you evening dinner. They where all lovely and beautiful people who made our stay at both resorts just that bit more special!

The diving staff is professional. Each morning we had our dive briefing at the dive center after which we would get on the boat towards the dive sites of that day! They always knew to find all sort of marine life and had patience with every type of diver. Usually we made two dives in the morning and one afternoon dive for the people interested.

The dive center has a professional set up. More than enough room to store your equipment. They have different kind of rinsing area's for you gear and even special cleaning area's for you photo camera equipment.

 

Rental equipment
I've noticed some of the other guest using rental equipment and this looked just fine and well maintained.

Dive shop
There is a small shop where you van buy some small products from the local area. They also sell like an underwater pointer or t-shirts. No real scuba equipments is being sold here. 

Dive sites
I just loved scuba diving here! I've written a dedicated post about my experiences scuba diving at Bohol and Cebu. Both resorts have a house reef on which you can dive with your buddy. If you own buddy wants some rest there is always one of the other dives willing to dive with you. The other dive sites are all boat dives along the coast line. 

 

Conclusion
Because of the beautiful area, the beautiful resort and most of all the wonderful people here I can only recommend staying here when visiting Bohol or Cebu. Both diving resorts are wonderful and we just had an amazing time here. 

Contact information
Name: Magic Island or Magic Oceans
Telephone: +63 32 358 5477 
Email: info@magicisland.nl
Website: http://www.magicisland.nl/en/home/

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