Bohol Philippines: Polaris Beach and Dive Resort in Cabilao Island

Written on August 23, 2008 – 6:57 am | by Etravel |

Polaris Beach and Dive Resort is in the heart of the Visayas. Situated between the islands of Cebu and Bohol, Cabilao Island offers the best that the two neighboring islands can offer in terms of scuba diving because the resort is destination for divers and nature’s enthusiasts searching for first class dive spots as well as personal and friendly service.

Bohol Philippines: Polaris Beach and Dive Resort in Cabilao Island

The tropical sun, clear and pristine waters with white sand beaches fringed with coconut trees, these are the ideal location for divers and all of these can be found in one setting which is the Polaris Beach and Dive Resort. The resort is located in one of the best diving spots that the Philippines could offer. It is perfect for beginners as well as experienced divers and is a real underwater paradise with an intact underwater world and a fascinating variety of tropical fish and colorful coral formations. The resort’s dive center offer PADI dive courses.

The accommodations at the resort come in cottage-style rooms that has a unique charm. There are treehouses that are built up in the coconut trees, comfortable standard and deluxe rooms, well-appointed superior rooms and family bungalows that are perfect for families of large groups. For fine dining experience, the resort’s restaurant offers guests a choice of Asian, European and International cuisine as well as vegetarian foods. The resort’s restaurant is a place where guests can experience fresh and delicious meals, served in the unique ambiance of the beach resort.

Polaris Beach and Dive Resort offers PADI dive courses from Open Water Diver to Dive master. The courses are conducted individually or in small group and will be held at the house reef or depending upon training level in the surrounding dive areas. Some of the dive programs offered are discover scuba diving, open water diving, advanced open water diving, emergency first response, rescue diving, dive master and enriched air diver nitrox. The resort also offers dive safaris around the various and interesting dive spots near the resort. For an enthusiastic diver a dive safari is simply the most convenient way to cruise from island to island and diving the top dive spots. The dive safaris can be conducted with at least four persons and will last, according to the route, between four to ten days. The starting point is the resort then the journey can take divers form island to island with accommodation at the island’s resort as well as meals and beverages. Some of the dive spots included in the safari are Balicasag Island which is actually a coral reef and is a marine sanctuary, Siquijor Island which is perfect for macro photography and night diving and Apo Island which is a small volcanic hump with unique coral reefs.

The resort can be reached by fast ferries from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Upon arriving, catch either a bus or a taxi to Tubigon until Mocboc (sandigan Island). At Mocboc, an outrigger boat will bring guests to the resort. Guests can also take the air route from Manila to Cebu or Tagbilaran then follow the rest of the journey as in the land route.

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