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This dive center is the 'Mother Base'; the base where SeaQuest started almost 30 years ago, the dive center is conveniently located on Panagsama beach, next to intimate Sumisid Lodge
SeaQuest Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center. This means that next to organizing fun dives we also offer a complete range of scuba diving courses. We can introduce you to the wonderful underwater life (introduction dive) and we can teach you to become a PADI professional.
The dive center is right next door! In the morning you can enjoy your breakfast and then just stroll over to the dive shop for the morning dive, back for lunch and then out again for your afternoon dive.
SeaQuest Moalboal normally plans two dives a day, if you would like to make more dives than that we can schedule that for you, no problem! Night dives are also possible any given day, the house reef right in front of the diveshop is ideal for this, you just walk 20m and here you go! Just express your wishes to one of our dive masters and it will be scheduled.
In Moalboal We have a comfortable speedboat powered by a 75hp outboard, to take you to the dive sites, our boat accommodates up to 12 divers and brings you within minutes to all sites in the Moalboal area.
The Moalboal center is equipped with Cressie-Sub dive gear. We provide 10, 12 and 15 litre aluminum tanks with international valves. If you use a DIN regulator then please bring an adaptor. To fill our dive tanks we use Bauer K14 compressor that provide you with good clean air. We also offer Nitrox fills up to 32% and this can be very useful if you want to stay at depth longer or if you want to recover quicker after making multiple dives.
The dive center is outfitted with oxygen, first aid, spare equipment and communication facilities to react speedy and adequate in an emergency situation. To avoid emergency situations we are very strict on dept limits, maximum depth is 40meters/130 feet and we don't make deco-dives. If necessary there is a fully equipped recompression chamber centrally located in Cebu city.
The staff is all local ,who have been diving for a very long time. They take big pride in showing you al the special things this area has to offer. After the dive they will be more than happy to talk about the dive and the marine life you came across.
Our dive center employees also carry your tanks, equipment to and from the boat. Your dive equipment can be stored overnight in the dive center. The house reef and drop off is right in front of the dive center. Aside from diving, it's ideal for swimming and snorkeling. All the ingredients for a stress free super enjoyable holiday!
In the middle of the Tanon straight, a more than 300m deep channel between the islands of Cebu and Negros, you will find a rock that plummets up from the abyss. They named it Pescador Island and with bottomless drop-offs, dramatic over-hangs and caves it's a classic dive.
The other dive sites on offer are very diverse. There are steep drop offs, shallow coral gardens, a plane wreck, caves and a sunken island. Keep checking the blue; they have frequent encounters with whale sharks in the Moalboal area and don't leave without making a night dive!
The most popular dive sites of Moalboal are:
SEAQUEST HOUSE REEF - Right in front of the dive-shop. Great for night-dives! Crabs, Trumpet-fish, sleeping Parrot-fish, Octopus and Squid are often seen during night-dives. A totally different world unfolds in the light of your strobe. Visibility: As long as the batteries last! Depth range: 0 - 15 m. Travel time: its right there! In front of the dive center
WHITE BEACH - Is a wall dive with hundreds of soft corals, gorgonians and lots of pelagic action. There are some caves and overhangs. Its also the best place to look for Nudibranchs.
In between dives a picnic at a virgin white beach in the shade of the big Talisay tree is a bonus treat.
Visibility: 5 - 30 m. Depth range: 3 - 40 m
Travel time: 15 min.
MAGPAYONG - 400 meter after white beach, is a nice wall and most of the dives in this area are drift dives. Look for Turtles and Napoleon wrasses. The area between 15 meters up to 5 meters is covered with different kinds of hard and soft corals. Visibility: 8 - 25 meters Depth Range; 3 - 45 meters Travel Time: 20 min.
PESCADOR ISLAND (Moalboal Marine Park) - is now a protected area. Some say it's the best they've ever seen. Protected from natural disasters this enormous mushroom rises off the sea bottom at 40 meters and never ceases to amaze you with its rich variety of hard and soft corals and practical all the underwater creatures of the world.
Diving from the South to West side you can see lion fish, frog fish , turtles , schools of surgeons and you will end up at the famous 'Cathedral' Cave. The entrance of the cave, where sometimes white tip sharks are spotted, leads to an uprising chimney with holes on the side. This makes your ascent an 'enlightening' experience.
Right at the south tip at a depth of between 24 - 30meter, black corals can be seen, they don't look black though, they actually look a bit like Christmas trees in all kinds of colors! At the East side of the island there's a lovely drop-off towards the North, macolor macularis, Red Snappers and big Groupers at a depth of 35 meters are among our under water friends here. The coral gardens in the shallow areas provide the best 'deco stops' ever and the UW photographer can spend weeks here without running out of good shots.
Visibility: 10 - 40 m. Depth range: 6 - 40 m.
Travel time: 15 min.
FISH SANCTUARY - Also a protected area and just open for divers recently, slopes from 5 meters up to 18 meters and then drops to 45 meters. In this area, you can see huge sea fans, and not just one... Hard and soft corals, leaf-fish and the unusual ghost pipe-fish await you here. Tunas and White Tip Sharks can be spotted occasional. This site is good for both wide angle- and macro photography.
Visibility: 10 - 25 meters Depth Range; 5 - 60 meters
Travel Time: 30 min.
TALISAY REEF - Slopes from 5 meters to 15 meters and then also drops to 45 meters. Usually a drift dive, you'll find lots of black corals, holes and small caves. The shallow part is interesting because of the rock formations and the so called mandarin fish can be seen here.
Visibility: 15 - 25 meters Depth Range; 3 - 50 meters
Travel Time: 5 min.
TONGO POINT - Interesting seascape, lots of crevices, holes and small caves. They got some big sea fans here, Puffer-fish and a deco-stop in the 'streets' of Tongo.
Visibility: 10 - 30 m. Depth range: 5 - 20 m.
Travel time: 15 min.
KASAI POINT - A wall dive, some small caves, nice hard and soft corals, among the fishes to be seen here are the well camouflaged Leaf-fish, schools of Tang fish, Mandarin fish and if your lucky you might even see an Eagle Ray flying by.
Visibility: 15 - 40 meters Depth Range; 5- 30 meters
Travel Time: 10 min.
TUBLE REEF - Is in between Kasai and White beach and has a lot of small caves, a seafan forest and schools of big fish like tuna and jacks.
Visibility: 15 40 meters. Depth Range: 3 - 40 meters
Travel Time: 15 min.
SUNKEN ISLAND - If it wasn't for the marker-buoy you would not find it. In the middle of Tanon Strait this underwater mountain raises from unknown depths to 24 meters under sea level. A thrilling experience to take the plunge in the deep blue, following the line until the island becomes visible. Because of strong currents some experience is needed here. This is a great place to look for scorpions and stonefish. Big lionfish usually are seen at one end of the island.
Visibility: 5 - 40 m. Depth range: 25 meters
Travel time: 60 min.
Note: We are strict on dept limits, maximum depth is 40meters and we don't make deco-dives. If necessary there is a fully equipped recompression chamber centrally located in Cebu city.
Note: Divers using DIN regulators should bring an adaptor.
Note: Sanctuary fee to be paid in Moalboal is 100 Peso per diver per dive at all dive sites
Tip: Big advantage of our chain of Dive centers is that you can actually buy a discounted dive packages that can be used on all our locations. LETS DIVE!