Savedra Dive Center 

Scuba Diving in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Scuba Diving and Diver Training in Moalboal, a peninsular on the South West coast of Cebu, Philippines

Savedra Dive Center is a spacious and modern Dive Center for scuba diving, PADI and TDI dive courses, beach resort accommodation, dive safaris, dive travel and just plain fun diving in Cebu in the Philippines.

This website provides the most comprehensive guide available to diving activities, PADI courses, PADI Tec Rec CoursesWreck DivingSharks and WhaleSharks, Beach Resorts and Outdoor activities in and around Moalboal. Our professional training department Seven Seas Dive Academy can even make you a PADI Dive Instructor!

Happy Divers at Savedra Dive Center in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Your dive vacation in Cebu, Let us plan your scuba holidays

Simply lean back and surf through our website, enjoy colorful picture galleries, vivid underwater videos and select all the information you need for your next dive holidays. If you like what you see, let our in-house travel desk arrange your domestic flights, transfers, accommodation and diving activities. Tell us what you would like to do and when, we’ll take care of the rest.


Here is some info on the dive center, the dive spots and the scuba diving activities we have to offer

Scuba Divers boarding the dive boat heading out for a dive on nearby Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu


Scuba diving with Savedra is easy, fun and safe. Join our daily boat and fun dive activities. Everybody is welcome, beginners and expert divers alike. If you are technical diver, a freediver or if you want to become a professional diver, you have come to the right place.
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Coral Reef with a frogfish in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines


Diving in Moalboal is better than ever before and the dive spots around Pescador Island belong to the best in the Philippines. Turtles are seen on every dive, there is hardly any dive site that doesn’t host some.  A dive on the airplane wreck is one of the attractions as well as a deep dive at Sunken Island. More Moalboal dive spots

Diver at a Sardine Ball in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines


There are few places on earth where you can see this, millions of sardines moving as one in an unbroken chain that goes beyond visibility. Imagine yourself there with the school whirlpooling around you in a tornado, happens every day here in, maybe a Thresher Shark will show up and show you how they hunt with their tails. sardines of Moalboal

Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines


Just 4km of the coast lies Pescador Island, one of the best dive sites in the Visayas. Between the shore and the island the sea floor drops to 400m, out of this depth the pinnacle rises up to just above surface with some of the best diving on the area. More on Pescador Island

Scuba Diver and Whale Shark in Cebu


Moalboal is home to several shark species. At Pescador Island encounters with Whitetip Sharks are not uncommon. Directly at our house reef (!), thresher sharks can show up to hunt inside the giant sardine school, if you are lucky. And sometimes whale sharks show up. More on sharks and whale sharks

Underwater Photography in Cebu


Underwater Photography – have fun taking pictures underwater! Taking pictures while scuba diving is extremely fun and rewarding. Share your scuba images with friends and family, print them as posters for your home decoration or show them off in the internet.
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Island Hopping around the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – sample the best the Philippines has to offer. If you want to see the best dive spots of the region in a short time or if you just want to enjoy cruising through the Philippine archipelago, a dive safari is the way to go. On a 6-day dive safari you tour from one tropical island to the next during the day while diving the best dive sites and stay in a comfortable beach resorts during the night. 6-Day Dive Safaris run weekly from October to May every year. 2-Day Dive Safaris trips can be arranged on demand and short notice.

Dive Safaris in the Philippines: We organize dive safaris and island hopping from Cebu via Bohol and Apo Island to Sipalay in Negros and back.

The Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago consisting of more then 7000 islands (at high tide), located east of Vietnam and north of Sabah and Borneo, full of natural wonders and inhabited by joyful people the Philippines is located dead center of the coral triangle, the most ecologically diverse part of the worlds oceans, it has the highest coral diversity in the world. The Coral Triangle has more coral reef fish diversity than anywhere else on the planet, 235 species of the coral reef fishes in the Coral Triangle are endemic or locally restricted species. Six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, including the leatherback marine turtle live here, we also get visits from the blue whale, the largest animal to ever live on Earth. We could tell you more but you might think we were bragging.


Here is some background information on the Philippines and on some of the friendliest people in the world.

The Philippines: A typical market place on one of the 7000 islands


The Philippines and its many islands, more than 7100, have abundant natural resources and some of world’s highest biodiversity which makes them a top tourism destination. However, sitting on the Pacific ring of fire the Philippines are prone to natural disasters and hit the news quite often. This might be the reason why the Philippines has only recently been discovered as a prime holiday destination. More on the Philippines



Cebu, the queen of the Visayas, consists of 167 islands and islets, next to the main island of Cebu itself. It has a rich history, ranging from the demise of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, to its role in 2nd World War and now being home of many affluent beach resorts and the main center of commerce, education and tourism.
More on Cebu and Cebu City

Moalboal and Panagsama Beach


Beautiful Moalboal is home to one of the best diving sites in the country. It is located right on the shore of the Tañon Strait which is a protected seascape since 1998. A peninsula extends into the sea, this is where most beach resorts and dive shops are located. On top of scuba diving, Moalboal is the Philippine Mecca of freediving and outdoor adventure tours, come and find out why people return here year after year. More on Moalboal



We have a selection of beach resorts, hotels and backpacker lodges very close to the dive center. Walking distance is usually less than a minute. We can provide package deals with transfers, accommodation and dive packages or dive courses, all arranged by us with one point of contact and payment, it couldn’t be easier.

Tipolo Beach Resort in Moalboal

Moalboal Beach Resorts

If you need a room, we can arrange your accommodation at various beach resorts and hostels within walking distance of the dive center.

Sole e Mare Resort is only a few steps away, Tipolo Beach Resort features nice and private sea view rooms set in a tropical garden and Pacitas Beach Resort offers affordable rooms and bubgalows just by the beach around the corner.

Several other beach resorts and backpacker hostels can be booked by us. If you stay in one of the resorts here at the beach not affiliated with us, we will arrange reliable transfers from your hotel to our facilities free of charge

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PADI Dive Courses and Technical Diving

As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center and accredited Tec Rec Technical Dive Center we offer dive courses for everybody and all experience levels. We provide you with the most up to date teaching materials and methodologies, the majority of our courses have an option to study online before you arrive, making the most of your precious vacation time. Our teaching staff comprises of two PADI Course Directors, IDC Staff Instructors, Technical Instructors, Instructor Trainers and Master Instructors, we develop and train our own staff. We do not know of anywhere else in the region where you can find this much knowledge and experience available to you under one roof.


Dive Courses from beginner to expert, taught by an international team of professional dive instructors

If you’re looking for new dive adventures to improve your scuba skills, gain more confidence and meet more dive buddies, you’ve come to the right place. Choose from a wide range of PADI scuba certification courses with flexible study options including online courses to accommodate your busy schedule. As a PADI Diver, you carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted.

7 Seas Scuba Academy in Cebu


PADI Dive Courses are conducted at our Scuba Academy inside Savedra Dive Center, these classrooms are designed with Scuba courses in mind. The Scuba Academy is the hub of dive education in the region. Beginner and advanced courses are conducted here. The location is ideal, the academy is located right in the heart of the beach, in-water training sites like swimming pools and open water training sites only a few steps away from the class rooms.  Learning scuba diving can’t be easier.

IDC - PADI Instructor Development Course


Our modern facilities provide you with everything required for a pleasant experience and the perfect learning environment. Our purpose built classrooms will be your base for the duration of your dive course, our international and multi-lingual staff will always be there to help you reach your goals. Your learning materials are available in a variety of languages and formats, like e-Learning, online manuals or Touch products which are designed for smart phones and tablets.


Some of your in-water training dives are conducted in nearby swimming pools but most of your time is spent in the open sea. Our house reef has a shallow part perfectly with easy access suited for save confined water training dives, the adjacent wall dropping to 50+ meters is a heaven for deeper training dives. All this within a few steps from the dive center. And, on top of it, the giant school of sardines is just a short swim away and will be encountered on many of your training dives.


When one tank is just not enough, we must live underwater!

Moalboal is a true heaven for Tec Divers. We sea access just a few steps from the dive center with deep walls just a few minutes swim from shore, coral starting at 6 meters and reaching down to depth. Gone are the days of boring deco stops in turbid water, we hang out on the wall, the decompression is as good as the dive! In addition to deep walls we have a number of very exciting seawater and brackish caves for suitably trained divers, Our partner center in Mactan has access to more caves and some wrecks. Having this type of diving on our doorstep gives us the additional advantage of having some fantastic Tec Instructors here all year around. More on  tec diving and sidemount diving

Tec Divers on the PADI TecRec Trimix course

Those Are Just A Few Main Activities, There Are Plenty More

  • 3 Daily Boat Dives

  • Early Morning Dives

  • Sunset Dives

  • Night Dives

  • Shore Dives Anytime

  • Sardine Ball Dives

  • Whale Shark Dives

  • Training Dives

  • Refresher Dives

  • Nitrox Dives

  • Technical Dives

  • Cave Dives

  • Wreck Dives

  • PADI Discover Scuba

  • PADI ReActive

  • PADI Scuba Diver Course

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

  • PADI Nitrox Enriched Air Course

  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course

  • PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

  • PADI Peak Performance Diver Specialty Course

  • PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification

  • PADI Divemaster Course

  • PADI Assistant Instructor Course

  • PADI Instructor Development Courses

  • PADI Tec 40 Course

  • PADI Tec 45 Course

  • PADI Tec 50 Course

  • PADI Tec 65 Course

  • PADI Tec Trimix Course

  • Technical Wreck Diver Course

  • Tec Sidemount Diver Course

  • PADI Tec Trimix Course

  • Cave Diver Level 1

  • Cave Diver Level 2

  • Closed Circuit Rebreather

  • PADI Tec Rec (Tec Deep) Instructor

  • PADI Tec Gas Blender Instructor

  • PADI Technical Sidemount Instructor

Scuba Reviews: We Love our Divers, And They Love Us.

Some of us must live under water! This is our motto and we live the scuba diving life style full time. We are passionate about scuba diving and fully dedicated to our visiting fellow divers. This is why, when you book your dive holiday or dive course with us, there is no need to worry about quality or safety issues. Check out what some of our divers are saying about Savedra Dive Center and the 7 Seas Scuba Academy on Tripadvisor.

“We had a great time diving with Savedra!”

“We booked a last minute trip to the Philippines, and they went out of their way to fit us in. Since it had been a couple years, we did a refresher course (shore-dive) and then did a few boat dives. The sardine run is as impressive as it looks; it’s incredible to see the giant mass of fish, moving in sync. You can find them by just walking down to the house reef! The boat dives were also great. Each dive had guides, and the boats were not crowded. We were definitely the least experienced divers, but we felt totally comfortable. I would absolutely recommend Savedra!” – Kelly E on Tripadvisor

Extremely kind and friendly staff and very professional. My own regulator began to leak, but the faulty o ring was changed between dives without charge. I had 9 dives there, most of them with the local divemasteren Beth, who is a master of spotting clownfish. Savedra is definitely a place I want to come back to.
Per G
The staff did an excellent job with a refresher dive and took great care of me on my other dives. A skills review at the shop, followed by a short reef dive. If you haven’t been in a while this is a great place to jump back in. If you are a regular diver this is also a great place with a nice mix of friendly people and staff. I’m already planning another trip.
Julian V
They will set up your gear correctly as well as treat it with respect and do everything they can to help you have a great time. The staff has a GREAT sense of humor and will do everything within there power to accommodate your every request.
The school of sardines, about a million strong! It was a surreal experience! You’d have to wonder why these sardines chose this spot. Watching them is incredibly hallucinating. It’s like watching a blob of mystic fluid making forms and shapes. It’s incredibly wonderful! A sight to behold!
Lawrence A
I had a blast of executing few cave diving trips with diving pros at Savedra. We dived two very different caves. First was a freshwater cave of Balamban few hours drive up north and second one was seacave of Kasai just 10min both ride away. I had awesome time and can recommend Savedra and Lee Butler to anyone who likes challenging cave and technical diving. More pictures and stories about these dive visit
Jani N

SAVEDRA – Some of us must live under water!