How many dives per day are scheduled?
We have three -four scheduled daily dives 09:00, 11:30, 14:30 and night dive just after sunset. These dives are for certified divers holding a scuba diver certification or higher.
What are your opening hours?
08:00 till 18:00 7 days a week year round including public holidays
How can I pay for my dives or dive course?
We accept cash, AMEX, Mastercard and visa credit cards. We will keep a running total of your bill which can be paid before you leave.
Can I change money locally or are there ATM’s nearby?
There is one ATM in Moalboal town, approximately 10 minutes from the dive center, which serves the whole town. Small amounts of cash, normally limited by the bank to 10,000.00 PHP per day, are available. It would be prudent to use the ATM machines in Cebu, either in the airport or the city, before traveling to Moalboal and keep a reserve of cash with you in case the machine here needs to be replenished. We advise against travelers cheques, to the best of our knowledge, there is nowhere to change these in Moalboal and they are not widely accepted in the Philippines.
I want to take a diving course, do I need to know how to swim?
PADI discover scuba diving is a non certification experience that is available to non swimmers, however you will need to be comfortable around water in order to practice the underwater skills. The PADI open water courses requires candidates to float unassisted for 10 minutes in water too deep to stand and complete a 200 meter swim. The PADI scuba diver course requires a 10 minute float in water which is too deep to stand.
Do I need a medical examination before I dive?
If you are signing up for a dive course or experience you will need to complete a medical questionnaire that you will do on arrival. If you answer yes to any of the medical screening questions you will need clearance for scuba diving before you can begin your course. It is often easier to do this in your own country before departing on your vacation, if need be
Can I rent or buy dive equipment from Neptune Diving Adventure?
We can rent you a full set of dive equipment here masks, snorkels, fins, regulators, BCD’s, wetsuits (long or short), dive computers, cameras and flashlights.We carry a stock of mask, fins and snorkels for sale. Should you wish to purchase any other dive equipment we can arrange delivery, normally the same day, from our local supplier.
What dive sites and destinations do you visit?
Most of our dive sites are within 10 to 20 minutes boat journey from our dive shop, the closest is our housereef which is just in front of the diveshop. Other favorites visited regularly are Pescador island, Talisay, Tongo Point, and many more. If you have some preferences please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. We also offer safaris around the Visayas throughout the year.
Can non divers join a dive trip?
Yes non divers may join any dive trip as long as there is room on the boat and the conditions are favorable, we will make a small charge per additional rider, use of snorkeling equipment is included.
Do I need to show proof of my diving certification?
Yes before you can dive we will need to see your diving license or log book signed by a Divemaster or Instructor (including their professional ID number). If you are unable to find this we may be able to find you on your diving agencies database. This is best done before your arrival to prevent any possible delays. We will need your full name as it appeared on your dive card, include any middle initials and your date of birth.
What medical facilities are available locally?
Minor problems can be dealt with at the clinic in Moalboal, more serious illness or injury will require a trip to one of the many hospitals in Cebu City. There is a hyperbaric decompression chamber in Cebu for treatment of decompression sickness and other diving injuries. Medical insurance with adequate cover for your activities is recommended as medical treatment in the Philippines often involves proof of such cover or payment in advance. Treatment of diving related injuries is often very expensive and may require repatriation to your own country.
Where can I stay while diving with you?
Moalboal has a great deal of accommodation options to suit most tastes and budgets, Since our dive center is independent we work with a wide range of beach resorts located close to our dive center and can offer you rooms, bungalows and cottages ranging in price from 10 – 100 US$. Please have a look here at our website
If you will be staying in Moalboal for an extended period of time it may be worthwhile looking for a monthly rental apartment or house, please contact us with your requirements and we will check what is available.
Can I get to your dive shop by public transport?
Buses from Cebu city’s south terminal leave regularly throughout the day and arrive in Moalboal after a pleasant 3.5 hour journey. Close to South terminal is the V hire terminal where you can also opt for a shared minivan service which typically arrives in Moalboal 2.5 hours later. The Minivans have limited space and may be unsuitable for travelers with large luggage. Taxis are normally happy to take you from Cebu to Moalboal, it would be at a price agreed between you and the driver, be prepared for a bit of haggling, fares will often be between 2000.00 and 4000.00 PHP. Neptune Diving Adventure can arrange a private car or air conditioned van to collect you from the airport or other meeting point in Cebu, contact us for details.
Will food be available?
On top of the dive center we have Lantaw Restaurant that offers thai,indian,Indonesian food and we can highly recommend it. Wea are located in the main street of Panagsama beach and there are a good selection of places to eat from simple snacks to a la cart meals.
Do you offer other activities?
We offer a great deal of outdoor activities including mountain bike tours, trekking, abseiling and many more.
My first language is not English, can you provide an Instructor to teach in my language?
In addition to English and Filipino we can currently offer courses in German, French, Swedish, Finnish,Danish,Norwegian and French. If your language is not listed here please let us know of your requirements as we have a great deal of freelance staff with various language skills we can call upon to accommodate you. We may also be able to provide educational materials in your own language.
Do you have Nitrox (Enriched air) available?
Yes we can supply your required blend on request from our purpose built mixing station
How long will my diving course take?
All diving courses are performance based, which means you length of your course really depends on how you progress. Below are some examples of some typical courses from our more popular programs. Other courses may be available, if you do not see your preferred course please email us
|Program||Required training||Typical duration|
|Discover scuba dive||Briefing, pool session and 1 dive||2-3 hours|
|Scuba diver course||3 classroom sessions, 3 pool sessions and 3 open water dives||1.5 days|
|Open water course||5 classroom sessions, 5 pool sessions and 4 open water dives||3-4 days|
|Adventure diver||3 classroom sessions and 3 open water dives||1 day|
|Advanced open water||5 classroom sessions and 5 open water dives||2 days|
|Emergency first response and Rescue||6 classroom sessions, 10 confined water exercises, 2 Open water scenarios.||3 days|
|Enriched air nitrox specialty||1 classroom session, 2 open water dives (dives are optional)||1 day|
|Peak performance buoyancy specialty||1 classroom session and 2 open water dives||1 day|
|Night diver specialty||1 classroom session and 3 open water dives||3 nights|
|Deep diver specialty||1 Classroom session and 4 open water dives||2 days|
|Wreck diver specialty||1 classroom session and 4 open water dives||2 days|
I do not have enough time for my preferred course/ I do not want to study during my vacation. What are my options?
PADI have now introduced the e-learning program for some of their courses. E-learning is a great tool that allows you to complete all of the academic studies and theory in the comfort of your own home before you arrive. This removes the often unwelcome theory sessions, videos, knowledge reviews and exams from your vacation time. All that is required is a quick review session with your instructor when you arrive then your off to the water. E-learning will shorten your course time, an open water course could then be possible in only two days, the enriched air in a morning or afternoon. Follow this link and sign up for your e-learning courses now.