Pura Vida Cabilao (CBC)



Accommodatie

Pura Vida Cabilao (het voormalige Cabilao Beach Club, of CBC), opende de deuren in 2004, en staat onder Duits/Filippijns management. Er zijn 20 kamers, onderverdeeld in 3 categorieën:
suite, deluxe en standard. Alle beschikken ze over airco, badkamer met douche en warm water, en een balkon of terras.

Het restaurant bevindt zich boven op een cliff en heeft een prachtig zicht over de zee.Het zal niet verwonderen dat de specialiteit hier vis is, aangezien dit het enige voedsel is dat niet met bangkas wordt aangevoerd. De "catch of the day" is dan ook om vingers van af te likken!
Naast het restaurant is er ook recent een bar geopend, waar koude dranken, shakes en cocktails worden geserveerd.

Maak een keuze uit Shiatsu, Zweedse of Harmony massages, of hand en voet reflexologie in de kleine Vida Spa. De perfecte manier om een ontspannen dag af te sluiten!


Duikinfo

Dit kleine eiland is omgeven door een grote drop-off. Intussen is Cabilao al jaren een beschermd duikgebied en zijn de koralen ongerept, en omgeven door een enorme hoeveelheid klein leven en critters. Alle duikplaatsen liggen hier binnen de 10 minuten varen van het duikcentrum.

Beschrijving duikplaatsen:

Current View Point
This plateau in approx. 25-30m depth is located on the north-western corner of the island, where quite often there is current. The sandy bottom is full of broccoli and some fan corals and if you look hard enough you will find the rare Pygmy seahorse. It’s also a good dive to see white tipped reef and sometimes other sharks, schools of barracudas and jackfish. The bottom is home to ghost pipefish, many different nudibranches and thorny seahorses.

Lighthouse
Next to Current View Point is a slope covered with sea grass and corals going down to 20m. This is a highlight for under water photographers as it has a great variety of rare marine life. Several kinds of scorpionfish, different ghost pipefish, pegasus, stargazer, crocodile snake-eel, sea snake, many different kinds of shrimp and crabs and the fascinating lightning file shell are all regularly sighted. Do not miss any day or night dives at this fantastic dive site.

Gorgonia Wall
This wall runs 100m out from and parallel to the shore. It starts at 5m and goes down to 60m and is completely covered with different kinds of corals, giant gorgonians, sponges and has many small caves and overhangs. Plenty of coral fish, rare nudibranches, frogfish and pygmy seahorses can be spotted. Occasionally large napoleon wrasses are cruising by. This easy dive is especially recommended for afternoon dives.

Fallen Tree and Talisay Tree
A gradual slope from the shore to 18m and then a steep wall which slopes down to approx. 50m makes this a great drift dive for the advanced diver. Off the wall and in to the blue, you can sometimes meet schools of large barracudas or even turtles. Frogfish, pegasus and rare nudibranches are also be found on the slope. At the end of the dive in the shallow area we can spot the beautiful pyjama cardinal fish and other colorful fish in the hard corals.

Cambaquiz
This wall at the northeastern tip just in front of Pura Vida Cabilao goes from 10m down to ca. 70m. In some of the many caves you can find baby sharks and at 30m, there is a large cave which you can enter. A gentle slope on the east side of the wall is rich with reef fish and quite often turtles. Great night diving in the area with stargazers, sometimes wonderpus and many different kind of crabs and shrimps.

Housereef
It is a good dive site for macro lovers right in front of the dive center, many different species of nudibranches can be found here as well as the famous Long nose hawk fish. There is always a good variety of anemonfish as well as scorpion and stonefish. We often see sea turtles during our dives here. The dive site is also suitable for novices, photographers and is recommended for night dives.

Chapel Point
Excellent spot for the afternoon dives when the sun is in the right angle. Lots of hard coral and caves in the shallow part together with loads of coral fish. There’s a big area with huge table corals. A steep wall down to -50 meters is covered with plenty of soft corals and gorgonians – home of small frogfish and different kind of nudibranches.

Pangangan Wall
Beautiful muck diving area in the shallow part between the rocks at around -3 to -6 meters. It is the home for pegasus, devil scorpion fish and various nudibranches. A steep wall is starting at -7 meters down to -60 meters with soft and hard corals. Here we usually have sightings of harlekin ghostpipe fish, ribbon eels, juvenile batfish and nudibranches. Occasionally a few whitetip reef sharks and eagle rays are passing by.

Sandingan Slope
Nice coral garden with sandy spots, sea grass and coral blocks. There’s big chance to see stargazers and different kind of nudibranches, crabs and shrimps. The slope is slowly going down to -30 meters. Frogfish, Turtles and often barracuda are spotted here. It’s perfect for a morning dive when the sun is still rising.

Bamboo Reef
This reef is a perfect spot for afternoon or night dives. There’s a Seagrass area from -3 – -9 meters with coral blocks, sponges and soft corals. Many anemones give home to various species of anemone fish and shrimp. This spot is suitable for beginners as well as experienced divers. During evenings you can see different kind of octopus and cuttlefish and also big turtles.

Paradise
A nice wall/slope combination forms our dive spot Paradise. Mostly hard coral along the wall and soft coral and sponges in the shallow are characteristic for Paradise. A big sea grass area with sandy spots and coral blocks is fantastic for the muck diving fans of you.

Talisay Pier
It is a steep slope and wall down to more than 60 meters with interesting hard coral formations. Many nudibranches and reef fish call this place their home. Also a group of barracudas is generally seen here in this area. The shallow part is covered sea grass and blocks of corals.

Lighthouse 2
This one is a very nice slope with sandy bottom, which is partially overgrown with sea grass and individual coral formations. It gently declines from shore to the wall to a depth of approximately -20 meters. It is home to a great variety of species, e.g. devil fish, leaf fish, robust and harlequin ghost pipefish, little sea moths, stone fish, eels, sea kraits, harlequin shrimps, mantis shrimps, an extraordinary variety of nudibranchs, occasionally eagle rays, sea turtles and octopus (blue-ring, mimic). In about -26 meters you can also see different kinds of pygmy seahorses.

South Point
It’s a great wall with overhangs & caves which is totally covered in corals & it drops down to approx. 60 meters. The dive site is located at a “corner” where slight currents can occur. Spectacular formations of hard corals at a depth of 5 to 12 m have been growing here undisturbed for centuries. Observe the “fight for light” between the corals and the “construction of different floors”- home to an abundance of coral fish. Along the reef schools of mackerel & many other fish are patrolling. In flat caves in 20m you have a chance to see whitetip reef sharks.

Balay Reef
Another dive spot with coral gardens is Balay Reef – a good mixture of soft & hard corals. The wall runs about 100m parallel to shore, starts at 5m & drops down to approximately 60m. The wall is entirely covered with corals of all kinds & has numerous small caves & overhangs. This is the place where you can still find really beautiful big gorgonians! Countless coral fish in all colors are always present plus Napoleon fish & rare nudibranches as well as frogfish can be seen. Diving is always feasible here. It’s best in the afternoon, when the sun illuminates the wall.


Data en prijzen

Prijzen geldig tot 31/12/2019 vanaf PHP 11.250 (€189)* in gedeelde 2-persoonskamer

Inbegrepen:
  • 5 overnachtingen in deluxe garden kamer Pura Vida
  • ontbijt
Niet inbegrepen:
  • Internationale en lokale vluchten
  • Transfert tussen de eilanden en luchthaven.
    Een idee van prijs (transfert steeds vanaf 2 personen): 
      Cabilao- Alona Beach PHP 3.500 (€ 66)*/persoon (exlusief boottransfert PHP 2.000 (€38)* dit wordt gedeeld door aantal personen die samen reizen)
      luchthaven Cebu - Cabilao PHP 2.930 (€55)*/persoon
  • Duikpakketten:
    10 duiken te verdelen over de verschillende resorts PHP 18.500 (€310)*
    20 duiken te verdelen over de verschillende resorts PHP 36.000 (€604)*
    extra duiken bovenop paket van 20 duiken PHP 1.500 (€28)*
    prijzen voor de duiken enkel geldig bij boeking via Wild Water. Duiken op locatie bij nemen zijn duurder !!!
  • Fooien
  • Taksen en vergunningen
  • Persoonlijke uitgaven
  • Maaltijden en dranken

* wisselkoers 27/11/2018


Meer info

Reisdocumenten:
Diplomatie.be
Minbuza.nl
Internationaal Reispas nodig, nog minimum 6 maanden geldig op datum terugreis.
Geen visum nodig voor Belgen en Nederlanders (verblijf < 21 dagen)
Indien het verblijf op de Filippijnen langer is dan 21 dagen, dan is een visum verplicht.

Verzekeringen:
Het is van belang dat u een degelijke reisverzekering hebt. Wij bevelen de reisverzekering van Europ Assistance en SunAssistance aan. Indien interesse lichten wij u graag de verschillende mogelijkheden toe.

Het uur in de Filippijnen:
WorldTimeServer.com

Gezondheid op Reis:
Raadpleeg uw huisarts
http://www.itg.be/itg/GeneralSite/Default.aspx?wpid=789&miid=679&L=n&Country=Philippines
http://www.itg.be

Electriciteit en stekkers:
World Electric Guide

Het weer in de Filippijnen :
weerstatistieken
Het actuele weer


Contact

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