DivingClub

WHAT ELSE

Mactan Scuba Dive Center doesn't only take care of the divers, but every member of  your family.  We have beautiful beaches here, and you can have a day at the beach, go island hopping, do water sports or pretty much anything related to beach or sea activities.

Mactan Island also has two good malls for shopping, and Cebu City itself is easyily accessible, being about 20 minutes away by taxi.  Cebu City has many malls, and a wide variety of activities and entertainments are available both daytime and evenings.  Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines after the Capital Manila, and has everything an international metropolis can offer.

Mactan Island is a perfect home base for your holiday, with many other islands and locations being easily accessible.  Such as the beautiful island of Bohol with it's "Chocolate Hills" and the endangered Tarsier, the worlds smallest monkey, only found in Bohol.

For any activities or tours:  we will be happy to arrange them for you or simply offer advice.


 


  • About the Philippines

    • Getting Here:
      Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark, Subic and Laoag are the international getaways. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila is the premier getaway. It is served by more than 30 airlines which fly to different cities around the world. Mactan International Airport in Cebu (MCIAA) in Cebu handles regular flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia as well as chartered flights from Hongkong, the United States, and other major travel Capitals. Davao International Airport handles regular flights from Indonesia, and Singapore. The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport and Subic Airfield in Central Luzon service both chartered and cargo planes. Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte services regular flights from Taiwan to Macau.
      Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, links Manila to 14 cities in 8 countries. Major cruise liners call on the port of Manila.

    • Entry Regulation:
      Valid Passport. Except for stateless persons and those from countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the Philippines all other visitors may enter the country without visas and may stay 21 days, provided they have tickets for an onward journey. Holders of Hong Kong and Taiwanese passport must have special permits which may be obtained from the local Philippine embassies and consulates.

    • Health Regulations:
      A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers from an infected area.

    • Climate:
      March and May is hot and dry, June to October is rainy, November to February is cool. Average temperature 32°C (78°F). Coolest temperature can be felt in January and warmest in May. Humidity: 77%.

    • Philippine Time:
      Philippine Standard time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich meantime.
    • Dress/What to Bring: Wear natural-fiber, lightweight clothing. You’ll feel more comfortable. Bring shorts, etc, sun-glasses, bathing suits, insect repellent, flashlight, sun block cream, tough shoes, for walking, rubber slippers for beach.
    • The Barong Tagalog is the acceptable formal wear for men. Shorts or sleeveless shirts should never be worn when visiting churches, mosques or temples.

    • Money:
      The Philippines currency is the peso, divided into 100 centavos. Next to the peso, the US dollar enjoys wide acceptance. Most foreign currencies can easily be changed at banks, hotels, and authorized dealers. Foreign currency is not readily taken by the establishments within the country. Major credit cards may be used at some larger establishments like hotels, resorts, etc but will not be accepted in most smaller shops, bars, etc. Visitors are advised to bring a sufficient amount of change in small bills.

    • Business Hours:
      Banks 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Government offices: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Shops: 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, most department stores stay open on Sundays and holidays.