Mactan Island Tours
Try and Discover scuba diving

Try and Discover scuba diving

By Scotty's Action Sports Network
per adult
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Ages 18-60, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Chinese, Japanese, English, French, Danish, Dutch

  • All the scuba diving gear with the mask, wetsuit, weight, booties, fins, shower and towel
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Environment fee 100 pesos

  • Shangri La Resort Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60360P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60360P1

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    • Scotty's Action Sports Network
      Lapu Lapu, Philippines
      Joined in February 2010
    • titosc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mactan Snorkeling Tour
      A bit of sticker shock at first. But so worth it. Attention to service and safety and your enjoyment was amazing. One of the best and very professional watersports activities provider in The Philippines. Between them and the El Nido watersports crew many others can learn from. Highly recommend.
      Written 8 April 2023
    • jjjjjjwu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional Services for Certified Divers, Highly recommend
      I had 3 boat dive with Scotty's Action Sports Network lead by Bernie and Miki. I would strongly recommend to have the leisure dive with Scotty's. Reasons: 1. Bernie is a very very experienced Dive guide and Dive master. He is very patient and thoughtful.
      Written 2 April 2020
    • ozrooster
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      I did a 2 day (5 dive) advanced SSI certification with Scotty in Bohol. Ron my instructor was fantastic, patient, very knowledgeable and the rest of the staff were excellent. Can not recommend Ron any higher. They also arranged pick up from my hotel daily.
      Written 19 February 2020
    • TimmyC_Traveller
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Me and my girlfriend are advanced PADI divers and this was still an amazing unique experience! Would 100% recommend. Loads of fish down by the area of coral that you go down to, and the divers that are with you help to make it a truly memorable experience. Great value for money too!
      Written 14 February 2020
    • D993EA_
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      boat dive
      Everything was so fun! I dived twice with my guide Sara. She is so kind and cute! Because it was my first dive in abroad, moreover I don’t speak English in fluent, so I was little bit nervous at first. She made me relax. She helped and told me not only about diving but also many kinds of things such as transportation and food. She took me to the “museum” in the sea. I especially love TALIMA MARINE SANCTUARY.
      Written 1 February 2020
    • j_oltra
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic diving experience again in Scotty’s
      Since 2002 I have visited Shangri-La hotel in Cebu 8-9 times, and always found time to dive with the skilled, friendly and multilingual dive masters & instructors of Scotty’s. This year dive master Shuya-san, with his patience & enthusiasm, was specially helpful to motivate my daughter to obtain the SSI Open Water certification.
      Written 29 January 2020
    • Jones3D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Diving Course at Scotty’s Cebu
      Great course by Michal Blim to teach my brothers and I to become qualified open water divers. Thanks
      Written 27 January 2020
    • X1947KXdanielk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great adventure to have together as a family. Scotty’s took all three of us up at the same time (dad, mom and daughter) and we got to enjoy a great view and we saw a rainbow in the clouds! Our daughter loved it and said “wheeeee!”
      Written 24 January 2020
    • Asaririri
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      To ARLON I'm sorry if the spelling of your name is wrong.
      I really had a good time !! I could take some photos and see a lot of fishes, thanks to my guide. Thank you very much ☺︎
      Written 22 January 2020
    • Vicky K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing instructors, beautiful home reef
      Lovely ambience, very nice equipment and beautiful house reef just off the hotel! Thank you Scottys, especially Noah! My son completed multiple dives from beach and boat here, having first started with the other Scotty’s in Boracay.....excellent all around!
      Written 22 January 2020
    • kaatkeepsgoing
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best place to get certified!
      We did 3 ssi specialty courses with and a day safari. Contact with Peter via email was smooth and prompt. He was also our night specialty instructor. He’s a great teacher and gave us tons of suggestions to work on to be a better buddy team. Alex was our instructor for the deep and nitrox specialty. He’s knowledgeable and very patient. He helped us with our buoyancy in a quick pool session and later in the water. We did some fun dives with Noah and Bernie, who both are very kind and patient when I had equalization issues. They pointed out some great marine life during the dives. It was the best diving experience we’ve had so far. Great diving but also great service by all team members working there. They hold the highest standards. Highly recommend this place! We will be back!
      Written 20 January 2020
    • willem2018v
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional and accommodating to our schedule
      We spend 3 days at Scotty's, with a rough schedule before coming there. Then, Peter and his staff were very flexible in tailoring the schedule to our preferences over the 3 days. In the end, we had a great time doing 8 dives in which we also learnt a lot of new things about diving. We did our deep, night & limited visibility, and nitrox SSI specialties at Scotty's as well as some fun dives. The teaching in the courses was excellent, with us benefiting from the perspectives of two knowledgeable instructors, Alexei and Peter, and the wonders of the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary. On the 2nd day, we made a fun dive with Noah who showed us the underwater beauty at Olango. It was fun to meet him being German and us being Dutch. On our last day, Bernie was our dive guide, who accommodated our preferences perfectly and was a superb guide both under and above the sea.
      Written 19 January 2020
    • lancem841
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing SSI Open Water Certification Experience
      When I decided to come to Cebu for a long weekend, I wanted to get my Open Water Certification. I did a LOT of research and after some communication with Scotty’s, I knew that’s where I wanted to be trained. From the start, Peter was amazing comparing the different courses. I was dead set on PADI, but ultimately chose SSI for my certification. There is hardly any difference, but that one felt right. I was immediately given access to the eLearning via SSI website and/or app. I was able to complete the entire coursework before arriving and it was a huge help. The facilities are great and very open. They provide equipment to cover all shapes/sizes/experience levels. I am a big guy 6’4” and about 250lbs. The only thing I needed to bring was exposure protection (shorty wetsuit or rash guard). My actual diving instructor was Alvin, and I could not give anyone a higher recommendation. His friendly attitude, vast knowledge and patient teaching style is second to none. I was fortunate to be in a 1on1 training, and that was hugely helpful. The program progressed as fast/slow as I needed. Everything was tailored to me. The pool training was at the main pool, which had enough space to accomplish the required skills before testing them in the open water. The open water dives were AMAZING. Shangri-la has a couple of spots to do your open water dives, including a sanctuary that is beautiful. I was extremely lucky in that there was a dive boat going out just before I was scheduled to complete my 3rd training dive. I got to tag along and complete some skills while thoroughly enjoying a steep cliff and swimming with a large group of sardines. That was easily the highlight. Overall the communication, facilities, staff, and training are second to none. I am so glad I chose Scotty’s and if/when I come back to Cebu, I know where I will be diving!!
      Written 18 January 2020
    • annickad2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended! 5 stars!
      Just wanted to drop in and say thanks to everyone at Scotty's Dive Center in Cebu. Got certified to dive at the beginning of this year, and my instructor Jordan was just wonderful. Being a first-time diver, I was a little apprehensive but he was encouraging and helpful every step of the way. I felt super calm after our first session and even enjoyed a bunch of laughs. We trained in the pool and then had two dives out in the open water, which was so beautiful. Everyone at the shop was very helpful and friendly too! If you're looking for a place to learn SCUBA, Scotty's is a great place to go. You are in great hands over there, and learning diving has changed my life! This is an experience I won't soon forget. Big thanks to my instructor Jordan for being just the best (Somebody give that man a raise! The best! <3) as well as to Peter and Sarah and everyone I met on my trip. Cheers! See you all soon! 5/5 Annicka Dolonius
      Written 16 January 2020
    • OlegS366
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had two dives. Sarah was the best. Easy&peasy;) Talima marine sanctuary and Tumbuli dive sites. Recommended.
      Written 12 January 2020
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles8 reviews
    Very good

    Gio I
    Bancao-Bancao, Philippines2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Did a fun dive for the 1st time at Shang's sanctuary and it was a great experience. Herbert Alvin provided 5 star guiding service. Dive shop was organize and location was great.
    Written 2 February 2020
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    Dimitri A
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019 • Couples
    Excellent experience. Very safe and professional.
    @Jerry is an excellent instructor, highly recommend
    Written 18 November 2019
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    4 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have type 2 diabetes which is under control. When I got there they told me that I would need a doctor's note in order to go on the excursion something that wasn't mention in advance. When I told them I can't get a hold of my doctor to write me a note at this time they said they had a physician on hand at the hotel. When we got to the hotel doctor he wasn't working. Needed to say they said they couldn't accommodate me. Which is very disappointing because it would have been easy enough for me to get a doctor's note in advance since I am a great health and I have kept my diabetes under control for the past 17 years. I have also been diving for past 10 years.
    Written 10 March 2024
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