Welcome to Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, your ultimate destination for an unforgettable scuba diving vacation in the Philippines. As a PADI 5 Star dive resort, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional dive experiences, top-notch facilities, and professional dive instructors.

At Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, we understand your passion for diving and the thrill of exploring the underwater world. With our team of experienced dive instructors, you can be confident in receiving the highest level of training and guidance. Whether you are a beginner looking to get certified or an experienced diver seeking to enhance your skills, our dive center offers a variety of courses tailored to suit your needs.

Our resort is equipped with state-of-the-art dive equipment to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your underwater adventures. From high-quality regulators and BCDs to wetsuits and fins, we have everything you need for a seamless diving experience.

One of the highlights of diving at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is the opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater wildlife. Set in the breathtaking Mabini peninsula, our dive sites offer a diverse range of marine life, from colorful corals to mesmerizing schools of fish. Experience the beauty and majesty of the underwater world as you dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Philippines.

When you’re not diving, you can relax and unwind in our comfortable accommodations, take a refreshing dip in the pool, enjoy a delicious meal at our restaurant, or simply soak in the stunning views of the tropical surroundings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers a range of diving courses for beginners and experienced divers.
  • Our dive center provides top-quality dive equipment for a safe and comfortable diving experience.
  • Explore the diverse underwater wildlife at our dive sites in the stunning Mabini peninsula.
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations, a pool, and delicious meals at our resort.
  • Book your scuba diving vacation with Blue Ribbon Dive Resort for an unforgettable experience.

Location and Accessibility

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is situated on the stunning Mabini peninsula, a tropical paradise just a few hours’ drive from Manila. Our resort offers a convenient and accessible location for divers seeking an unforgettable experience. With the resumption of international travel, divers from around the world can now easily reach our resort and indulge in the wonders of the underwater world.

The proximity to Manila makes Blue Ribbon Dive Resort an ideal destination for both local and international divers. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner looking to explore the breathtaking dive sites of the Philippines, our resort offers the perfect starting point for your underwater adventures. The accessibility and ease of travel to our location ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all.

Experience the convenience and beauty of the Mabini peninsula at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort. Dive into crystal-clear waters, encounter vibrant marine life, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Dive Courses and Certification

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers a variety of dive courses to cater to both beginners and experienced divers. As a PADI 5 Star dive resort, we are committed to providing comprehensive training and ensuring the safety and competency of our students. Whether you’re just starting your diving journey or looking to advance your skills, we have the perfect course for you.

Recreational Scuba Diving Courses

Our recreational scuba diving courses are designed to introduce beginners to the world of diving and help them earn their diving certification. We offer courses such as the PADI Open Water Diver course, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of diving and acquire the skills to dive up to 18 meters.

For those looking to enhance their diving knowledge, we also provide advanced courses like the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, which allows you to explore new diving environments and gain confidence in your diving abilities.

Sidemount Diving and Technical Diving

If you’re already an experienced diver seeking new challenges, our resort offers specialty courses such as sidemount diving and technical diving. Sidemount diving involves attaching your cylinders to your sides instead of your back, providing greater maneuverability and flexibility underwater. Technical diving, on the other hand, allows you to explore deeper depths and engage in more complex dives.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through these specialty courses, ensuring that you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to engage in these unique diving techniques safely.

“Taking the PADI Open Water Diver course at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort was an amazing experience. The instructors were patient, knowledgeable, and made sure I felt comfortable in the water. Now I can explore the incredible underwater world with confidence!”

– Emily Williams, Certified Open Water Diver

Dive Sites and Underwater Wildlife

Anilao and the neighboring Tingloy island are renowned for their diverse dive sites and abundant underwater wildlife. Anilao’s reputation as the top dive destination for muck diving attracts divers from around the world to explore its unique marine ecosystem. The region is teeming with a wide variety of critters and macro marine life, providing ample opportunities for underwater photography enthusiasts. Whether you’re fascinated by colorful nudibranchs, elusive frogfish, or camouflaged octopuses, Anilao offers an up-close encounter with these captivating creatures.

In addition to muck diving, Anilao and Tingloy island are home to exceptional coral reef diving sites. Close to Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, you can explore vibrant coral gardens bursting with life and vibrant colors. Further away, the Verde Island passage awaits, offering crystal-clear waters and picturesque coral dives with excellent visibility. The Verde Island passage is known for its remarkable coral biodiversity, making it a haven for divers seeking awe-inspiring underwater landscapes.

Whether you prefer the small wonders of muck diving or the breathtaking beauty of coral reefs, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort provides access to some of the best dive sites in the Philippines. Immerse yourself in the wonder of underwater wildlife and embark on unforgettable diving experiences in these pristine waters.

Dive Facilities and Equipment

At Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, we understand the importance of well-equipped dive facilities for an unforgettable underwater experience. We take pride in offering top-notch amenities and gear to cater to the needs of all divers and underwater enthusiasts.

One of the highlights of our dive facilities is our dedicated camera room, specifically designed for underwater photographers. Equipped with air conditioning, air guns, and a dehumidifier fridge, our camera room provides the ideal environment for handling delicate camera gear and ensuring the preservation of captured memories.

We also offer a wide range of high-quality dive equipment available for rent. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, you can rely on our well-maintained and reliable gear to enhance your diving experience.

Take a look at our state-of-the-art dive facilities:

Facility Features
Camera Room • Air conditioning
• Air guns for drying equipment
• Dehumidifier fridge for proper storage
Dive Equipment • High-quality gear for rent
• Selection for divers of all levels

Experience the thrill of underwater photography or explore the depths with confidence, knowing that our dive facilities and equipment are designed to meet your every need at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort.

Accommodation and Amenities

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers a range of comfortable and well-appointed accommodation options for our guests. Whether you’re seeking a sea view room, a standard room, or a premium room, we have the perfect choice for you. Additionally, we also have a single room available for solo travelers who prefer their own private space.

All of our rooms are designed with your comfort in mind and come with a range of amenities to enhance your stay. Enjoy the convenience of hot and cold water, flat-screen televisions for your entertainment, spacious storage closets, personal safes for your valuables, and air conditioning to ensure a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.

But we don’t stop there. Blue Ribbon Dive Resort also features a variety of on-site amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. Take a refreshing dip in our inviting pool, unwind with your favorite cocktail at our bar, and indulge in delicious meals at our restaurant. For those looking to soak up some sun and breathtaking views, our lounge area overlooking the ocean is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Accommodation Options Amenities
Sea View Rooms Hot and cold water
Flat-screen television
Storage closet
Personal safe
Air conditioning
Standard Rooms Hot and cold water
Flat-screen television
Storage closet
Personal safe
Air conditioning
Premium Rooms Hot and cold water
Flat-screen television
Storage closet
Personal safe
Air conditioning
Single Room Hot and cold water
Flat-screen television
Storage closet
Personal safe
Air conditioning

Experience the utmost comfort and convenience during your stay at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort. Our accommodations and amenities are designed to provide a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, ensuring that your diving vacation is truly unforgettable.

Dining Experience

At Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, we take pride in offering our guests a diverse and delightful dining experience. Our menu is carefully crafted to satisfy your culinary desires with a wide variety of international dishes. Whether you crave Italian, Indian, Japanese, German, Filipino, or a traditional English breakfast, we have something to suit every palate.

One of our specialties is our fresh seafood, which is sourced locally to ensure the highest quality and taste. Indulge in a mouthwatering selection of seafood dishes, expertly prepared by our talented chefs. From succulent shrimp to grilled fish, every bite will transport you to seafood heaven.

And no visit to Blue Ribbon Dive Resort would be complete without trying our refreshing and popular fresh mango and calamansi shakes. Made with the finest ingredients, our shakes are the perfect blend of tropical sweetness and zesty citrus.

“The dining experience at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is simply exceptional. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes, and the seafood is incredibly fresh. As an avid scuba diver, I was thrilled to find a resort that not only offers great diving experiences but also fantastic meals to satisfy my appetite. The fresh mango and calamansi shakes were the perfect way to cool down after a day of diving.” – Sarah, satisfied guest

Sample Menu

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Traditional English Breakfast Chicken Caesar Salad Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce
Japanese Miso Soup Seafood Pasta Beef Rendang
Indian Masala Dosa Fish and Chips Chicken Adobo
German Wurst Tom Yum Soup Vegetable Curry

Our dining experience at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort guarantees that every meal is a culinary adventure. Join us and indulge in the flavors of the world while enjoying the breathtaking views of the ocean.

Customer Reviews

At Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional experiences to our customers. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our guests have to say about their diving adventures with us. Here are some of the glowing customer reviews and ratings that Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has received:

“The diving experience at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort was absolutely incredible! The dive sites were stunning, and the underwater wildlife was breathtaking. The dive instructors were knowledgeable and professional, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. I can’t wait to dive with them again!” – Sarah M.

“The service at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort was top-notch. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and catered to our every need. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, we were treated like VIPs. Thank you for the outstanding service!” – Mark T.

“The value for money at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is unbeatable. The dive packages offered great discounts and included everything we needed for a fantastic diving vacation. The resort amenities and accommodation exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” – Lisa D.

Overall Ratings:

Diving Experience Service Value for Money
9.5/10 9/10 9.5/10

These customer reviews and ratings are a testament to the outstanding diving experiences, exceptional service, and great value for money that Blue Ribbon Dive Resort provides. We are committed to ensuring that every guest has a memorable and enjoyable stay, making their diving vacation truly unforgettable.

Travel Information

Planning your trip to the Philippines? Here’s what you need to know about the entry requirements, travel advisories, and safety measures in place.

Entry Requirements

For entry into the Philippines, certain documents and vaccinations are required. Here are the key entry requirements:

  • Vaccination: Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to undergo pre-departure COVID testing. However, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers must provide a negative rapid antigen test result.
  • Passport and Visa: A valid passport, visa (if applicable), and proof of temporary visitor status are required for entry into the country.
  • Onward/Return Ticket: It is essential to have a valid onward or return ticket.

Travel Advisories

Before your trip, it’s crucial to stay informed about the latest travel advisories. Check the official websites of your home country’s foreign affairs or travel departments for any updates or alerts regarding travel to the Philippines.

Tourism in the Philippines

Tourism in the Philippines is fully open, and visitors can explore the country’s natural beauty, including its stunning dive sites. To ensure the safety of travelers, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has implemented various measures:

  • Vaccinated Staff: Our resort employs fully vaccinated staff to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
  • Alcohol Availability: Hand sanitizers and disinfectant stations are readily available throughout the resort.

Safety Measures at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort

Safety Measures Description
Vaccinated Staff All staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sanitization Protocols Enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures are implemented throughout the resort.
Social Distancing Social distancing guidelines are followed in common areas and facilities.
Mask Usage Masks are worn by staff and guests in enclosed spaces.
Health Monitoring Temperature checks and health screenings are conducted upon arrival.

Location and Nearby Attractions

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is nestled in Mabini, a picturesque town located in the beautiful province of Luzon. This idyllic location offers a plethora of attractions for visitors to explore and enjoy during their stay at the resort.

Explore the Majestic Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail

Adventure enthusiasts can embark on an unforgettable hiking experience along the stunning Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail, located near Mabini. With its well-maintained paths and breathtaking views, this trail is perfect for both novice and experienced hikers. As you ascend the mountain, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the verdant landscape and the sparkling azure waters of the nearby sea. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the mesmerizing beauty of the trail!

Experience the serenity of nature as you hike along the Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings. The lush greenery and awe-inspiring views make it a must-visit attraction for nature lovers.

Savor Local and International Cuisine at Nearby Restaurants

After a day of diving and exploring, indulge your taste buds at the various restaurants located just a short distance from Blue Ribbon Dive Resort. These dining establishments cater to a range of culinary preferences, offering an array of cuisines that are sure to satisfy every palate. From authentic Filipino delicacies to international dishes, these restaurants provide an opportunity to savor the diverse flavors of the region.

Here are some popular nearby restaurants:

  • Seafood Haven: A seafood lover’s paradise, this restaurant serves up a delectable selection of freshly caught fish, shrimps, crabs, and more.
  • Taste of Italy: Indulge in traditional Italian dishes, including mouthwatering pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and heavenly desserts.
  • Spice of India: Experience the rich flavors of Indian cuisine with aromatic curries, tandoori specialties, and delectable naan bread.
Attraction Description Distance from Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail A scenic hiking trail with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and sea. 10 km
Anilao Dive Sites Explore the vibrant underwater world and discover a diverse range of marine life. 5 km
Tingloy Island Visit the nearby island and relax on pristine beaches surrounded by crystal-clear waters. 6 km

Contact Information and Booking

To book your scuba diving vacation at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, you can contact us directly through our website or by phone. Our reservation team will assist you in checking availability and securing your reservation. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the ultimate scuba diving vacation with Blue Ribbon Dive Resort.

Conclusion

Experience an extraordinary scuba diving vacation at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort. Our dive instructors are professionals who will guide you through the underwater wonders of the Philippines. With diverse dive sites, top-notch facilities, comfortable accommodation, and delicious dining options, we offer an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the underwater wildlife as you explore the vibrant coral reefs and encounter fascinating marine creatures. Whether you’re a beginner looking to complete dive courses or an experienced diver seeking thrilling dives, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has something for everyone.

Book your scuba diving vacation with us now and create memories that will last a lifetime. Come and discover the unparalleled beauty of the Philippines’ tropical diving destination at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort.

FAQ

What is Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is a PADI 5 Star dive resort located on the Mabini peninsula in the Philippines. We offer a wide range of diving courses, from beginner to advanced, and have multiple full-time instructors and divemasters. Our resort is known for its exceptional underwater wildlife and diverse dive sites.

Where is Blue Ribbon Dive Resort located?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is located on the Mabini peninsula, just a few hours’ drive from Manila. It is easily accessible to divers from around the world.

What diving courses are offered at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers a variety of dive courses, suitable for both beginners and experienced divers. As a PADI 5 Star dive resort, we provide comprehensive training and ensure the safety and competency of our students. Our courses range from recreational scuba diving to specialty courses such as sidemount diving and technical diving.

What are the dive sites and underwater wildlife like at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is located in Anilao, known for its diverse dive sites and abundant underwater wildlife. The region offers muck diving with a wide variety of critters and macro marine life. There are also exceptional coral reef diving sites near the resort. The nearby Verde Island passage offers stunning coral dives with excellent visibility.

What dive facilities and equipment are available at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort takes pride in its well-equipped dive facilities. We have a dedicated camera room for underwater photographers, complete with air conditioning, air guns, and a dehumidifier fridge. We also provide dive equipment for rent, ensuring that our guests have access to high-quality gear.

What accommodation and amenities are provided at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers comfortable accommodation options, including sea view rooms, standard rooms, premium rooms, and a single room. All rooms feature amenities such as hot and cold water, flat-screen televisions, storage closets, personal safes, and air conditioning. The resort also has a pool, bar, restaurant, and a lounge area with an ocean view.

What dining options are available at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort provides a diverse dining experience with a menu offering a wide variety of international dishes, including Italian, Indian, Japanese, German, Filipino, and traditional English breakfasts. Fresh seafood sourced locally is also available. Don’t miss out on trying our fresh mango and calamansi shakes.

What do customers say about Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has received excellent reviews from customers. Many guests have praised the resort for its exceptional diving experience, personalized service, cleanliness, and value for money.

What are the travel requirements for visiting Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

The entry requirements for traveling to the Philippines have been updated. Fully vaccinated travelers no longer require pre-departure COVID testing, while unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers need to provide a negative rapid antigen test result. A valid passport, visa (if applicable), valid onward/return ticket, and temporary visitor status are required for entry.

What attractions are there near Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is located in Mabini, Luzon, which offers various attractions for visitors. The nearby Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail provides opportunities for hiking and enjoying scenic views. There are also several restaurants within a short distance from the resort, offering a range of cuisines.

How can I contact Blue Ribbon Dive Resort to book my scuba diving vacation?

To book your scuba diving vacation at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, you can contact us directly through our website or by phone. Our reservation team will assist you in checking availability and securing your reservation.

What can I expect from a scuba diving vacation at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?

Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers an extraordinary scuba diving vacation experience with professional dive instructors, diverse dive sites, top-notch facilities, comfortable accommodation, and delicious dining options. Guests can enjoy a memorable and thrilling underwater adventure exploring the rich underwater wildlife and taking dive courses.

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