Sea Dive Resort

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Coron, Philippines

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Sea Dive Resort Coron Reviews

andrejav andrejav
649 reviews
Sea Dive Feb 24, 2013
I stayed in Sea Dive on two occasions, while I went exploring Coron and island in the neighborhood. First time I got there after 12h horrible trip by boat from El Nido and I was coming late so I just followed few people and ended up in this place. It is a big place, building on 3-4 floors and everything is made to support diving operations that they have. I was at the reception asking for single room, but they did not have it. Luckily a Norwegian guy was looking for the same thing so we shared double room for 800php. Room was on the second floor and it was quiet good. No windows that look to anything else but hallways, but the floor has excellent large terrace with seats and traditional hammocks scattered around. Hotel is right on the bay, above harbor and boat parking place. This room featured good fan, nice bed and excellent small bathroom. I Stayed there only two nights and then went to the other island in the area. Hotel has nice restaurant which is expensive for Coron standards, cool bar dedicated to the glorious past of the pilots that destroyed Japanese boats in surrounding harbors and large dive shops with all necessary equipment for good diving. People working there are very pleasant and will help you with information about the area. Coffee is available free of charge if you stay in the hotel. Rooftop is nice place to go and chill for the sunset or sunrise, lay down in the chairs and read the book. It is not hard to find the hotel, but you’ll have to look for the entrance and go through the long pathway till you get to the water.

When I came back, I smartly reserved a single room which was in the annex building located at the entrance in the complex. Price was also for two beds but in the room without bathroom and it cost me 450php to stay there by myself. I did not like the security situation in this building. IT was a bit away from the main building where everything was happening and where they had reception, and doors had horrible locks that you can open with anything, even pushing stronger against the door. Luckily, nothing happened with my stuff and I had pleasant 3 nights and some good dives. This building has 4 rooms on the second floor and probably the same thing on the first. It has two good bathrooms and nice terrace over the road where you can sit, chill and watch the crowd. There is no internet in this building and you have to go back to the main complex.

Main city market is only a block away and it has bunch of fruit stalls, lots of fish sellers, some meet grilling and few cheep restaurants. Harbor is far away and you’ll have to take tricycle. Tricycles are like public transport and you can wave any to stop and take you in the direction they are going. There is only one main street going through the town and price to any place is 10php.

If you stay in the hotel you are eligible for 10% off your diving tour price. I find Sea Dive to be one of the most expensive dive shops on the island, and if you are for good and cheep diving go to Coron Divers.
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denfushtam denfusht…
2 reviews
Affordable luxury by the beach Jul 04, 2011
This is a great place to stay in Coron. Having a view of the sea, mountains, and the town in general is inspiring. The food is plentiful at really affordable prices. The only problem I can see is the occasional blackout, but this is prevalent to Coron town. Anyway, the gentle breeze of the sea will still keep you cool and rock you to sleep.
tj1777 tj1777
369 reviews
Sea Dive Resort Jun 30, 2008
Sea Dive Resort got a really nice location right down at a pier overlooking the water. Hence when you stay in the big restaurant you can watch the water and the boats out there. It is also right on the landing of the "ferry" from El Nido hence you can just jump of the boat and walk right into the reception if you come on the boat from the south.

If you come from the airport or boat from San Jose, Puerto Princesa or Manila you will have to go to the main street and then walk down 100 meters on the pier. This makes the resort a bit secluded from the rest of town and you may actually risk spending all you time staying at the resort eating at the restaurant going to the next door bar and diving or island hopping during the day from a boat placed right at the resort.

As you can probably tell by the name - diving is king at Sea Dive. They mainly attract divers and got a big dive shop right next to the reception of the hotel. They do al kind of courses from open water to wreck diving or nitrox courses. The nitrox course seems very pricy though. The dive masters at the resort is very experienced since they have all been diving on the wrecks for years and many of them got more than 2.000 dives on the wrecks. You may even get the option to go with the personal dive master of the president of the Philippines if you stay here - he will not be telling you about it himself though you will need to hear the story from somebody else. One plus with the dive shop is it standard security - they did ask to se my certificate before they would let me go diving unlike so many other places.

The restaurant at the resort is pretty good and reasonably priced but you will need a bit of patience when you order food. Other pluses is free water and coffee and wifi at the restaurant for all guest at the resort - of course this also make it less likely you will leave the resort during your stay.

You can choose between room with fan or aircon - and there are also a few secret budget rooms with shared bathroom but they will probably not tell you about those when you arrive - they did not tell me so I ended up in a fan room which was fine.

There are two problems with the resort. If you get a top room you will get woken up in case it rains. The roof is some sort of metal on which the sound of rain is like a drum being hit right next to your head. Hence if you go during the rainy season you may try to get a room away from the roof. The other problem is if you need to walk down the pier during a shower you will get soaked before you can get to the resort. The 100 meter walk is without any cover against a sudden rain.
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andiboi andiboi
6 reviews
A day and a half May 09, 2008
We paid around P850 ($15) for a twin fan room with own shower and hot water good for one and a half days. The resort usually rents out the rooms for the weekender visitors.

We arrived Saturday morning at the pier via the Super Ferry from Manila around 6am and were scheduled to depart at 11pm the following Sunday, which usually means check in Saturday morning then check out Sunday early evening, hence the one and a half day stay at Sea Dive hehe ;p.

They have clean and cozy rooms, personally I don’t think you should get an a/c room since the resort is very near the sea, again hence Sea Dive resort (double wink ;p) and has a breezy ambience. We were booked on the second floor where there was a balcony and some of the peeps in our group had a couple of beers or was it tequila on the first night…

The place is also strategically located, not only is it in the town center itself, but after a whole day of island hopping like visiting Kayangan lakes and several of the ship wrecked islands in Coron we were docked by our boatman right in front of the resort straight to our room.

I would def go back to this resort, just for the simple reason of value for money and where else could you find a place where they charge you for a half day as their standard?

…and besides, just the mere mention of Coron is already music to my ears.

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andiboi says:
Well, Wouter had a review citing the resto downstairs which offers western and native menus. Other tahn hot water, good clean rooms and a balcony for partying, there's nothing much I can think of as of the moment. We can have our next TB trip there Ate, I plan to organize a tour when the skies are clearer on a weekly basis (crossing fingers). I already have contacts there madir... :-)
Posted on: Jul 26, 2008
blurbmoi says:
This looks very tempting, getting off right in front of your resort and that's freaking cheap!!! What are the amenities to look forward to at the resort?
Posted on: Jul 26, 2008
wouternet wouternet
5 reviews
My favorite resort in the Philippines Mar 09, 2008
Sea Dive Resort is located on a pier in Coron Town. We had a deluxe aircon room which was very spacious and very clean, but still affordable. From the room's balcony we had a fantastic view on the bay and the sunset.

The staff members are very friendly and helpful and we even became good friends with some of them.

The resort's restaurant is excellent and provides both philippine and western meals. Every day there is a special with fresh fish.

Of course the most interesting thing to do is diving. The Sea Dive Center is PADI Gold Palm Dive Center and offers diving courses with very good instructors. There are some amazing diving spots in the area and of course the famous Coron wrecks.

When you don't go diving you can still go island hopping, hiking, exploring the island with a motorcycle or take a relaxing bath in the Maquinit Hot Springs.

In the evening you can go for a drink in the resort's Helldivers bar.

The resort provides excellent value for money and is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the Philippines.

In fact I had such a good time there that I extended my stay with 3 days and I will definitely go back there when I'm in the Philippines.
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View from our room.
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bkraw1 says:
I just arrived at the Sea Dive and concur... Its a great place. I'll be here till Sunday.
Posted on: Sep 15, 2009
wouternet says:
Thanks chris.
Posted on: Apr 06, 2008
reikunboy says:
love the pics great review
Posted on: Apr 05, 2008
Laurasteel Lauraste…
5 reviews
Oct 20, 2007
If you find yourself in Coron, stay at Sea Dive. Its in the perfect location, on a pier in the town, and has large, clean rooms with fab views. There is a excellent restaurant below and you can organise all your tours through them
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