Bus Stop Dive Resort Batangas: My First Scuba Diving Experience

by Rizanoia

Calling all divers and non-divers! An extraordinary diving experience has been discovered and can be found approximately 3-4 hours away from Manila. Those who enter the water in this area are rewarded with a plethora of marine life inside the magnificent marine protected sanctuary. On this travel guide, I will share about my first scuba diving experience and review about Bus Stop Dive Resort.

Bus Stop Dive Resort Review

ABOUT BUS STOP DIVE RESORT

Bus Stop Dive Resort is situated in San Pablo, Bauan, Batangas. To go here, you need to board a boat to travel to the resort, as there are no other transportation methods available within the marine sanctuary. The boat ride was not that long, as it only takes about ten minutes from the pickup point at Summer Cruise.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Upon arrival, a cold towel was offered that I quickly grabbed and put over my face. Our first afternoon was spent lounging on the tranquil pebbled beach while experiencing the laidback atmosphere of the resort. The diving begins the next day with scuba diving lessons available for those who have no experience going deep down in the water.

ACCOMMODATION

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air-conditioned rooms

Bus Stop Dive Resort Review

If you will stay here overnight, there are plenty of options available, with some being more luxurious than others. Guests can choose to stay in a standard room, deluxe room, or squad room, but the more budget conscious may decide that a tent is their best choice. However, those who decide to avail the resort’s diving package will have an air-conditioned room as part of their package.

FOOD

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dinner

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breakfast

Meals and drinks are also included in the diving packages which are in a boodle fight setting. Everyone in the group loves the fried fish and tinolang manok during our dinner.

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE

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diving instructors preparing the scuba diving equipment

The next day was time for us to enter the water for their diving experience of a lifetime. Our diving instructor demonstrated to us how to use the diving apparatus while under the water and made sure that we fully understand the basic things to do before we start diving in. No one was ever alone during this journey, as diving instructors were always present. Each dive only lasts between 20-30 minutes, but the beauty that can be found under the water’s surface is phenomenal.

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Jane of thejerny.com in the middle of school of jacks in Batangas marine sanctuary.

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Photo Credits: thejerny.com

We saw clownfish, sea snakes, angelfish, and more amongst all the colorful coral. Jane, whose quite lucky find herself in the middle of a school of jacks, while others may find themselves face to face with a dolphin or two.

At the end of our diving session, hot towels were provided to us. We also can’t resist to share and marvel the memories of what we had experienced deep down in the water to those who haven’t tried yet within our group.

The diving packages that are available include numerous dives at different points of a person’s stay at the Bus Stop Dive Resort, and they are spread out so that guests can do other activities in between. Those who want to relax can do so on the beach, while those looking for more action may decide to go back out in the water for some snorkeling.

BUS STOP DIVE RESORT RATES

A. Discover Scuba Package: P4999/pax
– 2 days, 1 night
– 4 meals, 1 snack
– Boat Transfer
– Cottage
– Discover Scuba Diving
– 2 days Unli Snorkeling

* Less 200/ pax for a fan room

B. Daytrip: P3,700/pax
– 1 meal, 1 snack
– Boat Transfer
– Cottage
– Discover Scuba Diving
– 1 Day Unli Snorkeling

Accommodation Packages:
A. Daytrip: P1,050/ pax
– 1 meal, 1 snack
– Boat Transfer
– Cottage

B. Tent: P1,499/pax
– 2 days, 1 night
– 4 meals, 1 snack
– Boat Transfer
– Cottage

C. Fan Room: P2,200/pax
– 2 days, 1 night
– 4 meals, 1 snack
– Boat Transfer
– Cottage

Discover Scuba Diving – 2500 PHP

REVIEW

With so much inclusion at Bus Stop Dive Resort Batangas, it was no surprise that we had a spectacular time during our stay. In fact, we would love to extend even longer when I found out how wonderful the underwater world was! My first scuba diving experience here in Bus Stop Dive Resort is truly unforgettable! I definitely recommend this resort for first-timers and try Discover Scuba Diving here.

HOW TO GET TO BUS STOP DIVE RESORT

1. From Manila, ride a bus at JAM Liner (EDSA Cubao) or DLTB (Buendia Terminal). One way bus fare is around 187 pesos and travel time is 2-3 hours.
2. Get off at Xentro Mall Lemery (last stop) and ride a tricycle going to Summer Cruise in San Luis, Batangas. One way fare is 200 pesos (good up to 4 persons) and travel time is around 15 minutes.
3. At the jump-off point, a small boat will pick you up going to Bus Stop Dive Resort. One way boat fee is 100 pesos and travel time is about 15 minutes.

BUS STOP DIVE RESORT

Address: San Pablo Cove (Binukbok) Bauan, Batangas
Phone: +63 9175488080
Email: [email protected]
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Busstopdive
Check In: 2 pm
Check Out: 12 pm

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