Customer Name: Andy McKay
Date of travel: November 2009
Destination: Moalboal, Philippines
Holiday description: 9 nights at the Magic Island Resort with 5 days diving
November 2009 saw Belper Sub Aqua Clubs trip to Magic Island Dive Resort, Cebu in the Philippines. A chance email from Ultimate Diving stirred us to book this trip as something a little different from the Red Sea which was the original plan. Ultimate Diving were great in helping us organise the trip around the changing plans of a group of nine people (divers and non divers). They also had the challenge of getting the travel documents to us during the postal dispute – solved by meeting up at the Birmingham Dive Show.
Eventually we settled on the plan of flying Cathay Pacific to Cebu via Hong Kong. The departure day came and we all waved goodbye to our bags at Heathrow hoping to see them at the end of our journey (and we did). We arrived at Cebu International Airport early evening to be met by Magic Island staff and a mini bus, 3 hours later after a tortuous journey we arrived at the resort.
To call it a resort would be an injustice, we were met in person by the owners Ari and Desiree a Dutch couple who have transformed what was once a rundown complex into something that was comfortable and very laid back. First thing we were provided with was something to eat and a cold beer – we knew we had arrived then!
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By Andy McKay