4 Stars


19 Hours + Overnight

Beginner, All

From £2250

Club Paradise

The ultimate romantic getaway with unrivalled hospitality and relaxation.

This pristine tropical island resort is undoubtedly one of Asia’s Eden’s. Located off on the island of Dimakya to the northernmost tip of Palawan, Club Paradise enjoys an abundance of sunshine, a 700 metre stretch of sun kissed soft white sandy beach, crystal clear waters bejewelled with brilliant reefs and exotic marine life which serves as a sanctuary to a wide array of unique flora and fauna. The resort is surrounded by lush tropical forests and breath-taking views of limestone islands. The amazing underwater delights on offer include an array of reef fish, green turtles and dugongs, the astonishing sea cow as well as the Japanese freighter wreck Kyokuzan Maru.

There is a choice of 52 cottages including 20 beachfront cottages, 10 sea view cottages, 10 garden view cottages, 10 hillside cottages and 2 garden suites all dotted around the resort to suit guest’s needs and budgets. Depending on the side of the island you stay on, you can see the sunrise or sunset from your cottage veranda. All guest rooms are designed with convenience and comfort in mind and offer beautiful views that will allow for a wonderful relaxing evening after your dives.

Club Paradise is home to Dugong Dive Centre, a fully equipped PADI dive operation providing a full range of courses and diving packages to all local sites including Apo Reef and Coron Bay where many Japanese WWII wrecks lay awaiting to be explored. The house reef is a popular site due to easy access from simply walking in from the beach and being situated next to a feeding ground for green turtles and dugongs.

A feast of palatable pleasures awaits you at the Ocean Restaurant. It offers sumptuous Philippine, Asian, and International cuisine served in a buffet style.

When you are not diving, pamper yourself at the island spa or get your nose into a good book at the mini library. Table tennis, darts and billiards can be played for those who enjoy being more active. One thing you will notice in the Philippines is that Filipinos love Videoke! Guests can belt out tunes in the soundproof room to their hearts content free of charge.

Board Basis

Full Board Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

Garden View Room

These 10 spacious duplex cottages with a garden view are located along sunrise beach and consist of a king sized bed with provision of two pull-out beds, a living room area and an en-suite bathroom.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Desk
  • Living Area
  • King bed
Island Bedroom

Sunrise Villa

These 10 spacious duplex cottages with sea views are located along sunrise beach and consist of a king sized bed with provision of two pull-out beds, a living room area and an en-suite bathroom.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Hammock
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Desk
  • King bed
Garden Suite

Garden Suites

The 2 garden suites are apartments located near sunrise beach facing the beautiful lagoon and consist of double or twin single beds with the provision of 1 extra mattress, a bedroom area and an en-bathroom.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Double or Twin beds



Monday, 03 August 2015

Underwater Transformation

It’s probably one of those things Instructors get used to, as the number of students they work with increases the smaller details may tend to lose their sharpness.

Underwater Transformation

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate if the holiday is exactly what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

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Dugong Dive Centre

El Rio Y Mar

Dugong Dive centre is a fully equipped PADI 5 Star dive centre located at the El Rio Y Mar in Palawan which is a well-known scuba diving area. The dive centre has a range of house reef and shore dives, PADI courses, Nitrox and special trips to Apo Reef and the Coron Wrecks. Here divers can get up close and personal with Dugongs, an endangered marine mammal that can measure up to 3 metres long, weighs about 400 kilos and feeds on sea grass. Dimakya Island is one of the few areas in the world where dugongs can be observed in their natural habitat. A professionally-produced ecotourism program, dugong-watching takes the divers and non-divers on a trip along the lengthy

Dimakya Island has been under protection for 15 years and is a world renowned nesting ground for turtles and the dive centre boasts an extensive rearing and releasing program. The beautiful and untouched house reef is accessed via walking in from the shore. The fully qualified and knowledgeable staff are eager to share these rich surrounding waters with you and regardless of your experience you can be sure you will be well looked after.

Dugong Dive Centre has a brand new fiberglass Yacht “Tashina” that offers faster trips to Apo Reef, Coron Bay and the Tara Islands. Please refer to boat trip costs as these are dependent on distance and are to be paid at the dive centre.

Important notices:

Marine Park fees for APO Reef per diver valid for 48 hours PHP350
Marine Park fees for Coron Wrecks and Barracuda Lake per diver per day 50 to PHP200
Marine Park fees are payable in Philippine Pesos and will be collected by Marine Park Rangers

Please Note:

All courses apart from Advanced Open Water include equipment and instructor services. All courses include certification but manuals are not included and will be charged at the dive centre. Manuals approximately 35 Euros. Coron Wrecks: 50 Pesos. Barracuda Lake: 200 Pesos

PADI Open Water Diver (Inc Equipment)

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program

Update your dive skills and knowledge with a quick scuba refresher from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

Using ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices) or ReActivate Online (for your personal computer), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.
In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include: