3 Stars


19 Hours + Overnight


From £2295

Coron Hilltop View Resort

A modern resort encircled by lush green rainforest marks a perfect retreat.

Coron Hilltop View Resort is set in a wonderful location amongst the lush green tropical mountains of Coron in Palawan. Strategically located between Busuanga Airport and Port of Coron the resort offers a variety of fully furnished villas to suit all pockets with breath taking views of neighbouring mountains and the hotel's swimming pool. Underwater you will find an extensive selection of dive sites to suit all levels of divers ranging from colourful shallow reefs to advance wreck diving. The surrounding waters are blessed with some of the world’s most prolific World War II Japanese supply wrecks. A whole fleet was sunk in September 1944 and now lies on the seabed. An abundance of marine life flourishes around these artificial reefs covered in beautiful corals including turtles, lionfish, schools of tuna, yellow fin and scorpion fish to name but a few.

The resort’s landscaped garden provides a tropical sanctuary to travellers who are seeking rest and relaxation in exclusive privacy. Equally the more adventurous can embark on a hillside trek to experience the nature trail and harness the natural beauty of Coron and the laid-back rural culture of the vicinity. This magnificent resort exudes an atmosphere of Asian fusion that captures the heart of travellers amidst tranquil paradise with lush forest.

Coron Hilltop View Resort offers 19 villas, a combination of uniquely formed standard, deluxe and superior villas. All amenities are accented with Asian interiors with a touch of local culture. Each room is designed to provide you an atmosphere that gives pleasure for comfort.

Satisfy your appetite with an array of opulent cuisine of Asian and Filipino food. The restaurant at the resort offers an a la carte menu and buffets can be arranged for groups.

The nearby Rocksteady Dive Centre offers daily dive trips to the 10 famous Japanese WWII wrecks in Coron Bay, several reef dives and dive tours to the unique Barracuda Lake. The dive centre operates the dive trips on three newly rebuilt and fully equipped bancas “Dos Hermanos”, "Three Little Birds" and "Emily Sampaguita" to ensure customers a safe and comfortable experience.

When you are not enjoying the underwater delights you can relax by the pool during the day, enjoy cocktails at the bar in the evening and even take part in videoke, a favourite pastime for the locals. There are also board games, air hockey and football games available to keep the children entertained. The hotel can organise island hopping trips and other excursions for those who are seeking an adventure and are interested in discovering what the Philippines has to offer.

Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast Daily breakfast
Standard Room

Standard Villa

The 2 standard villas are simplistic in design offering a semi-double bed with modern amenities to ensure comfort.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • T.V.
Deluxe Villa

Deluxe Villa

The 13 deluxe villas are a good size and offer two semi-double beds. These light and airy rooms provide a quiet sanctuary with a veranda that overlooks the plunge pool.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • T.V.
Superior Villa

Superior Villa

The 4 spacious superior villas offer 2 queen beds. These elegant rooms are decorated with Asian interiors and a touch of local culture. Each room is designed to provide you an atmosphere that gives pleasure for comfort.

  • Mini Bar
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • T.V.



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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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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Rocksteady Dive Center

Coron Town

Rocksteady is a full service PADI 5 Star Dive Centre located on the up and coming beautiful area of Coron in Palawan, merely a 5 minute walk from Coron Town. They offer guests a professional, welcoming and unforgettable diving experience with focus on diving in small groups to ensure enjoyable and safe trips.

The international scuba diving staff of PADI and SSI instructors and dive masters will ensure you make the most out of your underwater adventure with daily dive trips to the 10 famous Japanese WWII Wrecks of Coron Bay, several reef dives and dive tours to the unique Barracuda Lake. They operate the dive trips with three newly rebuilt bancas, “Dos Hermanos”, "Three Little Birds" and "Emily Sampaguita".

The daily dive prices and courses except DSD and EFR include rental equipment, lunch, soft drinks, water and entrance fees into the Marine Parks and wrecks. Divers can also upgrade daily dives using Nitrox for a small fee of 350 pesos per tank.

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 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 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.

Wreck dive

A trip to the local wreck dives is a must for the experienced diver. It is an amazing experience!

Generally 3 dives (weather dependant)

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:

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Sidemount Diver

A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a side mount configuration.

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include: