Evolution Dive and Beach Resort

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  • Nitrox
  • Trimix
  • CCR
  • Tec Diving
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • Restaurant
  • Airport Transfer
  • Child Friendly
  • Spa/Massage
  • Bar
  • TDI

Evolution is a small and friendly owner-operated resort that provides everything you could need to enjoy your dive holiday.The resort have 16 rooms with a choice of AC or Fan, all within a short distance from the golden white sand beach. Evolution is home to one of the most highly rated restaurants in the province, where you’ll find delicious homemade food for all palates, and a great selection of vegetarian dishes as well.
If you’ve never scuba dived and want to take an Open Water dive course, or if you’re ready to do a sub 100m exploratory tech dive, you will find no one more passionate about either than EVOLUTION. The Resort has top of the line facilities for tech, trimix and CCR rebreather diving.

Accommodation

  • 1 Garden Fan Room

    price per day: 45 USD

    Facilities – Hot and cold water, fan, 2 single beds, shared terrace.

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  • 2 Deluxe Room

    price per day: 80 USD

    These rooms are built to exacting western standards. They are located approx. 75m from the water. The beds are handcrafted mahogany, with high end mattresses; the bathroom is split with a spacious, open sink area with granite countertop; the AC is silent split type and environmental friendly, and there’s a large wardrobe for the storage and hanging of clothes.
    Facilities: Hot and cold water, AC, TV with personal video library, minibar, desk, room safe, 1 x queen and 1 x single mahogany bed, personal terrace.

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  • 3 Deluxe Room

    price per day: 80 USD

    These rooms are the newest construction and are built to exacting western standards. They are located approx. 75m from the water and there’s white sand all the way there. The beds are handcrafted mahogany, with high end mattresses; the bathroom is split with a spacious, open sink area with granite countertop; the AC is silent split type and environmental friendly, and there’s a large wardrobe for the storage and hanging of clothes.
    Facilities: Hot and cold water, AC, TV with personal video library, minibar, desk, room safe, 2 x queen size mahogany bed, personal terrace.

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  • 4 Ocean View Deluxe Room

    price per day: 94 USD

    Facilities: Hot and cold water, AC, fan, 1 x queen and 1 x single mahogany bed, TV, minibar, room safe. Direct ocean view.

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All rooms are located within 75m of the water’s edge, have ensuite toilet and hot showers, and outside terraces.
All prices include breakfast for 2 people, served between 7am and 10am.

  • Additional person 20$

Low Season Promo Rates

Off – Peak Season:
Jan 11 - Jan 22 2017; Feb 3 - April 9 2017; Apr 23 - Apr 28 2017; May 5 - Sept 30 2017; Oct 11 - Dec 15 2017

  • Garden Fan Room 41$
  • Deluxe Room 71$
  • Ocean View Deluxe Room 84$

Dining

At the Craic House you will find a smaller pub inspired menu and an ever changing specials board with a local ingredient flair. Using only the freshest local produce and the best imported ingredients available, you will find our menu to be familiar yet miles away.

Diving

Evolution Dive and Beach Resort is TDI Five Star Instructor Training Facility and PADI Resort equipped with Nitrox (and Helium) for certified divers and for those not yet certified the resort can arrange that too. Evolution use aluminum 80l tanks the rental tanks have a DIN fitting, adaptors are available for customers who use Yoke.
For students Evolution Dive and Beach Resort have an indoor classroom to learn and study in comfort. And for Photographer there is a camera room with both 110V and 220V.

DAY TRIPS – Surcharges
Kimud Shoal minimum 4 pax
Gato Island minimum 4 pax
Dona Marilyn Wreck minimum 6 pax
Kalanggaman Island minimum 6 pax
  • 1-5 Day dives 30$
  • 6-15 Day dives 28$
  • 15+ Day dives 26$
  • Night Dive 31$
  • Nitrox per Dive 5$
  • Government tax-Sanctuary/day fee 3$
  • Kalanggaman Island Fee 10$

Technical Diving

Evolution Tech is the only operation in the Visayan region of the Philippines which has a booster pump and can offer technical and rebreather divers access to 200bar of oxygen. The resort can fill Helium at all pressures, and top up mixes with their double filtered Oxygen Clean Air.
If you need spares, or want to shop for new gear, Evolution are the local dealer for Halcyon, DUI Drusuits, Gavin Scooter, Apeks, and Pelagian DCCCR, and have most bits and pieces you might need for open circuit or rebreather diving.
Price does not include sanctuary fees or surcharge for day trips.

  • Tech Dive 40-55m Air 66$
  • Tech Dive 55-100m Trimix 76$
  • Private Boat Charter 71$
  • Government tax-Sanctuary/day fee 3$

CCR Diving

Bailout tanks are included in the price of technical dives.
Evolution have a selection of CCR  aluminium and steel tanks 2l and 3l. Contact Us for details and book early due to limited numbers.
  • Private CCR guide recreational dive 15$
  • Private CCR guide technical dive 20$
  • CCR on-board tank 3$
  • Bailout tank (5,5l or 11l) 3$
  • 8-4 Sorb per kg 23$

Dive Courses

Evolution Dive and Beach Resort is a 5-sar IDC center and offer an array of dive courses from the basic beginner to the professional instructor level.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI EFR
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Specialty Courses
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Instructor

Technical Diving Courses

Classes including equipment: Intro to Tech, DPV Diver, Solo Diver, Sidemount Diver, Enhanced Skills Diver
Helium gases are not included.
Pelagian DCCR unit rental additional 15,000Php
All classes are TDI authored and include manual, certification, rental of double tanks and deco tanks, marine fees and boat fees.
For information in class prerequisites, structure and inclusions please contact us
All divers at levels of Advanced Nitrox and above are expected to have a minimum level of personal equipment.
  • Intro to Tech 313$
  • DPV Diver 313$
  • Solo Diver 343$
  • Enhanced Skills Diver 283$
  • Sidemount Diver 343$
  • Adv.Nitrox & Deco Pro Diver 616$
  • Adv.Nitrox & Helitrox Diver 737$
  • Advanced Wreck Diver 706$
  • Trimix Diver 755$
  • Extended Range Diver 755$
  • Advanced Trimix Diver 858$
  • Pelagian DCCCR Air Diluent Diver 1161$
  • Advance Gas Blender 162$
  • O2 Equipment Service Technician 162$

Equipment Rental

  • Backplate 2$
  • Wing 2$
  • Set of back gas regs 7$
  • Deco reg 4$
  • Spool 2$
  • Balloon 2$
  • Jetfins 3$
  • Full Set inc 2 deco regs 15$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dive Center
  • Library
  • Air-conditioned Classroom
  • Lobby/Reception

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Massage
  • Airport Transfer
  • Tours

Activities

Customised Packages Available Upon Request

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  • MONAD SHOAL

    - Distance 45 minutes; minimum certification level – advanced
    The top of the shoal ranges from 20 meters to 27 meters, with a sheer drop-off down to 45 meters, and a second drop-off exceeding recreational dive depths. There is a good opportunity to see the famous thresher sharks year round at this site. Thresher sharks are regular visitors at the cleaning stations found on top of the reef. Depending on the season you may also encounter giant manta rays and smaller devil rays. The ideal depth to encounter life is between 22 meters to 27 meters, making Monad Shoal a perfect site for enriched air dives.

  • LIGHTHOUSE REEF

    - Distance 15minutes; minimum certification – open water
    The perfect sunset dive, this site is almost a sure bet to see the colorful Mandarin Fish perform their mating dance. The most prolific time of the month is around the full moon, but the activity can been seen virtually every night. Blue Ringed Octopus and sea horses of every size can be found on the surrounding reef. Situated directly across from the island’s lighthouse this sloping coral garden is a perfect shallow dive to end the day.

  • NORTH POINT

    - Distance 20minutes; minimum certification – open water
    With its strong currents this site creates a perfect habitat for soft corals, which grow in an abundance creating a magical colorful garden. Stunning rock formations and canyons create ideal hiding places for scorpion fish, frogfish and lionfish. Sea horses, nudibranches and flat worms can also been seen nestling within the coral branches. An interesting dive to suit all levels of divers.

  • NORTH ROCK

    - Distance 20minutes; minimum certification – advanced
    Situated off the northern tip of Malapascua this dive site offers a little of everything. Subject to strong currents a luscious soft coral garden thrives here, creating an ideal home for an array of different marine life. A small coral encrusted wall starts at 16 meters and drops down to 24 meters creating shelter for many varieties of nudibranchs, flatworms and lionfish. A great dive for the budding photographer.
  • KEMOD SHOAL

    - Distance 50-60minutes; minimum certification – open water
    A sea mound situated near the island of Leyte. The reef begins in 10 meters with one side gradually sloping down to 29 meters before becoming a severe drop off and the other side, a wall starting in 10 meters and dropping far below recreational limits. Throughout the year different large pelagics visit the shoal, including schools of hammerheads, manta rays and requiem sharks. For the advanced diver it is possible to arrange a blue dive at certain times of the year to look for the hammerhead sharks.

  • CHOCOLATE ISLAND

    - Distance 35minutes; minimum certification – open water
    A small island situated between Malapascua and Cebu, this site is a gentle relaxing dive. The undulating island walls gently taper towards a sandy bottom, elephant ears, barrel sponges, sea fans and soft corals cover the sloping reef creating an ideal habitat for nudibranch, sea horses, spanish dancers and hairy frogfish, a nice gentle dive suitable for all levels of divers and excellent for the budding photographer.

  • SMALL BEACH

    - Distance 10minutes; minimum certification – open water
    An interesting dive site, proved to be a favorite with photographers and those interested in the small and strange creatures of Malapascua. Beautiful soft corals and sea fans create the perfect environment for the weird and wonderful, a kind of muck dive without the muck! Also a great spot for a night dive site, flamboyant cuttlefish and moray eels can be seen.

  • DAKIT DAKIT

    - Distance 10minutes; minimum certification – open water
    A gentle dive site created by a scattering of small island formations, some below the surface some above. The site is prone to strong currents, creating a beautiful soft coral garden. Nudibranches, flatworms, pipefish and sea horses can be found within the soft corals. This is an ideal dive for macro enthusiasts and those who need to refresh their diving skills.

  • BUGTONG BATO

    - Distance 15minutes; minimum certification – open water
    A dive site with a little bit of everything, a gently sloping reef from 8-12mts leads to a small wall dropping to 20mts where once more sloping reef continues to 30mts where a sandy bottom stretches outward. A wide variety of macro life can be found here including sea horses, frog fish and nudibranches; a great photo dive and a must for any level of diver.

  • DONA MARILYN

    - Distance 1½ to 2 hours – minimum certification – advanced
    “Dona Marilyn” is a Filipino passenger ferry that was sunk on the 23rd of October 1988 by Typhoon Ruby. The 98-meter long ferry now lies intact on her starboard side in 32 meters of water, creating a unique artificial reef. The wreck itself is covered in hard and sort corals, and black coral trees. For certified, “wreck divers” it is possible to penetrate the wreck via the passenger walkways on the port side. For those interested in learning more about wreck penetration check out our PADI Wreck Specialty Course. Due to the relatively deep depth and size of the Dona Marilyn, the ideal way to experience the wreck in its entirety is to dive it on a blend of enriched air.

  • GATO ISLAND

    - Distance 50minutes – minimum certification – open water
    Gato Island is a protected marine sanctuary. An almost guaranteed site to encounter sleeping sharks and sea snakes. Spectacular colored soft corals cover this undulating dive site sheltering frogfishes, sea horses and nudibranches. Sleeping white tip sharks rest within crevasses. A paradise for avid photographers, this site offers a great opportunity for both macro and big fishes. Advanced divers can dive the tunnel that runs beneath the island; a unique overhead environment, the inside of which is covered with daisy soft corals and sponges.

  • CALANGGAMAN ISLAND

    - Distance 1½ to 2 hours; minimum certification – open water
    Calangaman Island is a small remote white-beached paradise. The southern section offers sloping reef walls covered with soft and hard corals, the northern sites offer spectacular wall dives encrusted with gorgonian fans and giant barrel sponges. Schools of snappers, fusiliers and anthias can be seen congregating off the large drop offs. The deep walls offer every possible chance to encounter large sharks and rays. A great two-dive day trip is the way to enjoy this site.

  • NUNEZ SHOAL

    - Distance 1½ to 2 hours – minimum certification – advanced
    Situated adjacent to Calanggaman Island, this wall dive offers a little bit of everything. Hard corals and barrel sponges cover the gently sloping top of the reef creating an ideal environment for sea stars, frogfish, nudibranches and reef fish to hide within. The walls drop down to a plateau in 40mts, with a further drop to well below recreational limits.