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Summer Cruise: Experience scuba diving in Batangas

We were supposed to visit this diving resort last year but since community quarantine happened, we decided to postpone our trip to Summer Cruise.

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But now that they ease the travel guidelines in Batangas, we decided to push this last weekend.

Summer Cruise Diving Resort is located in San Luis, Batangas. It is a 3-hour drive from Manila. From the name itself, it is a diving spot and a resort that was established last 2019.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

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Credits to Rich Batangas

When we went there, we didn’t present any health certificate as indicated in the picture above. But just in case, much better if you bring a health certificate to be sure. Don’t forget to wear your face mask and face shield and practice social distancing as much as you can.

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View from our balcony

RATES

They have a day trip here in Summer Cruise. The fee for a day trip is 350 PHP per head. For an overnight stay, you have three options for accommodation. It’s either you get a room, do camping, or sleep on a hammock. If you will bring your own hammock, the fee is 450 PHP.

ROOM RATES:

WEEKDAYS – 700 PHP/head

WEEKENDS – 850 PHP/head

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The room is clean and you have a balcony. One advantage if you booked their rooms is that you have your own private bathroom. Note that they have no aircon here but it really gets cold at night. We didn’t even use the electric fan inside the room.

TENT:

RENT – 550 PHP

PITCH A TENT – 450 PHP

We noticed that most of the guests here at Summer Cruise choose to stay in the tent. They also have 2 common bathrooms for campers here. When we went there, the resort is fully-booked and most of them are campers and freedivers.

ARE KIDS AND PETS ALLOWED?

When we went here, we saw pets and even kids inside the resort. Just take full responsibility if you will bring a pet or kids to Summer Cruise.

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ACTIVITIES

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There’s a lot of activities you can do here at Summer Cruise.

SNORKELING

Rate is 250 PHP for snorkel rentals such as mask & snorkel, life vest, boots, and fins. For individual rentals, mask & snorkel (150 PHP), life vest (50 PHP), boots (50 PHP), and fins (100 PHP).

FREE DIVING

Rate is 1,500 PHP with instructor and complete gears.

SCUBA DIVING

Rate is 1,800 PHP with instructor and complete gears. You can watch our vlog below to watch our scuba diving experience!

They even offer PADI courses here at Summer Cruise.

  • Open Water (2 days) – 14,800 PHP
  • Advanced (2 days) – 14,800 PHP
  • Rescue Diver (3 days) – 18,500 PHP
  • Dive Master (on request)

WHAT TO EAT?

Here in Summer Cruise, they offer several food choices from breakfast to dinner meals. But if you opted to bring food to cook, they charge 350 PHP for kitchen use and refrigerator storage.

Also, you can have unlimited coffee and overflowing water here at Summer Cruise.

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Kitchen area

Here’s what we got for dinner. They serve Japanese food here. The ramen has a big serving and flavorful!

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For breakfast, we got some Pinoy food such as Tapsilog, Tocilog, and Bangus.

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OVERALL RATING

Room – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rates – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amenities – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Location – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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After our 1st ever scuba diving, we are thinking to do it all over again. It was a memorable experience! Big thanks to Summer Cruise Diving Resort for taking good care of us during the dive. Kudos!!!

CONTACT NUMBER:

Mobile:  09478127671

ADDRESS:

Brgy. Balite, San Luis, Batangas

HOW TO GO HERE?

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This is the pickup location from Summer Cruise Parking

From PITX, ride a bus bound for Lemery, Batangas. Fare is 220 PHP per head. Alight at Xentro Mall or bus terminal. From there, ride a tricycle and tell to drop-off at Summer Cruise Parking. Fare is 100 PHP per head. From parking, you have two options to get to Summer Cruise: by walk (around 15 mins, rough road) or by boat (50 PHP per head)

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:

Facebook: Summer Cruise Diving Resort

Instagram: @summercruiseresort

9 Comments

  1. Ang saya! nakapag diving kayo! buti open na uli ano! how was it after being away for a long time?

  2. I loe scuba diving, how I wish I could go back to Philippines and dive. That’s actually affordable for the experience. Batangas is really one of the best sites to experience diving especially for beginners!!! What a wonderful experience!!!

  3. My brother was addicted to scuba diving. He and my SIL went on scuba diving trips a lot when he was still alive. I think my SIL continues to do this. Maybe one day, I will have the courage to do this, too.

  4. Blair Villanueva says:

    I tried scuba diving once in Bohol, and I like the first experience of seeing the beauty of the ocean reefs, but I hate it as well coz I don’t feel safe with the guide that was assigned to me. I felt controlled which I hate especially when I’m in the water. We will definitely visit this place you recommend and see if it suits us!

  5. Super looking forward to my summer vacay already. Last year’s summer was cancelled so we’ll have to make up for it this year, while still being safe. Maybe this should be next in my list. Haha

  6. Rowena says:

    Sobrang gusto namin gawin to, kaya lang we are still scared to travel lalo na sa situation natin ngayon.
    Will make this article as our reference pag safe na ulit mag travel

  7. I haven’t tried Scuba Diving yet! Hindi ako marunong lumangoy haha. Medyo scared pa kami to travel lalo na may 3 years old kami, kawawa naman kung kami lang gagala. Ingat kayo palagi sa mga adventures niyo!

  8. I want to try helmet diving at least but my anxious self is holding me back. I didn’t learn to swim kasi but I love being in the water (beach or pool) or at least near it. It’s good to note for future travels though that the scuba diving course offered by this resort can be for non-swimmers 🙂

  9. Scuba diving sounds like fun but a little scary for me. I wish I have the guts to try it, too.

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