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ABOUT US

Dive the Bicol region …. DONSOL , TICAO , ALBAY
And WE EXPLORE MORE to bring you the best of the region.

Fun Dive Asia started operations in 2002 and is the first dive shop in Donsol.  We started the diving in the Bicol region with our founder, Rico A. Calleja, having been the lead of the team that found Manta Bowl. It has always been Rico’s advocacy to put Bicol on the diving map of the world. With keen research, interviews with the locals, and studying the NAMRIA ocean maps, Rico and the team was successful in discovering the now famous Manta Bowl of Ticao.

Discovery, learning, and the advocacy to create change is part of us. We did not stop at the Manta Bowl. This is what we do:

  • Continue to discover sites around Ticao Island
  • Host and support researches with organizations like the University of Tel Aviv and with LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrates)
  • Work and coordinate with the Local Government Units to push for the protection of the reefs.
  • Develop individuals with continues training and development. We believe in diving as an excellent source of employment and income for the people of the island. And we have developed programs which have been supported by the Department of Tourism for the training of locals into dive boat guides, local guides, and dive spotters.

Today, Fun Dive Asia has operations in 4 locations – its main dive shop in Legazpi, and with Bacacay, Donsol and Ticao Island Resort with dive service operations.

THE TEAM

We believe in …

  • Continuous development
  • Safety in mind,
  • Superior quality
  • Filipino care and hospitality

… and it is important for us that each member of the team believes in this.

More importantly, we are a family. We are team who has worked with each other for many years and as the team grows, we hope that this sense of family is inculcated into everyone.

Diving Offers

Scuba Diving Fun Dives
Ticao Island
Php
Among the best diving in the Philippines is at Ticao Island. Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, reef sharks, coral gardens, amazing fish life, and lots of critters. To add to that, Ticao’s waters are visited by Thresher Sharks and other pelagics. As a scuba diver, Ticao Island should be on your list!
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Scuba Diving Fun Dives
Donsol
Php
For certified divers who are looking to do some fun diving, Ticao Island is the main diving area of Bicol. With Donsol only being 1.5 hours away from Ticao Island, diving day trips are available from Donsol. Ticao Island is surrounded by several dive sites where you have the choice of big or small.
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Fun Dives is Albay
Albay
Php
Are you a scuba diving and want to do some fun diving while in Albay? We have some leisure dive sites available. Have a chat with our team to know which dive areas are best during your visit.
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Scuba Diving Courses

Scuba Diving Courses
Ticao Island
Php

Discover a whole new world underwater!

We offer Scuba Diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving to the Dive Master Candidate courses. Since your holiday time is important to us, you may opt for the online manual. Spend more time relaxing on holiday and enjoying the ocean as you can do your reading and study before you go on holiday.

All non-pro dive courses, are inclusive of learning materials, instructor/DM services, diving equipment rental, 2 days of boat fees for the training dives of the Open Water, Advanced, and Rescue course, and certification upon course completion. For the DM Course, DM crew pack and instructor services are included. Boat fees may apply. Application fees to PADI is not included and needs to be paid directly to PADI,

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Scuba Diving Courses
Albay
Php

Discover a whole new world underwater!

We offer Scuba Diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving to the Dive Master Candidate courses. Since your holiday time is important to us, you may opt for the online manual. Spend more time relaxing on holiday and enjoying the ocean as you can do your reading and study before you go on holiday.

All non-pro dive courses, are inclusive of learning materials, instructor/DM services, diving equipment rental, 2 days of boat fees for the training dives of the Open Water, Advanced, and Rescue course, and certification upon course completion. For the DM Course, DM crew pack and instructor services are included. Boat fees may apply. Application fees to PADI is not included and needs to be paid directly to PADI.

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Scuba Diving Courses
Donsol
Php

Discover a whole new world underwater!

We offer Scuba Diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving to the Dive Master Candidate courses. Since your holiday time is important to us, you may opt for the online manual. Spend more time relaxing on holiday and enjoying the ocean as you can do your reading and study before you go on holiday.

All non-pro dive courses, are inclusive of learning materials, instructor/DM ser- vices, diving equipment rental, 2 days of boat fees for the training dives of the Open Water, Advanced, and Rescue course, and certification upon completion of the course.

For the DM Course, DM crew pack and instructor services are included. Boat fees may apply. Application fees to PADI is not included and needs to be paid directly to PADI.

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Diving Packages

3 Day Spree (3D2N / Diving)
Donsol
Php
Quick, easy, and fun! Best of Donsol in 3 days.
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Ultimate Adventure (5D4N / Diving)
Albay, Donsol & Ticao Island
Php
Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, and Mayon Volcano. Bicol’s icons in one trip.
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Dive Ticao! (4D3N / Diving)
Ticao Island
Php
Scuba Diving at Ticao Island.
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Dive Ticao More! (5D4N / Diving)
Ticao Island
Php
Scuba Diving at Ticao Island.
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Ticao Dive & Easy (8D7N / Diving)
Ticao Island
Php
Scuba Diving at Ticao Island.
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Big Fish Tour (10D9N / Diving)
Donsol, Ticao Island & Malapascua
Php
The Big 3 places with the Big 3 fish— Whaleshark of Donsol, Manta rays of Ticao and Thresher shark of Malapascua with enough time to relax and enjoy the beaches of this beautiful archipelago.
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