Boracay is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular islands. Once you arrive, you’ll instantly understand why! It’s a traveler’s paradise because there is always something to do, including scuba diving! Whether you are certified or not, Boracay is a great place to spend an afternoon scuba diving. Calypso Resort is a one-stop shop for all your needs. Part resort, part PADI dive shop, Calypso provides great service within the hotel and in the ocean. PADI is the world’s premier scuba diving training organization so you know Calypso Resort is a credible place to dive.
Located on Station 3 of Boracay's party beach: White Beach
The 4 km stretch of Boracay’s White Beach is famous. Or is it infamous? It is Boracay’s party center, with bars and clubs dotting the top of the beach. It’s hard not to have a tropical drink or local beer in hand when you are visiting White Beach.
Calypso Dive Resort is located at Station 3 of White Beach. Station 3 is the busiest part of the beach. However, Calypso has a designated stretch of the beach out front with lounge chairs provided for guests only. Walk outside your room, and the gorgeous white sand beach and turquoise blue waters are waiting for you straight ahead.
Comfortable rooms await after an active day on the beach
After a day in the sun, you’ll want your own space, as opposed to staying in a dormitory-style hostel. The rooms at Calypso are not large. In fact, they could have been built a bit larger. However, they come with air-conditioning, a safe, closet, private bathroom with a large shower, and a small patio, depending on what style room you book. The queen-size bed is extremely comfortable with a soft, white duvet. There is Wi-Fi in each of the rooms and throughout the grounds.
Additionally, the rooms are set far back on the property. They are not located directly on the beach, which means the rooms are very quiet at night despite the vivacious nightlife that doesn’t stop until sunrise.
During the high tourist season from November to May, a standard room perfect for two guests is 3,300 PHP / night (70.00 USD / night).
Scuba diving center within your eyesight
Calypso Diving Center, located on the property, is a fully-equipped dive shop offering dives for first-timers and certified divers. You may choose to participate in a Discover Scuba Dive course, which entails a short video and a pool session over the course of 3 hours, before an open water dive. The Discover Scuba Dive course, including the dive, costs 3,500 PHP (73.63 USD). This is not part of the certification; however, it is a great way to discover if you want to take the next step toward becoming a certified scuba diver. Furthermore, Calypso Diving offers certification courses over the course of 3 - 4 days, which costs 22,000 PHP (462.77 USD).
Calypso Dive Center is extremely professional and they take great care of their divers. They are hands-on, leading you every step of the way and ensuring that your diving experience is both safe and fun!
The cuisine, pool bar and customer service create an enjoyable stay
There is an Italian restaurant, Sensi, located on the premises. At meal times, it is always busy with both hotel guests and other Boracay visitors. This is also where guests enjoy their complimentary breakfast every morning. Breakfast options include an American breakfast, an English breakfast and a local Filipino breakfast. The restaurant is toward the front of the property, with views directly overlooking White Beach. The pool is available to enjoy when it is not in use by the diving school training classes. Directly next to the pool, is a poolside bar complete with views of the beach and ocean.
When booking accommodation and scuba diving before arriving in Boracay, the staff is very professional. They respond to emails within 24 hours and answer any and all questions. They are able to organize a Discover Scuba Dive course and allow a certified diver to join the DSD course dive that afternoon so friends can dive together.
In all, Calypso Dive Resort is a great place to enjoy an active stay on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines and within Southeast Asia.