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Sangat Island Dive Resort

3 stars

Philippines, Far East & Australia

Sangat Island is boutique dive resort in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Philippines. Perfectly positioned to access and dive the Wrecks of Coron - known as the 'mini Truk' of the Far East. Eco conscious divers will love the native styled guest houses, with a wide variety of activities and superb diving facilities in this diver run and orientated resort. This is truly something very special.

Sangat Island Dive Resort resort is the only resort island offering diving facilities in Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippines near to 12 Japanese shipwrecks. Set within a wildlife reserve situated on a 300m stretch of pure white sand. With towering limestone cliffs and beautiful bay lined by coconut palms it is a spectacular location in which to stay.

Located on the south western cusp of Sangat island this eco resort offers a choice of 13 local-styled room options including Beachfront Cottages, Beachside Chalets, Hillside Cottages, family-friendly Bungalow Suite units, Hill top Chalets and a tri-level, two-bedroom Lambingan Villa with its own private, white sand beachfront. All resort accommodation is constructed with local materials including hand-woven bamboo wall panels, split-bamboo flooring, and Cogon Grass or Nipa Palm roofing. Well ventilated by large mosquito-netted windows each include ceiling fans, ample lighting, 220-volt electrical outlets and western-styled bathroom facilities.

Beachside Cottages Located directly on the beach, mounted on stilts with elevated wooden terrace, offers the perfect view of the tropical waters of Coron Bay with wooven hammocks and sun beds.

Beachside Chalets Offering a more spacious living/bedroom area with two double-beds and a bay-view terrace, a stone's throw fromthe beach, also with sea views and a shaded hammock lounge directly beneath the chalet.

Hillside Cottages Nestled at the base the limestone cliffs and nestled in the tropical forest minutes from the beach. front. Each hillside accommodation also includes an exterior bay-view terrace and woven cotton hammocks.

Bungalow Suites Each of two bungalow suite accommodations are spacious and comfortable enough to easily, and economically accommodation larger families or medium-sized groups under one roof. Each suite unit – constructed directly opposite each other has a common open-air foyer, featuring a living room area, two separate bedrooms.
Both bungalow suite units share a wrap-around exterior terrace complete with tables, chairs and cotton lounge hammocks. While set back from the beach front, guests will still be able to enjoy a relatively unobstructed view of the beach area and bay waters from the terrace.

Hilltop Chalets Perched well above the rest of the resort, the two Hilltop Chalets are the perfect accommodation for anyone interested in a private, exclusively-styled paradise hide-away. The our stone-walled, Cogon grass roofed Chalets also offer commanding views of Coron Bay and effortless access to our bar and restaurant facilities. Each Chalet features a bamboo-canopied bed, modern rock-tiled bathroom with glass-walled shower room, satellite TV, fully stocked mini-bar and subtle ambient lighting.

Lambingan Villa Ultra-secluded, tri-level Lambingan Villa, complete with its own private white sand beachfront is, crafted into a cove of limestone some 200 meters from your nearest neighbour and accessible only by kayak or a hanging foot bridge, With beach entry, open-air hammock lounge area, a Balinese “rock shower”,  elevated second-floor sleeping chamber with 2 queen size beds, 2 WCs, stocked mini bar and spacious third-floor master bedroom with king size bed, satalitte TV this is the ultimate getaway accommodation.  Pefect for nature lovers – since Monkeys, Monitor lizards, Tarbon, Kingfisher and other assorted wildlife are frequent visitors.

The open-air, beach-side restaurant and bar facility offers a wide selection of tasty regional and international dishes. Three buffet meals and coffee/tea are included in the price of each accommodation. In between you may order off a snack menu at additional charge. Sangat Island is relaxed and has 2 bars, the Sangat Island bar part of the restaurant and the over water Rock Bar. WiFi is available in the corner of the restaurant/bar area but remember you are remote so connection cannot be relied up.

After a hard day of scuba diving, jet-skiing or island trekking there’s no better place to relax and share the days’ adventures than from the intimate environment of the Sangat Island Bar or our newly-constructed over-water Rock Bar. In addition the resort offers activities such as jet skiing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, nature trekking, rock climbing and more. Excursions exploring some of the most beautiful neighbouring islands for trekking to shopping or sight-seeing can also be arranged.


The Sangat Dive centre offers a range of courses fro PADI and SDI dive instructors and access to the World War II Japenese wrecks with house reef and house wreck minutes away. More >

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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year Round (Oct-May - dry season).

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps:  21-24°C Dec-Feb, 25-30°C Mar-Nov.

Visibility: 15-40m.

Top Dive Sites: Superb drift diving at The Canyons in Puerto Galera, incredible marine diversity at Dauin Norte in Dumaguate, dive with Thresher Sharks at Monad Shoal in Malapascua, and dive the numerous Wrecks of Coron at Sangat Island.  More >

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Great Reasons to Dive in the Philippines

  • Over 3000 species of fish.
  • 15,000 square miles of reef.
  • Plenty of dives for new divers.
  • Drift dives (some 5 knots+)
  • Numerous critter sites.
  • Whale shark and Giant Pacific mantas (Feb-May) at Donsol & Reef shark
  • Nesting & hatching turtles.
  • Photographers heaven.
  • Wrecks of Coron 'Mini Truk'
  • Thresher Shark diving in Malapascua.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.