Summer Cruise: Budget-friendly Diving Destination in Batangas

Batangas is one of the best places in the Philippines for diving. If you are from Manila, going to far places like Boracay, Coron, Moalboal, and Bohol can really be expensive because of the plane tickets. Worry no more. There’s a place in San Luis, Batangas where you can dive without breaking the bank. Summer Cruise in Batangas is a budget-friendly diving destination that can satisfy your hunger for adventure.

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To be honest, I went there without any gears for scuba diving. The good thing is that they have gears for rent. What’s a better news? They have clothes and shoes for all sizes.

Summer Cruise in Batangas
  • Mask and Snorkel – 150/day
  • Fins – 100/day
  • Aqua Shoes/Booties – 100/day
  • All Gear Package – 300/day

Diving Rates

Intro Dive (Beach Front)

Summer Cruise in Batangas
  • This includes entrance fee, gear, equipment, dive guide, and wet suit.
  • Rate: 1,800 Php (25 minutes dive) + 800 Php per succeeding dive.

Intro Dive (Boat)

Summer Cruise in Batangas
  • This includes entrance fee, gear, equipment, dive guide, and wet suit.
  • Rate: 2,800 Php (25 minutes dive) + 1,200 Php per succeeding dive.

Free Diving

Summer Cruise in Batangas
  • This includes gear and instructor
  • Rate: 1,300 Php

PADI Dive Course

They offer a 2-day course which is specially curated to efficiently learn PADI Open Water Scuba Diving, maximizing your time to better enhance your knowledge and skill set. This PADI Open Water Diver Certification is recognized worldwide. This costs 14,800 pesos. Check out this link for the detailed schedule: https://www.summercruisediving.com/padi-dive-courses

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All their rooms has a view of the beach. In my opinion, you don’t really need to be in an air-conditioned room because the cool breeze from the beach side will give you a comfortable sleep.

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There are four types of rooms:

  • Aqua Room (2 single beds, 1 ceiling fan + shared toilet and shower)
    • 985 Php weekday rate | 1,500 Php weekend rate
  • Bay Room (1 double bed, 1 desk fan, aircon + shared toilet and shower)
    • 1,300 Php
  • Coral Room (2 single beds, 1 ceiling fan + private toilet and shower)
    • 985 Php weekday rate | 1,600 Php weekend rate
  • Island Room (1 queen size bed, 1 single bed, 1 ceiling fan + private toilet and shower)
    • 985 weekday rate | 1,700 Php weekend rate
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Summer Cruise offers Filipino and Japanese Cuisine. All meals are freshly served. They will only cook them after you order.

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  • Summer Cruise is on a first come, first served basis so before you deposit, please confirm the availability of the room by calling or texting: Kai Takagaki. (09166663772 GLOBE | 09478127671 SMART)
  • They don’t accept guest past 5 pm so try to be early! Their check in time is 1 pm; check out is 11 am.
  • All rooms are good for 2 pax, for extra person prepare 350 pesos.
  • Bring toiletries! They only provide towels and a roll of tissue.
  • Check out their website for updated rates: https://www.summercruisediving.com
  • They offer FREE Boat ride, if you make a review on their Facebook Page: Summer Cruise
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Summer Cruise in Batangas

How to go there:

  1. From LRT Buendia or Cubao, take a DLTB or JAM Transit with LEMERY Sign. (If you’re from Cavite like me, there’s a van in Robinsons Dasmarinas going to Lemery.)
  2. Get off at Xentro Mall or at the Terminal.
  3. Take a tricycle to San Luis, Barangay Balite look for Parking A of Summer Cruise.
  4. You can either take a boat ride or walk to Summer Cruise.
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In general, I would recommend Summer Cruise in Batangas if you want to have a good diving experience. Their staff are skilled in Scuba Diving. You’ll be assured that you’re safe even under the water. In addition, if you don’t have an action camera, you may also rent their GoPro for 200 pesos only. The scuba diving guide will take pictures and videos of you under water.

Read my other blogs about Batangas:

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10 comments

  1. This is so helpful, honestly scuba diving is one on my bucket list but I need to learn it first. I’ll save this info when I’m on for scuba diving again. Thanks.

  2. How wonderful you got to chill out at the sea and go diving. It looks like so much fun and the perfect happier-making getaway. It’s my kind of Happier Place, too! 🙂

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