Sumisid Lodge is a cozy lodge that has been operating since 1981 and was one of the first dive lodges at Panagsama Beach in Moalboal. It has a beautiful view of the ocean with the island of Negros right across the straight.
The lodge is built almost entirely with native materials such as bamboo and woods and there is great detail for interior decorations, giving it its unique look and feel. It features a lounge area, which doubles as a dining room, as well as a big outdoor veranda where you can sit, relax, read a book, enjoy a drink and from where you walk straight onto the beach. Free WIFI is available throughout the lodge.
The Lodge is a 2 storey building with 5 ac rooms with private bathrooms on the ground floor and 5 fan rooms with common bathrooms on the top floor. There are three ac rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, the other two ac rooms have 2 single beds that can be placed together, all ac rooms have a private bathroom with hot & cold water. The fan rooms have common bathrooms only, which have been newly renovated and are kept very clean and tidy.
The dive center is right next door, on Panagsama beach! In the morning you can enjoy your breakfast and then just stroll over to the dive shop for the morning dive, back for lunch and then out again for your afternoon dive. Normally two dives are planned per day, and night dive can be organized. The center operates one speedboat which welcomes up to 12 divers. Boat and dive center are fitted with oxygen, first aid, spare equipment and communication facilities. The shop is equipped with Cressi-Sub gear and provides 10, 12 and 15 litre aluminium tanks with international valves, and nitrox fills up to 32% is offered. The dive team consists of local people who have been diving for a long time. They all speak english.
In the middle of the Tanon straight, a more than 300m deep channel between the islands of Cebu and Negros, you will find a rock that plummets up from the abyss. They named it Pescador Island and with bottomless drop-offs, dramatic over-hangs and caves it’s a classic dive. The other dive sites on offer are very diverse. There are steep drop offs, shallow coral gardens, a plane wreck, caves and a sunken island. Keep checking the blue; they have frequent encounters with whale sharks in the Moalboal area.
Car transfers, excursions to Kawasan Falls , Canoying and hiking trips, motorbike rentals can be arranged by Sumisid Lodge.