FDB Cabana Resort

FDB Cabana Resort: A Freediving Resort in Pangasinan

To all the mermaids and barefoot wanderers in Luzon, I have a good news for you! No need to go to Batangas for a freediving adventure. Here’s a freediving resort in Pangasinan to look out for!

Aquaholics Freediving — the very first freediving school/group to ever start in the province of Pangasinan is very proud to present their headquarters located in Bani, Pangasinan. Read more about Aquaholics Freediving here.

FYI, freediving dreams for people living in the North was a bit difficult to achieve because of the location. In other words, it wasn’t very accessible. That was my problem too way back 2 years ago. I had to travel all the way to Batangas just to experience and learn freediving.

Freediving Resort in Pangasinan

Why Is There No Freediving Schools In Pangasinan?

Honestly I can understand why there are no freediving schools in Pangasinan. It’s because Pangasinan’s beach features isn’t ideal for freedivers. For instance, the beaches have either (A) long and wide shallow shores and (B) the changing patterns of the tides due to the province is located in the West Philippine sea.

Although Pangasinan beaches are beautiful and perfect for vacations but it will only be enticing for beachacholics and not to freedivers. As a result, it is difficult to find a training ground that has calm seas and doesn’t need to take a boat ride to go to the dive spot.

Freediving Resort in Pangasinan
FDB Cabana

About FDB Cabana Resort

FDB Cabana is a resort that initially caters to nearby locals/tourists in municipality of Bani. After it was discovered by 2 of the founders of Aquaholics Freediving last February 2021, it was then turned into Aquaholics’ main headquarters. Eventually, it became a freediver’s haven and more freedivers coming from nearby provinces in the North flocked to FDB Cabana.

Watch our video on Youtube about how we scouted and found this resort: Watch Video Here – Freediving Resort in Pangasinan.

Aquaholics Freediving
FDB Cabana

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the depth of the freediving spot? The accessible dive spots through swimming from shore are: (1) first mooring is 6-7 meters, (2) second mooring is 7-8 meters and the (3) third mooring is 12-13 meters. In addition for depth diving more than 12 meters, boat dive is required.
  • What is the best month to go here? Best month to visit will be during summer season from February – May.
  • Is there phone reception? There is no phone reception for both Globe and Sun users. The only phone reception is for Smart users. Signal for data is also good for Smart.
  • Can I stay overnight? Yes. There are AC rooms available, overnight cottages and an option to pitch your tent or hammocks.
  • Are there restaurants available at the resort? No. The resort doesn’t have restaurant or nearby karenderyas. For food, you have to bring your packes meals. Good news is the resort has kitchen where you can cook and a nearby talipapa to buy food you can cook.
  • Is there a parking lot? Yes.
  • Is there a public bathroom? Yes.

Rates at FDB Cabana Resort

Below is a discounted rate for Aquaholics freedivers only. Fundive with us to avail the resort’s discounted rates! 🙂

Cabana AC Room (2-3 pax)Php 2,500.00
Cabana AC Room (4-6 pax)Php 2,500.00
Cabana AC Room (6-8 pax)Php 3,000.00
Cabana AC Room (6-8 pax)Php 3,000.00
Cabana AC Room (6-8 pax)Php 3,000.00
Small CottagePhp 300.00 day tour use
Php 500.00 overnight use
Large CottagePhp 500.00 day tour use
Php 1,000.00 overnight use

For tourists pitching their tents or hammock, the entrance fee per person will be Php 200.00 each.

Other fees includes the use of kitchen (optional), the fee is Php 300.00/group and it is good for an overnight use. Just bring your ingredients! Kitchen utensils are all provided.

FDB Cabana’s Amenities

Freediving Resort in Pangasinan

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