Established by Josephine Loor (who is a native Ivatan) and her husband Douglas Rutherford, they have always stayed committed to the movement of preserving marine life, the natural environment, and the heritage of Batanes.
In 2008 they went hunting for prime real estate and found the spot they are in today.
With a burning desire to create what was Josie’s dream, a welcoming "home feel” lodge and for Douglas, a professional Padi Dive Shop/Resort in Batanes.
From the beginning, it was a rigorous and challenging process that involved driven minds, an abundance of determination and positivity, which stimulated their hearts to sell their cherished belongings, align menial jobs and late dinners to complete their vision by 2010.
Right from inception, "we have always wanted to deliver an unparalleled dive and stay experience in Batanes”. A visit here should be a new journey for our guests at the Lodge, divers and non divers alike...we have something for everyone! Our series of guided dive and snorkelling sessions will give you a unique experience in our pristine ocean environment and vast coral oceanscapes. We are abreast of what it takes to ensure you enjoy diving in various sites like never before!
Here at Dive Batanes, not only do we want you to understand and practice safe diving, we passionately educate you on the benefits, procedures, and techniques of eco-friendly scuba diving and snorkelling. This way, we preserve our marine life, the environment, and our heritage.
Our lodge draws in the warmth of friends and families and our diving is a force to be reckoned with!
We hope your heart desires to live the Dive Batanes Lodge experience in Basco Batanes!
Get in touch now to explore Batanes with us!