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Dive Review of Acacia Dive Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Acacia Dive Resort: "Anilao is good but book wisely!", Oct, 2014,

by Eric Escobar, NJ, US ( 1 report). Report 7903.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Komodo, Dumagete, Bohol, Belize, Costa Rica, Channel Islands, Puerto Rico, St Croix, Bonaire, Red Sea, Roatan, Key largo.
Closest Airport Manila Getting There 2-3 hour drive from MNL - very easy..only 1 connection from USA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions very little guidance from dive masters here.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Decent setup. We had to ask for compressed air for camera room - they were quick to accommodate. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The resort is touted to be the best in Anilao - my dive guide mentioned it was one of the most luxurious resorts in the area. At first impression I would agree. The grounds are nice, the staff extremely friendly, and the food both good and plentiful.

The rooms are small, basic, but adequate. The AC works! My room was a small twin room with 2 beds divided by a night table. there was also a small desk, closet, and en-suite bathroom. Wifi works in common areas but spotty.

The dive facility was very good and staff always available to help. There are 4-5 camera desks out in the open in the dive area. I booked 8 nights with 5 days of diving 3 dives a day through a dive travel agency in USA. Additional day dives were $40 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By ROBERT PECORARO in NY, US at Oct 03, 2015 08:19 EST  
Can you pass along the website for Dennis. I am planning a trip to Anilao for April 2016. Thank you.
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