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Dive Review of Acacia Dive Resort in

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Escobar, NJ, US (1 report)
"Anilao is good but book wisely!"
Report Number 7903
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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
Getting There
2-3 hour drive from MNL - very
easy..only 1 connection from

Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
very little guidance from dive masters here.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Decent setup.  We had to ask for compressed air for camera room - they were
quick to accommodate.  ...
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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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

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 ...
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By hifrogman 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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