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Dive Review of Aiyanar Dive Resort in

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Todd Lichtenstein, New Jersey, United States
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"Capital of muck diving"
Report Number 8901
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Lembeh, Maldives, Galapagos, Cocos, Dominica, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman,
Papua New Guinea, Andaman Sea, Raja Ampat, Blue Heron Bridge
Closest Airport
Getting There
We flew on Asiana Airline from
NYC through Seoul. The flights
were very good. It helped that
we used our frequent flyer
miles on United to go business

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
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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The resort has a very good air conditioned camera room with plenty of
workspace.  ...
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4 stars
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In April 2016 I attended a one-week Photo Workshop given by Reef Photo. A
bus transported the 30 attendees from Manila to Anilao, a trip that was
supposed to take 3 hours. The traffic was so bad that it took 4 and a half
hours.  That was typical of our experiences on the Philippine roads.

At least for this workshop, there was one dive guide for every 4 people,
and the guides were rotated among the divers throughout the week.  Most of
the guides were excellent and very skilled at finding critters.  The
workshop was great and very well run. That being said lets get to the
diving. All the diving is done from boats with outriggers.  Entry is by
backroll; wooden ladders are used to get back into the boat. The visibility
varied from poor (maybe 20 feet) to moderate (perhaps 50 fe
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