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Dive Review of Cashew Grove in
Philippines/Busuanga Coron

May, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Mike-y, Kehl, DE
Sr. Contributor   (20 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7600
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Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
28   to 31    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 m max. no deco dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
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  4 stars
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Next stop then was Cashew Grove on the other side of Busuanga. From the
airport it´s a 1 h drive on bumpy dirt roads, where you pass by small
villages, see water oxen standing up to their chest in mud with a heron on
their back and a beautiful country side with banana cultures, Papaya and
rice fields and sometimes catch a view across the smaller islands offshore.
Cashew  is smaller than Sangat, has some beach cottages of which I got one
equipped with AC this time, which I prefer to the fan on the ceiling in
such alike climate. There is a small pool, cause at low tide you
can´t swim in the sea or you have to walk 50 m through some sea grass
and coral field to reach deep water . Again it was the one bigger wreck of
the Kyokuzu Maru which brought me here and naturally the Dugongs they
promise you to find for you. Dugong Divers has it´s main center on
Paradise Island, 30 min away from Cashew but there was a small dive center
at my place too. They told me in a short dive briefing right away, maximum
depth would be 40 m and  I ought to make sure not to get into deco. Most
days I was picked up after breakfast  for a short ride to Paradise Resort
where we took a bigger boat and some more divers hopped on.  The first day
brought us to the big wreck. Vis was much better here the first day
compared to Coron Bay, later it got worse with l ...
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