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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Greg White, IL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 7 Helpful votes)
"A well-kept secret that offers many types of diving"
Report Number 7938 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most places in the Caribbean, some Florida keys, some California, some
Hawaii, Wakatobi, Palau, Yap.
Closest Airport
Getting There
Quite a few options to Manila
via U.S. or other carriers,
then 2-3 hour ride to resort.

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nobody gave us any restrictions, but we did stay with our guide.  Deepest
he took us was 100 feet.  Most dives ended because we were low on air.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Dedicated climate controlled camera room with individual workstations for
each photographer ...
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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When a planned trip to Africa was postponed a year, we were left with
non-refundable airline tickets that we needed to use before the end of this
year.  We started looking at places served by the airline, and for which
the tickets would be about the same cost as our original flight.  The
Philippines fit the bill nicely since we had already been diving there
twice before and were very happy with both trips.  However, this time we
wanted to try somewhere new in the Philippines, so we began a web search
for dive resorts (our other two trips were liveaboards) that got good
reviews, and Crystal Blue Resort showed up as very highly rated on
TripAdvisor, so we decided to give it a try.

We could not have been happier with our choice.  As a dive resort, Crystal
Blue is outstanding.  Even though my wife and I are not serious
photographers, we do have cameras and we found the facilities for
photographers the best we have ever seen.  This is probably becaus
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