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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Crystal Blue Resort: "A well-kept secret that offers many types of diving", Nov, 2014,

by Greg White, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7938 has 2 Helpful votes.

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 Manila Getting There Quite a few options to Manila via U.S. or other carriers, then 2-3 hour ride to resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated climate controlled camera room with individual workstations for each photographer ... 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 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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