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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Crystal Blue Resort: "Photography workshop in critter haven", Dec, 2014,

by Lisa C. Evans, CO, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8616 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Caribbean, Red Sea
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Manila is easy to get to from the U.S. CBR will transport from Manila for a fee - 3 hours by van.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives aren't very deep. Dive times were long - 70 minutes common
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Beautiful new camera room with stations for each person with light, charging outlets, etc. Very nicely done, convenient to the dive op. ... 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 4 stars
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Comments This was a photo workshop trip with Bluewater Travel out of Los Angeles. The destination is really outstanding for photography - the resort set-up and the diving was great for all the things that are relatively easy to shoot - nudibranchs, frogfish, eels, an amazing variety of crabs, etc. The dive guides are great at finding things - it's wh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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