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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Crystal Blue Resort: "Anilao is Big on the Small Stuff", Nov, 2016,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9407.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Malaysia, Philippines, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Red Sea, Cocos Island, Cuba, So Cal Local
Closest Airport Manila Getting There LAX direct to Manila

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Crystal Blue Resort has a very nice camera room with roomy workstations. Po ... 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 4 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 5 stars
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Comments Anilao is famous for muck diving and when you go muck diving you expect to see weird stuff. We were not disappointed!

We flew nonstop from LAX to Manila via Philippine Airlines. Upon arriving in Manila it was a three hour van ride south to the tip of Luzon Island and Anilao. Crystal Blue's staff was there to greet us upon arrival in Manila.

The resort sits on a hill and there are a lot of steps. With ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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