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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in
Philippines

Crystal Blue Resort: "Close, but no cigar", Dec, 2014,

by Dan Benson, OR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8070 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (5 trips), Maldives, Red Sea, Hawaii, Caribbean, Malaysia, California
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Direct flights from mainland USA get in very early morning. 2 1/2 hour van ride to resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come back alive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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
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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 First the good: In my opinion the Anilao area of the Philippines offers about the best muck diving on the planet. It's definitely on par with Lembeh Straits. The diving is mostly very easy from small boats with maximum of 4 divers and one dive guide. Now that's my kind of diving! The dive guides are skilled at finding the critters, and with few people on the boat we could take our time photographing the subject.
The food is very good, and the chef did a wonderful job of preparing tasteful vegetarian meals. Food is buffet style,
three meals a day.
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By carl berenson in WA, US at Dec 15, 2014 19:59 EST  
where and when did you dive in Indonesia?
By Frances Lewis in MI, US at Jan 08, 2015 21:51 EST  
You don't rate the dive boats very high. Why? What are entry and exits like? Is there a ladder? How do you get back into the boat?
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