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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in

December, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Dan Benson, OR, US
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"Close, but no cigar"
Report Number 8070 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia (5 trips), Maldives, Red Sea, Hawaii, Caribbean, Malaysia,
Closest Airport
Getting There
Direct flights from mainland
USA get in very early morning.
 2 1/2 hour van ride to

Dive Conditions

choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come back alive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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
2 stars
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5 stars
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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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.
The resort is small, with abo ...
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By irenedabania at Dec 15, 2014 19:59 EST  
where and when did you dive in Indonesia?
By franlewis 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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