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Dive Review of Dive Society/El Dorado Beach Resort in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Dive Society/El Dorado Beach Resort: "El Dorado Beach Resort has excelent diving at very resaonable prices.", Jun, 2017,

by John C Crossley, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9663 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Truck, Yap, Palau, Bali, Lembeh, Hawaii, Florida, Red Sea, Soloman Islands, PNG, Caymans, Bonaire, BVI, Philippines and others
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Fly to Dumaguete from Manila or Cebu.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions For experienced divers they just wanted you back below the boat when you got to 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments On two tank trips they have a camera rinse bucket. Dive staff know how to handle the cameras. The shore fa ... 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This year was my forth trip to the El Dorado Beach Resort in about ten years. The resort has recovered completely from a fire that burned down the dive shop, and part of the restaurant and some rooms. Everything is built back as good as new.

El Dorado has excellent diving for macro critters in the volcanic sand all along the beach, and great diving at Apo island about an hour away by dive boat. Apo has nice soft corals, lots of reef fish a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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