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Dive Review of Dive with Chot/Sabang Inn in
Philippines/Mindoro island

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5520
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
SE asia, Palau,Yap, Mexico, Caribbean, Raja Ampat, N. Sulawesi, Hawaii,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
29   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow the DM; depth and time given at briefing  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Too short boat rides so no bucket of water for camera; except for trip to
Verdi island with Atlantis divers
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
The good: very good diving (compared to Tubbataha reef); low season, very
few divers at Sabang Inn, lots of room and service from all resort
personel; 42 dive sites at Sabang; lots of competition for diving (53 dive
shops); DM,Julio,is more than competent in finding nudi, critters, sharks,
turtles, sting ray, dusky sweeper fish, etc.; VERY low prices on most eats
and things (massage, escort, T-shirt, etc.)A week alone wo/ lunch, dinner,
extra dives and wo/ extra nites would cost less than $400. Chot the 1/2
owner was comical; free Wi Fi.
The bad: it was very hot/ humid - - you could sweat in your air condition
room with AC on full blast; but, AC with fan on, and you'd not sweat; most
days, it was just me, the DM and boat man; strong current at shark cave and
sabang west; sorta attack by trigger fish (but,I fended it off with my
rod); sometimes, too much particles in the water; Verdi island trip w/ 3
dives and lunch was costly with Atlantis divers.
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