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

Dive with Chot/Sabang Inn, May, 2010,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 42 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5520.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving SE asia, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Caribbean, Raja Ampat, N. Sulawesi, Hawaii, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 29 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the DM; depth and time given at briefing
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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