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Dive Review of Halo Dive Resort in

December, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Lynn Phillips, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
"Excellent Choice for an Anilao Resort"
Report Number 8082
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Almost everywhere
Closest Airport
Getting There
Non Stop from LAX on
Philippine Airlines is the
best choice.

Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  Just air and/or computer limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 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
3 stars
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Even though there isn't a camera room, it's easy to take your camera to
your room and set it up on your "informally set up camera area". 
If you li ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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For macro muck divers and photographers, Anilao is iconic.   It rivals
Lembeh and Ambon and is so much easier to get to (non-stop from LAX to
Manila on Philippine Airlines arrives around 5:00 am and departs at 9:00
pm--so you can dive the whole day you arrive, if you like and all of your
last dive day).  It's  a 2 1/2 to 4 hour drive from Manila airport to the
resort, depending on traffic.  The resort accommodated my early check-in
and check out; but I'm sure this has to do with how full they are. But they
would make you comfortable, give you a temporary place to put your things,
and help you dive even if your own room wasn't available until the usual

Halo Dive Resort is a small, boutique resort which doesn't require trekking
up and down 60-100 steps from your room to any of the facilities, something
difficult to find in Anilao. Halo has about 10 rooms and from the well
located ones it is only 12 steps to the dining area and another 13 to the
dive area.  They are good, wide, cement steps with very good hand railings.

If you don't stay in the lobby rooms or the big penthouse at the top near
the street, you can avail yourself o ...
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