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Dive Review of La Laguna Beach Resort in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

January, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas Hansen, CA, USA
Report Number 597
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Hawaii, Bonaire, Curacao, Florida Keys, Fiji, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
55   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
No accomodations for cameras on the boats.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
The diving was very good.  The corals in this area seem to be in very good
shape, although there were very few big fish.  The dive operators in this
area seem to be very protective of the local reefs, and it shows.  Our dive
guide, Leo, tried very hard to point out critters that we were interested
in.  Diving is from Bancas, which takes a little getting used to.  Our
night dives were in Sabang Bay, which were muck dives.  We saw spanish
dancers, eels, a variety of nudibranchs, and a frogfish during the night
dives.  Nitrox was available and reasonable ($6 per tank).  The
accomodations were inexpensive, but small; we upgraded to the largest room
available.  Cleaning was not as thorough as we would have liked.  The food
in the on-site restaurant was good and inexpensive.  Overall, a fairly
inexpensive dive vacation with better than average diving.
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