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Dive Review of Marco Vincent Resort & Dive Center in

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Maurice J. Sheley, MD, US (1 report)
"Great Muck Diving"
Report Number 8986
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Marshall Islands, Japan, Mallorca, Belize, Roatan,
Mexico, Little Cayman, 
Closest Airport
Getting There
Non-stop from NYC, LAX, SFO

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minute dive.  Not strictly enforced.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Resort has dedicated photo lab with individual work stations, outlets, and
compressed air.  24/7 access ...
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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3 stars   
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Just returned from two GREAT weeks of diving at the Marco Vincent Resort
and Dive Center, White Beach, Puerto Galera.  This was my first visit to
Puerto Galera, but it won't be my last.  The resort is perfect and the
attention to detail and customer service is beyond any expectation.  Puerto
Galera is a macro heaven and Marco Vincent has a dive operation that can
find them all.  The staff is attentive, the resort is luxurious, and the
diving incredible.  

Marco Vincent's attention to detail and customer service begins at luggage
claim in Manila.  You turn over your bags and don't see them again until
you reach your room and find them sitting outside your door.  From that
moment on you can't help but recognize just how devoted the staff is to
ensuring you have a great visit / vacation.  They know and greet every
guest by name!  Departing the airport, you travel by air conditioned van to
the port (2 hours) where you board a Philippine banca (outrigger boat) for
the crossing to Puerto Galera (1.5 hours).  Upon arrival you are again met
by Marco Vincent Staff for transfer to the resort.  

Check-in was painless and included a refreshing welcome drink (Marco
Vincent provides a welcome packet and required forms via email before
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