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Dive Review of Pacifico Azul in

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, USA
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4814
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
SE Asia,Hawaii, Caribbean, Fiji, Micronesia, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
27   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive w/ group  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
No bucket of water; all cameras not necessarily in shade;
dive crew handled cameras w/ care;
camera table at resort
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
th good:  the diving was very good; they had security; the resident DM
certainly pointed out many critters but defered to the manager for depth
limit for the 4 dives (2 days)which I dived w/ him;  the free lance DM
(Denis Corpaz) was very skilled in the 6 dives w/ him and even explained
the egg cowrie (he may have read the book in Japanese)and some of the dives
were over 1 hr. He got a 500 peso tip.
The Filipino staff was polite; good service in the restaurant.
the bad: the resident instructor served as DM for 2 days--not much new
stuff and short dives--no tip from me; my room was the tree house (no
ensuite bathrom)for lower cost, nice fan(least noise compared to A/C), cold
water shower; even more expensive rooms had luke warm water (as complained
by another diver); most of the meals were not so tasty; they had poor
house-keeping for the rooms and bathrooms except for the restaurant.  The
resort is geared MAINLY for the Japanese in Manila on weekend diving; then
it got very busy even the owner worked weekend.
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