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Dive Review of Paul's Dive Shop/Liberty's Community Lodge in
Philippines/Apo Island

December, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Natasha, NM, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4609
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
east africa, maldives, honduras
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
28   to 29    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 25    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive with divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No rinse tanks on boats.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
Very small boats for diving, difficult water access if you are not in good
shape.  Rental gear looked like it had seen better days.  Choppy seas.  Saw
no larger fish, but lots of smalls.  Beautiful corals.  Can dive as much as
your dive computer will allow you.  Night shore dives.
Accommodation is basic, and "backpacker" orientated.  Electricity
on an off during day/night.  No AC.  No hot water.  Bucket showers.  Clean.
Lodge is in the village, and when we were there it was just before
Christmas and the whole village seemed to go to Catholic Mass at 4am.
Liberty's does great community work on the island, without this resort and
Liberty herself there would be no marine reserve and no fish or coral for
all the divers from the big Dauin resorts.  
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