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Dive Review of Peter's Resort in
Philippines/South Leyte

Peter's Resort, May, 2011,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6056.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving SE Asia, Hawaii, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Caribbean, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions the dive masters set the depth and time; except for special Bruce who does explorations
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments they have a large bucket for cameras except for the small boat (few divers); the boat boys and dive masters sort of cater to the photg.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments the bad: to save money, you can take the public bus from Tacloban to Peter's resort, 5 hrs.(~140 pesos for seniors); the private taxi would cost ~3000 to 3500 pesos; if the small boat was not fixed, I would not be able to dive by myself; the resort gives 42 peso/ USD whereas, BDO bank gives 43.7 peso/ $; traveler checks are not usually honored except at BDO and only up to $200 w/ huge 200 peso fee/ ck.
the good: divers could luck out and stay in "dorm"ROOMS FOR 400 PESO/ NITE (LESS THAN $10 USD) WHICH HAS ONLY FAN (NO NOISE AND NO SINUS PROBLEM)-- 2 bath rooms to share (but there was only 1 girl who stayed a few nights); you could pick from a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner and spend < or ~ 200 peso/ per lunch or dinner (the Panduit, canton was tasty and cost only 120 Ph peso; the diving was good but they took you to the same sites more than twice; some dive sites were wiped out from the floods;the dive masters and boat boys were good at their jobs. The other divers were good except for 2 beginner divers.
wish I had known: the whale shark trips were not worth it--very expensive (>3500 peso) and did not see a whale shark (whereas, in Moalboal I missed a whale shark by few minutes; the rain was supposed to be in June.
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