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Dive Review of Sangat Island/Sangat Island + Cashe Grove in
Philippines/Busuanga Coron

May, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Mike-y, Kehl, DE
Sr. Contributor   (20 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7599
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Over 1000 dives
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Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
28   to 31    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 m max. and no deco dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
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3 stars  

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Coron Sangat Island + Cashew Grove, Busuanga, Phillippines

The Philippines had suffered heavily in last years taifun, so I thought it
a good idea to support the tourism with a diving vacation this year. The
other Truk = Coron had for a while already been on my mind, as I love
wreck diving and a bit of penetration there, plus  Apo Reef is not too far
away, another tempting spot. On the dive show Boot in Duesseldorf Germany
I met Dugong Divers, who talked me into one week at Sangat Island near
Coron for the wrecks, one week on the other side of Busuanga for the chance
to see Dungongs and trips to Apo. I couldn´t find direct flights to
Manila from Europe, so for the first time I went with China Southern via
Guangzhou near Honkong. The domestic flight I chose with Cebu Pacific.  I
learned later, this airline in Europe is on a black list and not allowed to
fly into, as the maintenance of their planes could not meet European
standards.  Paris  Guangzhow took aproximatlly 11 h, another 2.5 h got me
into Manila. From international I had to take a shuttle to the domestic
airport, which is no fun at all. Manila airport is hell, organization and
management nil.  A whole group of tourist were waiting for ¾ h for
the shuttle bus. Some employees directing traffic definitely saw us
waiting, I guess no one decided to do something . A small bus came,
everyone had huge luggage, we tried to squeeze in but not all managed to
join that trip. Why not send a bigger bus?!  At the domestic airport it got
worse, crowds everywhere, the ...
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