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Dive Review of Scotty's/Shangri-La's in
Philippines/Cebu-Mactan

Scotty's/Shangri-La's: "Shangri-La's in Cebu", May, 2015,

by Jeff Bloomer, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 8642.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, East Coast US, Bahamas, Palau, Yap, Maldives, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana
Closest Airport Cebu City Getting There Connect through Seoul.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 87 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions, come up when you are ready.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No real accommodations. They were careful with my gear and they had a separate rinse tank. I took my rig back to the room each day. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments www.jeffbloomerphoto.com
We were met in the marbled floor lobby of the luxury resort by lovely ladies dressed in long dresses. After a 4 hour cab ride from Dumaguete, the last 45 minutes being the worst traffic you can imagine, I thought "wow, am I in the right place?" and "the dive operation is going to be a cattle boat". I was right on the first one and wrong on the second. Shangri-La is not a typical hotel/resort for divers. It has 5 resta ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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