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Dive Review of Sea Explorers/Oasis Resort in
Philippines/Panglao, Alona Beach

July, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Craig W. Norris, IL, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 6644
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Cyclone hit China and winds stirred up pretty significantly.  Boats could
not go to the signature site of Baliscag Island.  We dove the north side of
Panglao that was sheltered from the winds.  These coral gardens and walls
were just average.  But an average dive in Philippines is usually better
than 80% of the dives in the rest of the world.  Sea Explorers is a quality
operation.  Seaquest has an operation out of Oasis Resort but we did not
use then.  Probably very similar in quality to Sea Explorers.  The town is
not bad.  New 4 or 5 star resort on the north side of the island called
Bellvue is about to open.

Would go back there as the connection to Cebu is good and flights to
Tagbilaran is good. 
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