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

Sea Explorers/Oasis Resort, Jul, 2012,

by Craig W. Norris, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6644.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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