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Dive Review of Seaquest Dive Center/Oasis Resort in
Philippines/Panglao Island

Seaquest Dive Center/Oasis Resort, May, 2007,

by Gayle & Bob Bringas, OR, USA (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3415.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving North Sulawesi, Raja Ampat, Bali, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Palau, Truk, Tahiti, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Guided dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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 N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Visayas Dive Safari ends at Panglao Island and the Oasis Resort. No Nitrox at the Oasis. Divers set up and rinse their own gear. Dive shop employees carry the gear to and from the dive boat. Diving is done from bangkas. To board, a plank is angled from the beach to the bow of the boat. Entry is a side-roll off the bow. Exit is via a dive ladder, after handing up your fins.

All dives are guided. Minimal current. Dove Balicasag Island again from Panglao Island. We did three dives there, took a box lunch and stayed on the bangka for the dive intervals. Diving there was awesome. Large schools of jacks and barracuda at Black Forest and Divers Heaven, as well as turtles, scorpion fish, frog fish, nudibranchs. We stayed four days on Panglao. We could have used another 2 or 3 days there, as we didn't get the chance to dive Cabilao Island.
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