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

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Gayle & Bob Bringas, OR, USA
Contributor   (13 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 3415
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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

Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Guided dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
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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