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Dive Review of Sunbeam Marine resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Sunbeam Marine resort, May, 2012,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6556.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Maui, Mexico, Palau, Mabul and Sipadan, PNG Similan island, Caribbean resorts, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the DM (Macuy) who was very good at finding Nudibranchs, spider crabs, etc.
usually 45 min. dive time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments you have to ask if you want a bucket of water.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments the good: food about a block from the resort was good and very cheap ( ~ 1/15 (40 peso, or $0.94) the cost of resort dinner ($15); lunch was $0.59 at Mari and Lana's cafe)but at the resort it cost $8.
the diving ($30/ dive) was very good; Mainit (Secret Bay) is equivalent to Lembeh but doesn't have the trash. This was my 2nd time at Anilao. and there was more fishes than yrs. ago (and not strong current).
my dorm room empty except for me; It had air-conditioning, clothes rack, desk, en suite bathroom ( all for $20/ night).
Also, there is free Wi Fi and coffee/ tea.
The Filipino workers were all very polite and helpful; not much laughs that week ( you can't have everything!!!!)
the bad: there was none except for travel from Manila - - slight discomfort taking jeepney (28 peso) after the A/C bus ($2.94); that was to avoid the $100 van each way.
The weekend brought 6 divers who were much too serious.
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