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Dive Review of Turtle Bay Resort in
Philippines/Moaboal, Cebu

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Carl Scott, TX, USA
Contributor   (16 reports)
Report Number 4837
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Thailand, Micronesia, most of the Caribbean and Pacific coast of
Central America
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive time 1 hour  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Only shortfall was lack of nudibranch variety in this place, otherwise
great photo ops.  Shore facilities included separate rinse tank for
cameras, plenty of room on boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
The good:  the diving and the food!  Dive sites were 90% walls, with very
healthy corals in most places.  Tons of marine life, with at least 1 turtle
all but guaranteed on each dive.  Food was outstanding, always served
family style, except breakfast that was made to order.  Resort is quiet and
isolated, very few guests during my stay.  Closest village is a 5 minute
motorcycle ride, or 30 minute walk, not much there but a few restaurants
and small bars to accompany half a dozen backpacker style hotels.  No need
to leave the resort, though, unless you want someone other than the
restaurant help to drink a beer with.  Rooms are sufficient, but not large.
 All have a covered front porch with table and chairs.  Staff is very
accommodating, and the owners are great hosts.  I did find it a bit
expensive for the Phils, but Caribbean divers would probably consider it a
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