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Dive Review of Vascots in
Philippines/Subic Bay

Vascots, Jan, 2011,

by R Villemarette, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5995.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 5 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First of all this is bay diving and the water clarity can range from good to non-existent. On one of our dives we had another diver panic when he hit the low vis water and he aborted his dive. We continued to explore a wreck but only because we had several previous dives where the initial entry phase there was almost no vis but opened up as we went deeper. The dive operator did not rate very high with me with two half full tanks and one bad o ring you really had to pay attention as the operator was not. In terms of coolness we had one dive where we did an end to end wreck penetration that was high on the fun factor and another one on the York where because it was so silty you could barely make out the huge cannons on the ship. Subic is clearly worth a visit as it has plenty of wrecks to explore but I would make it a long weekend and not a week.
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