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Dive Review of Vascots in
Philippines/Subic Bay

January, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by R Villemarette, VA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5995
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
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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