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Dive Review of White Beach Divers in
Philippines/Boracay

White Beach Divers, May, 2012,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 43 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6553.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, mexico, Palau, Fiji, caribbean, SE asia, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the dive master; with Dave (British) the dive times were about 50 min. and 110 ft at Channel drift; with Mike (German, owner) up to 80 min. and 142 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Not much to photo.; only some photo ops at Crocodile island and Carabao island ( cost 500 Ph peso more; average photo ops at Angol point.'
My camera was new ( sea life 1400) so I was getting to know it bettter ea. dive.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments the good: 500 peso/ nite incl. fan, tv in room. sm. table chairs and sm. cabinet BUT no en suite bathroom.; at that time the exchg. rate was 42.5 peso / USD
.
the diving was NOT spectacular despite 2 dive site high rating in the internet on best diving sites in the Philiappines; the German instructor said her english was bad; her air consumption was bad; the owner (married to a filipina) really mistreats Dave by not paying him.

The food was any type and any cost along the beach; some tasty, breakfast at a Philippine type cafe was about 130 peso for coffee and silog; lunch abut 200 peso; dinner was 115 to 270 peso.
There was at least a 1000 tourist on Boracay. The diving was not worth it.
Some European girls did not speak English.
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