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Dive Review of White Beach Divers in
Philippines/Boracay

May, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6553
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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