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Dive Review of Worldwide Dive & Sail/Philippine Siren in
Philippines/Tubbataha, Apo & S. Visayas

June, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Martin Roberts, Fordingbridge, GB
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports)
Report Number 6107
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
indonesia - raja ampat, alor, komodo, wakatobi, lembeh, bali; palau,
australia - GBR & WA; mozambique, egypt, costa rica, ecuador, south
africa, thailand, cuba, belize, grenada, tobago, usa, jordan, tanzania,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
28   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 30    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
MOD for Nitrox mixes @ 1.5, maximum dive time dependent on site. 
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Camera area in Saloon would be cramped with many large rigs as would the
RIBs. Plenty of charging sockets.
Large dedicated rinse tanks on dive deck with fresh water changed
regularly, crew handled cameras to & from tenders efficiently. 
PC in every cabin enabling easy upload, transfer & back up of files
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
1 stars   
5 stars    
A comfortable phinise schooner. Spacious cabins & saloon, bathrooms are
a little small relatively. Large dive deck area with individual storage
draws, plenty of "own space". Access to ribs can be tricky in
choppy seas and these are a little small. 

Very friendly & helpful crew in all areas. Good dive briefings, great
food, good bean to cup coffee machine.

This was a 13 day itinerary from Puerto Princesa on Palawan, spending six
days at Tubbataha, Cagayancillo and then crossing to Apo Island, Dumagette,
Bohol, Cabilao etc ending in Cebu. 

Very varied diving from current blown wall dives with pelagics (white tip,
black tip, grey, hammerhead & even a tiger shark spotted - manta, eagle
& large marble rays) to great reef sites & some good muck diving
(frogfish, many ornate ghosts, various bizarre crabs, shrimps etc). 
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