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Dive Review of Worldwide Dive & Sail/Philippine Siren in
Philippines/Tubbataha & Southern Visayas

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Janet Czapski , MI, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5844
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, PNG, Caribbean, Australia,
Maldives et al!
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression diving.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was not a designated camera work area on board when we were there;
that has since been remedied.  Camera handling by the staff was excellent.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
I was not overly impressed with the diving in the Tubbataha area; perhaps
because of the weather the first few days we were there.  We were limited
to a few moorings and re-dove some of the same sites.  We did see a school
of at least 2 dozen baby whitetips on one dive; a few other sharks on other
dives, some turtles and small schools of chevron barracuda and jacks.  The
barrel sponges there are HUGE!

I much preferred the diving the 2nd week of the trip which included Apo,
Dauin and some other "critter" diving.  If I personally were to
return to the Phillipines it would be to the Southern Visayas rather than
the more remote Tubbataha region, but I prefer muck!

Overall, the boat is beautiful, the crew phenomenal and the food awesome!
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