Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
X
 

All Reader Reports Filed by
Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU
Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor, 25 Reports with 23 Helpful Votes
Subscribers' version

Diving Experience: 1000+ dives, diving in
"Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Lembeh, Manado, Ambon) Cocos Islands, Mexico (Cozumel & Soccorros) Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan, Philippines, Hawaii (Kona, Maui) "
Get notified of the latest reader reports
What's this?
 
Subscriber Content Preview
Active subscribers go here
= You can see all details of these reports (before Dec. 2020)
Subscribe Now
Create your own personalized collection of reader reports with our Mini Chapbook facility
Dive Destination
Dive Op/Resort
Live
Aboard?
Review
Rating
Date
Photos/
Helpful
Votes
Philippines/Apo Reff, Busuanga, Plawan Agos Scuba "Reasonable diving on very basic liveaboard"
Reasonable diving on very basic liveaboardThe good: diving operations were well run although only 1 of the 2 dive guides was fully proficient ... Full report  
3 stars  
4/2024   Photos available 
Philippines/Palawan Sangat Island Dive Resort "Wish Iíd stayed longer"
Wish Iíd stayed longerIf Truk Lagoon is the ultimate site for Ww2 wreck diving Sangat would be a fairly close second. 6 ma... Full report  
5 stars  
3/2024   Photos available 
Philippines/ Busuanga Island, Palawan Dugong Dive Centre/El Rio y Mar "Lifetime dream of diving with dugongs fulfilled"
Lifetime dream of diving with dugongs fulfilledI have been diving 40 years & have never seen a dugong (marine relative of Manatees) despite having ... Full report  
4 stars  
3/2024   Photos available 
Australia/Coral Bay, Western Australia Ningaloo Reef Dive "Surprisingly good coral life, mantas almost guaranteed"
Surprisingly good coral life, mantas almost guaranteedThis operator offers a number of half & full day dive / snorkel tours, I did the full day "Ningaloo ... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2023   Photos available 
Australia/Exmouth Navy Pier, Western Aus Dive Ningaloo/N/A "Excellent pier dive (when conditions are good)"
Excellent pier dive (when conditions are good)I had long wanted to dive the Navy Base pier at Exmouth. I did an initial shore dive, then a double ... Full report  
4 stars  
8/2023   Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Australia/Ningaloo, Western Australia Dive Ningaloo LiveAboard "3 day cruise to Murion / Islands & Ningaloo"
3 day cruise to Murion / Islands & NingalooI did a 3 day cruise with Dive Ningaloo on "Lady Ningaloo" liveaboard. I would have done the longer ... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2023   Photos available 
Australia/Queensland, southern barrier r Lady Elliott Island Dive Shop/Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort "Southern Barrier Reef resort diving "
Southern Barrier Reef resort diving I dived Lady Elliot Island in 1995 (also in April), & had been impressed by its larger marine life - ... Full report  
4 stars  
4/2023   Photos available 
Indonesia/Alor, East Nusa Tengarra Nautika Dive Resort, Alor "World class tropical reef diving"
World class tropical reef divingI had heard great word of mouth reports about Alor, and my expectations were fully met. I rated Alor... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2022   Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Indonesia/Nusa Penida Pure Dive Resort "Surprisingly good reef diving, consistent manta sightings"
Surprisingly good reef diving, consistent manta sightingsI visited Nusa Penida solely to see Mola Molas, which are seasonal & appear only during late winter/ ... Full report  
4 stars  
8/2022   Photos available 
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Dancer Full report "Galapagos - diminished but still good"
Galapagos - diminished but still goodI looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 ... Full report  
4 stars  
2/2020    
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Dancer Full report "Galapagos - diminished but still good"
Galapagos - diminished but still goodI looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 ... Full report  
4 stars  
2/2020   1Helpful vote(s) received
Indonesia/Ambon Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort & Spa/Maluku Resort & Spa Full report "Critters & Corals. Good despite earthquake."
Critters & Corals. Good despite earthquake.7 full diving days, 3 dives per day, didnít do any night dives. Spent 1 day diving coral reefs on ... Full report  
4 stars  
12/2019   1Helpful vote(s) received
Philippines/Dauin, Negros Occidental Sea Explorers Philippines/Pura Vida Full report "Excellent diving, but not all sites for beginners"
Excellent diving, but not all sites for beginnersMy second visit to Pura Vida resort at Dauin. As previously, Sea Explorers dive operations service w... Full report  
5 stars  
4/2019   1Helpful vote(s) received
Philippines/Tubbataha Reefs, Palawan MV Infiniti Full report LiveAboard "High class liveaboard, quality diving in Tubbataha. "
High class liveaboard, quality diving in Tubbataha. Prior to this trip I rated the old Undersea Hunter in Cocos Island as being the best live aboard I h... Full report  
5 stars  
4/2019   3Helpful vote(s) received
Hawaii/Maui / Molokini Maui Diveshop Full report "Molokini crater 2 tank dive"
Molokini crater 2 tank diveMy first visit to Maui & Molokini. I was pretty happy with Maui Dive Shopís administration, they co... Full report  
3 stars  
11/2018    
Mexico (Western)/Socorro Islands M/V Valentina Full report LiveAboard "Socorro Islands - mantas, mantas & more mantas!"
Socorro Islands - mantas, mantas & more mantas!My first visit to the Socorros Ė my expectations were high based on comments from divers I have met ... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2018   1Helpful vote(s) received
Hawaii/Kona Kona Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard "Manta Magic in Kona"
Manta Magic in KonaThe good - Kona Aggressor II is a well maintained boat, nothing broke down & judging from the newish... Full report  
3 stars  
11/2018   4Helpful vote(s) received
Philippines/Dauin Sea Explorers Philippines/Pura Vida Resort Full report "Diving diversity at Dauin (Pura Vida Resort / Sea Explorers)"
Diving diversity at Dauin (Pura Vida Resort / Sea Explorers)My first visit to Dauin was a great experience. My beachfront bungalow at Pura Vida was well furnish... Full report  
5 stars  
2/2018    
Philippines/Malapascua Evolution Dive Resort Full report "Persistence pays for threshers at Malapascua"
Persistence pays for threshers at MalapascuaMalapascua isn't the easiest dive destination to reach (see "How to get there" field). The drive fro... Full report  
3 stars  
2/2018    
Honduras/Roatan Island Anthonyís Key Resort Full report "Anthonys Key Roatan - Reefs, Wrecks, Sharks & Dolphins"
Anthonys Key Roatan - Reefs, Wrecks, Sharks & DolphinsTHE GOOD : the resort is attractive & well maintained. My bungalow was partly over the water, very p... Full report  
3 stars  
5/2017   2Helpful vote(s) received
Costa Rica/Cocos Island Aggressor Fleet/Okeanos Aggressor 2 Full report LiveAboard "Not quite up to expectations"
Not quite up to expectationsMy second visit to Cocos Island. What was good? I couldnt fault the boat or crew, Okeanos aggressor ... Full report  
3 stars  
5/2017   1Helpful vote(s) received
Red Sea Red Sea Aggressor Full report "Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston "
Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston BOAT & CREW : Red Sea Aggressor isn't a new boat but has obviously been heavily renovated. It used t... Full report  
3 stars  
5/2016   2Helpful vote(s) received
Red Sea/Southern Itinerary Aggressor Fleet/Red Sea Aggressor Full report LiveAboard "Red Sea Aggressor Daedelus/St John's Reefs/Fury Shoal "
Red Sea Aggressor Daedelus/St John's Reefs/Fury Shoal This cruise begins & ends at Port Ghalib, which can be a little difficult to get to due to the small... Full report  
3 stars  
4/2016    
Bahamas/Tiger Beach Aggressor / Dancer fleet/Carib Dancer Full report LiveAboard "Good diving, shame about the boat & Dancer Fleet's refund policy."
Good diving, shame about the boat & Dancer Fleet's refund policy.THE GOOD: Carib Dancer undertakes 7- 10 day cruises around the western part of the Bahamas from May- J... Full report  
4 stars  
5/2015   4Helpful vote(s) received
Bahamas/Cat Island Epic Diving / Greenwood Resort, Cat Island/Greenwood Beach Resort Full report "High voltage shark diving"
High voltage shark divingEpic Dive run a number of shark diving trips to different areas of the Bahamas during different time... Full report  
4 stars  
5/2015    

Undercurrent Online Members also have online access to the current and back issues as well as the current and past Chapbooks. See relevant reports by following links from our Worldwide Dive Travel Index.


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2024 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.
Page computed and displayed '' in 0.14 seconds