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Buceo Resort Full report   Anilao   "Great Critter Diving Without All the Garbage"
I did this trip with "Our Beloved Seas" who booked the entire resort for seven days before we moved on to the Philippine Siren and... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Richard J. Troberman
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
El Galleon Full report   Puerto Galera   "El Galleon Resort disappoints"
We actually did not dive in Puerto Galera. While our experience was not a nightmare, it was also not positive. Although El Galleon... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   Laurie Pemberton
500+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report       "Crystal Blue Resort sets high standards"
Attended a 10day underwater photo workshop with Mike Bartick. The 10days were intense with morning photo review, brief tips to try... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Laurie Pemberton
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Nelson Scuba/ [same]New Eve's Kiosk Full report       "Diving at Panagsama Beach, Philippines"
This is just an addition to the Panagsama Beach diving. Most resorts in the Philippines ( except New Eve's Kiosk) ask me to send ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Nelson Scuba diving/ New Eve's Kiosk and dive resort Full report   Panagsama Beach   "Panagsama diving"
The good: it was very cheap, the rack rate for hotel was 2000 Php but Expedia got room for me at ~ $22/ nightg; the divin... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
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Magic Island and Magic Ocean/ Magic Resorts Full report       "Lots of Small Stuff, and Some Big Stuff, Too"
We stayed at two sister resorts, Magic Island and Magic Ocean, which are located relatively near each other, but still require a d... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Janet Westin
100+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Full report   Dauin, Negros Occidental   "Excellent diving, but not all sites for beginners"
My second visit to Pura Vida resort at Dauin. As previously, Sea Explorers dive operations service was excellent & I was assigned ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2019   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
MV Infiniti Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha Reefs, Palawan   "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 have experienced, the Infiniti ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "A Different Perspective Than Most"
This is our 7th trip to the Philippines, but our first to Anilao. We chose this hotel as it was recommended by our guide in Puert... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report   Puerto Galera   "Great experience at El Galleon Resort and Asia Divers in Puerto Galera"
My wife and I spent 10 consecutive days diving with Asia Divers in Puerto Galera in April 2019 and stayed for 11 nights at the adj... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Gregory Bruce
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sipalay Easy Diving and Beach Resort Full report   Sipalay/Negros   "April 2019 Remote from Dumaguete"
A week long side trip if you are diving the Apo Island/ Dumaguete area with extra time. This resort is about a 3. 5 hour drive from... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2019   Robert S Kuhn
500+ Dives
 
Thalatta Full report   [Dumaguete/Apo Island]   "March 2019 Apo Island & Dumaguete"
Our second visit to this resort which is a 30 minute drive south of Dumaguette and the closest dive resort to APO island. They ha... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2019   Robert S Kuhn
500+ Dives
 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report   Dumaguette   "Nice staff, very comfortable accommodations, lots to see underwater"
Viz 40- 70 - nutrient rich which made for constantly feeding soft and hard corals, some surge, chop and small white caps, wind wo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2019   Hollie Lindauer
500+ Dives
 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report   Dumaguete   "Nice staff, very comfortable accommodations, lots to see underwater"
Viz 40- 70 - nutrient rich which made for constantly feeding soft and hard corals, some surge, chop and small white caps, wind wo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2019   Hollie Lindauer
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report   Dauin   "High end resort with macro and muck diving, and reefs at Apo Island"
This is a luxury resort. All the amenities, pools, etc. , fine dining looking out over the sea. The diving is excellent- - macro and ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   L ALAN WILLIS
500+ Dives
 
Takatuka Lodge Full report   Sipalay, Negros   "Good--an excellent blend of ambiance, good diving and a great beach"
The Sipalay area doesn't have quite the world class diving to be found in some of the better known Visayan destinations like Dumag... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Alan Willis
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Atlantis Resorts and Azores Li   "Atlantis Resorts and Azores Liveaboard"
We flew into Dumaguete from Manila. Took 2 hours to get to the resort due to our Resort bus t- boning a truck. Bumps and bruises, b... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2018   Ron Carlisle
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report       "Muck Diving, Good Food, Apo Island was the Best"
This was our first time muck diving and although I liked finding the seahorses, frogfish and other tiny critters, some of the div... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2018   GAIL MORRIS
250+ Dives
 
Anilao Photo Academy Full report   Anilao   "A fantastic experience for underwater photographers"
I stayed at the Anilao Photo Academy for 9 days. I flew into manila in the evening and spent the night in Manila. The van from t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2018   Pec Indman
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard S/V Philippine Siren   "Malapascua & The Visayas - 10 Nights"
Travel: When going to Asia, I generally like to arrive a couple days early to acclimatize to the time zone and provide a buffer fo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2018   Jon Hoffmann
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Magic Island Full report   Cebo, Moalboal   "Fantastic trip and diving"
Great diving , exceptional food and service very nice accommodations . Saw sea turtles on every dive , sardine bait balls , took van... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2017   Larry R Douglas
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Cebu   "Azores and Dumagette"
This is a report about a combined Azores and Dumagette Trip. We essentially circled Cebu, ending up back at Dumagette for 4 days. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2018   Jack Bernstein
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Liquid Dumaguete Full report   Dumaguete/Dauin   "Great Diving at a nice location"
This was my second visit to Liquid Dumaguete. The resort is located in the center of the prime diving area in Dauin. There are t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   ROBERT PECORARO
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Mermaid Divers Full report   Puerto Galera/Sabang   "A nice hotel with great diving!"
This was my third trip to Mermaid Resort/ Divers. The hotel is just at the edge of town and away from a lot of the noise from the ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   ROBERT PECORARO
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Visayas / Malapascua   "Good diving on a boat with some problems"
So, the good news is we saw lots of good stuff, including the famous thresher sharks at Monad Shoal (though we saw them with lots ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   John Sommerer
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha, Negros, Cebu   "Great trip! Tubbataha was the highlight! "
We just returned on the transition trip (from Tabbataha to Sebu) in May/ June 2018 and had a terrific time! The diving in Tubata... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2018   Leslie Chow
1000+ Dives
6Helpful vote(s) received
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report   Puerta Galera   "Puerta Galera and El Galleon"
El Galleon sent their large panga shuttle/ ferry for me to Anilao Photo Academy around 10 AM on May 27th. It was a 2 hour ride by ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2018   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Anilao Photo Academy Full report   Anilao   "Anilao Photo Academy"
I arrived at Anilao Photo Academy around noon on the 20th and was greeted by Flor. I was shown to my room after meeting Fugly and... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Amun Ini Full report   Bohol   "Relaxing Diving, Gorgeous Corals, Chill Resort"
Amun Ini is a small and lovely resort located about a 2. 5 hour drive from the airport. So if you are flying SFO to Manila to Boho... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   GAIL MORRIS
100+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report       "Laid-back and 5-star luxury"
We dove in Dumaguete 7 years ago and liked muck diving there. This time, we loved it. We even thought diving at some sites was bet... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   masako satake
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
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