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Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida N   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
 
MV Infiniti Y   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
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Resort N   Dauin   "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 furnished in a pleasant, well- maintai... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2018   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Evolution Dive Resort N   Malapascua   "Persistence pays for threshers at Malapascua"
Malapascua isn't the easiest dive destination to reach (see "How to get there" field). The drive from Cebu City is pleasant enough... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2018   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Puerto Galera   "Philippine's Diving Bargain"
The flight to the Philippines, via Philippine Airlines is a fairly painless experience. The plane is always crowded, but it’s... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2015   Pierre Hurter
1000+ Dives
 
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Vascots Full report Y   Subic Bay   First of all this is bay diving and the water clarity can range from good to non- existent. On one of our dives we had another dive... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2011   R Villemarette
100+ Dives
 
Asia divers Full report N   El Galleon   Puerto Galera/ El Galleon is one of my favorite places to dive and except for Australia sets the standard I use for diving other pl... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2010   R Villemarette
100+ Dives
 
Asiaqua/ MV Seadoors Full report Y   Tubbataha   Due to an unprofessional and polemic dive operator we went on this vacation with mixed feelings, fearful of a bad experience. Once... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2013   Ralph
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Dumaguete   "Dumaguete Muck"
... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Randy Kettering
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Puerto Galera   "Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera"
[The Atlantis resort is located in the densely built town of Sabang which is part of greater Puerto Galera. Atlantis handled a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2015   Randy Kettering
500+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report Y   [N/A]   "Tubbataha Reef: far away for just 18 dives!"
After reading so much about the Philippines Tubbataha Reef, I finally decided to go even though it will be a very long trip from M... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2016   Raymond Haddad
250+ Dives
 
Asia Divers/ ElGalleon Full report N   Puerto Galero   "El Galleon/ Asia Divers, Puerto Galero Philippines"
WOW!!. . . what a fantastic trip. . . we were 11 nites at ElGalleon with 36 dives over 10 days. We give this resort and Asia divers FIV... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2017   ReefEyes
1000+ Dives
 
UW Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo/ Crystal Blue Resort Full report N   Anilao   The value just can't be beat. 4 divers per guide and wildlife everywhere. Of course, you have to get past the plastic floating by ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2012   Rene Umberger
1000+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report Y   [N/A]   "Philippine Siren 215"
The Siren is an amazing boat. The cabins are huge by live aboard standards. There is plenty of room and storage in the cabins. V... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2015   Richard Hart
250+ Dives
 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report N   Dumaguete   "Great Diving"
Great Muck Diving Feb/ March! Various Species with eggs. Water temp in the high 70's Resort was extremely accommodating and thanks... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2016   Richard Hunter
250+ Dives
 
Buceo Resort N   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
 
Atlantis Dumaguete Full report N   Negros   I chose to dive Atlantis Dumaguete only (not also Puerto Galera). The Dumaguete location is quiet. Rooms are reasonable and no... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Robert Ayers
<100 Dives
 
Badladz Divers N   [N/A]   "Puerto Galera and Badladz Dive Resort"
Dived Puerto Galera last year about the same time but only got in one dive before being blown out of the water by a typhoon. Thou... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2018   Robert L Short
100+ Dives
 
Island Adventures Dive center/ Casa Mannis Garden Resort Full report N   Panglao Island, Bohol   "Bohol and Balicasag Island"
alAlmost AFirst the hotel- - Casa Mannis Gardens- - nice rooms for a cheap price- - kitchenette- - microwave oven, sink, and small fridge- ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2017   Robert L Short
100+ Dives
 
Mikes Dive and Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   "Back to the Philippines and Apo Island"
Second trip to Mikes Dauin Beach Resort. Small eight room resort with decent room on the beach with a pool and restaurant. The re... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2017   Robert L Short
100+ Dives
 
Mikes Dive and Beach Resort Full report N   Dauin (Dumaguete)   "Apo Island, Dauin muck diving, Mikes Dive and Beach Resort"
After reading reviews on Trip Advisor I booked 4 nights at Mikes Dive and Beach Resort this past January- - later we decided to stay... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2017   Robert L Short
<100 Dives
 
La Laguna Resort and Divers/ Rented Private house Full report N   Puerto Galera   "One dive in Puerto Galera"
Rented a large house in Puerto Galera with it's own private beach for a week over Christmas- - had talked to a dive shop just down t... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2016   Robert L Short
<100 Dives
 
New Wave Divers Boracay/ Nigi Nigi Too--station 1 Full report N   Bocarcay, Philippines   "Boracay refresher course and dives."
Another trip to the Philippines but its been about a year since I last dove. While in Boracay I decided to dive again and picked ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2016   Robert L Short
<100 Dives
 
Blue Star Dive Resort Full report N   Anda, Bohol   "Very Late Anda, Bohol, Philippines Report"
Sorry guys- - this is a very late report( this trip took place in Jan 2014)- - part 1 of 2. I just joined Undercurrent and not seeing ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Robert L Short
<100 Dives
 
Kasai Village Full report N   Cebu   The resort is quite nice. Well maintained, pleasant staff, good restaurant. But the dive operation was iffy - - it looked like ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   Robert M Ayers
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Beach Resort Full report N   Mindoro   Long flight from San Francisco, refuel at Guam, 16 hours in the air, 20 hours enroute. Left at night, arrived 9: 30am, lost a day ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Roger Dennis
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report N   Puerto Galera   Main road (really a walking path) runs through hotel. Lots of vendors hawking their wares, but not allowed into resort. Nice ambia... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2006   Roger Dunton
1000+ Dives
 
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report N   Puerto Galera   Despite the fact that it's against the law in the Philippines, prostitution appears to be alive and well in Puerto Galera. Virtual... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2009   Rosemary Chengson
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Negro Oriental   "Dumaguete & Apo Island Dive Trip"
Where to begin. . . First, To explain my star rating above. This was an expensive trip for us. Although well worth it, your "ban... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Russ Battisto
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report N   Puerto Galera   Getting to the Philippines was one of the most arduous journeys I have done. I flew Continental, left LA (at 10 AM), changed... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2009   Scott Johnson
<100 Dives
 
Exotic Dive Resort Full report N   Malapascua Island   Exotic Dive Resort is the first one to develop thresher shark encounters on Malapascua Island in Northern Visayas. The resort is v... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   Stanley Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Marco Vincent Dive Resort Full report N   [N/A]   "Great trip to Marco Vincent Dive Resort, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, PI"
I stayed at Marco Vincent Dive Resort for 14 days in October of 2015 and enjoyed every one of them. The staff was super friendly a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Stephen Reichenbach
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Atlantis Azores liveaboard Full report N   Tubbataha & Puerto Galera   Tubbataha Reef area was way overrated. It was very expensive & the ship was not quite ready for the 1st class experience promised. ... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Stephen Tillinghast
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   [N/A]   Atlantis Puerto Galera The operation at Atlantis is amazing in helping you set up your trip. We corresponded with Atlantis via... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2012   Steve Dussault
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Dumaguete   This trip encompassed a ten day stay at Atlantis Dumaguete Resort. Our package included boat trips to "Apo" and "Fire" islands. ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Steve Giles
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Atlantis Resort Full report N   Dumaguete   Our flight reservations were through two air lines, Philippines Airlines and Cebu Airlines. The flight from the states was PAL whi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2013   Steve Stephens
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report N   Pueto Galera   The Atlantis Dive Resort in Puerto Galera is one of the best dive destinations and bargains on the global market. Brilliant color... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2008   Steve Woerner
1000+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort N   [N/A]Anilao   "Excellent diving, emphasis on photographers, better service if big SLR"
Beautiful resort with excellent food, very helpful staff. Camera room is amazing, temp controlled and over a dozen stations set up... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2019   Susan Molchan
1000+ Dives
 
Marco Vincent Dive/ [same]MArco Vincent Dive Resort N   [N/A]Puerto Galera, Mindoro   "Very good diving w variable quality of Divemasters, 50 min limit"
Hotel room comfortable & clean and staff there very helpful. The dive boat had a roomy layout and dive staff very helpful, efficie... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Susan Molchan
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Dumaguette   We loved the trip!!!! Five of us went. Four were experienced divers and one received her certification while there. Her training w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2013   Susanne Firkins
500+ Dives
 
Amun Ini Dive/ Amun Ini Full report N   Anda, Bohol,   "Philippine Muck"
Booked 4 nights here first, then 6 nights at Atmosphere dive resort in dumaguete. Wished we had stayed longer at Amun Ini, 6 night... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2016   Ted Bemis
250+ Dives
 
Magic Island Full report N   Moalboal   "Magic Island Resort"
This was a great trip. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The resort is small and beautiful. I think it takes about 20 dive... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2017   TERRY L. FLYNN
1000+ Dives
 
Marco Vincent N   Puerto Galera, White Beach   "Best trip ever. Best People ever."
I was met and greeted by name (Mr. Ted)at the Manila airport by resort personnel, taken to the ferry in Batangas (two hour driv... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2019   Theodore C Recupero
500+ Dives
 
Marco Vincent Full report N   Puerto Galera   "Great trip to Marco Vincent, Puerto Galera, Philippines"
All Good. Stayed at Marco Vincent, Puerto Galera from Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2015 as part of a group of 14. The main purpose was to Div... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Thomas Butcher
500+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report N   Anilao   "Great Macro Photography!"
Excellent destination for diverse macro photography. The resort caters to dive photographers with its dive guide “spotters”. As ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2016   Tim
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report N   Dumaguete   "Good much diving but bad visibility "
Dumaguete is on the island of Negros an hour and a half plane ride from Manila. We flew round trip from Manila on Cebu Pacific Air... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
 
Aiyanar Dive Resort Full report N   Anilao   "Capital of muck diving"
In April 2016 I attended a one- week Photo Workshop given by Reef Photo. A bus transported the 30 attendees from Manila to Anilao, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2016   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report N   Anilao   "Outstanding Muck Dving, Great Resort!"
This surely is one of the top places in the world for muck diving and macro photography! The diversity of strange, unearthly creat... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2017   Tom Baker
1000+ Dives
 
Magic Island Full report N   [N/A]   The macro life is amazing and the guides are expert at finding macro opportunities. In addition to the typical South Pacific ma... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2011   Tom Reynolds
500+ Dives
 
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort N   Sogod Bay   "Not Very Well Known, but Great Place to Dive"
Watch my video about this trip: [. . . ] Dates of Visit: August 21, 2019 – September 1, 2019 Background ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2019   Valera Sakhnenko
100+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Full report N   Negros Island   "Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort - Philippines"
We went to the Philippines on a Kids Sea Camp trip, our third. It was absolutely fabulous. KSC does such a great job of training... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   VickiSingley
250+ Dives
 
Boardwalk Dive center Full report N   Subic Bay   Subic Bay diving was impressive if you want so great wrecks. The boat trip from shore to any wreck in the harbor is just mins (10 ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2010   wesley copley
100+ Dives
 
Acqua Resort & Dive Center Full report N   Dumaguete, Negros Island   "A great small dive resort near Dumaguete, Philippines"
A small (6 rooms)intimate resort about 30 minutes south of Dumaguete run by Sean Stone and his wife. It is directly across from Ap... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2017   William A ring
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort - Dumaguete Full report N   [N/A]   Coastal diving along Dauin, Oriental Negros was spotty at best. Limited hard corals with that which remained showing evidence of ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2003   William Deertz
250+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report N   Anilao   Crystal Blue Resort is a relatively new property being developed under the direction of Mike Bartick, an engaging and ambitious Am... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2013   William R Kimlinger
500+ Dives
 
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