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Exotic Resort Divers/ Exotic Dive Resort Full report   Malapascua   Malapascua bills itself as the place on the planet for Thresher shark encounters (Monad Shoal). It delivered, with Thresher sighti... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2009   Graham
250+ Dives
 
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report   Puerto Galera   I was with El Galleon and Asia Divers after the worst of the typhoons in Luzon. We had reduced visibility, and some increased wav... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2009   Liz Wagstrom
100+ Dives
 
Philtec/Villa Ligaya/ Villa Ligaya Full report   Anilao, Batangas   Very expensive charges for boat and so very poor value. *Very* long drive (5+ hours)from Manila in terrible traffic. Do NOT recomm... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
8/2009   Peter Heseltine
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   Dumaguete   One of the very best resorts visited in 30 yrs of diving. Surprisingly easy to get to via Philppines Airlines. Join Mabuhay Miles ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2009   Peter Heseltine
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   Dive masters were very good at pointing out the small critters, e. g. nudibranchs, manta shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish, orangutan c... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2009   Phil & Nancy Hamilton
500+ Dives
 
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Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report   Puerto Galera   El Galleon is in my opinion the best all- around dive resort in the Sabang area. El Galleon has its own dedicated dive store (Asi... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2009   Gareth Richards
100+ Dives
 
Mantangale Dive Resort Full report   Mindanao   I reported last year that I thought the Mantangale Dive Resort is the best dive value I've ever seen. This year was my fifth trip... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Explorer fleet/ Apo Explorer Full report   Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea   Tubbataha is a remote uninhabited area, a world heritage site, and an 11 hour boat overnight boat ride from Puerta Princess on the... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Kay
250+ Dives
 
EasyDiving/ Thalatta Beach Resort Full report   Dumaguete   After diving for a week in Malapascua, we traveled down to Thalatta Beach Resort which is in Zamboinguinta, south of Dumaguete. T... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2009   Jason Pellegatto
250+ Dives
 
Exotic Island Divers Full report   Malapascua   From Cebu City, getting to Malapascua takes a 3 hour car ride and an additional 45 minute boat ride. If you land at night after f... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2009   Jason Pellegatto
250+ Dives
 
Turtle Bay Resort Full report   Moaboal, Cebu   The good: the diving and the food! Dive sites were 90% walls, with very healthy corals in most places. Tons of marine life, wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   Carl Scott
250+ Dives
 
Pacifico Azul Full report   Anilao   th good: the diving was very good; they had security; the resident DM certainly pointed out many critters but defered to the mana... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
El Galleon/ Asia Divers Full report   Puerto Galera, Anilao & Donsol   I stayed at El Galleon while in Puerto Galera. One CANNOT do wrong staying here. It is only 3 minutes walk from the fun stuff in S... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   David Richardson
250+ Dives
 
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort Full report   N. Mindanao   the good: 3 tanks of nitrox per day of boat diving; incl. dives at Camiguin island; very spacious resort the bad: pay for dinne... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2009   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers/ Cabilao Beach Club Full report   Bohol   I've been twice before to Cabilao Beach Club which was then under different management and everything was fine then. This 3rd time... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2008   Helga Cookson
500+ Dives
 
Kasai Village/ Marine Village Full report   Moalboal, Cebu   Crashed at Microtel Mactan Island near Cebu Airport after long travel from Eastcoast- Euro Hip and a good moderate priced alternat... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   Michael rosenberg
250+ Dives
 
Munting Buhaning beach camp Full report   Nasugbu   Nasugbu is about a 4 hour bus ride from Manila. I stayed in a beach camp with several hotel style rooms, tree houses, and nipa hu... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2009   Chris Stack
<100 Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   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
 
Atlantis Resorts Full report       My husband and I went to Philippines in December 08. We stayed with Atlantis Resorts Dumaguete and Puerto Galera. The resort i... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2008   Mona Cousens
1000+ Dives
 
ATLANTIS Full report   PUERTO GALERA   THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT RESORT RUN ON AMERICAN STANDARDS. ROOMS WERE CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. TO GET TO UPPER ROOMS NUMEROUS STAIRS. DIN... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   BENJAMIN GLICK
1000+ Dives
 
EASY DIVING / THALATTA Full report   DUMAGUETE   FLIGHT FROM MANILA ON PHILIPPINE AIRLINES WAS ON TIME WITH AN EXCELLENT PLANE AND NO CHARGES FOR MY BAGS OR CARRY ONS. TRANSFERS TO... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   BENJAMIN GLICK
1000+ Dives
 
Paul's Dive Shop/ Liberty's Community Lodge Full report   Apo Island   Very small boats for diving, difficult water access if you are not in good shape. Rental gear looked like it had seen better days... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2008   Natasha
100+ Dives
 
Sangat Island Reserve Full report   Coron   Go to Coron for the Wreck Diving. Go to Sangat Island Resort for a great relaxing vacation and beautiful natural environment. Di... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2008   Natasha
100+ Dives
 
Peter's Dive Resort Full report   Southern Leyte   (same review submitted to tripadvisor) We stayed at Peter's for New Year's week 2009. We're a family of four, all divers. We ha... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Jennifer Widom
500+ Dives
 
Polaris Beach and Dive resort Full report   Cabilao near Bohol   (Same review submitted to tripadvisor) We stayed at Polaris for a week in late December 2008. We're a family of four, all diver... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2008   Jennifer Widom
500+ Dives
 
Alona; Marine Village/ Alona; Marine Village Dive House Full report   Panglao; So. Cebu   As reported in the May '08 issue, the diving is good to very good (lots of small fishes; water is warm (esp. , 28C at Alona divers)... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2008   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Action Divers Full report   Puerto Galera   We had a wonderful experience with Action Divers. Our divemaster Simon Birtles was teriffic. The company is one of the smaller on... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2008   David Wells
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dumaguete Full report   Negros   Excellent facilities. During busy times they scheduled dive boats to leave at different times to minimize number of people leaving... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Darell Cook
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Puerto Galera Full report       3 hour van ride from Manila airport, one hour boat ride to resort. The resort was very good, although there were only ~6 divers th... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Darell Cook
250+ Dives
 
Bahura Resort & Spa/ Bahura Resort & Spa] Full report   Dumaguete Island   As part of a FAM (familiarization) trip to the Philippines, we spent 3 days diving at Bahura Resort on Dumaguete Island, after spe... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Stella Maris Full report LiveAboard Apo Reef, Coron, Verde Island   This was our first trip to the Philippines, as part of a FAM (familiarization) group of eight. Our routing was Pittsburgh, Houston... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Samal Island Full report   Davao, Mindanao   This resort doesn't specialize in diving at all, but they do offer it. We had our 7 year old son with us, so we wanted a family ty... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2008   Diana Kersten
250+ Dives
 
Action Divers/ Deep Blue Sea Inn Full report   Puerto Galera   Deep Blue Sea Inn and Action Divers Puerto Galera, Philippines Diving May 2008. Visability 30- 50 feet. Water temp. 82. This ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Johnny's Dive/ Paras Beach Resort Full report   Camiguin Island   Paras Beach Resort & Johnnyís Dive, Camiguin Island, Philippines Diving July 2008, Visibility 30- 100+ depending on site. Water ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2008   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Mantangale Dive Resort Full report       Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort, Philippines Diving June 2008. Visibility 40- 100+ depending on site. Water Temp. 82. Mantanga... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2008   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Marine Village Dive House Full report   Cebu   Caters to a lot of Japanese divers, but all are welcome. Very efficient and professional operation. Dive staff has been in place f... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Mike Anderson
100+ Dives
 
Easy Diving/ Thalatta Full report   Negros Oriental (Dumaguete)   Thallata is quiet, new, and very nice. Only 10 guest rooms, soon to be 12, which will be it. Restaurant has a moderate- sized men... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   Carl Scott
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Dumaguette   Traveled from New Jersey to Atlantis resort in Dumaguette (17 hours) on Korean Air and Cebu Pacific. Korean Air permits you two 70... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Dive Society/ El Dorado Full report   Dumaguete/Dauin   Of the three places our group travelled in the Philippines (Puerto Galera and Anilao were the other two), Dive Society was the onl... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Jim Chambers
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis resort Dumaguete Full report   Dumaguete   This is a quiet, secluded resort with a wonderful beach and some of the best diving in the world! Getting there is easy: fly to M... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2008   Daniel O. Benson
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis resort/ Atlantis Beach Resort Full report   Puerto Gallera   Pros: In my opinion this is one of the best dive sites in the world. Lots of very unusual stuff. Resort was very nice. Cons: Th... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Daniel O. Benson
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   Dumaguete   This was our 3rd trip to the Philippines, but 1st to Dumaguete Atlantis, other two trips were to Puerto Galera Atlantis. The best... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2008   LARRY WALTERS
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Puerto Galera Full report       Fantastic Divemasters, and staff both at the dive operation and the resort. By the end of the first day, everyone knew our names a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2008   Colin Zylka
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Society/ El Dorado Resort, Dauin (Dumaguete] Full report       TOO MUCH FUN! Accommodations were fine for me - simple clean room with a/ c, cable TV, small patio, comfortable bed, good lights, ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2008   John Faulkner
100+ Dives
 
Dive Society/ El Dorado Resort, Dauin (Dumaguete] Full report       TOO MUCH FUN! Accommodations were fine for me - simple clean room with a/ c, cable TV, small patio, comfortable bed, good lights, ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2008   John Faulkner
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   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
 
Sea Explorers/ Alona Vida Hotel Full report   Alona Beach, Bohol   Alona Beach is on Bohol Island, about 300 miles south of Manila. It's turning into a dive resort, but fortunately isn't all the w... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2007   Michael Judd
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report       We're going back, but to their sister resort in Dumaguete in April! I hope Waren did his thing there like he did in Puerto Galara... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   LARRY
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   Puerto Galera   Atlantis is a nice dive resort with a great staff. David, the chef, was very accomodating. Overall a very good but not great exp... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2007   Kriss Kirchhoff
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Ventures/ Atlantis Dumaguete Full report   Dumaguete   We spent one week here at Atlantis Dumaguete after previously diving at Atlantis Puerte Galera in the Philippines. Dumaguete is si... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2007   Martha Mandel
<100 Dives
 
Scuba Ventures/ Atlantis Dumaguete Full report   Dumaguete   ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Martha Mandel
<100 Dives
 
Scuba Ventures/ Atlantis Full report   Puerta Galera   This was first time in Philippines and I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly people and great diving. Atlantis resort was ex... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Martha Mandel
<100 Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   Dumaguet   My husband, 12 year old diving daughter and I stayed for almost 2 fantastic weeks at Atlantis, Dumaguete. We had an incredible tim... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Pec Indman
100+ Dives
 
Expedition Fleet/ Oceanic Explorer Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha Reef   We were in Cabin A1. A1 and A2 have more space than A3 and A4, because A1 and A2 do not have the storage that A3 and A4 have. A3... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Gayle & Bob Bringas
500+ Dives
 
Seaquest Dive Center/ Oasis Resort Full report   Panglao Island   The Visayas Dive Safari ends at Panglao Island and the Oasis Resort. No Nitrox at the Oasis. Divers set up and rinse their own g... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Gayle & Bob Bringas
500+ Dives
 
Seaquest Dive Center/ Visayas Dive Safari Full report   Visayas   This is a 5- day, 4- night dive safari from Moalboal, Cebu, to Panglao Island, Bohol. There are 13 dives from a large bangka. No N... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Gayle & Bob Bringas
500+ Dives
 
Seaquest Dive Center/ Hannah's Place Full report   Moalboal, Cebu]   Due to travel agent error, we were booked at Hannah's Place instead of Sumisid Lodge. Sumisid is attached to the dive center. Ha... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Gayle & Bob Bringas
500+ Dives
 
Exotic Island Dive Resort Full report   Malapascua   Philippine Airlines (PAL) has the only direct flights from LAX to Manila. The flights were completely full both ways. The Sports... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Gayle & Bob Bringas
500+ Dives
 
Action Divers/ Deep Blue Sea Inn Full report   Puerto Galera   Dove with Action Divers, stayed at the Deep Blue Sea Inn, both on Small La Laguna Beach (although the area is generally referred t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   Michael Judd
100+ Dives
 
Club Atlantis Full report   Dumageutte   We spent 10 days diving at Club Atlantis, Dumageutte. It was a good trip with average diving (we are normally live aboard diver... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   allan jones
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Beach Resort Full report   Dumaguete (Negros)   After reading the glowing review in Undercurrent about the two dive locations of Atlantis Beach Resort, we decided to give it a tr... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   Michael N. Hofman
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dumaguete Full report   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
 
Action Divers/ Deep Blue Sea Inn Full report   Puert Galera   As previously reported in Undercurrent, I am amazed why more Americans don't go to the Philippines. An exceptional value given th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2006   Bob Sivak
100+ Dives
 
Action Divers/ Deep Blue Sea Inn Full report   Puerto Galera   ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2006   Bob Sivak
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Puerto Galera Full report   Mindoro   A very friendly, high- service quality resort. Everyone made a serious effort to learn your name and was very helpful at all times... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Puerto Galera / Dumaguete   Before I left all I heard from people was. Are you sure it is a safe place to go? Did you know that Americans were kidnapped fro... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2005   Lucius "Bud" Foster
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis/ Atlantis resort Full report   Negro Orient   Similar to a link on Atlantis, there wrere few biting insects for 5 of 7 days; mabe vit. B- 1 works to keep biting insects off. The... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2006   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   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
 
Atlantis Beach Resort Full report   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
 
Philippine Island Divers/ SunApartelle Full report   Alona Beach, Bohol   As our expectations were not very high, we were pleasantly surprised by the diving at this location. There were a number of inter... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2006   Michael Hofman
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   This was my third trip to Atlantis Dive Resort. I really love this place. The staff is wonderful, and the diving is very good. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Bill Knoblauch
250+ Dives
 
a swiss company/ El Dorado Beach Resort Full report   Dumaguete   The El Dorado Resort near Dumaguete on the Island of Negros in the Philippines was very nice. The accomodations were simple, c... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Phil Gans
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report       I found the dive and resort staff to be among the most accomodating I have ever found in my travels. The rooms were very comforta... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Don Paschal
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Full report   Puerto Galera   The water was cold! Yes, average temps in January range from 73- 77F, and that was the range during my visit. Many divers were sh... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2005   Carl Scott
100+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   This was my second trip to Atlantis. I was there two months earlier, and just had to go back because I enjoyed my first trip ther... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2004   Bill Knoblauch
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Atlantis. I can't find anything bad to report about the resort, food, or dive operation. The peo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2004   Bill Knoblauch
250+ Dives
 
Malapascua Exotic Beach Resort Full report   Malapascua Island   Malapascua Exotic Beach Resort, Philippines July, 2004 John Crossley This is one of the very best dive values Iíve ever seen... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2004   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Beach Resort Full report   Dumaguete   Atlantis Beach Resort, Dumaguete, Philippines April, 2004 John Crossley Dumaguete is a pretty nice town accessible directly f... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2004   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Planet Dive Full report   Anilao, Batangas   This was my second visit to Planet Dive ( [. . . ] ) in Anilao. Anilao is popular with local divers as it is about ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Paul Osmond
1000+ Dives
 
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