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Scandi Divers/ Scandi Dive Resort   Puerta Galera   "Thirty Hours of Bottom Time and Never a Dull Moment"
With so many locations for Philippines diving, it was a challenge to narrow down options for my first trip there after decades of ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2024   Sandy Falen
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida   Dauin, Oriental Negros   "An Excellent Choice for Diving in Dauin"
Having previously sampled some excellent diving in this area from a liveaboard, my wife and I decided to return for more from a la... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2024   David W Allen
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Great Diving at Tubbataha"
It was a true privilege to dive at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tubbataha includes two large at... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2024   Wayne B. Batzer M.D.
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort   Anilao   "Best Macro Diving We've Experienced"
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort Review The Diving: The macro diving was spectacular, with the variety of critters the most we have e... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2024   Catherine May
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Palau Sport   Tubbataha   "World Class Diving Aboard Sturdy Vessel"
The Diving: Tubbataha overall is the most pristine diving we've had the privilege of experiencing, thanks to its limited dive s... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2024   Catherine May
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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Sangat Island Dive Resort   Palawan   "Wish I’d stayed longer"
If Truk Lagoon is the ultimate site for Ww2 wreck diving Sangat would be a fairly close second. 6 major Japanese wrecks are scatte... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2024   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
The Three P Resort   Romblon   "An extravaganza of nudibranchs"
Romblon is not easy to get to but it is worth the effort, especially if you love small creatures. The resort is owned by three Ger... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2024   Ian Kennedy
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Puerto Galera   "Terrific diving, wonderful resort!"
I had initially planned this as a warm up to the Atlantis Azores Tubbataha liveaboard, with a chance to do some diving while adjus... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2024   Wayne B. Batzer M.D.
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort   Anilao   "Great Dive Operation and Healthy Corals Abound"
[None As noted in previous reviews, this beautiful resort is nestled on a hillside, requiring varying numbers of steps, depending ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2024   Ellen Sakoloff
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete   "great diving in the Philippines"
Even though we have over a thousand dives, we have only dived in the Caribbean except for one trip to Hawaii. So, we were pretty m... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2024   Craig Freundlich
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dumagette   "Beautiful Resort, great diving, great staff"
Getting to anywhere in this area can be a challenge. But its all worth it! Having dove in Indonesia (x3), PNG, and Fiji and other... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2023   Rick Bates
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Mike's Dauin Beach Resort   Dauin   "Excellent Family atmosphere"
This was our 23rd trip to the Philippines and our 20th time staying at Mike's; needless to say, we are quite happy with the resort... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2023   Frank and Debbie Crosby
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort   Dauin/Apo Island   "Great Two Weeks in Dauin"
Pura Vida Resort is essentially integrated with Sea Exporers. Rooms and beds were comfortable, with porch seating area and mini f... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Michael Gallay
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Philippines   Cebu Island   "Aggressor Philippines in Cebu"
I saw thresher sharks in Kimua shoal, nudibranchs in almost every dive, sea snakes and an incredible cave penetration in Gato Isla... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Giorgio Bonmassar
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete, Apo Is. & Cebu   "Atlantis & Bluewater Photo Workshop "
Please note that the star rating system really doesn't work for the focus of this dive trip. Both Atlantis with their dive operati... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2023   Owen R Poole
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Philippines Aggressor   Tubbutaha   "Outstanding Liveaboard and Diving "
We have been on almost a dozen liveaboards, half dozen Aggressors, so our expectations are high. The Philippine Aggressor accepte... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2023   Terry H Anderson
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua       "Malapascua: Better than Ever?"
[Malapascua: Better than Ever? This was my forth trip to Malapascua in the past 25 years, with about ten years since my last vi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2023   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Negros Orientale   "4 years later and even better than before"
Our first visit to Atmosphere Resorts & Spa was in 2019. We were incredibly impressed with the resort and loved the diving (inclu... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2023   Steven Moore
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Infiniti Liveaboard LiveAboard Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park   "Excellent Liveaboard Dive Trip at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park"
The operation of the Infiniti liveaboard was excellent and I would definitely go with them again. The dive operations were efficie... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2023   Joseph Muratore
1000+ Dives
 
Solitude One   Tubattaha, Philippines   "Amazingly healthy reefs and life in a relatively undiscovered location"
The health of the reefs is absolutely jaw dropping, it even surpasses Cuba. The hard corals are quite healthy with, for example ta... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2023   Geoff Fallon
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Amun Ini Resort/ Same   Anda, Bohol   "Gorgeous reefs and muck in Bohol"
We were on a group trip to Bohol with our Boston- area dive shop May 13- 25. Travel logistics were generally smooth, although SFO la... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2023   Christopher Watt
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Crystal Blue Resort   Anilao   "Great muck diving, great photo instruction, great price."
I am a fan of muck diving and macro photography. Anilao had been on my bucket list for years, but, somehow, I had never had the o... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort   Anilao   "Excellent Resort, Exceptional Staff, Fantastic Diving, Great Value"
Following a friend's recommendation, we had made reservations for a two- week stay at the renowned Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2023   Valera Sakhnenko
250+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren LiveAboard Tubbatatha   "Fantastic reefs and fauna"
We had been trying to get to Tubbatatha since our original trip which was planned for March 2020 and cancelled due to Covid. This ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2023   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Atlantis Dumagette       "This resort met Expectaions"
When I travel to high end resort, especially one half way around the world, I have certain expectations. They are: a competent di... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2023   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort   Anilao   "Awesome Macro Photo Workshop at a well appointed dive Resort"
This was a macro photo workshop sponsored by Blue Water Photo with two excellent instructors in Erik Luka and Dan Bishop. However... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2023   Gerald Canning
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort   Padre Burgos   "Padre Burgos - Excellent food & Service"
Sogod Bay Scuba resort is one of the best run Dive Resort we have been too with excellent customer service in all areas. The resor... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2023   Robert S Kuhn
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ [same]Puerto Galera       "Did not Meet Expectgations"
When I travel to a high end resort, especially half way around the world, I have certain expectations. They are: a competent dive... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2023   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort   Anilao   "Plenty of critters and nice reefscapes"
After arrival in Manila it takes another 4 h by car and a short trip by boat to reach Buceo Anilao Dive Resort. Helpful staff will... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2023   Michael Bode
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete   "Five star resort with amazing critters"
We arrived after a Raja Ampat cruise in Indonesia.   Dive staff met us at the airport and transferred us and our luggage to a va... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2023   Peter Pinkerton
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Magic Ocean Full report   Anda Bohol   "Magic Ocean Resort, Bohol Philippines is very nice"
I have previously been to Magic Island Resort in Moalboal, Cebu Philippines. I went to Magic Ocean Resort because I had a great ex... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2022   Greg Oppenhuizen
1000+ Dives
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "Excellent Resort and Dive Operation"
I really enjoyed this trip! After a 2- hour van ride south from Manila I arrived at Crystal Blue Resort. It is situated on the side... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2022   Thomas Callen
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Anila Photo Academy Full report   Anilao   "Excellent Way to Improve Photography Skills & Great Blackwater Diving"
An acquaintance recommended that I check out Anilao Photo Academy and I am very glad they did. Rina and Wayne are gracious hosts a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2022   Rik Pavlescak
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Full report   Central Visayas   "Excellent Liveaboard "
I did the 10 day “Central Visayas” Itinerary. One of several Itineraries that are available depending on which time of year you t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2022   Randy Alexander
500+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Discovery Palawan Full report   Tubbataha   "From Tubbataha to Quarantine Hell"
The diving was amazing in Tubbataha! Pristine reefs, huge schools of fish, mantas, sharks, Napolean Wrasse, baracuda! The boat wa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2022   Lisa Annaheim
500+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Philippine Aggressor Full report   Tubbataha to Cebu   "From Tubbataha to Cebu"
Boarded the Philippine Aggressor in Puerto Princseca for a 10 night transition trip to Cebu City. We spent 5 days diving the Tubba... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2022   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "CBR--A Macro Wonderland"
After a 2 1/ 2 van ride from Manila, I arrived at the Crystal Blue Resort (CBR) in Anilao on June 24 for a 10 night stay. It was th... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2022   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Wellbeach Dive Resort/ same Full report   Dumaguete/Dauin   "Less Expensive Option for Diving in Dumaguete/Dauin"
Wellbeach Dive Resort is located about a 15 minute drive south of the Dauin based resorts, so it is a lot closer to Apo Island. Th... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2022   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Private/ Vivere Azure Full report   Anilao   "Always Good"
We had a previous guide arrange the diving for us. He hired the boat and the attendants. We did it because we wanted to stay at Vi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2022   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Infiniti Liveaboard Full report   Tubbataha   "Great diving in Tubbataha"
We had been to Tubbataha in 2016 (on the Azores) and always wanted to go back. Pre- Covid, it seemed like the boats to Tubbataha bo... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2022   Alice Ribbens
1000+ Dives
4Helpful vote(s) received
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort. Full report   Northern Mindanao   "Great Diving Again In the Philippines"
It was great to get back in the water again after missing two whole years. The Philippines is open again for tourism although som... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2022   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort. Full report   Northern Mindanao   "Great Diving Again In the Philippines"
It was great to get back in the water again after missing two whole years. The Philippines is open again for tourism although som... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2022   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Full report   Dumaguete/Dauin   "Excellent Resort and Dive Operation"
The Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort, combined with their Sea Explorers dive operation is one of the best dive resorts I've visited... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Buceo Anilao Full report   Anilao, Philippines   "Fantastic for nudibranchs"
This is nudibranch heaven. I've been there three times now and there have been nudies everywhere. Some are seasonal so there have ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   Margaret H Jorgensen
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
El Galleon Dive Resort Full report   Mindora   "The Wow Moment at Isla Verde"
Most dives follow a typical pattern. Get ready, backflip or stride in, assemble the group, blow some air, and descend together. C... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2022   Patrick Ritter
500+ Dives
 
Asia Divers Full report       "The Philippines is open for Diving"
The Philippines is open for Diving Puerto Galera/ Coron April/ May 2022 (skieer@gmail. com) I have been informed by Asia Diver... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2022   Raymond C Villemarette
1000+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Marco Vincent Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   "Concierge Service at Marco Vincent Dive Resort"
My two buddies and I made 47 dives (June 4- 20) during a 19- day stay at the Marco Vincent Dive Resort in June 2022. We focused on ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2022   Joel Bergsma
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Atlantis Dive Resort Full report   Dumaguete   "Beautiful diving at a well-run resort"
Our dive club spent a week at this resort on the island of Negros, one hour flight from Manila, in April 2022. Philippines require... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2022   Cyrus Ginwala
250+ Dives
 
Submariner/ N/A Full report   El Nido, Palawan   "Nice operation, but some room for improvement"
I wasn't planning on diving El Nido, but our group detoured there when our liveaboard to Tubbataha cancelled due to the coronaviru... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2020   Carol D Cox
1000+ Dives
Photos available
4Helpful vote(s) received
Blue Ribbon Divers/ Blue Ribbon Dive Resort Full report   Anilao   "Good value with a small dive operation"
Anilao is not easy to get to and not cheap. We traveled from Puerta Gulera by fast boat and then a private van and it was clsoe to... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2020   Eileen J Councill
500+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Sea Explorers Malapascua, Cabilao, Full report   Malapascua, Cabilao, Dauin   "Great Dive Trip to 3 different locations Pre-Covid Shutdown"
My dive buddy and I had decided we wanted to go to a couple different islands in the Visayas area of the Philippine Islands. We us... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2020   Claire Rausch
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scandi Divers Full report   Puerto Galera   "Great value for the money"
Getting to PG is not for the faint of heart. It's a plane to Manila, bus to the port, ferry to the island, and boat to the resort. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2019   Eileen J Dietrich
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Visayas   "Excellent boat, great service and really great diving!! "
This was my first trip to Philippines and I will be back soon! From the first day we met the agent, this was a really good operat... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2019   David C Kinney
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Azores Live Aboard Full report LiveAboard Cebu   "12 days around Cebu island"
This was my 3rd trip on this boat, so I really like it. The whole trip was great, but the highlights for most on the boat were th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2019   Craig Howe
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Marco Vincent Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores/ Atlantis Dumaguete Full report LiveAboard Dumaguete   "Phillipine hospitality"
[This was a combination trip in that we had a total of 4 nights in the Atlantis Dumaguete resort and 10 nights on the Atlantis Azo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Paul Neis
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Dumaguete   "2nd trip to Dumaguete this year"
I was there in May and the manager kept telling me I had to come back, so I told him I'd been trying to get on their live aboard A... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Craig Howe
1000+ Dives
 
Evolution Dive Resort Full report   Malapasqua   "Great Macro Encounters with Threshers, too."
EVOLUTION REVIEW The last stop on my month- long odyssey in the Philippines was the Evolution Dive Resort on Malapascua Island. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2019   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Quo Vadis Full report   Moalboal   "Nice Resort; Great Diving; OK Food"
QUO VADIS REVIEW In early July, headed to Cebu, Philippines to dive the reefs of Moalboal. I flew from SFO connecting through I... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2019   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Dumaguete/Apo Island   "Valet Liveaboard Service at a Land Resort"
As I mentioned in the title, this was truly a liveaboard valet service at a land base resort. The entire staff at the Atlantis re... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2019   Melissa Schlenker
500+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Buceo Anilao Full report   Anilao   "Excellent Muck Diving in Anilao"
I think this place comes close to Lembeh. I couldn't believe how many pictures I took. There are 3 dives during the day and 1 at... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2019   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
5Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard     "Siren Cebu Liveaboard"
This 10 day itinerary circles the entire island of Cebu, starting and ending at the Cebu Yacht Club. Three daylight dives every d... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2019   Andrew Robbins
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Scandi Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera, Big La Laguna   "WOW and WOW again"
In an area that is rapidly become the choice for Asian divers , Scandi Divers stands out as a haven from the crowds for us Weste... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2019   Barbara Wise
500+ Dives
 
Scandi Divers Full report   Puerto Galara, Philippines   "Scandi Divers, great dive operation"
After 20 dive trips Palau, and 10 dive trip to Indonesia, someone asked why I haven't gone to the Philippines. Good question. A di... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2019   Mary L. Long
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha and Southern Visayas   "Amazing!"
Diving: This was an amazing trip 13- night trip that took us from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Calalong Island, Apo Island, Dauin... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2019   Lisa Vitale
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "photo course and fine diving"
I attended a May 20- 30 photo workshop hosted by Mike Bartick and Brook Peterson to get new ideas and improve my photography. The c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis, Dumaguete Full report   Dumaguete   "Great Muck Diving in Dumaguete"
I had been to Atlantis Puerto Gallera twice. This was my first time to Dumaguete. The muck diving here was great, the group I ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
Anilao Photo Academy Full report   Batangas   "Anilao Photo Academy"
I arrived at Anilao Photo Academy around 11PM and the driver (who met me at the airport) took my luggage up to my room, while a re... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   Anilao Photo Academy
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa/ Atmosphere Full report       "Sets a new standard"
I've avoided the Philippines for several years out of concern that it wouldn't match up with Indonesia, PNG, Fiji, etc. Dumb. Th... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2019   Steven Moore
500+ Dives
2Helpful 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
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
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
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
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
 
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "More critters than anywhere I've been!"
I have never seen so many critters packed into one location before, including Indonesia, etc! In one dive at Octo Point we saw sev... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Mark Etter
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
Crystal Blue Resort Full report   Anilao   "Great Muck Diving in Anilao"
Anilao is like Lembeh with less trash. Crystal Blue does diving from bangkas, small flat- bottomed wooden boats with dual outrigge... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2018   Mark Rosenstein
1000+ Dives
2Helpful 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
Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort Full report   Anilao   "Great diving, but very basic accommodations"
On balance, Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort is probably one of your best options in the Anilao / Mabini area as it is a cut above the ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Matthias Kowalsky
250+ Dives
 
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report       "El Galleon/ Asia Divers in Puerta Galera Philippines"
Our second trip back was for two weeks and every bit as wonderful as first. 3 or 4 dives a day. Boats are traditional bank or sp... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Michael Patrick Guerin
1000+ Dives
1Helpful 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
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   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
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Resort Full report   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
 
Frontier Scuba/ Ark Bayz Full report   Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera   "Sabang Beach Diving, Puerto Galera"
It is a bit of “planes, trains, and automobiles” to get to the tiny village of Sabang Beach, but will worth the effort. The town ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2018   Andrew Robbins
250+ 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   Dumaguete   "Not perfect, but close"
No dive resort has it all, but, at times, Atmosphere comes close. My wife and I have been to Atmosphere three times now, so I deci... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2017   Michael O'Reilly
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Acqua Resort & Dive Center Full report   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
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
 
Arkipelago Divers/ Punta Galera Beach and Dive Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   "Great Diver Shop in a Poor Location"
A former employee of Atlantis recommended Arkipelago Divers as most of their dive masters had gone there. It is operated by Pedro ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2017   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Aiyanar Full report   Anilao   "Aiyanar in Anilao - great fun!"
After a week in Yap, Micronesia, my husband and I went to Aiyanar for a week of diving in Anilao. We were picked up in a van at t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2017   Fredda Lerner
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report       "Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete Philippines"
Flights: AA/ Cathay Pacific were great. Cebu Pacific is a low budget operation. Only a 1 hour flight from Manilla to the resort, bu... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   Scott Oslund
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Full report   Malapascua, Negros, Bohol   "Diving the Philipines with Sea Explorers"
[. . . ] - There is much fear out there about traveling to the Philippines these days, but ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   Margo Peyton
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard     "Philippines Siren to Tubbataha off Palawan"
Rough seas for overnight "sail" to Tubbataha National Park in middle of Sulu Sea. Only put sail up 1 hour/ week for pix; might have... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   John Yavorsky
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report       "Atlantis Dumaguete for Fantastic macro"
This was good to combine with Philippine Siren trip to Tubbataha as Tubbataha supplies lots of sharks and big fish, while Dumaguet... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   John Yavorsky
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Ducks Diving/ The Three P Holiday and Dive Resort Full report   Romblon   "The Three P on Romblon - critters galore"
Three P is run by three brothers, Philipp, Patrick and Peter who hail from Germany. The resort consists of a main building with sp... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Magic Island Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Full report   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
 
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