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Aggressor Liveaboard LiveAboard Visayas   "Phillippines Agrgrressor- Maiden Voyage"
The crew on this boat were some of the nicest most hard- working people you will ever know and meet so I can't say enough good thin... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Laura Tesler
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Liveaboard LiveAboard Visayas   "Phillippines Agrgrressor- Maiden Voyage"
The crew on this boat were some of the nicest most hard- working people you will ever know and meet so I can't say enough good thin... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Laura Tesler
500+ Dives
 
Philippine Aggressor LiveAboard Visayas   "Philippine Visayas 360 around Cebu"
This 10 night Aggressor trip had a lot of variety. . . large & small. We saw Thresher sharks, whale sharks, huge sardine bait balls, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2022   Gail King
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Stella Maris LiveAboard Tubataha   "Tubataha, finally!"
This was my second trip to Tubataha and it was probably better than the first given the two year Covid break. The sea was a bit ro... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2022   Michael Francis
250+ Dives
Photos available 
S/Y Philippine Siren 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
 
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Atlantis Azores Live Aboard 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores/ Atlantis Dumaguete 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
 
Seadoors LiveAboard Visayas   "Great Diving; Great Local Crew; Clunky Boat"
SEADOORS REVIEW Boarded the Seadoors live- aboard at the Cebu Yacht Club on Mactan Island near Cebu City. The Seadoors has been ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2019   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Seadoors LiveAboard Visayas   "Some Good, Some Bad"
The Good - The food, served buffet style was tasty plentiful, varied and accommodated the special diet needs of a couple of pa... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2019   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren 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 
S/Y Philippine Siren 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
MV Infiniti 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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores & Crystal Blue Resort LiveAboard Tubbataha & Anilao   "Perfect Combo Trip:Tubbataha & Anilao"
Tubbataha on Atlantis Azores was a great trip to see the big stuff. . . diving was mostly very good with lots of sharks, tuna, several ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2019   Gail M King
1000+ 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
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
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     "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
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha & More   "Awesome Diving on a Really Good Liveaboard"
This was our second trip on a Siren boat and our first to the Philippines. We liked our first trip with them to Palau and when we ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
1000+ Dives
 
Solitude One Full report LiveAboard Sulu Sea   "Another Enjoyable Trip"
This is our group's second trip aboard Solitude One to Tubbataha, Coron, Apo Reef, the Verde Island Passage and Anilao. All accomm... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Bonnie McKenna
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Tubbitaha   "Many Whale sharks & Mantas; strong currents; dive operation needs work"
Divemaster planned drift dives from zodiac going AGAINST 3 knot current until we complained to the captain. Better training and s... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2017   Barry Lenk
1000+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard [Tubbataha   "Pristine Philippines"
A fan of the Siren Fleet, the Philippines version lived up to the Siren reputation for quality and service. The converted schoone... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2017   Oedipus
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Coron Bay, Puerto Galera   "Coron Bay wrecks worthwhile"
This was my second trip to the Philippines and the Atlantis Resort at Puerto Galera. I never thought I would be back- - I'm really ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2017   Ed Noga
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Azores Full report LiveAboard Koror Trek   "Atlantis Azores"
Second trip aboard this boat. First time we didn't make it to Koror because of bad weather. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2017   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Visayas - Cebu, Bohol, Apo, Ne   "Great service, diverse diving"
We chose this trip because of the diversity of the dive sites visited. There were shark and whale shark dives, muck dives, drift ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Lenore Neigeborn
500+ Dives
 
Solitude One Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Beautiful boat, fantastic dive site"
Solitude One is a beautiful 170 foot steel hulled vessel. The boat is full equipped for a comfortable dive trip from Puerto Prince... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2016   Bonnie McKenna
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Azores Liveaboard Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Pelagics! Pelagics! Pelagics!"
AZORES TUBBATAHA REVIEW Boarded the Azores live- aboard for a 7 night dive trip to the Tubbataha reef system in Puerto Princessa... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Seriously Amazing Diving in Tubbataha"
I've now seen some pretty spectacular reefs and these are at the top of my list in terms of health, diversity, and overall experie... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Angela Richards Dona
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard     "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
3Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard     "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha to Cebu   "Tubbataha on the Siren: Great & Not-So-Great"
The Great: Definitely among the top 5- 7 dive itineraries I've been on in past 25 years. Comparable to Raja Ampat in terms of hea... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Michael Wood
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Dumaguete   "Phillipines Dream Trip"
Atlantis runs a wonderful dive operation. We started at the Atlantis Dumaguete hotel for a few days. The diving was done from ca... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2015   Elaine Wachtel
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Southern Leyte   "Southern Leyte with the Siren"
This is a large boat (130') with 8 rooms and various configurations. We booked with the superb staff (Mike) at Reef & Rainforest, ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Gari Sisk
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Cebu/Malapascua   "Thresher shark heaven, but not for us"
The first week of our two week Cebu adventure was on board the Azores, diving around the island of Malapascua, with the goal of se... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2015   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   Tubbataha Reefs, Palawan Province – Philippines Atlantis Azores Live- Aboard May 17- 24, 2014 Tubbata... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2014   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   This is my first trip to the Philippines and I'm coming back. The Siren is a very comfortable ship with lots of room for anything ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2014   Mario Mizrahi
500+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Between Tubbataha and Cabilao   "From Cabilao to Tubbataha"
I was on a 10- day trip aboard the S/ Y Philippine Siren, with the ultimate destination being the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. If ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2014   Jorge J. More
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Asiaqua/ MV Seadoors Full report LiveAboard 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/ Atlantis Azores Liveaboard Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha Reef   This was a trip with Duane Silverstein of Seacology to dive as well as visit a Seacology village site where Seacology was providin... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2013   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   Organization ruled as late afternoon we headed toward the liveaboard trip to Tubbataha Marine Park. Atlantis resort staff facilita... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2013   Jeanne Reeder
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Azores Full report LiveAboard Southern Leyte   RE: Atlantis Azores Southern Leyte Safari January 2013 Let me start by saying I really struggle with giving negative dive repor... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
1/2013   Curt Thompson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Southern Visayas   A 16 hour flight from LAX to Cebu with an hour or so lay0ver in Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. Interestingly the seats on the plane... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2012   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Anilao to Coron   The boat is very nice. Cabins are roomy, although there is very limited storage for bags or clothes. More hooks and shelves woul... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2011   ann mcgrath
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Southern Visayas   The Philippine Siren is a fairly spacious live- aboard that is kept clean and picked- up. It has 2 sailing masts that are for show n... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2011   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
WORLDWIDE SAIL & DIVE Full report LiveAboard VISAYAS   I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SAIL & DIVE (WWS&D) TO COMMENT ON SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THE PHILIPPINE SIREN... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2011   Walt Brenner
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Worldwide Dive & Sail/ Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha, Apo & S. Visayas   A comfortable phinise schooner. Spacious cabins & saloon, bathrooms are a little small relatively. Large dive deck area with indiv... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2011   Martin Roberts
500+ Dives
 
Worldwide Dive and Sail/ S/Y Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Coron to Boracay   The boat and crew were great! The diving not what I expected…. The dive deck crew had your equipment all ready for you when t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2011   Lisa Vitale
500+ Dives
 
Vascots Full report LiveAboard 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
 
Expedition Fleet/ Borneo Explorer Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha reef   Tubbataha was highly over rated; the first 2 days had mostly brown reefs, sand, some grass, and usual tropical fishes; it was sort... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Atlantis Azores Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha then Donsol   The Atlantis Azores is a well- run boat with a caring and detailed crew. Captains Paul and Randy have a fine crew who all went to e... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Frederick R. Turoff
500+ Dives
 
Worldwide Dive & Sail/ Philippine Siren Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha & Southern Visayas   I was not overly impressed with the diving in the Tubbataha area; perhaps because of the weather the first few days we were there. ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2010   Janet Czapski
1000+ Dives
 
Expedition Fleet/ Stella Maris Explorer & Oceanic Exp Full report LiveAboard Tubbataha   1) Stella Maris Explorer – Transition trip, Batangas to Puerto Princesa. The transition trip offers dives at Apo Reef, Cuyo Is... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
3/2010   Robert Flatt
500+ 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
 
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
 
Magic Island & Magic Oceans/ https://magicresorts.online   Magic Island & Magic Oceans   "Magic Island/Magic Oceans Combo: Very Good Diving!"
After 3 years of Covid delays, our group of 14 finally made it to the Philippines. Magic Island on Cebu Island (Moalboal area) was... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2023   Michael Wood
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
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   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   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   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
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete   "Muck diving from dive boats and visit to APO Island to Dive."
The dive masters and dive staff were excellent! The dive equipment for storing my equipment was crowded. The main dive sites wer... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2022   Kenneth Gilbert New
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dauin   "Fantastic resort, great muck diving"
Our family of four (Mum, Dad, 16 yo daughter and 19 yo son) traveled here for small critters. We chose Dauin because it has a rep... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2022   Don Vinh
1000+ Dives
 
Discovery Palawan   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   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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Crystal Blue Resort   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   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 
Private/ Vivere Azure   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
 
Let's Dive Palawan/ N/A   Puerto Princesa   "if you have time in Puerto Princesa before or after a liveaboard"
We had a few days in Puerto Princesa after doing back to back weeks on the Infiniti Liveaboard in Tubbataha. When we were planning... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   Alice Ribbens
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Infiniti Liveaboard   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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort.   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.   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
 
Magic Island/ [same]Magic Island Dive Resort   Moaboal   "Very Nice Resort With Lots of Wall Dives"
In the past 15 years I had three visits to Moaboal, but to less quality resorts than Magic Island Dive Resort. In 2019, I had a gr... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2022   John Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort   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   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
 
El Galleon Dive Resort   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       "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   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   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
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts/ Atlantis Dumaguete Dive Resort   Dumaguete   "Dumaguete "
I returned to Dumaguete after 15 years and stayed at the same resort which had been upgraded and added on with many more rooms. R... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2022   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Submariner/ N/A   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   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,   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   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
Atlantis Dive Resorts       "Enjoyable diving"
Great operation for "older" divers. . lots of help with gear and boats! Good destination for the solo diver. EVERYONE workin... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2019   Charlene Spencer
500+ Dives
 
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort   Southern Leyte   "So good in Southern Leyte, Philippines"
... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2019   Louis Sparks
100+ Dives
 
Marco Vincent   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
Dive Spot Asia Beach Resort   Cebu   "far away from hurly burly"
Dive Spot Asia Beach Resort 3. 5 hours transfer through rush hour traffic Cebu is no fun at all after a long and tiring flight fro... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Devocean Divers Malapascua/ Hippocampus Beach Resort   Malapascua   "Thresher Sharks"
Malapascua Hippocampus + Devocean Divers When I checked my list of creatures I put on a “must see”, I found many tick of meaning... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2019   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Marco Vincent Dive/ [same]MArco Vincent Dive Resort   [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
 
Crystal Blue Resort   [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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atlantis Dive Resorts   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   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   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   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
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort   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
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Seaquest Dive Center/ Oasis Resort       "Good Diving but More Tourists Now "
Oasis Resort and Seaquest Diving Bohol, Philippines In the past 12 years I had made four previous trips to the Oasis Resort in B... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2019   John C Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Buceo Anilao   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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Quo Vadis Dive Resort       "Nice week in Moalboal, Cebu Philippines"
We had an enjoyable week of diving at Quo Vadis. We stayed in the Premier suite which directly overlooked the water with a privat... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2019   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
Mike's Dive/ [same]El Dorado Resort   Dumaguete-Dauin   "Good Resort but No Dive Center?"
[El Dorado Resort and Mike’s Dive Dumaguete, Philippines – July 2019 Good Resort but no Dive Center? I have stayed at the El ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2019   John C Crossley
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Scandi Dive Resort   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
 
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort.       "Best Soft Coral Garden in the Philippines"
Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort Balingoan Philippines I had not been to the Mantangale Dive Resort for a couple years and I’m gla... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2019   John C Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
Magic Oceans Resort       "A Very Well Organized Resort for Diving"
Magic Oceans Dive Resort Bohol, Philippines Although I have made several trips to dive the Panglao Island area of Bohol, I had... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2019   John C Crossley
1000+ Dives
 
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