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Philiipines Aggressor LiveAboard Visayas   "Big Boat, Little Stuff, Macro Dream"
We did the 10 day Visayas 360 itinerary. The boat is huge at 135', with 12 staterooms, 3 on the upper deck with small balconies... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2023   Thomas Smith
1000+ Dives
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
 
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
Seadoors LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Not enough value for the money paid"
This was our second trip to Tubbataha after 27 years. We always wanted to go back to Tubbataha because 27 years ago we enjoyed div... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
4/2023   Michael Bode
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Atlantis Azores - Tubbataha Charter LiveAboard Tubbataha   "Somewhat disappointed. "
Overall, the trip was good. The weather was nice, the accommodations on the boat were nice, the tenders were fast and everything f... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2023   David Cook
250+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
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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
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
2Helpful 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 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
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
 
Seadoors Full report 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 Full report 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 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 
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
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
Atlantis Azores & Crystal Blue Resort Full report 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
2Helpful 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
 
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort   Malapascua   "Thresher Sharks at Malapascua did not disappoint"
The threshers were cool!!!!! I stayed at Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort, and their dive operation is Sea Explorers located in t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2024   Rene Cote
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Solitude Acacia Resort   Anilao   "Superb Resort with the Best Photographers Amenities I Have Seen"
I traveled to Anilao in January ’24 to spend a week filming the small stuff. With the help of Bluewater Dive Travel, I selected S... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2024   Rene Cote
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
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
 
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
Marco Vincent Dive Resort   White Beach, Puerto Galera   "Excellent Dive Trip"
The resort and the dive operations were efficiently handled and I have only good things to say about staff, dive operations, divem... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2023   Joseph Muratore
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aiyanar Resort, Anilao, Philippines   Aiyanar Resort, Anilao   "Much improved since before covid with better food and dive boats."
Much improved in two ways as compared to my pre- covid visits: the food and the dive boats. The quality of food appears to me to sh... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   Geoff Fallon
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 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dumaguete   "A lot to like, but a few annoyances"
My buddy and I followed our visit to Crystal Blue with an additional 9 days of, mainly, muck diving at Atmosphere Resort in Dumagu... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dumaguete   "A lot to like, but a few annoyances"
My buddy and I followed our visit to Crystal Blue with an additional 9 days of, mainly, muck diving at Atmosphere Resort in Dumagu... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua   Malapascua   "Fine week on Malapascua"
Anyone travelling to Malapascua is probably wanting to see thresher sharks. There’s good news – the sharks have moved from Monad s... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2023   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
 
Exotic Island Dive Resort Malapascua   Malapascua   "Fine week on Malapascua"
Anyone travelling to Malapascua is probably wanting to see thresher sharks. There’s good news – the sharks have moved from Monad s... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2023   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Kasai Dive Academy/ Kasai Village Resort   Moalboal & Oslob   "New adventures at Kasai Village Resort"
Kasai Village is a lovely resort on the southwest coast of Cebu. Having travelled many hours from Malapascua, we were all happy to... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2023   Frederick R. Turoff
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
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
Pintuyan Dive Resort   Leyte   "Whalesharks & Critters"
Pintuyan Dive Resort is a German- Philippino run resort in Southern Leyte. Divers can stay in one of 5 Bungalows or one of the 3 ro... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2023   Michael Bode
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Peter's Dive Resort   Padre Burgos   "Good Experience - Food needs help"
We stayed in the new building for 2 weeks and enjoyed the patio, screen door, TV, Refrigerator, Wi- Fi and A/ C. The rooms were cle... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2023   Robert S Kuhn
1000+ Dives
 
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   Puerto Galera   "Nice variety of diving in Sabang, Puerto Galera"
Atlantis Puerto Galera delivered a very pleasant experience for my first trip to the Philippines. The resort is located in Sabang... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2023   Rene Cote
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete   "Excellent Muck Diving"
Atlantis Dumaguete is located adjacent to the beach in a tropical setting with lush vegetation throughout the property. The resta... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2023   Rene Cote
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
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
Salaya Beach Resort   Dumaguete   "Pleasant diving"
Salaya is a beautiful resort. The rooms are spacious, well- appointed and the staff are wonderful. A husband and wife run the opera... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
 
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
2Helpful 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
3Helpful 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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