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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 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
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
 
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
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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
 
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
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
 
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 
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
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
 
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 
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
 
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
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
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
 
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
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 
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 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 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
 
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
 
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort   Southern Leyte   "So good in Southern Leyte, Philippines"
... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2019   Louis Sparks
100+ Dives
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
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
 
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
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
 
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
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
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
 
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
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
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
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
 
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 
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
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
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Puerto Galera   "Decent Service, Good Food, OK Accommodations"
Getting to the resort including flying into Manila, spending a night at an airport hotel (The Belmont is a quick walk away) and ge... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2019   Rik Pavlescak
250+ Dives
 
Atlantis Dive Resorts   Dumaguete   "Pleasant Dive Trip--Everything Good"
This resort was better than its sister property in Puerto Galera in terms of luxury, layout, and amenities. The dining area is on ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2019   Rik Pavlescak
250+ 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
 
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
 
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
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
 
Scandi Divers   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
Anilao Photo Academy   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
Atlantis, Dumaguete   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
 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa/ Atmosphere       "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
Crystal Blue Resort       "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   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 
El Galleon   Puerto Galera   "El Galleon Resort disappoints"
We actually did not dive in Puerto Galera. While our experience was not a nightmare, it was also not positive. Although El Galleon... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   Laurie Pemberton
500+ Dives
 
Nelson Scuba/ [same]New Eve's Kiosk       "Diving at Panagsama Beach, Philippines"
This is just an addition to the Panagsama Beach diving. Most resorts in the Philippines ( except New Eve's Kiosk) ask me to send ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Nelson Scuba diving/ New Eve's Kiosk and dive resort   Panagsama Beach   "Panagsama diving"
The good: it was very cheap, the rack rate for hotel was 2000 Php but Expedia got room for me at ~ $22/ nightg; the divin... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Asia Divers/ El Galleon   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
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
Buceo Resort   Anilao   "Great Critter Diving Without All the Garbage"
I did this trip with "Our Beloved Seas" who booked the entire resort for seven days before we moved on to the Philippine Siren and... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Richard J. Troberman
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Crystal Blue Resort   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
Crystal Blue Resort   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
Magic Island and Magic Ocean/ Magic Resorts       "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
 
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
Sea Explorers Philippines/ Pura Vida   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
Sipalay Easy Diving and Beach Resort   Sipalay/Negros   "April 2019 Remote from Dumaguete"
A week long side trip if you are diving the Apo Island/ Dumaguete area with extra time. This resort is about a 3. 5 hour drive from... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2019   Robert S Kuhn
500+ Dives
 
Thalatta   [Dumaguete/Apo Island]   "March 2019 Apo Island & Dumaguete"
Our second visit to this resort which is a 30 minute drive south of Dumaguette and the closest dive resort to APO island. They ha... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2019   Robert S Kuhn
500+ Dives
 
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dumaguete   "Nice staff, very comfortable accommodations, lots to see underwater"
Viz 40- 70’ - nutrient rich which made for constantly feeding soft and hard corals, some surge, chop and small white caps, wind wo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2019   Hollie Lindauer
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Atmosphere Resort & Spa   Dumaguette   "Nice staff, very comfortable accommodations, lots to see underwater"
Viz 40- 70’ - nutrient rich which made for constantly feeding soft and hard corals, some surge, chop and small white caps, wind wo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2019   Hollie Lindauer
500+ Dives
 
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
Atlantis Dive Resorts Full report   Cebu   "Azores and Dumagette"
This is a report about a combined Azores and Dumagette Trip. We essentially circled Cebu, ending up back at Dumagette for 4 days. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2018   Jack Bernstein
500+ Dives
1Helpful 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
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
Anilao Photo Academy Full report   Anilao   "Anilao Photo Academy"
I arrived at Anilao Photo Academy around noon on the 20th and was greeted by Flor. I was shown to my room after meeting Fugly and... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Resort Full report   Puerto Galera   "Lots of divers in Puerto Galera"
The resort was OK, though my room was high up the hill over the main buildings, with many tall and irregularly spaced steps up the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   Mark Rosenstein
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Asia Divers/ El Galleon Full report   Puerta Galera   "Puerta Galera and El Galleon"
El Galleon sent their large panga shuttle/ ferry for me to Anilao Photo Academy around 10 AM on May 27th. It was a 2 hour ride by ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2018   Patricia A. Sinclair
500+ 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
King Solomon Full report   Anilao, Batangas, Ph.   "diving at Anilao"
If you are going solo, you would pay more for diving. the WiFi worked perfectly. diving was good; dive site, Lypo, had ;some / ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2018   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
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
Sabang Inn Full report   Sabang   "Sabang, Puerto Galera"
it was good diving as usual; lots to see; but, some sites like West Escareo were repeated; new DMs; Germans like that dive operati... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
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
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
Atmosphere Resort & Spa Full report       "Muck Diving, Good Food, Apo Island was the Best"
This was our first time muck diving and although I liked finding the seahorses, frogfish and other tiny critters, some of the div... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2018   GAIL MORRIS
250+ Dives
 
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
 
Magic Island Dive Resort, Moalboal Full report       "Moalboal diving is OK"
Our flight from Atlanta to Tokyo (Narita) was 6 hours late. We missed connection to Manila and ended up losing a whole day of divi... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   masako satake
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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