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Dive Review of Blue Ribbon Divers/Blue Ribbon Dive Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Blue Ribbon Divers/Blue Ribbon Dive Resort: "Good value with a small dive operation", Jan, 2020,

by Eileen J Councill, N/A, China (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 11401.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 $120 US. To/from the airport the cost is about $100/one way. You pay all this to have world class diving...unless you arrive 3 weeks after a massive cyclone that drives all the critters away. This was our story, but we still had some really good dives. Though the variety and the density were far less than normal, we still had great encounters. The dive resort is set at the bottom of a huge cliff - it's about 90 steps down (and up...) - don't carry your bags as the steps are uneven and can easily trip you up. You can buzz down( if the buzzer is fixed...everything is "broken from the cyclone") or send someone down to let them know you arrived. The resort is only 7 rooms at the moment and one of the rooms sits behind the reception desk. We were unfortunately placed in that room for 3 nights and it should not be a roo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Blue Ribbon Divers   Blue Ribbon Dive Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Bali, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mozambique, South Africa, Hawaii, Pacific, Palau, Guam, Yap, Maldives, Lembeh Strait, Kenya, UAE, Oman
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Fly into Manila. Take a private car to Anilao. It costs about $100 USD. It's not cheap! The alternative is a nightmare journey of three changes.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-50 Ft/ 5-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions You were accompanied by a DM but at times, we were allowed to stay down longer than the rest of the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They did have a designated room for photographers, but we didn't really use it. It was inconvenient. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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