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Dive Review of Blue Star Dive Resort in
Philippines/Anda, Bohol

Blue Star Dive Resort: "Very Late Anda, Bohol, Philippines Report", Jan, 2017,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9537.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel
Closest Airport Tagbilaran, Bohol Getting There Direct flight from Manila on Phil Air or Cebu Pacific--two hour transfer to resort

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Since these were my 4 referral certification dives we only went to about 19 meters and dives lasted about 45 to 50 minutes but I'm sure more experienced divers could dive their profiles with a computer which I didn't have.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 did not see a dedicated table for cameras on the boat which wa ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Sorry guys--this is a very late report( this trip took place in Jan 2014)--part 1 of 2. I just joined Undercurrent and not seeing many reports on Philippines I thought I'd share some experiences. Background--I'm a mature diver--certified in 1976 in Utah--not many oceans there--they dried up a few years before I was born. Did about 50 or so freshwater dives and then life got in the way--job, marriage kids etc. 40 years later kids are gone, wifey gone and retired. Planned a trip to the Philippines (this is in Jan 2014) and thought I may as well dive again. Since I hadn't dove in so long (What's a BCD?) I decided to take the whole OW certification cour ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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