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Dive Review of Buceo Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Buceo Resort: "Great Critter Diving Without All the Garbage", Apr, 2019,

by Richard J. Troberman, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10966.

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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 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 Tubbataha Reef. Accomodations were excellent, except for the steps. I had a "Superior" room to myself (for which I paid modest extra for single supplement). The resort also offers "Standard" and "Deluxe" rooms. The rooms are built up a steep hillside (common at dive resorts in Anilao), and it was 87 steps up to my room from the dive center, bar and restaurant. Thankfully, resort staff caried my large bags up to my room, which was spacious and comfortable and had a small balcony ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, PNG, Palau, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Bima Bay, North Sulawesi, Lembeh, Ambon, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Mapia Atoll, Triton Bay, Alor, Borneo), Philippines, Hawaii, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Grand Turk, St. Vincent, Bahamas, Bimini, Florida Keys.
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Flew from Seattle to Tokyo to Manila on ANA. Overnighted at Marriott Hotel and Resort (which is directly across the street from the airport) where I met my group. Buceo Resort provided ground transportation (vans) from the Marriott to the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; 70+ minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Excellent camera facilities. One of the best camera rooms I've ever encountered. Large and spacious, with indi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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