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Dive Review of Captian Greggs in

Captian Greggs: "Cheap dive travel The Philippines", Sep, 2016,

by bill mashek, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9083.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Many dive shops book trips with the large resorts and like to advertise five dives per day. Ironically, all the dive operators will offer up to 5 dives per day. If you are not going to dive five times per day why pay for it!! I stayed at a great place, good location, nice AC rooms with hot showers, and the restaurant was more than sufficient for my culinary needs. The best part, It was less than ½ the cost of the expensive dive resort. Boats were similar; everyone goes to the same dive spots. For the six days I was there I saved over a thousand dollars using Captín Greggs operation. Maybe a few more amenities at the dive shop resort than ours but for me, not worth the substantial price difference.
I only dived with Capt. Gregg, the operation was good, he did have one boat driver that was cranky and always asked for tips--that got annoying.
for Diving, the Philippines was not in my top 5 places to dive. I just ended up being invited. I like big animals, Puerto Gallera had great visibility, lots of small and macro stuff but not interesting to me. They have whale sharks in Cebu/Donsol, but folks don't recommend going there as they feed the whale sharks, and it is nothing but a big tourist gig.
Good: cheap to get there, once you are there it is cheap to stay, eat and dive. Good visibility, easy diving conditions. Most folks speak English.
Cons: Many of the good diving sites hard to get to. Very few large animals
Websites Captian Greggs   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving mexico, east and west coast, Eastern Pacific Galapagos to British Columbia, South Pacific, Africa
Closest Airport manilla Getting There cheap flights to Manilla from sfo 550.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-200 Ft/ 15-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions time and depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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