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Dive Review of Cashew Grove in
Philippines/Busuanga Coron

Cashew Grove, May, 2014,

by Mike-y, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7600.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 28 to 31 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 40 m max. no deco dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Next stop then was Cashew Grove on the other side of Busuanga. From the airport it´s a 1 h drive on bumpy dirt roads, where you pass by small villages, see water oxen standing up to their chest in mud with a heron on their back and a beautiful country side with banana cultures, Papaya and rice fields and sometimes catch a view across the smaller islands offshore. Cashew is smaller than Sangat, has some beach cottages of which I got one equipped with AC this time, which I prefer to the fan on the ceiling in such alike climate. There is a small pool, cause at low tide you can´t swim in the sea or you have to walk 50 m through some sea grass and coral field to reach deep water . Again it was the one bigger wreck of the Kyokuzu Maru which brought me here and naturally the Dugongs they promise you to find for you. Dugong Divers has it´s main center on Paradise Island, 30 min away from Cashew but there was a small dive center at my place too. They told me in a short dive briefing right away, maximum depth would be 40 m and I ought to make sure not to get into deco. Most days I was picked up after breakfast for a short ride to Paradise Resort where we took a bigger boat and some more divers hopped on. The first day brought us to the big wreck. Vis was much better here the first day compared to Coron Bay, later it got worse with l ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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