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Dive Review of Club Paradise Palawan in
Philippines/Dimakya Island, Palawan Island

Club Paradise Palawan, Jan, 2014,

by George Constantino, AK, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7511 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments If you or your partner are looking for a laid back, great diving either before or after high intensity diving in the Philippines this is your place.

The location, facilities, and staff were beautiful and just what we needed to chase away the winter blues.

We loved our beach front cabin, white sand beaches, 83 degree water, and the 24 hour service. The meals are good (but not gourmet) served buffet style and provide a variety of local and seafood dishes. We loved the made to order pancakes, waffles, and egg dishes every morning. A three piece combo serenades dinners during dinner.

The whole place has a nice feel to it and there were many families and couples there during the week we were here. The staff loved kids and provided day care for couples that wanted some diving or a romantic afternoon on one of the drop off beaches nearby.

The dive staff are well trained, very experienced, and safety conscious. They take great care of you and go out of their way to facilitate a best dive possible every time. A dive master is always available to assist you in exploring the house reef. They take one 2 tank dive each day to local wrecks and/or great reefs nearby. DI Chris give my wife a top notch refresher course and check out dive and ensured that we had everything just right. DM Marvin was ever helpful to point out the coolest stuff during each dive and gentle in helping my wife get out of her BCD and onto the boat.

Their rental equipment is first rate.

Unfortunately the house reef took a big hit from the November 2014 typhoon but the diving at the nearby wrecks and reefs was excellent. We were blown away by the health of the staghorn & soft corals, as well as, the abundance of anemone and reef fish. We honestly felt like we were diving with the cast of Nemo every day. Diving the Kyokuzan Maru, a Japanese WWII ship bombed and sunk September 24, 1944 was a real treat for us - great corals, schooling fish, and easy and safe penetrations into the cargo and pilot house areas.

While Club Paradise is not a "dive, dive, dive!" the diving is very romantic resort couple and a great place to get your diving groove back. If we ever return to the Philippines we'll make our first stop Club Paradise.
Websites Club Paradise Palawan   Club Paradise Palawan

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Alaska, California, Mexico, Georgia, Florida, Bahamas, Caymens
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must dive with a dive master; use and honor dive computer, 50-60 minute bottom time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments We're not photographers but we didn't see a special area on shore for camera care but they had separate buckets for cameras on the boats and they carefully handle cameras to and back from the photographers on the boat.
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