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Dive Review of Cooper's Beach Resort in
Philippines/Honda Bay, Palawan

Cooper's Beach Resort: "Pretty Good Diving in Honda Bay!", May, 2016,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9417.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Philippines: Southern Visayas and Tubbataha, Micronesia, Fiji, Egyptian Red Sea, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, etc.
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There Philippines Airlines Honolulu to Manila, smaller flight to Puerto Princesa. Good flights!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 29 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 5 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive times were to be 1 hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The set up for photographers was very basic. A dedicated rinse tank and ... 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 3 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 We liked many things about Cooper's. The transfers from the airport and to the hotel in Puerto Princesa were nice, in an A/C van. They have comfortable rooms, quite good diving, and a pool table we had pretty much to ourselves. We played a LOT of pool! We wanted to do a lot of diving here before we got on the Philippine Siren bound for Tubbataha, but we only got to dive twice on our first day (election day so workers needed time to vote), three times our second day and once on the day of embarkation for Tubbataha. We were disappointed that only morning dives were offered, but we made the best of it with some beers, the pool, and the pool table. The pool water was quite warm and not very refreshing but we went in anyway.

Our second night at Cooper's Beach Resort was the same night as the presidential election when Duterte was elected. That was a little scary. The owners of the resort were intensely involved and while understandable, it put us on edge and made me worry for our own safety. D ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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