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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort in
Philippines/Anilao

Crystal Blue Resort: "Great Macro Shots - Anilao", Nov, 2013,

by Mr Franklin Mah, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7934.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Crystal Blue Resort arranged for boats, crew and divermasters to accommodate the small group there focused on UW photos. We had the same boat, crew and divermaster with a group of 4. It was good because they learned our abilities and tendencies. Of course, they found all the small critters we could never have found on our own and gave use the opportunities to photograph them.

They offered 4 dives per day but it could be pretty dark when the last one is finished. Most dive spots less than 30 minutes away. Only a handful with stronger current.

Accommodations were nice. No TV. Wifi access in dining area. Buffet for meals, good variety of food. Facility is out of town and nothing else to do but dive. Hard to even leave the facilities.
Websites Crystal Blue Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Grand Cayman, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Philippines
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Flight to Manila Airport for overnite in Manila and arranged transfer to Anilao

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The room devoted to underwater photo equipment is the best I have seen. Each bay had space to work on photo equipment, including charging batteries and storing equipment.
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