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Dive Review of Crystal Blue Resort/Crystal Blue in
Philippines/Anilao

Crystal Blue Resort/Crystal Blue: "Crystal Blue, Anilao, Philippines", Oct, 2015,

by Anne Warburton, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8569 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments After a 14 hour flight from LAX to Manila direct we drove about 2 and 1/2 hours to the resort built on the side of a hill. My nice room was at the very top so I had a wonderful view over the water but had 97 steps to climb 3 times a day and half that another 3-4 timss. The camera room near the lowest level was a wonderful space with room for 15-20 people with their cameras. Each space had a towel laid out with a separate light and electrical outlets. The room was locked at 6pm every night. The area for suiting up was spacious and had assigned areas for the 3 boats that went out every day. Wetsuits, booties and all dive gear was hung up to dry in that assigned area. The DMs took care of the BCs and flippers for every dive, setting up and dismantling. It seemed as though the dog that was tied up there every day took care of safeguarding the equipment at night. The Dms were very good and found whatever one wanted to see - all small critters - many different nudibranchs, octopus, giant and small frogfish, giant clams, etc. We did two dives from the boat in the am and then one in the afternoon. Night dives were available as were fourth dives in the afternoon. All equipment and weights were lifted from the divers by the help on the boat. The divers then climbed the ladder to get on board. Food at the resort was very good with a buffet served every meal. The selections at all meals were excellent. There was a small boutique at the resort which carried a nice variety of souvenirs.
Websites Crystal Blue Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Indonesia, Caribbean, Mexico, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Vietnam
Closest Airport Manila Getting There LAX direct to Manila

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up with 500 psi or about 70-75 minutes..
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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