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Dive Review of Diver Dream/Sabang Inn in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Diver Dream/Sabang Inn: "Sabang bay diving", May, 2016,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 51 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8941.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments There was no real bad; the sea was slightly chilly once at 28 deg.C.
The other bad was forgetting to pack or bring 10ppm colloidal silver which is good for eye, ear or stomach infection.
The good: not crowded; never more than 6 divers for ea. of 2 dive masters; the students had their own instructor instead of a DM; there was no shark seen; but, there were turtles and a sting ray; a master diver got to dive by himself; lots of nudibranchs besides the common chromodoris; a baby cuttle fish was photographed; a sea anemone had 3 baby, small orangutan crabs; some small critters;
there were some sea horses-- black,spotted, white, etc. A previous owner ( Thierry) is moving to Anilao where there is no night life; his photos were very good as usual. There is a new cafe, Rosie, where the good Filipino food is even cheaper than The Sabang restaurant. For those on a budget, the Atlantis would cost ~ 3 x the cost of lodging, diving and food at the Sabang Inn; return divers pay 900 peso per tank, whereas , next door, cost is 1200 peso and at Atlantis (~ $40 USD or 1840 peso).

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving SE Asia, Hawaii, Caribbean, Palau, Yap, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Indonesia, St. Croix, etc.
Closest Airport Manila Getting There taxi to bus terminal; bus to Batangas port; ferry to Sabang

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 27-29°C / 81-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions there were no real restrictions; Stephon, master diver once showed me his computer of 40M depth and 65 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments never got bucket of water for cameras since rides were short
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