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Dive Review of Evolution Dive Resort in
Philippines/Malapascua

Evolution Dive Resort: "Persistence pays for threshers at Malapascua", Feb, 2018,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10144.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia/Bali, Cocos, Cozumel, Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan.
Closest Airport Cebu City, Cebu Getting There Daily direct flights from Manila & some Asian cities to Cebu City, then a 4 hour drive/bus trip to Maya, then 25 minute boat ride to Malapascua.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 25 to 26 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions The usual restrictions - no deco diving, commence ascent at 70 bar, no solo diving, generally all enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 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 No Camera rinse facilities on the boats that I can recall ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Malapascua isn't the easiest dive destination to reach (see "How to get there" field). The drive from Cebu City is pleasant enough once Cebu's urban area is cleared. Be aware Philippino driving habits will differ from those in your home country!! Malapascua Diving - the good: "Bugtong Batu" is an excellent local dive site, a sea mount with very rich marine life, many species of clownfish & good small critters including a snowflake eel. I loved this site but was told it can be current prone. I also dove the wreck "Dona Marilyn", not huge fish life but quite a large, impressive wreck ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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