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Dive Review of Evolution Dive Resort in
Philippines/Malapasqua

Evolution Dive Resort: "Great Macro Encounters with Threshers, too.", Aug, 2019,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 77 reports with 41 Helpful votes). Report 10998 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments EVOLUTION REVIEW

The last stop on my month-long odyssey in the Philippines was the Evolution Dive Resort on Malapascua Island. I arranged for a private transfer from Mactan, Cebu up to Malapascua, which took about 3 hours in a van then a 40-minute boat ride from the port of Maya out to the island. There are no ATMís on the island and many stores/shops only take cash in Filipino currency.

Evolution Resort is one of the nicer resorts on Malapascua along with Exotic Resort, next door. All the dive operations here feature thresher shark diving at Monad Shoal. The Evolution Resort can accommodate about 42 divers. It was about 1/3rd full when I was there.

I had a fairly large ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport Cebu Getting There Best to fly direct to Cebu avoiding Manila. About a 4 hour transfer from airport to Malapasqua

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35-75 Ft/ 11-23 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The crew was always helpful and careful when handling camera gear. No rinse tank on boat but ri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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