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Dive Review of Frontier Scuba/Ark Bayz in
Philippines/Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera

Frontier Scuba/Ark Bayz: "Sabang Beach Diving, Puerto Galera", Feb, 2018,

by Andrew Robbins, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 10278.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
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 It is a bit of “planes, trains, and automobiles” to get to the tiny village of Sabang Beach, but will worth the effort. The town exists for scuba diving. There are over 40 dive operations, catering to various nationalities.

Frontier Scuba was a first rate operation. Making plans via email was simple, with quick responses. The shop was also able to make transport and hotel plans. They met us at the dock and transported our gear to the shop and our bags to the hotel. The dive shop was a two minute walk from the hotel.

We were paired with other divers of similar experience, while new divers we on other boats. Our dive master, Ton, was excellent. Almost all dive sites are a 5-10 minute boat ride from the dive shop. The only exceptions are Manila Channel (30 minutes) and Verde Island (1.5 hours). Single tank dives, with departures at 9:00, 11:00, and 2:00. Times can be flexible. Verde Island is a two-tank dive that departs at 9:00.

Coral is very healthy. Dozens of nudibranchs on every dive. Lots of smaller fish, including many frog fish. Verde Island is absolutely worth the extra time.
Websites Frontier Scuba   Ark Bayz

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagos, Thailand,
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Two hour drive from Manila, followed by one hour boat. Dive shop made all arrangements.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 50 minute dive time. Max depth 100 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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