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Dive Review of Halo Dive Resort in

Halo Dive Resort: "Excellent Choice for an Anilao Resort", Dec, 2014,

by Lynn Phillips, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8082.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Almost everywhere
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Non Stop from LAX on Philippine Airlines is the best choice.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 40 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Just air and/or computer limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 Even though there isn't a camera room, it's easy to take your camera to your room and set it up on your "informally set up camera area". If you li ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments For macro muck divers and photographers, Anilao is iconic. It rivals Lembeh and Ambon and is so much easier to get to (non-stop from LAX to Manila on Philippine Airlines arrives around 5:00 am and departs at 9:00 pm--so you can dive the whole day you arrive, if you like and all of your last dive day). It's a 2 1/2 to 4 hour drive from Manila airport to the resort, depending on traffic. The resort accommodated my early check-in and check out; but I'm sure this has to do with how full they are. But they would make you comfortable, give you a temporary place to put your things, and help you dive even if your own room wasn't available until the usual time.

Halo Dive Resort is a small, boutique resort which doesn't require trekking up and down 60-100 steps from your room to any of the facilities, something difficult to find in Anilao. Halo has about 10 rooms and from the well located ones it is only 12 steps to the dining area and another 13 to the dive area. They are good, wide, cement steps with very good hand railings.

If you don't stay in the lobby rooms or the big penthouse at the top near the street, you can avail yourself o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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