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Dive Review of Island Adventures Dive center/ Casa Mannis Garden Resort in
Philippines/Panglao Island, Bohol

Island Adventures Dive center/ Casa Mannis Garden Resort: "Bohol and Balicasag Island", Dec, 2017,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10081.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines, Roatan
Closest Airport Tagbilaran Airport Getting There We took the fast ferry from Dumaguete to Bohol. Then a van to Panglao Island--about a 30 minute ride from the port--about $12 US dollars for the van ride. You can fly directly into Bohol on either Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines from Manila--one hour flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive times were given in the briefing--usually 60 minutes. Depth also given but that was more flexible.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No set up on the boat for cameras but enough room to work on your camera ... 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 N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments alAlmost AFirst the hotel--Casa Mannis Gardens--nice rooms for a cheap price--kitchenette--microwave oven, sink, and small fridge--no stove top. The rooms are modern and up to date with split aircon--but ours wasn't working up to par and had a hard time cooling the room. Nice pool. The hotel is a little far from the beach and dive ops--about half a kilometer or a little more--I think next time if I went there I'd pick a place closer to the beach. Manni the owner is around the resort all the time and will take care of you. Dive Adventure dive center is a really smal ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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