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Dive Review of La Laguna Beach Resort in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

La Laguna Beach Resort, Jan, 2003,

by Douglas Hansen, CA, USA . Report 597.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Hawaii, Bonaire, Curacao, Florida Keys, Fiji, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 77 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 55 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments No accomodations for cameras on the boats.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving was very good. The corals in this area seem to be in very good shape, although there were very few big fish. The dive operators in this area seem to be very protective of the local reefs, and it shows. Our dive guide, Leo, tried very hard to point out critters that we were interested in. Diving is from Bancas, which takes a little getting used to. Our night dives were in Sabang Bay, which were muck dives. We saw spanish dancers, eels, a variety of nudibranchs, and a frogfish during the night dives. Nitrox was available and reasonable ($6 per tank). The accomodations were inexpensive, but small; we upgraded to the largest room available. Cleaning was not as thorough as we would have liked. The food in the on-site restaurant was good and inexpensive. Overall, a fairly inexpensive dive vacation with better than average diving.
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