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Dive Review of Magic Island Resort in
Philippines

Magic Island Resort, Mar, 2011,

by Richard R Kimball, MO, US ( 1 report). Report 5972.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving multiple caribbean locations, Fiji; Hawaii; Australia; Costa Rica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Max depth 120; no time limits but 75 requested
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Converters needed for in room charging

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Great attitude of staff made the entire time enjoyable. The 2 1/2 hour drive to the resort made New York City driving seem tame by comparison. The house reef was a teriffic dive site with lots of wierd "critters" from giant frogfish to ghost pipefish. On dives the guides would find the small stuff with ease, but didn't force anyone to follow their route. The baitball of small fish at Pescador island was fantastic (despite ripping current there).
I plan to return.
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