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Dive Review of Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort. in

Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort.: "Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort", Jun, 2014,

by John C Crossley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 7946.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I dive at the Mantangale Resort each year because its a great value, with excellent service and very good diving. Overall it's one of the very best values I've seen in my 26 years of diving. The resort has basic but clean comfortable rooms with AC and TV. The menu is quite varied and breakfasts are included with the price of a room. On dive days, a packed lunch or a restaurant lunch is part of the dive package. The resort has beautiful grounds with a pool overlooking the sea, an orchid garden, children's playground, billiards, and other amenities. My favorite dive site, "The Springs" is like a one acre open bowl with beautiful soft corals that rival any dive destination I've seen, including Fiji. Other sites have the usual tropical fish with a good mix of macro critters mixed in. These include pygmy seahorses, coral crabs, orangutan crabs, frogfish, nudibranchs, gobies, anemone fish, porcelain crabs, and mandarin fish on night dives. They have a new V hull dive boat that is spacious with shade, camera rinse tank, and a marine head. Sometimes, on the three tank dive days crossing over to different islands near Camiguin Island, we see schools of dolphins, but I've not seen them underwater. I also missed the whale shark that hung around Mantangale for three days in May. Those all day trips typically include walls with 80-100 ft. vis, turtles, and a school of jacks. One of the best features of the dive operation is the free nitrox. Dive trips typically aren't very crowded, so the main dive guide, resort manager Dodong Uy gives excellent individual attention and is an excellent critter spotter.
Websites Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort.   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Truk, Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Red Sea, Lembeh, Bali, Galapagos, Florida, Caymans, Bonaire, & others
Closest Airport Cagayan de Oro Getting There Fly to Manila or Cebu and connect to Cagayan de Oro

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments The resort does not yet have a dedicated camera room, so I charge batteries and clean my camera in my room. The dive shop and dive boat have camera rinse tanks and the crew is very good at assisting with camera care.
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