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Dive Review of Marco Vincent in
Philippines/Puerto Galera, White Beach

Marco Vincent: "Best trip ever. Best People ever.", Oct, 2019,

by Theodore C Recupero, UT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 11186.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 I was met and greeted by name (Mr. Ted)at the Manila airport by resort personnel, taken to the ferry in Batangas (two hour drive), handed off to another resort rep who put me on the ferry (a two hour trip), met again at the dock and driven to the resort, maybe a ten minute drive.
The resort is a shining jewel. Everything there is clean, tidy, orderly. It is as nice as any western resort I have seen. The pool and courtyard area is spotless and gorgeous.
I was met and greeted by name in the very nice lobby of the resort. They gave me an orientation on the resort and showed me to my room. I did not carry my own luggage, as I didn't want an argument.
There was a crate outside my room for my dive gear. That was the last time I handled it.
My room was spotless clean, had a 32" tv w plenty of channels, AC unit that was more than adequate, small fridge filled with water, large comfortable bed w spotless soft white sheets, safe, table and two chairs. The bathroom was spotless w a large shower area w plenty ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Marco Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, Roatan, Bonaire, Philippines, Florida springs, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Wrecks, Colorado River impoundments, Missouri impoundments, mountain lakes, Great Lakes, California coast, Tahoe, Desert springs.
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Philippines Airline. Best flight ever. I'm 6' tall and 240. I was comfortable in economy.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 78-85°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Guided dives. Well guided dives, not dictatorial.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was no shortage of opportunities for taking pictures or video. The boat has a large dry salon nicely s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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