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Dive Review of Mermaid Divers in
Philippines/Puerto Galera/Sabang

Mermaid Divers: "A nice hotel with great diving!", Jul, 2018,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10373 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Fly into Manila, take a bus or private transport to Batangas and then an hour long ferry to Sabang. Private transport available from Mermaid for a price.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They are divemaster led dives, but they are pretty liberal and based on the ability of the divers participating.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are no rinse facilities on the small boats, but there is a separate, large ri ... 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 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
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Comments This was my third trip to Mermaid Resort/Divers. The hotel is just at the edge of town and away from a lot of the noise from the bustling activity. The rooms are comfortable and the hotel is well kept. There is a restaurant on site and it is very good. The diving is conducted from their small shop a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By report author: ROBERT PECORARO in HI, US at Jul 29, 2018 12:20 EST  
FROM THE AUTHOR. ...Please note that although this report was written in July 2018, the trip took place in April 2018. I missed changing that when I was filing the report. The difference in weather between April and July can definitely impact a dive trip.
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