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Dive Review of Neptune Divers/Maya's Native Retreat in
Philippines/moalboal

Neptune Divers/Maya's Native Retreat, Jul, 2012,

by Craig W. Norris, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6642.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I knew it was risky to travel in the rainy season. But my first stop was not bad. Pescador Island is a good dive. The corals and the tropical fish are pretty decent. But saw very little large fish. Did see a Whale Shark that swam right by us. Dove Pescador twice and did a shore dive called Airplane once. Neptune Diving is a quality outfit. Stayed at Maya's Native Resort as I have found that finding low cost places is easy in Philippines. The beach town of Moalboal where the resorts and dive shops are is pretty bad. But it is a folksy destination and I did enjoy my 2 days there. Diving high season might be much better. There are many dive operations on the beach front. I would recommend diving there as it is good value.
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