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Dive Review of New Wave Divers Boracay/Nigi Nigi Too--station 1 in
Philippines/Bocarcay, Philippines

New Wave Divers Boracay/Nigi Nigi Too--station 1: "Boracay refresher course and dives.", Dec, 2016,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9538.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines
Closest Airport Catalan Getting There there are two different ways to get to Boracay--Fly into the airport at Catalan right next to the island--they just expanded the runway to allow full size jets to land there now or fly into Kalibo and take a 90 minute transfer to Boracay--much cheaper to fly to Kalibo but that may be changing with bigger jets flying now to Catalan.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 5 stars
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Comments Another trip to the Philippines but its been about a year since I last dove. While in Boracay I decided to dive again and picked a dive shop just down from the resort I was staying in--Nigi Nigi Too Resort on Station 1. New Wave Divers came highly recommended on Trip Advisor and being within walking distance from my resort it was a logical choice. I went to the dive shop the night before and talked with them and arranged the refresher course for the next morning with one dive included--$70 us dollars. The shop is very small right on the beach--no pool for training--all training is conducted in the clear water right in front of the resort. My instructor was an American gal from Boston who had been traveling all over SE Asia working in various dive shops. No text book instruction--right to the water and performed some basic OW drills and off we went to dive--not much instruction for $70 but I felt ok doing the dive. Had to walk about 250 yards down the beach with all your equipment (except tank) to get on the large banka boat shared with other dive shops. Tanks were already on the boat and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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