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Dive Review of Padre Burgos in
Philippines/Padre Burgos

Padre Burgos: "Untouched part of the world ... fantastic diving", Dec, 2016,

by John Seymour, MU, MU ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9709 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I am a retired PADI dive instructor and film maker. The diving at Padre Burgos rates in my top three dive sites thus far. I am not usually into macro photography but I am hooked after diving here .... incredible variety of corals and tropical fish, nudibranchs, sea snakes, scorpion fish, turtles and the most anemones and clown fish I have ever seen. We had a encounter with whale shark on our first dive.
There was a little current on a few dives but nothing concerning. Dive sites very close in the boat so 2 dives before lunch very easy. Unfortunately no nitrox but that could have changed since we were there.
Interesting night dive (muck dive) .
Dive boat only accommodates 5-6 divers so very easy. We were the only divers at the resort so only 3-4 of us diving at any one time and NO other dive boats except on one occasion in 2 weeks. Because we were the only divers we had incredible freedom on our dives so dive master cruised with us and no pressure.
The resort is extremely comfortable and relaxing. A nice swimming pool and private beach. Delia (wife) does all the cooking and she is fantastic ... she would ask us most days what we would like and cook up some amazing dishes (Asian style). David (husband) often accompanied us on dives and was very helpful in organising our ferry transfers etc.
Great value for money ... absolutely will do this again.
All staff very friendly and helpful.
Websites Padre Burgos   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Australia, Mauritius, Mexico Playa del Carmen & Cozumel, Sea of Cortez, Belize, Palau, Solomon Islands.
Closest Airport Cebu or Tacloban Getting There Singapore-Cebu-Hilongos-transfer or Manila-Tacloban-transfer

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 24-26°C / 75-79°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 M / 66-131 Ft

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Boat not large so with 5-6 divers on board you need to be mindful of you camera gear. No rinse tubs on board but dive sites only 1/2 hr - 3/4 hr away. Good tubs at dive hut on your return.
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