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Dive Review of Sabang Inn in
Philippines/Sabang/ Puerto Galera

Sabang Inn, May, 2013,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 53 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 6991.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments the good: the most jolly diver (ever, in my 24 yr. of diving) was Koni ( from Lucerne, Switzerland);he was very over-obese but stayed under greater than 1 hr./ dive and dived 3 to 4 dives / day; e.g., he wanted to stay at a beach after one 1st dive of a day; the reason was
he wanted to play Adam and Eve.; the boat was fast (no slow 45 min. to Verde island)
the dives were good to very good for photographing critters;there were no sharks in Sabang bay; the divers were friendly; there were no bad events; the dives were well organized-- where possible, new divers were in a separate group from experienced divers; the dives were~ 1 hr. long or longer.
the bad: there was not always snacks but there was something to drink after dives; there was no over nor under crowding of divers.

wish I had known: the new owner ( Thierry) had better organized the diving operation; I should have stayed longer than 1 week; there were more dive sites than Polaris resort and Alona/ Balicasang combined; the resort workers were kind and polite-- so I should have brought more tip money; the DM (Jhoundry) was more than 10 yr. experienced) so there was no problems like the 3 divers from NCUP divers had at Anilao.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Hawaii, caribbean, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions usually, 1 hr., any depth; usually follow the DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments too short boat ride for bucket of water; no bucket for 17 min. ride to Verde island
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