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Dive Review of Sangat Island/Sangat Island + Cashe Grove in
Philippines/Busuanga Coron

Sangat Island/Sangat Island + Cashe Grove, May, 2014,

by Mike-y, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 7599.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worlwide
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 28 to 31 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 40 m max. and no deco dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
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 N/A
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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Coron Sangat Island + Cashew Grove, Busuanga, Phillippines

The Philippines had suffered heavily in last years taifun, so I thought it a good idea to support the tourism with a diving vacation this year. The “other Truk” = Coron had for a while already been on my mind, as I love wreck diving and a bit of penetration there, plus Apo Reef is not too far away, another tempting spot. On the dive show “Boot” in Duesseldorf Germany I met Dugong Divers, who talked me into one week at Sangat Island near Coron for the wrecks, one week on the other side of Busuanga for the chance to see Dungongs and trips to Apo. I couldn´t find direct flights to Manila from Europe, so for the first time I went with China Southern via Guangzhou near Honkong. The domestic flight I chose with Cebu Pacific. I learned later, this airline in Europe is on a black list and not allowed to fly into, as the maintenance of their planes could not meet European standards. Paris – Guangzhow took aproximatlly 11 h, another 2.5 h got me into Manila. From international I had to take a shuttle to the domestic airport, which is no fun at all. Manila airport is hell, organization and management nil. A whole group of tourist were waiting for ¾ h for the shuttle bus. Some employees directing traffic definitely saw us waiting, I guess no one decided to do something . A small bus came, everyone had huge luggage, we tried to squeeze in but not all managed to join that trip. Why not send a bigger bus?! At the domestic airport it got worse, crowds everywhere, the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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