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Dive Review of Sea Explorers Philippines/Pura Vida Resort in
Philippines/Dauin

Sea Explorers Philippines/Pura Vida Resort: "Diving diversity at Dauin (Pura Vida Resort / Sea Explorers)", Feb, 2018,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10150.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia/Bali, Cocos, Cozumel, Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan.
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Direct flights from Manila & Cebu City, then 40 minute drive to Dauin

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 25 to 26 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 5 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Smallish fresh water rinse tubs on dive boats, didn't check out the facilities at the dive centre. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 1 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My first visit to Dauin was a great experience. My beachfront bungalow at Pura Vida was well furnished in a pleasant, well-maintained garden setting.
Restaurant food (in an outdoor dining area) was reasonable quality although service was a little slow at times. Free access to a local gym for Pura Vida guests was a bonus.
The diving operation is run by a separate business (Sea Explorers), who bill separately to the resort itself. The gear storage area was close to the beach departure/arrival point for dive boats, & staff were highly organised in moving diverís gear crates on/off the dive boats from the storage area. Boats crews were very helpful in donning gear & assisting divers into/out of the water. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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