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Dive Review of Sea Explorers Philippines/Sea Explorers Malapascua, Cabilao, in
Philippines/Malapascua, Cabilao, Dauin

Sea Explorers Philippines/Sea Explorers Malapascua, Cabilao, : "Great Dive Trip to 3 different locations Pre-Covid Shutdown", Jan, 2020,

by Claire Rausch, HI, US ( 1 report). Report 11771.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My dive buddy and I had decided we wanted to go to a couple different islands in the Visayas area of the Philippine Islands. We used the Sea Explorers Service as they offered resorts/dive shops in the areas we were interested in diving and they took care of all the transport arrangements for between islands/and resorts. This was probably a little bit more expensive overall (money well-spent tho'), but a lot easier and comfortable, plus we didn't have to figure out transport modes/time schedules, etc.. We were very pleased with how organized and easy our travel between resorts/island was thanks to Sea Explorers. All we had to do was let them know when we were arriving at the Cebu Airport and where/when we wanted to go and how long we wanted to stay (about a week at each of the three places.)
First stop - Malapascua I ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Sea Explorers Philippines   Sea Explorers Malapascua, Cabilao,

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Fiji, Palau, Marshall Islands, Pohphei, Kosrae, Saipan, Rota, Tinian, Guam, Egypt, Philippine Islands, Bali, Komodo Nat'l Park, Borneo
Closest Airport Cebu Int'l Airport, Mactan Getting There Fly to Manila and onto the island of Cebu

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 0-°F / -18-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Usually surfaced after one hour or if a small group, when down to 500 lbs of air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
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 There is never a problem with having plenty of underwater flora and fauna to photograph/video in the Philippines. I had one great dive getting video of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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