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Dive Review of Sea Explorers/Amorita in
Philippines/Alona, Panglao

Sea Explorers/Amorita, May, 2013,

by David Dornbusch, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7002 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Excellent for macro life. Abundance of numerous, small and unusual critters I had not seen anywhere else. Muck diving near the resort yielded sightings of ornate and robust ghost pipe fish, many frogfish of various colors and sizes, a wide variety of splendid nudibranchs, octopus, cuttlefish (including flamboyant), seahorses, pipefish, kraits, morays, various lionfish, garden eels, variety of tiny crabs and shrimp that would take a page to name, crocodile fish, and mandarin fish spawning on an evening dive.

At Balicasag Island, a half hour trip away, more of the same, plus anemone of various colors and anemone fish, turtles, many large schools, especially jacks and reef fish. Very healthy hard and soft corals.

The resort has beautiful accommodations, excellent food, and the friendliest staff I've experienced anywhere. May was a perfect time to visit, following the windy season, when the sea can be choppy, and before the rainy season. Sea temperature was 83-85 F., a 3 mm wetsuit all that's needed. Although we brought our own gear, they rent top quality equipment.
Websites Sea Explorers   Amorita

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Red Sea, Tonga, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Tahiti, Borneo, Hawaii, Belize, Cozumel, Roatan, Caymans, British Virgins, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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