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Dive Review of Solana Resort in
Philippines/Analoa, Batangas

Solana Resort, Feb, 2013,

by Peter Sterman, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 7297.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Very enjoyable resort - great service (I was the only guest on two of the three days) - table was always waiting for me for all three meals (included in hotel). Very comfortable beach cottage, with great A/C!

The hotel brings in divemasters for divers - private contractors I suppose - it's not really a dive operation, but there is a dive shack just steps away from the beach cottages.

Was the only diver, so just dove with the divemaster for all three days. Have dove with big animals and tropicals, plenty of sharks and rays - this was my first muck/critter diving - lots of fun and cool animals, from pygmy seahorses to multiple colors of frogfish, to mantis shrimp, ribbon eels...could go on. I would go back and stay at the same resort.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, GBR, Palau, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Caribbean, California, Cozumel, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Vanuatu
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-75 Ft/ 5-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None - just went with divemaster - just two of us on all dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments just a day boat (had the boat to myself for the three days). No camera facilities - just had camera on the boat deck, rinsed when got back to hotel after two dives.
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