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Dive Review of Solitude Acacia Resort in

Solitude Acacia Resort: "Superb Resort with the Best Photographers Amenities I Have Seen", Jan, 2024,

by Rene Cote, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 12881.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments I traveled to Anilao in January 24 to spend a week filming the small stuff. With the help of Bluewater Dive Travel, I selected Solitude Acacia Resort it had recently gone through a major renovation, reviews looked favorable, and the pictures seemed to be the ideal place for me. To get there I flew in to Manila and the resort arranged van transfer, which took about 2 ½ hours. When I finally arrived at the resort, I was impressed!

The resort complex is attractive, clean and has plentiful ocean views. There is one restaurant and the resort is typically full board. The outside seating area of the restaurant is small, but right at the edge overlooking the ocean, and sunset. The menu was basically the same for lunch and dinner, but they did have specials that changed every few days. I found the food to be tasty, but not over-the-top exquisite; and not a lot of vegetarian options from what I could tell. They had very limited wine (some of which was rather unpleasant), Red Horse beer, and of course San Miguel; the bar offered othe ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Solitude Acacia Resort   Solitude Acacia Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, Morehead City NC, Hawaii, most of the Caribbean including Cuba, Cenotes MX, Sea of Cortez, Socorro, Okinawa, French Polynesia, Komodo Islands, Bali, Raja Ampat, Maldives, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Philippines
Closest Airport MNL Getting There From Manila, private transfer by van to resort - around 2.5 hours

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dive time; we dived nitrox usually less than 60 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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
UW Photo Comments 28 station camera room with 3 electrical outlets per station; and a camera lounge with room to work and large screen TV to display imagess ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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