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Dive Review of the dive shop operated by the resort. in
Philippines

the dive shop operated by the resort.: "Good.", Jun, 2014,

by Andrew Colin Thompson, Singapore, SG (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7936.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We visited all the dive sites during our dive vacation there. All the sites are wall dives except for one site. These dive sites are mainly for macro dives. Though, occasionally you do see some schools of barracudas and others. The hard and soft corals, beautiful, no damage or bleaching as compared to diving in Phuket, Thailand or in West Malaysia. The dive guides were truly hard working. They made all the effort to point to us the small stuff. For new divers, do take note... you may encounter mild down currents in most of the dive sites. I was told that the best time to dive around these places is from Dec to Apr. We went there in June yet not too bad but not much divers during this season. Where we stayed, to go to town, partying and/or shopping is quite a distance. You will need to book for transport. You will have to give some considerable thought to choose your stay if you like the night life. As for food, sad to say, [our personal opinions,] Lousy!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Mactan Cebu International Airport Getting There Major airlines fly there.[no problems with flights to get there.]

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 24-28°F / -4--2°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Max 30m.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Setting up of UWP gear is not a problem because they have large open area to set up.
No problem too about walking distance from the dive shop to the boat. They set up your dive gear for you. However, due to the types of boats used in the Philippines for diving, there is no facilities for your to soak and/or rinse your UWP gear after your dives.
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