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Portulano Dive Resort

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Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jambi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all...I am missing Portulano already LOL. I still can't believe...only with about 2.5 hours-3 hours drive from the capital, there is a "paradise". I might say that this is one of the best diving trips ever and the next time I decide to have a vacation in Philippines, Portulano will definitely be one of the top choices. Just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An isolated diving resort, 2hrs from Manila by car & requires access by boat. Easily organised by the resort. The accommodation itself has basic amenities, but very clean & well looked after. They are environmentally conscious which is a big plus. The beds are comfortable and water views are breathtaking from every room. I'm not a diver, but free dived... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Randomly decided to go back to the Philippines again for a dive trip and Batangas popped into picture. Situated 2 hours away from Manila (and coupled with cheap promo fares from Cebu Pacific). I made a impromptu booking for a room at Portulano. The place was simple but well kept and cosy. Love my room that was right at the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at thie resort in Aril. 2014. It was lovely resort to relax before and after diving.I stayed at seaview studio room and it was cozy and clean. Located in isolated side of island, karaoke or drunken tourists didn't bother me. All resort and diving stuff were very nice and friendly with smile. And scubadiving was AWESOME!! Divemaster knew... More 

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Indonesia
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back around 2 days ago from Manila. Me, my brother and our friend had great time in Batangas with 10 dives in 4 days and ate too much deserts from the resort. We really planned this scuba diving trip for around 8 months and the email just back and forth around that time. The response was quick so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We decided to take our kids back to the Philippines where we lived 10 years ago, and take them to our favorite dive spot on Luzon. You never know what happens with a resort over such a long period but the owners are a couple of fantastic people with a passion for scuba diving. Our experience was even better than... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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23 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I decided to book a dive trip with some friends from work, we had a mix of experienced, new, and non divers and ended up with a total of 8 in the group with 5 rooms. We arranged everything with the resort including transportation from Manila in a "12 seater" van which barley fit the 8 of us despite their... More 

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diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this review

THE HOUSEREEF IS KNOWN AS A DIVETRAINING SITE. I strongly disagree with the conclusion that it is not an ideal area for beginner divers, many dive instructors with experience in the Batangas/Anilao area would agree with me. One primary reason is that there are less currents in the area and it is a cove making it calmer than most areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My sister, cousins and friends visited Portulano over Christmas last year (sorry for the delayed review), and we loved it. It was quiet, just us and one other family doing their open water course. We were in 2 rooms, and both were facing the sea. And when I say facing the sea, that means one entire side of the rectangular... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We live in Manila and have gone to Portulano for the weekend several times now. Good value for money. Excellent dive shop and dive sites. Hospitable people and a beautiful, blue ocean view. Highly recommend this place to travelers and residents alike.

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Ahmadi, Kuwait
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I wanted to try the intro to scuba in batangas since thats the nearest to manila and based on the reviews here decided to of course choose Portulano. And they did not dissappoint at all. The owners, Carmela and Arnel are both very accomodating. The staff are friendly. The view from our room are spectacular. The room... More 

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Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Address: Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
Portulano Dive Resort Batangas/Bauan, Philippines

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