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Big Apple Dive Resort

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my 5th stay , it works very hard to make your stay an enjoyable one, the diving is fantastic, and the bar and food the best in the area, for a group its fine as they have some good places to chat and sit around the pool, im returning again , so it must be fine

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Apple for years has avoided rectifying ongoing problems 1. Water issues 2. Poor intermittent internet 3..Noise from drunken swimmers at night 4. Old AC units 5.Some. rooms need Reno .....mould etc but on last few visits under a new manager has definitely improved and it's obvious that she is trying.The staff as always is great and the food is... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. New management is working on these problems. A long term plan is being put into place to remedy the problems within our control. Can't change things over night, please bear with us. Thank you again for your review. But on a positive not, the Big Apple has the lowest scuba diving prices in the Philippines.... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After waiting 2 days to get to Sebang because of a Typhoon, was a nice surprise to walk into the Big Apple resort and unwind...Armie was especially helpful making sure I got there ok with the changed travel arrangements due to the Typhoon ! Resort Staff very friendly, Food was excellent and value for money as were the drinks. The... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Big Apple Resort. Glad you had a great time, on your visit bring some of your friends. Take care and see you next time.... More

Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here two times in the past. The rooms I stayed in are very old and not the cleanest. They are, however, moderately priced. I think they have more modern and pricier rooms available as well, but I don't have any experience with those. The pool is decent as is the food. However, overall I just think there... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Big Apple. Yes you are correct, some of the rooms at the front of the resort are a bit older than the new renovated ones towards the back of the resort. For the price, 500 peso fan rooms and 1100 peso air conditioned rooms are a bargain. And... More

Lipa City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here one night due to ferry cancellation. Room price (Deluxe) very affordable but room was in great need of refurbishment. Also if you had a shower the whole bathroom got flooded as there was no shower curtain or separation on the bathroom floor. The pool was too dirty to even consider using. The bright spot should have been... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and apologize for the unsatisfactory issues you mentioned. The Big Apple has a range of different style rooms and prices. You were correct, there are more modern and upgraded rooms to the back of the resort. The rooms closer to the bar and restaurant are the more moderately priced rooms which is reflected in their... More

Puerto Galera, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Diving as always is excellent. The dive shop staff are friendly and responsive and there is now a continuous improvement focus. Good spotters there for the macro shots. As a return diver, always a pleasure - thanks guys!

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and see you at the Big Apple on your next dive trip.... More

Manila, Philippines
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having been a regular to Perto Galera for many years I have nothing but good to say about Big Apple, it might be a bit "tired" in some of the old rooms but I always request the new rooms and it works fine, good service by smily staff and food is as good as it gets on the beach, good... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with the Big Apple, we really appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again. More

Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My buddy and I spent 5 days diving with the Big Apple dive team. Can only say great thinks about Joel, Bunny and the rest of the crew. We were lucky to have great dive conditions, not much current even on the Verde Island day trip. Being the low season, Joel and Bunny were able to let us choose which... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for diving with the Big Apple...we appreciate your business and look forward to diving with you again. More

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Me and buddy joined Big Apple dive center for one day trip to Verde island because they were recommended as guys who organize diving at Verde at cheap price including boat, 2 dives and lunch. It would be wise to take with you warm clothes and towels as it becomes cool under a strong wind and when getting wet from... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. So glad you enjoyed your Verde Island dive trip. It really is one of the best dive sites in the Philippines, in fact, I don't know a better one. We really do try and make your dive experience here at the Big Apple a memorable experience...See you next time and please spread... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Went there recently for a short break and I would go there again. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. After I have heard that they have a 24/7 Restaurant at the beachfront I was a little bit sceptical about the noise factor, but the rooms are in the backyard and you get not bothered at... More

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. Big Apple is exactly as you described, moderately priced, clean, seaside hotel. We give great value for your money from rooms, food, and diving. In fact, the Big Apple Resort has the lowest dive prices in Sabang, check around, it's the lowest. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.... More

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Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
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Number of rooms: 30
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