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Artistic Diving Resort

Punta Ballo, Sipalay, Negros Occidental 6113 , Philippines
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58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artistic diving is a small family run dive resort. Located around a four hour drive from Bacolod it doesn't have all of the fancy hotel trimmings you might expect in higher starred hotels, but what it does have is good staff, basic but clean room almost immediate access to the beach and plenty of dive sites to explore. My wife... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I am surprised to find such an amazing site with beautiful amenities here in Sipalay. I really had a great time! I love walking at the beach and enjoy the quietness of it all. The people around the area are so friendly and nice too.

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2 Thank Denisse Y
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Laid Back , clean rooms and affordable has a dive shop as well . Diving was surprisingly nice . The food service was kind of slow but i know if its because its off season . The staff were courteous and friendly . The beach is good but you can tell some general clean up might be needed to make... More 

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4 Thank Jenniffer E
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Thank you so much to Artistic Dive Resort Team! We stayed 5 days in this resort with my friends. The whole team is nice and helpful. Roggie was my dive master, he is a very nice and funny guy. Thanks to him we discovered a bit of the locals life. A big Thank You to Angela who prepared my birthday... More 

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2 Thank Marcy L
Lac La Biche, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed for 9 nights. We could have stayed forever but had to go. There is nothing to find fault with. Great value at a place that has great diving/snorkelling, great food, beautiful pool, big AC rooms with private balconies and the nicest staff you could imagine. As well, the local community of Sipalay and surrounding baranguays were friendly and... More 

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2 Thank LLB123go
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Artistic Diving Resort. At first we were a bit disappointed with the location of our room from the beach, but after a good night rest and the fun we had at the beach... You'll forget about your room. We almost stayed all day outside. Everyone enjoyed the kayak and had the best experience snorkeling.... More 

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2 Thank Rhesean
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pros: Beachfront, pool, beach lounges, peaceful and quiet, a swing and a hammock(was reserved for a group though?); beach is good for kids, calm waters and has a long shallow coastline. Starfish to be found nearby. P700.00 gets you a boat ride to an island and snorkeling. Room is clean. Staff are friendly and helpful except for one who gave... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

During a visit to Negros Occidental to visit family members, we decided to go visit the Beach area in Sipalay. We spent the day at Artistic Diving Resort and we were pleasantly surprised. Having just re-certified my scuba diving license, we'll be going back for a week long trip. I am sooo anxious to try out their various European dishes!

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Thank Rod20
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We spent 2 night in the backpacker room, wich was perfect. The hotel is very clean, the food is good and have a reasonable price. But the diving center is more expensive than every where else in the Philippines, the fees of the sanctuary are not included and they didn't tell us. They put to many persons with the same... More 

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4 Thank Benjamin H
Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The place itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff are wonderful. They are all friendly and always greet you. The food was good and the menu varied. We originally contacted them about the pickup service in Bacalod as we were already there. They responded that it cost $125US!!!!!!!! Any taxi in Bacolod will beg to drive you for $35US........ We... More 

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