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Metro Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It is difficult to write a review about this place, because it is not a bad place but it does not have anything specially that to highlight. The worst is to get there. Very complicated, specially during the evening / night. Then, you can not do anything there, just sleep and diving, but it is clear that you are not... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Everything was fabulous! The dive area was well thought out, and we never had to touch our tanks/regs/bcs, they were cleaned every night. Nitrox tanks were measured twice a day after the dives, so tanks were always ready. The boats were great, easy to get into, shaded, and one guide to every 3-4 people to point out the small stuff.... More 

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Thank Jeanne L
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Crystal Blue is a comfortable resort, with nice meals and great service. The dive guides are great, the look after getting your gear on and off the boats and wash it at the end of the day. Most dive sites are under 20 mins boat trip from the resort and the macro life is unbelievable. The home reef - just... More 

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Thank James R
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This was my 4 trip to Crystal Blue and I will go back. Excellent dive resort, with a 4 to 1 ratio of divers to guide. The food is excellent. It is clean and well maintained. It seems that every time I go there they have made improvements. Anilao is world class muck diving and Crystal Blue is simply the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

OK, we stayed with the folks at CBR as part of Slugfest 2016. This was a Nudibranch jamboree like no other!! If you are a photographer and into Nudibranchs you should attend this event next time or heck, just go stay at CBR and Mike will turn it into a slugfest for sure!!! This is the place to go bring... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My dive buddy and I just returned from a 10 day dive trip at the Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao, Philippines. We both agreed that it was one of our best. The resort is situated on a hillside going down the water. It is built vertically rather than spread out flat. There are a good number of stairs to negotiate... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I have a hard time believing that anyone to comes to Anilao for something other than diving. Resort has basic rooms. Diving offered varied locations and things to see. The resort is set up for dive photography groups. Unfortunately we were without water in our room for most of a 24 hour period. We were the only ones left at... More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

food improves everytime we come here, thanks to the Chefs that are willing to pick up new recipes from visiting guests!. love the mini fridge that is available 24/7 - Beer is cheap too! Dive boats and DM are one of the best Anilao could offer, and yes they do carry your camera for you. oh.. they do have a... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review Desmond, were all happy you enjoyed yourself while visiting.. More 

Hong Kong
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83 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We spent nearly a week here and mostly enjoyed the time with some exceptions. Family room was fine and the staff were happy to adjust the bed layout to suit our needs. The beds are ok; really just foam mattresses. A/C wall units worked fine and kept us cool although the weather was not so hot. We were out of... More 

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2 Thank SkipG
Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue Resort, responded to this review

"Dive gear was a bit disappointing. They changed my BCD 3 times over the 5 days of diving and all were relatively old equipment. None included depth gages" Thank you for making this statement and to answer i can say, we now have brand new gear. Im sorry you were hear before the new gear arrived but we had it... More 

Santa Monica, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This resort was great for photographers. We went with a group and the facilities for photography were spacious. Each photographer had plenty of room, plugs etc. The dive opperation was amazing. Organized and helpful. The dive guides were great at finding everything on our must see list. We saw over 30 species of nudibranchs, frog fish, sea horses, crabs, shrimp,... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and making such an honest review. Good News! we finally have a Real, high speed internet connection. We have been trying for longer then i care to share at getting the gear and it finally came through. The Internet in the area a systemic issue more then a resort problem. Its impossible to get... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Blue is a year round dive resort in Anilao, Philippines. Our resort is focused on providing a superb platform for the professional or budding underwater photographer and divers. Our Camera facility, rinse tanks and dive decks are designed for organization, in a relaxed atmosphere. Our chef is waiting to create something wonderful to eat while discussing the days adventures. Our rooms are all AC and have wonderful views. We want your trip experience to be memorable and not break the bank, so while we provide all of these great amenities and more we do so at a value. The Philippines are a very special place and Crystal Blue would like to invite you to experience the one-of-a-kind hospitality that we are known for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crystal Blue Resort

Address: Anilao, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
Price Range: $116 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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