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Blue Ribbon Dive Resort

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Makati, Philippines
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food in the restaurant and bar with a wide international selection. Menus in English, Chinese and Korean. 14 AC cottages and swimming pool for diver training. Superb dive facilities and multi national dive instructors. Live music on Friday and Saturday

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Thank Kelvin B
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin Thanks for staying with us, I'm glad you had a great time. Thank you for putting time in to write us a review. Jon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Blue ribbon is a great place to go diving in PG. It is away from the main town and bars so it is much more relaxing. The diving is good. The dive master are very knowledgable of the dive sites. My only criticism was that I went on a crowded dive which wasn't so great. Too many people. If you... More 

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2 Thank Duane R
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Duane Thank you for your stay with us and thank you very much for giving your time to write a review. We do try out best to keep the Divemaster ratio to diver low, but during our peak times of year this can become very difficult. Chinese New Year and New Year in general are extremely busy, and often... More 

Kaohsiung
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Amazing people! The resort and dive staff are great. The food in the restaurant is competitively priced, varied and tastes delicious. The resort is quiet but close enough to "town" to be convenient. The rooms do need some TLC but are reasonably priced. I missed my bus/boat connection to PG, losing 1 night of my booking and had to stay... More 

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Thank Nick P
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nick Thanks a lot for your review and your kind words. We have been slowly doing small things to the rooms over the last year, changed all the roof's of all the bungalows, and now are looking at fixing some of the insides, getting the lighting a bit better, putting some diving photos us etc. We spent the first... More 

Boracay Island
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Located on the waterfront, the rooms are in need of some love but are value for money. Super friendly staff and experienced divers. Great diving. Food in the restaurant is reasonably priced and tastes great. No need to eat outside. They also take Paypal.

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BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Roxon Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. We know the rooms need a little bit of work and we are always trying to improve things. Hope to see you again soon. Jon More 

Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Two weeks diving and dining at Blue Ribbon. Perfect arrangements for a group of nine people. Fun diving.. and courses like always awesome. Friendly people and good care... You should not miss the BBQ nights at Friday and Saturday... Fresh fish, meat and side dishes.

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1 Thank MaGoettig
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Marcus Thank you for your continued patronage and friendship to our resort. You know you are always welcome here, and we always have a blast when you are here. The only thing I can complain about is could you not ring the bell in the bar so many times? Some of us try to sleep occasionally! Joking aside...many thanks... More 

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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Just completed open water cert with the Blue Ribbon team, great overall experience. Location is perfect, set back from bustle of main strip, but only a stroll away. The beach itself is not a sand beach, but the access to dive spots is awesome. Awesome staff, both kitchen and divemasters. Food is great, service is even better. Instructors show a... More 

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1 Thank Brant W
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brant Glad you enjoyed your stay and your course with us and hope you keep diving. We do pride ourselves on our instruction. We will not give out certifications, we won't certify people if they are not going to be safe once they leave here. This puts some people off who might not be able to swim for example...but... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Resort: It's located on Small Laguna, away from the sleazy and dirty Sabang. A better beach option would be Big Laguna, which is about 5-7 mins walk. Rooms are basic and tired-looking, needs a major update. AC is very loud and tab water is from the well (I was told), which makes it salty and hard. However, everything is working... More 

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Thank Nakedcrib
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking your time to write a review and stay with us. I'm sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. As with the water, unfortunately this beach, and also Big Lalaguna have been without running water for 2 years, so everyone has had to dig their own wells to get the water. If it rains a... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is a small hotel on Small Lalaguna beach with a dive shop as an integral part of it. It is only 10 minutes from the centre of Sabang. The town isn't cute in any way, it is like a concrete shanty town. But the water front has lots of beach bars overlooking the bay. The... More 

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5 Thank Nicol B
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nicol Thank you for your stay with us, I'm glad you enjoyed your time out of the water at our resort and for your 4 star rating of the actual resort. I spoke to the instructor during your course many times. I'm not sure if it was a personality clash, which has never happened with your instructor before with... More 

Haderslev, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Only tried there restaurant. Liked there iscreme milkshares. Staff very friendly. Eat there 2 times, first time a fish and a noodle dish, okay but nothing speciel. Second time we tried there fridag BBQ, this was very good. The meat perfectly cooked, and came with a small salad buffet. The prices are not in the high end, but again neather... More 

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1 Thank Karina P
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Karina for your review, glad you enjoyed eating at our restaurant. Next time why not stay with us and try diving with us too? ;) Jon More 

Diksmuide, Belgium
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

My Filipina wife and myself stayed in Blue Ribbon in november 2012 and december 2015. We know the Philippines very well. We allready visit Boracay, Cabilao, Bohol, Alona Beach, Camiguin, Taal Volcano, Cebu, Dumaguete, Malapascua, Coron, Palawan, Puerto Princesa and El Nido. So we stayed allready in so many resorts that we can compare. Accomodation : budget resort with very... More 

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1 Thank Vinzz
BlueRibb0n, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Vinzz Thanks for the detailed review and continued patronage to our resort and staff. You are always welcome and it is always a pleasure having you and your wife stay with us. See you in December next year, or sooner if you get bored :) Maybe you can join us for our Christmas party again! Jon More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is located on Small Lalaguna Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines. We have 14 Bungalows and rooms located around a tranquil garden, on the beach front. We have a gym and a small diver training pool. We have a 24 hour reception, and housekeeping is included in the room charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Ribbon Dive Resort

Address: Small Lalaguna, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Price Range: $45 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Ribbon Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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