I spent 6 days in the resort. Its for divers ONLY and that was the purpose of my stay. In terms of diving, the resort is built over a natural reef which extends from 3m down to 40 - 50m with abundance of sea life. There is a resident turtle there which we encountered several times. the resort offered unlimited free dives in their house reef! All you need to do is put your gear on and walk a couple of meters and straight into the water. The reef is amazing and divable over and over. I loved it...
The dive center was fully equiped. More than what a diver needs...
In terms of diving organization and planning, I was a bit disappointed. Anilao being one of the best diving areas in Phils, the resort didnt have a map for its dive sites. Divers pairing and buddying which is an essential part was not performed prior the dives. Divermaster was not very well aware of the currents in the area. To be more precise, we did a dive in Beatrice Rock and in the middle of the dive the current started picking up till we couldnt handle it anymore and had to let go and drift away from the dive site. They had offers and discounts for multidivers but this created confusion among the dive groups. Especially me being a solo traveller, I had to be invited by different groups to join them and that will reduce the diving cost per diver. Its awkward and part of poor organization.
Food was if I can say; terrible. I do however appreciate the hospitality of the cook and kitchen staff who tried to accomodate me the best they could. There is no menu. There is a buffet and its all deep fried food with no salad at all. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I understand that this place is not made for people to come in and enjoy lunch; its for divers only but nevertheless there is huge room for improvement.
The room was fantastic. Very wide and cozy. no comments here...
In general the staff was very accomodatiing and helpful.
I met alot of divers who are regular customers to this place. I give all the credit to the diving facilities. Diver safety and quality of food where my main concerns.
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