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Bicol Dive Center

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Did my advance PADI with Bicol Dive center and it was excellent. Although the weather was not on our accords, they were flexible about the time and dates. It was more of our comfort and safety. The dive instructors were strict in terms of safety...More

4  Thank Ramer S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had a great time diving with Bicol dive center last week. We were 4 diving professionals and the shop manager Shiela arranged everything for us including accomodation and ensured we had a great time diving at Manta bowl. Diving exceeded our expectations with several manta...More

4  Thank Geoffroy P
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I went diving with bicol dive centre on the 20 th and 21st of April to San Miguel(1 dive per day) and Manta Bowl (2 dives per day) and really enjoyed my experience. I was only OW certified and the staff were very helpful and...More

4  Thank Aparna R
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The stuff was very friendly, helpful and professional. Equipment was also good. Good briefing about Manta Bowl, as it can have strong current. We were a small divinggroup of 4 divers, all experienced divers. Was really great relaxing diving, saw 4 Mantas and 2 Whale...More

4  Thank Nat76ZH
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Friendly staff. Knowledgeable DMs. Excellent service - came to hotel for briefing and paper work on first day. Dive in Manta Bowl no good - strong current, down current, no whaleshark.

7  Thank ngung chia s
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I went 3 times for snorkeling with Bicol Dive Center. The team on the boat was perfect, food is good and enough. In total, we saw 7 whale-sharks. The first day I could swim 40 min with the same animal. The second and third day,...More

9  Thank nathalielyon2015
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We went diving with Bicol Dive. We are not experienced at all and got our own dive master to make sure that nothing happens. The equipment was well-maintained and our dive masters were very experienced, so we had no fears. Under water they did everything...More

7  Thank Matthias B
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We wanted to snorkel in the bay, but as no whale sharks had been sighted for a while we went out on a dive boat to the Manta Bowl instead. Staff in the shop were very efficient, and the boat crew were excellent. We were...More

9  Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience with this dive operator. They attend to our needs and their dive boat was big and stable. The dive masters were fun, knowledgeable and passionate about divings. I spend 2 days diving with them

9  Thank Mazy L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not so recommended as said in other reviews! The lady in the shop is very friendly but the instructor wasn't.. He was just doing his job, his time. No passion, not interested in dive buddies or other questions you are asking. The worst with our...More

1  Thank Lore d
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ReshalJ
17 August 2018|
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Response from Nat76ZH | Reviewed this property |
Hi Reshal Sorry didn‘t see your question before. I was diving there, but I wouldn‘t recommend you Manta Bowl as non-diver or even if you make your Open Water Certificate. Its not a place for beginner. There can be very... More
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