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Johan's Beach Resort Scuba

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Address: Midway Baloy Long Beach, Olongapo, Luzon 2200, Philippines
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We dived here as friends had been there before. They were good to dive with, the gear ok. I had a failure with the BCD, but there was another in the boat so they are good and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2013
Dave C
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Hong Kong, China
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New York
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I wanted to dive while visiting a friend that lives in Olongapo. He doesn't dive but he remembered Johan's was across the street from a place he once stayed. I went the day before I wanted to dive to see what was available and looked forward to doing some wreck diving. I was told it would 1000 Pesos since I... More 

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1 Thank Goldenstarr
Andalsnes, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Did wreck diving and deep diving educations at this resort. The diving staff was professional and friendly. The safety issues was in a upper class. Lott of nice wreck at different difficulty and deep.

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Thank Fjellole
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I spent a couple of weeks diving the wrecks of Subic Bay with Johan's and had a great experience. The dive shop made a big effort to ensure that divers got to see a varied selection of wrecks during their stay and that we could dive to a level of challenge in line with our training. If needed, they would... More 

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Thank Hugh P
Shanghai
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Goop place, with decent equipment and good guide. Expect 1,500 pesos / dive + 250 pesos for Nitrox (not cheap). Use of a fast boat to go on the sites. USS New York dive is a must. The staff is friendly and capable. Only water is provided on the boat, for this price a coffee or tea + cookies would... More 

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3 Thank Bustravel88
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

I am a paying customer, i expect to be treated atleast decently. But you cant get that in this resort, the Service is terrible, staff are arrogant. They will frown, make faces and sarcasticaly answer your queries. Waited for decades for our food and other requests. No TV, the one in the room is just for display. When theres no... More 

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3 Thank theexpectingcustomer
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This shop is reasonably priced, provides cheap food (to take on the boat) and a beer at the end. They had enough gear and we ended up going with two other divers. Both dives were WWII wrecks. the first was interesting on a medium sided vessel with good viz and fish life. The second was on a pontoon bridge that... More 

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Thank Hizza_Kiwi
Warsaw, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I traveled to Olongapo from Manila with a friends. The trip was terrific. I loved the hotel and the food was excellent. The beach, the water, the people, the village -- what a trip.

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1 Thank wesboy1911
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

the staff and the divemasters were really friendly. I was a bit afraid at first because i dont know anyone im with for the dive. but they made me feel welcome and comfortable. the divemasters really know the wrecks and answers competently on whatever you ask about the dive sites. the dive gears were ok. i just hope that the... More 

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Thank kalachuchai
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We dived here as friends had been there before. They were good to dive with, the gear ok. I had a failure with the BCD, but there was another in the boat so they are good and organised in the boat. Saying that, I found them somewhat disorganized pre-dive, getting ready to go out and could be more proactive getting... More 

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Thank Dave C
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

walked into the dive shop the guys were sitting around we when we asked them a few questions on dive sites they snapped at us and raised their voices, the place was a smelly disgusting mess and I would never even walk past this dump.

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