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  • Average4%
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“apo reef”(16 reviews)
“marine life”(5 reviews)
Hello ! We are located in Northern Palawan. & yes, diving with us gives you the privilege of access to sites untouched by other dive operators. Our occasional exploration dives open up many options of spontaneous, pristine and safe reef/wall dives...more
| El Rio y Mar R, San Jose, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 920 951 9100
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It's not the easiest tour to organise - even if you email Dirk ahead of time the tour will only go ahead on the day if 5 people commit so it's all a bit last minute. What complicates things even more is that they prefer...More

5  Thank MCCRLJS
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have been a Professional Underwater Photojournalist and Photographer for 22 years and never experienced such incompetence and arrogance from an owner/operator in that whole Time. This person has no idea how to run a dive operation and how to communicate with people. After a...More

8  Thank Troy M
DirkFahrenbach, Director of Sales at Dugong Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hi Troy Sad to hear from you again on this way. Difficult to hear such judgment when you didn’t dive with our operation. Please let me clarify some of your comments. I cannot apologize for my emails as I explained to you that we cannot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend made his OW with dugong and I did sone fun dives in the meantime. The dive instructor yun did a good job and trained him well but unfortunately they did not process the cert immediately as we told them we would go on...More

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DirkFahrenbach, Manager at Dugong Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Marie, Thank you for your review and positive comments about our instructor Yun. Regarding the issue with the diving certification. Yun told you at the beginning that she will give to Stefan a paper PIC (Positive Identification Certification). To clarify there are 2 ways...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Professional,friendly,and international(crew are from different countries). The communication is good and they are really helpful. And we did see the dugong(which is so worthy) We had a really good time.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had some great dives with Dugong dive center at Cashew grove resort. We did the dugong dive trip and saw the dugong during 2 dives. Very short dive 15 a 20 minutes but it was worth it. We had also 2 great dives at...More

Thank RobertMirjam
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Hands down! I ❤️❤️❤️ this center and it’s staff. We did a total of 4 dives and 2 snorkel each and it was amazing - from the coral reefs to its dive master! We had sunny clear days and visibility was good! The corals were...More

Thank MLAbug
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I went to Busuanga to dive with the dugongs and that I luckily was able to do. The visibility, however, wasn’t very good due to rain and generally bad weather, but after a while we spotted a dugong and were able to observe it for...More

Thank Henrik R
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

喜歡Dugong一定要來看看🐠 潛水店就在渡假村El Rio Y Mar裡面 ,HouseReef碼頭酒吧100分 ,一定要預訂1500PHP機場酒店接送 ,除非你想游泳抵達飯店Check-in ,DugongWatchingTrip超療癒👍 記得去餐廳預約隔天船潛午餐便當 ,晚上碼頭酒吧滿天星斗跟微風~ Super Excellent~ 🐠

1  Thank MycinM
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We did 17 excellent dives with the Dugong Dive center and it was an excellent diving trip. The dives are diversified : shipwrecks, walls, house reefs, coral gardens etc... The main highlight is the small stuffs such as nudibranches, ghost pipe fish, crabs, shrimps etc...also...More

Thank MarieDV
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a awesome trip. Dugong dive center have very good service, DM & crews are very friendly, we will come back to visit again.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Diving encharged a guide to take care of me all along my week in Busuanga. Despite my bad luck (camera and health problems) the few dives I had the opportunity to do were excellent. When you are so busy with a camera, it is...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I was already in the resort for the second time. Unchanged i met a familiar atmosphere with very nice and helpful staff. The hotel area is fantastically located and the rooms are spacious and clean. Food was diverse and delicious. Dive center is well equipped...More

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