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Blue Ribbon Dive Resort

National Road, Mabini, Luzon 4202 Philippines
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Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has moved it’s business from Puerto Galera to Anilao in 2018, seeking better diving opportunities. Anilao is often debated to be the top dive destination for muck diving, with a vast number of critters most sought out by underwater photographers. Anilao, and the neighbouring Tingloy island also has world class Coral reef diving, with some exceptional sites close to the resort and a little further away. The Verde Island passage brings clear waters to Tingloy, and its famous Sombrero island, offering some amazing coral dives with some exceptional visibility. Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has been totally renovated in 2018, including the addition of a training pool, new bar and restaurant, and a lounge area overlooking the ocean. A fully fitted camera room has been designed by one of the owners, to meet every underwater photographer’s needs. Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers PADI Freediving courses, the only resort in Anilao to do so. We are proud of our high standards
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Kelly P wrote a review Dec 2020
Angeles City, Philippines16 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a great time staying and diving at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort! The room was clean and cozy with a great balcony with a view. Sunsets were spectacular. Diving was great - got my advanced open water certification and also enjoyed some new and different underwater experiences. The staff was excellent - very friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Ram Bell wrote a review Nov 2020
Luzon, Philippines22 contributions4 helpful votes
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is a perfect place to take a breather during this pandemic. Just Wow! Beautiful sunset, live corals and colourful fishes just a few steps from the shore. Jonathan was so kind to manage a short notice dive. My first timer daughter learned some good skills and was instantly hooked. Thank you! You’re the best! No kidding. We sure will be back for more OW+Advance course & will tug along a few young divers. And oh the staff are very friendly, helpful and kind. Very safe and relaxed atmosphere! And of course, The Breakfast! Jon, you made the right decision, because you knew that you are right at the doorstep of the Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity and as the Center of the Center of the Marine Biodiversity of the World. Hope soon it will be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I also learned Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is very much on hand in helping the community around the area esp. the victims of the recent typhoons. So come and dive for a cause!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark C wrote a review Nov 2020
Manila, Philippines6 contributions5 helpful votes
We recently spent 5 nights and 6 days with Blue Ribbon during Covid and during one of the most impactful typhoons to hit Luzon, and this area specifically, in quite some time. The weather impacted our dive plans and everything else for 24 hours and the Blue Ribbon staff were up to the task before, during, and after. These are trying times and Blue Ribbon is a great example of adapting to the ever-changing regulations and requirements with the commitment of bringing diving and dive training to customers amidst the challenges. Getting over and through some of the hurdles placed by the local government was a bit of challenge and Blue Ribbon guided us through that well so that we could safely join their bubble and finally get some dives in this year. The staff are all incredibly helpful and the atmosphere is relaxed and they work with the customers in a way that is refreshing and can-do (within reason). We are very experienced independent-minded divers and it is worthwhile to call out the excellence of the DM and the boat staff. The dives were at our pace, well-led, and the DM adapts fabulously to the skill level he is dealing with. The boat staff are very helpful, recognize preferences in set-up, and manage any issues efficiently. What can we say, giant Hawksbill turtles finding us over and over again, mating octopi, schools of baby barracuda, dogtooth tuna, squid families, more morays and variety of morays than we can count, magical nudi-branchs, blue spotted sting rays, incredible reef dives and the magical creatures of the muck dives in Anilao...joy! All in all, a wonderful experience and we are very grateful to be able to do some incredible diving in 2020 when all of our prior plans fell apart due to Covid. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Kaye Lanuza wrote a review Sep 2020
Manila, Philippines75 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm so lucky to find this dive resort amidst the pandemic. Staff and even the owner Jon were friendly and accommodating to their guests. Rooms are spacious and clean. Food serving is very generous (this includes their free breakfast). I also had my DSD with them and Jon was patient with me all throughout the process. It's a perfect place for divers and people who just want to relax near the sea. Of course I will not forget that they have 4 dogs who are really sweet and will greet you first thing in the morning. I'll definitely go back in this place and stay longer next time.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Jonathan Venn, Owner at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Thanks, Kaye, It's comments like this that makes me glad we didn't decide to go out of business when the Pandemic started and we fought through it. Glad to get back to what we love to do!
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Sanna-Maria N wrote a review Mar 2020
Helsinki, Finland17 contributions10 helpful votes
I spend one week at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort with my hubby. We were looking for a cozy place where we could dive and relax but we got a lot more than we could have ever imagined. The minute we arrived to Blue Ribbon we realized we’d made the right choice. The welcome was very warm. You can see it right away that these people want to take good care of you. The whole staff is friendly and extremely professional. We did two morning dives a day, except on the last day when we also did a night dive. The gear was in mint condition. The diving instructors take their job’s seriously but with a smile on their face. They made sure that we got to dive in a different place everytime. We always felt safe, both during the boat rides and also during the dives. The staff were always there to help when we had to get the gear on or off. The dive sites were all different from each other. We saw sharks, turtles, sting rays, sea snakes but also a ton of nudi branchers. We ate at Blue Ribbon every day and appreciate the effort they have made with the food menu. You have a lot to choose from and it was all delish. The dishes we enjoyed the most were the lovely, huge and fresh salads and local dish, bicol express. All in all we couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. On the last day I felt super emotional as I felt that these people I just met had become my friends and I had to leave them. When I return to Philippines Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is the place where I'll be, no question about it.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$64 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceMabini
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Gulugod Baboy Trail (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include OMG! Olvida & Myra's Grill, Frido's, and Kapitan Bawang Grill and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Ribbon Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blue Ribbon Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.