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Crystal Blue Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Waterford, Ireland
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Overall an excellent dive resort. For the underwater photographer it doesn't get any better. Great camera room, excellent guides and Mike Bartick is a great teacher and photographer. The resort is very well maintained and the food was splendid. Very courteous staff. Can't wait to go back.

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our diverse party of five divers met last July for a week. The group consisted of highly skilled and experienced, to newly certified divers. The group came from Guam, Abu Dhabi, Oregon, and Connecticut. a close friend and fellow diver highly recommended Chrystal Blue, having stayed with them a few months previously. To say we were not disappointed would be...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second underwater photo workshop with Bluewater Photography and Crystal Blue Resort. Excellent facility with great camera room, very comfortable clean rooms, delicious food, friendly staff, and top notch dive operations. The dive deck is clean, well organized with helpful and friendly staff. The dive boats are great for diving with only 4 divers per one guide and...

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just completed our second Underwater Photography Workshop with Bluewater Photography at Crystal Blue Resort (CBR). We plan to return again next year. We love everything about CBR: 4 to 1 diver to dive guide ratio. These guides are local and are wonderful critter spotters. Four dives a day including a daily night dive. Nitrox available. Very nice camera room....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at CB Resort for an underwater macro photography workshop. The resort has an excellent scuba diving operation - with great guides and efficient service. The resort has an open air dining area and bar area. A dedicated camera room for underwater photography. Like most resorts in the area, it is built into a hill so there are many...

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Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there for 9 days as part of Backscatter's Macro Workshop and the entire trip was amazing. The photo room on the resort was one of the best I have seen. A number of personal stations with power outlets and lights to set up and work on your gear without bothering other photographers. The CBR staff are all very friendly...

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is my 6 or 7 trip to Crystal Blue and I love it here. The macro diving is some of the best in the world. This is a small, family run resort. The food is really good, the accommodations are clean and well kept and service is excellent. The dive guides are knowledgeable, well trained and a lot of...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Good resort for relaxing. The staffs are friendly and the services are excellent. Nice foods and awesome dessert (Mango Float - highly recommended) Underwater photographers friendly, there is a camera room for the photographers, you can setup your cameras, or change battery in the camera room. However, the rooms are too far from the dive centre, and there are too...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Eat, Sleep, Dive.. Repeat!! Cosy and clean resort. Scernery is simply breathtaking with beautiful Sunset. Service crew are attentive - thumb up👍Meal spread & dessert are awesome. Diving is great! Wonderful experience- highly recommended 😎

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Anilao (Mabini Peninsula) and Crystal Blue Resort delivers on its promises time & again. As is usually the case when we visit Anilao we stayed again at Crystal Blue Resort as they have this really great Camera Room, expert spotters, with a max of 4 divers per boat and to one spotter, oh and did I mention the great food?...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Blue is a year round dive resort in Anilao, Philippines. Our resort is focused on providing a superb platform for the professional or budding underwater photographer and divers. Our Camera facility, rinse tanks and dive decks are designed for organization, in a relaxed atmosphere. Our chef is waiting to create something wonderful to eat while discussing the days adventures. Our rooms are all AC and have wonderful views. We want your trip experience to be memorable and not break the bank, so while we provide all of these great amenities and more we do so at a value. The Philippines are a very special place and Crystal Blue would like to invite you to experience the one-of-a-kind hospitality that we are known for. ... more   less 

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Address: Anilao, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
Price Range: $136 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Crystal Blue Resort Batangas, Philippines - Mabini
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“Higher rooms have a lot of stairs to climb.”
waejae_jae, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“go high those rooms have an awesome view over Anilao bay.”
peetersr, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Resort is built on a hillside, the higher rooms have a great ocean view, only a few steps higher floor 1.”
JimV572, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lower level rooms have less stairs to negotiate but no view over the trees. Higher level rooms have more stairs but great views. You decide!”
jmdamas, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Lower family rooms are worth the extra cost to avoid as many stairs.”
Comayli, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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