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Dive Cal

#11 of 21 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Coron Features Animals
National Highway, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
+63 918 285 2060
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Divemaster: The divmasters seemed not to be trained for the job. They did not care much about the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
sayasayareyes
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Coron, Philippines
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We were searching for one of the most wonderful diving in Palawan in terms of meeting sharks... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Natalia C
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Paris, France
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“apo reef” (38 reviews)
“dive safari” (4 reviews)
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National Highway, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Divemaster: The divmasters seemed not to be trained for the job. They did not care much about the job they had. They just did dive the way forth and back. If any problems occurred, for example loss of air, they did not care. This caused...More

2  Thank sayasayareyes
Trevor S, General Manager at Dive Cal, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

It is absolutly LIE. We didn't had apo safari on June and July just because of weather conditions.That is a true breaking our reputation because they are our COMPETATOR. It simply because sometimes that's a Filipino attitude saying CRAB MENTALITY".If you up,they bring you down.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were searching for one of the most wonderful diving in Palawan in terms of meeting sharks. That's why we chose this Co. Indeed, we had what we wanted. Apo reef is a fantastic place from this point of view. Then, living conditions on board...More

2  Thank Natalia C
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I went on a 3day/2 night trip to Apo Reef with the former DiveCal operation, now under Allan Umali's new ownership.. It was a wonderful experience. Besides us were only 3 other divers, and between us were 3 dive professionals to take...More

Thank GermanTraveller2016
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Had a great first time scuba session, with Stephano & Megan from Dive Cal. Never having dived before I took the "Discover Scuba" Package. This consisted of a training session with my instructor Stephano, and two accompanied dives around two of the Japanese wrecks littering...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Dive Cal has recently changed management, and is now known as the Umali Dive Centre (UDCC). I spent 4 days diving the wrecks of Coron with Allan, AJ and the rest of the UDCC team. Allan has been in the dive business for around 20...More

Thank elmitchodiablo
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We went on a three-days dive safari to Apo Reef. The reef itself was amazing, definitely worth it! Diving the "Ego Wall" was an experience hard to beat. Also the crew and how they took care of us, was great. However, DIve Cal (or UDCC,...More

Thank Sebas H
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We went to a 3 days trip to Apo Reef. First of all, I was really disapointed when arriving at the dive center since I paid the whole expedition via Paypal before going to Philippines, and I sent an e-mail to the dive center in...More

Thank Marjo6631
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Camping (and it is camping) on the Apo reef was an experience, and an adventure I'm glad I did...When we got back to Coron port though, it was with a touch of relief: The well-seasoned boat did struggle on the way back in 1ft waves,...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Bottom lines: 1. The management are NOT costumer oriented, they are greedy, and even outright liers. 2. Having dived throughout the Philippines, Apo reef does not live up to the hype, and is NOT worth the money. 3. Divecal is (at best) a mediocre dive...More

3  Thank alon a
Reviewed 6 February 2016

A fantastic professionally ran family business that helped us achieve our Padi open water certificate, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone, novice or professional,great people & great fun,Thank you for introducing us to the underwater world of diving, excited for the future.

Thank kate193rust
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587summer15
15 October 2015|
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Response from Jefi1979 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Summer, did you already go? I was taking the trip with them in December last year. At least they went, which I can't say of the company I booked my original trip (Banka Ona). The boat was not the best in the world and a... More
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DanNCL
17 January 2015|
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Hi Dan, did you go in the end? If yes, how does it work? I am finding it difficulty contacting DIVECAL before we go to the philippines. They do not reply to my emails. Do you need to be a group to go there? Does it work on... More
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