After being wooed to come to dive shop, we arrived. We decided to do a dive. The boat was in the opposite side of the beach. We had to wait more than 30 minutes for the boat to arrive after we were told to hurry up and leave from the dive shop. We were expected to carry our own dive gear and tanks..... Not as a paying customer, I said. The dive, while nice and easy, lasted the mandatory 20 minutes for it to be considered one. We came up in 3 meters of water in a 4 knot current with divers that were in no way experienced enough to handle it. The lack of professionalism was shocking. We spent more time in the water after we surfaced, swimming away from the busy channel and boat traffic than did on the dive. 38 minutes to be exact before the boat even spotted us to pick us up. A dive shop that has been in business for this long on this small of a island, should know the tidal activity. It seemed as if no care was given at all. Everything was brushed under the preverbal rug.
I will never be diving with this resort, or organization again.
While more can be said about the standards of diving that were gravely disregarded, I will bite my tongue.
Don't dive here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victory Beach Resort is located right at the famous Whitebeach of Boracay Island. The brand new spacious rooms (opened December 2006) are equipped with aircon, hot shower, cable TV and wireless internet. 6 of the 18 rooms are facing the Whitebeach with a balcony. Cleaness is our middle name. Our beach restaurant with grill serves you all kind of seafood, Thai-and European dishes. Best tropical drinks are served in our cozy beach bar. Or enjoy Boracay's wonderfull under water world with our own 5 Star Padi dive centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victory Beach Hotel Boracay