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Portulano Dive Resort

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Last year I got certified for both open water and advanced open water from this resort. Ofcourse with the required number of dives. Learning is essential to adequately fulfill your innerself with loads of knowledge to combat all the factors that you may encounter under the sea. I am glad I did my learnings in here. I am confident going...

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new zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We booked this a long time prior to visiting and were not dissapointed for the 16 days we stayed there and managed 50 dives. Choy the sharp eyed dived master and boat crew were the best we have come across on our trips diving and made it all so easy getting what we wanted. The resort run by the lovely...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This a a super laid back, very friendly place to hang out in and so not commercialised. The staff are great and they make you feel like your just another member of the family. Food is simple buffet and all home cooked - they even bake their own bread - it was all lovely. Staff even knock on your door...

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Whoever did the interior decorations did a great job at capturing the essence of island life. All the deck and lounge face the ocean giving you a great spot to laze around and watch the sunset. Very homey place. It was so homey that guests treat it like they're home and leave all their stuff just lying around, and their...

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Top Deck room. The view made the daily climb up the stairs worth it. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Sharing dive experiences and exciting information of the area. Food was fantastic, made me realise that we dont need international buffets to keep our tummies happy. Worth the price. Great sites for Macro divers.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very homely resort with great food and rooms. Love their lounge and hammocks! View of the sunset was great. Rooms are clean. Got the seaside topdeck room which is very cooling without AC. Hot water needs some titration, but is reliable. Resort has its regular guests that visit over the weekends, speaks alot about the resort. Near to great dive...

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1Thank alvin T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Title says it all actually. Their website does not do justice to the place. They need more pictures, more descriptions, more testimonials... so that more people can find out what an amazing place this is! Overall an awesome experience for first time divers, and for more seasoned ones I'm sure. Shoutout to all the staff we encountered, from the boaters...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Portunalo feels completely separate from the real world, in the best way possible. It's incredibly isolated and only accessible by boat, which only adds to the ambiance of the cozy resort. I stayed in an ocean-facing room, which had a balcony just a few metres the sea. Despite visiting in the off season (myself and one other group were the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We have been to the resort two times already and we love it! Great food and exceptional environment. The sunset in the water is just stunning. The staff and master divers are very friendly amd professional. The dive site are excellent for macro stuff. The food is also excellent. Just go!

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Came here for my sons open water qualifying dives with a group of friends. We had excellent tuition and guidance from Arnel and his dive masters and boat boys, thoroughly recommend coming here. Resort is well run, v clean and tidy and the food is pretty good. Snacks from 2-5pm helped the hunger - and went well with the pool...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A boutique resort in the more quiet side of what is popularly known as Anilao, Batangas. Portulano Dive Resort provides snorkeling and scuba diving services to Anilao/Mabini, Bauan, Tingloy popular dive sites. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves with rooms directly fronting the sea with a bedside view of the ocean. It's a great place for both divers, non-divers having lots of private space to lounge and relax. Design and architecture is inspired by mediterranean colors accented by local materials and artistry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Address: | North side of Anilao, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
Portulano Dive Resort Bauan, Batangas
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“Air conditioning is not necessary as your room opens to the beach and the winds keep your room at a comfortable level.”
80thomasv, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The aircon rooms are right next to the sea and it can be very noisy, if its windy. I would assume rooms up higher are more quiet.”
Krisser68, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you love fresh air, rooms on the top floor are beautiful and side rooms have side windows . All rooms have beautiful verandas”
880elsae, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Read site to locate parking/meeting boat area. All rooms are good. Steps everywhere and inescapable.”
teresacQ2137RK, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The fan was adequate to keep us comfortable throughout our stay in February. A/c might not be an important consideration.”
SlySoh, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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