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Will be headed to Cebu for a few weeks this summer and was wondering what anyone has experienced with the various outfits there; namely captain scotty, kon tiki, macatan dive etc etc.
Im looking to do dive often and maybe a course but that's not a priority. More interested in the feel of the place rather than a tourist factory (although I know thats where the bread and butter is)
I can recommend Scotty's. They are associated with the Shangrila Hotel, and priced accordingly, but they ran a professional operation. The rental equipment looked good, they were set up for technical divers, and the boats were pretty small. I went out each day with just one or two other divers, and that was during a holiday weekend.
I can't recommend the diving, though. It was mediocre at best. Maybe other operations go to better sites.
If you are staying at the Shangrila, are not price sensitive, and are pretty lazy, then take advantage of the convenience of Scotty's on-site operation.
Thanks for the replies. In terms of the quality of diving which is better, Macatan or Pattaya?
Having dived both.
Mactan is for sure better diving.
Even the scuba shop I dove with in Pattaya, after knowing I dive in the Philippines, apologized and warned me I would'nt see nearly anything around Pattaya compared to the Phils. But I needed to see for myself.