I have done dives, with instructors, in Dos Palmas, Puerto Galera and couple more placesStevie_W wrote:Hello all
Has anyone done diving in Philippines? What's the diving like around November/December time?
Also, has anyone dived in Cambodia? Any idea what the diving is like around december/january time?
I been to El Nido / Coron, when it took 10 hours from Puerto Princesca - PP Airport, but now I understand it's a shade over 5 hours, and going to PP and by road up north is cheaper than a Dornier / Grand Caravan Hop from PP. Or Dornier to El Nido directStevie_W wrote:Well, just to add to this.
Malapascua - Are there any wrecks in the area that you can dive to/in?
Palawan/El Nido and Coron are 2 other possibilities that i'm looking at.
Coron because there's quite a number of wrecks there that could be fun to dive around and in if possible.
El Nido because a Filipino friend of my suggested it and claimed it's probably one of the best places in Philippines.
Has anyone been to these 2 places, Coron and El Nido? Any comments about these?
Still reading up and researching these 3 places but always good to hear what other people have to say about them.
Here we go ...sundaymorningstaple wrote:JR8, if you think that's bad, try doing a week in Sat!
I spent a year or so during/around my DM, on call as a emergency 'deco-buddy' for a hospital in London (Whipp's Cross IIRC, the main London hospital for dive injuries). The idea was I'd be 'in the pot' with them. It never came to it. About 1:3 of us were called upon. I'm not sure if I regret not getting that experience, plus the pay was pretty big. In some ways I'm glad I didn't have to go through it.... some of the cases were pretty bad, apparently, and suddenly 'you're the man' sitting in the little tube with the dead guy for 36hrs. I'm not quite sure what you need in order to deal with such things, or whether you know if you have it.sundaymorningstaple wrote:JR8, if you think that's bad, try doing a week in Sat!
Agree. The de-fog stuff really wears off the silicone/rubber/water seal-off part around my goggles/mask.JR8 wrote:- Why using Johnson's No More tears shampoo as a de-fog degrades black silicone and you wouldn't find the military using that nancy stuff would you!?
Well I don't know. What I'd suggest is asking the question of a dive guide at a dive centre where they do not sell mask defogger (you know those little 50ml bottles that seem to cost $15-20 or so)* Ask the staff what they personally recommend.the lynx wrote:Agree. The de-fog stuff really wears off the silicone/rubber/water seal-off part around my goggles/mask.JR8 wrote:- Why using Johnson's No More tears shampoo as a de-fog degrades black silicone and you wouldn't find the military using that nancy stuff would you!?
During a trip to Maldives, I noticed the dive master and others used dish washing liquid. It definitely worked because it was so so so clear compared to de-fog liquid. But would it kill the rubber/silicone too?
I will consider the shampoo bit.
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