Travelers wanting to dive Puerto Galera’s vibrant dive sites need to make the 5 hour trip from Manila by bus and ferry. Buses leave Manila every morning for Batangas Pier, where the ferry leaves to Puerto Galera. Upon arrival, divers can choose between tons of dive operators. There are basically two ways to go about diving in Puerto Galera, to stay at a dive resort, or to independently book dives.
Dive resorts offer the comfortable option of staying in a hotel with diving right at the doorstep. Sabang beach is a popular part of PueroGalera and has several good dive resorts. Atlantis is one of the area’s premium dive resorts, offering course, fun dives and liveaboards other outstanding dive spots in the Philippines. Tucked away in the hills of a beautiful beach-front location, Atlantis distinguishes itself by providing outstanding service.
Also located in Sabang Beach is La Laguna beach club & dive center. Built around a swimming pool that is ideal for sunbathing and dive training, this resort’s facilities include a bar, satellite TV, a pool table and book exchange. Their dive center is a PADI 5 star instructor development center and offers high standard dive training in a multitude of languages.
Puerto Galera has many options for accommodation ranging from luxury to local budget accommodation. For divers that have found a place to stay outside a dive resort, there are many independent dive centers to take them diving. Action Divers gets great reviews and is one Puerto Galera’s most well-established dive centers. They offer dive and stay packages, recreational and technical diving courses, liveaboards and daily boat dives.
Sea Rider is small SSI dive center catering mainly to backpackers and argues to have the most affordable dive rates. They specialize in macro diving, do daily night dives and even discovered their own dive site.
The trip started in Cebu and finished in Malapascua. The boat is very professionally run by Shu, Ed and their wonderful crew. Nothing was too much trouble and they were ready to give assistance before you even realised you needed it. The organisation is definitely run by divers for divers. The accommodation is very comfortable and the food is good and plentiful. The diving was well coordinated and very varied. Our trip enjoyed everything from muck diving through pristine coral to whale and thre...
The crew and service throughout the siren fleet is exceptional and the Phi siren is no exception. I was lucky enough to be on a 12 night extended trip that included everything from brilliant macro, swirling sardine shoals, so many frog fish and of course brilliant thresher shark dives. Thanks to Shu, Ed and all the crew for a breathtaking cruise....as always, I'll be back!!