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.
My husband and I felt very comfortable throughout the entire stay on board. Very nice and attentive crew, well qualified care of diving equipment, comfortable cabins and good food. And the crew tries really everything to facilitate good diving experiences. What more can one ask for?
The staff werevery accomidating to my special diet, Edgar was awesome for repairing my camera housing, Jan was very friendly and professional with itinerary changes due to weather. All the crew worked hard to make our trip a great experience. The dive sites were well thought out and the dive masters were very good at finding interesting reef creatures. I highly recommend this trip!