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Puerto Galera Diving Vacation

Puerto Galera Diving

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Puerto Galera is a little further from Anilao and uses Batangas Pier as jump-off point. Puerto Galera diving offers a natural harbor with fine beaches, green scenery and sheltered coves.

Puerto Galera has grown to become a diving haven due to its marine diversity, complemented by other activities. At least two dozen sites have been identified, each providing good opportunity for photography.

Puerto Galera DivingPuerto Galera is considered an 'all year' round dive destination with water temperatures varying between 23°C to 29°C and visibility is at 15 m (often up to 40 m). Most divers prefer to go to Puerto Galera from March to October.

Puerto Galera leads the way in dive education in the Philippines. Beginners are well catered for with courses for children, families and the PADI Open Water Course.

More experienced divers can choose from a wide range of specialty and more advanced courses including IANTD and TDI technical dive programmes.

Puerto Galera's dive centers and dive shops offer mulitlingual courses to all levels of dive education, from Bubblemakers to Instructor Development Courses (IDC). Nitrox, technical training and specialty courses are also available.

 Puerto Galera Dive Sites
 Maximum Depth
Manila Channel
Coral Gardens
Batangas Channel
The Hill
La Laguna Point
Sabang Point
Monkey Wreck
Monkey Beach
Ernie's Cave
Wreck Point
West Escarceo
Hole in the Wall
The Fish Bowl
The Canyons
Shark Cave
The Big Rock (The Atoll)
Pink Wall
Kilima Steps
Sinandigan Wall
The Boulders
Verde (Green) Island
The Washing Machine
12 m
6 m
14 m
12 m
12 m
15 m
35 m
12 m
22 m
18 m
25 m
18 m
12 m
40 m
29 m
25 m
20 m
10 m
20 m
25 m
20 m
40 m
15 m
13 m
9 m
27 m
12 m
15 m
22 m
40 m
18 m
30 m
30 m
30 m
27 m
19 m
60 m
60 m
30 m
33 m
15 m
40 m
40 m
24 m
60 m
30 m


Puerto Galera DivingPuerto Galera is approximately 4-hours from Manila. Two hours by bus from Manila to Batangas followed by a two-hour boat ride from Batangas pier to Puerto Galera. There is a regular transfer from Manila that leaves at exactly 0900H. The ferry leaves Puerto Galera pier daily at 0900H for the return trip, just in time to catch the bus coming back to Manila.

For those who are arriving Manila in the afternoon but would want to proceed directly to Puerto Galera, it is highly recommended to hire a private car and rent the dive shop's dive boat for the night. Backpackers can take public buses going to Batangas. Last trip for these bus companies is at 1800. The last ferry that crosses Batangas to Puerto Galera is at 1800H.

At the pier, you can take a jeepney ride or just walk. Most of the resorts offer a free one-way boat transfer from the pier to the resort, convenient for divers who are carrying their own equipment.

The best time to dive is from November till June, but good diving can be experienced all year round. The Southwest Monsoon season (June till October) offers some of the best visibility and access to some of the more exciting dive sites.


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scuba diving vacations

The best scuba diving vacation destinations in the Philippines are located in:

Anilao diving

Apo Island diving

Bohol diving

Boracay diving

Busuanga diving

Coron diving

Donsol diving

Dumaguete diving

Mactan diving

Malapascua diving

Moalboal diving

Puerto Galera diving

Tubbataha diving

Verde Island diving

Subic bay diving

The dive industry here is well run and there is no shortage of great and diverse dive destinations to choose from.

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