El Galleon Beach Resort – Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Experience the Scuba Diving holiday of a lifetime at
El Galleon Beach Resort, Puerto Galera.

El Galleon Beach Resort and its dive centre, Asia Divers, are renowned for their serene and quaint beachfront surroundings fronting Small Lalaguna Beach in Puerto Galera.

The resort has 30 air-conditioned rooms, some with majestic views of Sabang Bay and Small Lalaguna Beach. Rooms also include, flat screen TV, a fully stocked mini bar, and free Wi-Fi. El Galleon also has a swimming pool, three bars and a lovely outdoor spa. The restaurant extends to the water’s edge, offering great value in international cuisine

El Galleon is a family-friendly resort, with plenty to keep your kids occupied and having fun! The waters in front of the resort are excellent for swimming and snorkeling, and we even have the Bubblemaker scuba course for kids age 8 and up!

Just a few of our beach resort amenities

  • We are the only beach resort in Puerto Galera with 24 hour speedboat pickup from Batangas

  • Fast WiFi in the resort and rooms

  • Extensive Dive Center with dedicated camera room.

  • Lots of fun activities for adults and kids

  • PADI Scuba Courses from beginner to instructor level.

  • Swimming Pool & Outdoor Spa

  • Beachfront Restaurant, Juice Bar and three Cocktail Bars

Environmental Responsibility

Asia Divers and the El Galleon Beach Resort have been at the forefront of environmental awareness and ocean friendly practices for many years.  A few simple things we do every day:

  • Neutral Buoyancy

    We teach all courses in Neutral Buoyancy – right from the beginning. Not only does this give our divers more confidence underwater, but it helps the awareness of staying off the bottom at all times, protecting coral reefs and self.

  • Dive Against Debris

    Asia Divers has Adopted a Dive Site and is conducting a Project AWARE “Dive Against Debris” every month. We also report our data is great detail so it can be used for policy development. All our instructor candidates learn how to organize such events through eIDC. Of course we pick up any plastic on any dive every day if it fits in the pocket.

  • No more Plastic Straws

    El Galleon has changed from plastic straws to paper (on request- because most drinks can really be enjoyed just from a glass…) and we convinced other resorts to make the change too.

  • Refillable water bottles for Rooms, Restaurant and Dive Shop

    We are using special refillable water bottles for our guests and divers – so they can refuel any time at our water stations – and 50% of the refill- charge goes as a donation to Project AWARE.

  • Re-use of consumables – e.g. old cooking oil

    Our restaurant is utilizing used cooking oil for our romantic evening table lighting.

  • Zero Liquid Discharge

    The El Galleon Resort has an innovative water and waste water treatment system that allows no liquid discharge into the environment – making sure we do our part to avoid effluent pollution. No detergents, sewage or other commercial effluent end up in the sea.

  • Zero Liquid Discharge

    The El Galleon Resort has an innovative water and waste water treatment system that allows no liquid discharge into the environment – making sure we do our part to avoid effluent pollution. No detergents, sewage or other commercial effluent end up in the sea.

  • Solar Energy Use

    We have several solar panels installed that are currently supplying all our pier and dive deck lighting, the Barrel Bar as well as all amenities in The Point Bar. Five of our rooms are currently running off solar power and we are planning to roll-out the entire resort after the test phase.

  • Energy Saving Appliances

    We started converting high energy use appliances, e.g. aircon units to inverter models in our classrooms as well as resort rooms.

  • Boat repairs/ repaints

    Whenever there is a boat to repair/ repaint, we are extra conscious about any chemicals used and also use sliders to prevent any material from ending up in the ocean.

  • Educational programs

    Schools are engaged in Project AWARE activities and learn how their actions impact the environment. Public littering is a major problem in the area and awareness

Scuba Diving at El Galleon Beach Resort

Puerto Galera is one of the leading scuba diving locations in the Philippines, offering some of the best diving in Asia, and boasts a greater variety of marine life than the Great Barrier Reef.

We are located in “The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor” (VIP) which is famously known as “the center of the center of marine biodiversity”. It is the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle. There is no better place to experience this than our spacious and well designed dive center. We have the only dive centre in Puerto Galera with a private pier and diving platform. You’ll get spoiled by the friendly and outgoing service here!