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Top Reasons to Try Diving in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Recognized for some of the best reef diving in the world, Puerto Galera in the Philippines is known as a spectacular scuba diving haven by divers worldwide.

The fish variety exceeds the fish found in the Red Sea and boasts to consist both of more hard and soft coral variety than the Great Barrier Reef.

The water in Puerto Galera offers excellent visibility all year round with an average water temperature of around 29’C. Colorful and vibrant reef dominates the waters along with an abundance of sea life making the reefs their home. Most of the dive sites of Puerto Galera are suitable for divers with Open Water qualification, but there are still plenty of sites technical divers will enjoy.

Here are the top dive sites in Puerto Galera that should be on your list:

Sabang Wrecks

Sabang Wreck DivePhoto by Beth Watson

Two wooden wrecks and one steel hull yacht are part of the Sabang Wrecks. It’s an excellent dive experience, especially for beginning divers with a max depth of 21m. Be prepared to meet a school of batfish once you reach the first wreck at about 11m. The three wrecks are surrounded by all kinds of marine life.

Monkey Beach, West Escarceo and Dugong Wall

Puerto Galera Underwater
Photo by Beth Watson

A great diversity of marine species and colorful corals are found within these three dive sites as part of the continuous coral garden within easy reach from 5 to 25 meters. This spot is a favorite among marine photographers with the wreck of a small sailboat found in the area.

The Canyons

Puerto GaleraPhoto by Beth Watson

For a more thrilling and adrenaline-pumping time in the depths, the Canyon consists of 3 canyons with a maximum depth of 32m. Diving in these strong currents is only for advanced divers. You’ll get to watch schools of trevally tuna and even barracudas effortlessly drifting in the currents.

Here are some of the popular dive sites that made Puerto Galera a worldwide diving phenomenon. Other locations include caves, muck dives, other shallow coral fields, and drift dives. Planned to visit Puerto Galera on your next diving trip? Contact Asia Divers for unforgettable diving tours in Asia including the Philippines.

Why go scuba diving in Verde Island Passage in the Philippines

Have you heard about the amazing scuba diving in the Philippines? Have you read about Puerto Galera and the world-renowned Verde Island Passage? Read on to find out why diving in the Verde Island Passage needs to be on the bucket list of places to dive for every discerning and adventurous scuba diving. This impressive area, location, situated at the heart of the Coral Triangle (the epicenter of marine biodiversity on the planet), will take your breath away and keep you mesmerized for dive after dive!

Diving Verde Puerto Galera
Our beautiful base in Puerto Galera is ideally located for diving Verde

Where is the Verde Island Passage?

The Verde Passage is a Strait which separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro in the Batangas province of the Philippines. The strait connects the South China Sea with Tayabas Bay and the Sibuan Sea beyond.

The passage is known as both the Verde Passage and the Verde Island Passage – with Verde Island positioned in the center of the Strait. The 1.14 million hectare passage is extremely rich in marine biodiversity, in fact, it’s among the richest areas in the entire Coral Triangle and one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. These waters continue to yield new species to science, further underscoring its global biological significance.

For scuba divers, the easiest access to the beautiful waters of the Verde Passage is from Puerto Galera – which is why we chose this beautiful town as our base!

Mantis shrimp
(Mantis shrimp) From schooling fish to macro critters, Puerto Galera and Verde have something for everyone

Why Dive Puerto Galera and Verde Passage?

Ask anyone who’s dived here! From beginners through to seasoned professionals, scuba diving Puerto Galera and Verde offers a range of dive sites for all levels, stunning coral reefs, diverse marine life and incredible visibility. Our warm tropical waters are simply bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors and teeming with life. From passing pelagics through to schooling fish and even macro critters, there is something for everyone. If you are an underwater photography enthusiast, both wide-angle and macro opportunities abound, and no matter what your experience level, with over 30 dives sites to choose from, you’re literally spoiled for choice.

For those who have an interest in maritime history, the wreckage of a Spanish galleon that sunk in 1620 was found in the southern part of the Verde Passage. Most of the ancient cargo was salvaged from the wreckage in the late seventies and again in the early 80s but some remnants of her bounty still show up on the beach. Whilst beachcombing it’s sometimes still possible to stumble across pieces of broken porcelain, which date back to the late 1500 and early 1600s!

Canyons
Vibrant, healthy corals and a kaleidoscope of colours in Puerto Galera

Conservation and the Verde Passage

In 2006, a team of marine conservationists declared the Philippines a “Center of Marine Biodiversity” in the world and Verde Island Passage as the “Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity”.

Many threatened species, which include sea turtles like hawksbills, olive ridleys, and green turtles; humphead wrasses, giant groupers, giant clams and the rare red fin wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis) are present in the Verde Island Passage.

There is a complete moratorium of all types of fishing in the Batangas Bays and around Mindoro island. The fish sold in the markets of Puerto Galera come from distant places such as Romblon. This is a very healthy sign for the development of marine diversity – there is more work to be done but Verde Passage continues to thrive.

Dive in Puerto Galera at Asia Divers

Ready to go Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera?

At Asia Divers, we have over 30 years of experience and our friendly team of professional PADI Instructors and Divemasters are experts in our region. We operate flexible schedules so that you can make as many (or as few) dives as you like, including night dives and blackwater diving. We have a spacious camera room and dedicated rinse tanks for photography equipment for underwater photographers. And we keep our dive groups small so you get the personal service you deserve! Our comfortable, purpose-built speedboat makes day trips to Verde Island easy to arrange without unnecessary lengthy time on the boat.

For more information, or to make a confirmed booking, email us at admin@asiadivers.com, or fill in our online contact form and we will get right back to you.

We look forward to scuba diving Puerto Galera and the Verde Island Passage with you soon!

Shipwrecks in Puerto Galera (Near Our Beach Resort!)

Shipwreck Dive Sites Philippines

If you are looking for one location with one of the greatest concentrations of shipwrecks, look no further than Puerto Galera, particularly the Sabang Bay area.

In fact, we love Sabang Bay so much, our beach resort El Galleon Dive Resort sits right on the hotspot for wreck divers and reef snorkeling lovers! Check out these three wreck sites that are ridiculously close by our beach resort.

The M/V Alma Jane

This shipwreck is just off the end of our very own pier!

At 30 meters deep, the M/V Alma Jane was sunk perfectly in front of our resort and is so diver friendly that it practically becomes our own playground for beginner dive sessions. It’s also a perfect training ground for various dive courses.

The ship was once mixed steel and wooden cargo vessel and was sunk in March 2003 by the Puerto Galera Dive Association (PGDA). This purposeful sinking was to create a reef habitat to counter the receding coral reefs due to the unregulated tourism of the late 90s in Puerto Galera.

The ship has had all hazardous items removed to prepare it as a wreck dive site, so it is possible to get inside the ship! You will discover moray eels in their hiding spots and hard and soft corals such as the gorgonian sea fan and sea whip making the interior their home.

The exterior of the ship is also spectacular – perfect for wide-angle photography. PGDA has left the main mast of M/V Alma Jane intact.

St. Christopher

At a depth of 24 meters, this wreck was truly devastated by the elements – also because of the fact that it is almost entirely made of wood.

The St. Christopher has a rather unique history. Way before it was sunk in 1995, it was a cargo vessel originally owned by local traders. It meandered its way around the calm Batangas Bay, Marikaban, and the north-east of Mindoro in its active days.

The cargo vessel was then converted into a diving live-aboard ship, serving an entirely different purpose and was refurbished. Unfortunately, the service didn’t last long. The last owner failed to settle a dispute – we are not sure about the details, but we do know that it ended with the ship’s untimely demise to the bottom of the sea in Sabang Bay.

Sabang Wrecks

There is not just one shipwreck on this site, but three! Three shipwrecks triple the biota that makes the shipwrecks their home, and this is what makes the visit worth it. Visiting the site itself won’t take too long either. It takes just two minutes from El Galleon by our local Bangka (outrigger) speed boat.

The three wrecks are at various stages of decay. Two are old wooden Chinese fishing junks and are decaying much faster than the steel yacht. However, the three wrecks still retain the shape from their better days. You can explore all three of them in one dive session. Swimming between them should not take more than a few minutes.

The area is perfect for both daylight and night diving. In the afternoon, the shallow 18 meter wrecks can be fully visible, featuring your favorite local critters: the batfish, large surgeonfish, lionfish, damsels, and trumpets. The elusive stonefish and flounder are attracted to the area because of the sandy surroundings. And don’t miss the ghost pipefish and mantis shrimps crawling among the wrecks!

Asia Divers’ El Galleon Resort is located on Small La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera. Asia Divers offers PADI courses from entry-level to instructor level. Daily diving includes five scheduled daily dives: 8:00, 10:30, 13:30, 16:00 and 18:00 (night) with a choice of dive sites at each time. Join us on your next dive holiday adventures!

From Weddings to Blackwater Diving – El Galleon Dive Resort has you covered!

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What a wonderful few days it’s been for a very special wedding celebration for very dear friends of ours. Larry and Kris Bird and many of their family and friends from all over the world were here to spend time and celebrate the occasion with them. It was indeed a day to remember for all!

The night started in the Point for Happy hour with everyone getting together with the bride and groom before dinner. The evening continued on with an amazing Indian Buffet meal along with listson (roasted pig), some good heartwarming speeches and toasts to the newlyweds.

wedding celebrations

 

Amy Ward made the most beautifully decorated cake with such fine detailed eatable flowers that it was almost a shame to eat it…but we sure did. Kris and Larry pulled out a good “bolo” knife to do the deed.

cutting the cake

 

OH, and did we mention that it rained a bit that night?!

 

They say that a rainy wedding is good luck for the bride and groom…well, I think they best run out and buy a lottery ticket with all the rain we had! Wishing the newlyweds much love and happiness from everyone here at El Galleon, Asia Divers and Tech Asia!

 

What else has been happening at Asia Divers & El Galleon Dive Resort?

Ruben, and our long time friends Mal Howarth and Ron Jackson, joined by first timers to PG, Marilei Kuns and Andre Aguillar are all excited about getting wet today and seeing some cool stuff.

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The perfect location for doing a Nitrox course is of course…. The Point Bar! Richard Fernie and Christian Drew are now ready to go on nitrox.

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Tim, Daniel, Jaydon and Tobin were only here for three days but determined to get their PADI Advanced cert and get in some great dive experiences. Mission accomplished!

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Lyn, Trevor and Sheika enjoying the sunshine before the next dive.

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Looks like we have a bunch of pussycats prowling about for the next little while…it’s that time of year again!

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Hello Kitty is back!

 

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Getting into the diving groove – Johan, Marc, Elly and Ruben.

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Blackwater Diving with at El Galleon Dive Resort

Asia Divers is diving into the black! You can venture into the dark side on your next visit.

Check out these awesome photos by Beth Watson from here recent trip here, and have a look at some pretty cool weird and wonderful creatures here too: https://asiadivers.com/blackwater-diving-puerto-galera/

blackwater diving in puerto galera

blackwater diving

 

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DRT Show & Charity Raffle Winners!

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It was a busy weekend at the DRT show in Manila for the gang from Ocean Dive Supply and Tech Asia. The show was visited by many people looking to check out and purchase new dive gear and to see what’s new in the Philippine diving industry.

tech asia drt show philippines

 

And the Lucky winner of the Tech Asia charity raffle is…Joan Jomai Mamangun Zerrudo!

 

tech asia drt charity raffle winners

Never saw a couple so happy to have won something (and for the money to have gone to such a good cause). Halcyon and Tech Asia put up a unique Limited Edition Titanium Infinity BCD System as a special prize.

All proceeds will go to Pasay Pups, which is a volunteer organization dedicated to caring for the animals, and the children living in poverty in the Sarhento Mariano public cemetery in Pasay City.

Please take a moment to look at visit their Facebook page to learn a little more.

What has been happening at Asia Divers?

 

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Fiona, Rosie and Heather have been taking advantage of the sunshine and stunning shallow reefs, enjoying the snorkeling areas in Puerto Galera.

 

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Cameron, Rick and Pete just about to head off for a night dive and looking for all those weird and wonderful creatures

Check out PADI’s latest blog, The Amazing Marine Life of the Philippines.

PADI blog

It tells you about many of the great places to dive throughout the Philippines and of course information on the wonderful marine life in Puerto Galera. Read the blog on the PADI site.

Shanghai American School at Asia Divers

Have a look at this very nice video from the Shanghai American School who we’re with us last March. We’re excited that they’ll be joining us again next march as well. Bring your school group to Puerto Galera for a Fun, Educational and Exciting Adventure. The world is your classroom! Learning can, and should happen everywhere. We have over 23 years of experience with hosting school groups!

Our professionalism and enthusiasm with these groups has made us a leader in this area. Programs include diving, sailing, activities, community service and sightseeing. We’re already looking forward to their next visit in March 2020!

 

PADI E-IDC update

Our scooter gang assembled for a fun dive along reefs and wrecks. Matt did his DPV Specialty Instructor Training with Sabine – so he can teach this fun course, while for Cody it was his very first time scootering about. Big smiles as he enjoyed it a lot!!

DPV diving in Puerto Galera at Asia Divers

 

With many ‘Matt’s around, one could get confused B) – Our “Tall Matt’, Matt Hutchinson, has started his IDC with us and in the meantime already completed his EFR Instructor rating in the first 2 days. Congratulations! He can now teach the EFR Primary, Secondary, Care for Children and AED & CPR courses. More IDC updates to come…

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Mindoro Sprinter private resorts and boat taxi service now operational!

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Mindoro Sprinter, the new 22 seater Navicat, Private Resorts and Boat Taxi service is now operational.

It’s the fastest and most comfortable way to get to (and from) Puerto Galera, and directly to El Galleon/Asia Divers. Our new and easily accessible pick up point at Ilaya, is right next door to Batangas Port. And dis-embark at our pier.

Check out the official Mindoro Sprinter website. All contact details, location map for pick-up location, costs and schedule will be posted there: www.mindorosprinter.com . You can also follow our Facebook page “Mindoro Sprinter

Summer Holiday Promo

Last minute holidays? Our summer promo ends September 30th. Contact us to take advantage of this amazing special.

summer holiday promo el galleon dive resort puerto galera

What’s been happening at Asia Divers & El Galleon Dive Resort

Happy birthday to Leon, so nice that you and Carole can spend another one here with us!

birthday celebration el galleon dive resort

 

It was great to have Ian and Jack Jones diving with us. Jack completed his Open Water course with us a few months ago and he had not forgotten a thing. It was like riding a bike, he was right back at it again! Three big turtles, a couple of big puffers and an amazing very fishy drift dive made the weekend…

padi open water diver course puerto galera

 

Discover Scuba by day…jamming in the Point by night! Maria Khristina Tome and Mark Donahue had a great experience trying out scuba diving with Maria and then joining in a fun evening at the Point Bar.

discover scuba diving puerto galera philippines

 

First time at the Point Bar… “Sudden” gig/acoustic session and it was a success! Watch out… this might become a regular thing! Thank you so much to our guests, Tin (vocalist) and her partner Mark  for making this happen, to Odie for the music, to all the jammers, El Galleon family and awesome crowd!

point bar puerto galera

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A chip off the old block! Very nice to see Ruben teaching his 16 year old daughter Andrea to dive along with her support team Ruby Ann and, Issa to cheer her on.

scuba diving lessons puerto galera philippines

 

Jana and Glenn Everett have been keeping themselves busy this weekend with their PADI EFR and Rescue course with Sabine. Both are enjoying the learning and the fun of it along with a few bumps here and there on the egress!

PADI EFR and Rescue course puerto galera philippines

That’s all for this episode from Asia Divers & El Galleon Dive Resort. See you soon!

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The Mindoro Sprinter is making waves!

It’s been a busy few days for the Mindoro Sprinter as she is starting to get her sea legs. Follow us on our Facebook page ‘Mindoro Sprinter” to see our schedule, or contact us at 0927 631 7243 for information and bookings. Now you can get to El Galleon on the most comfortable and safest boat traveling from Batangas to Puerto Galera.

Mindoro Sprinter Batangas to Puerto Galera boat of El Galleon Dive Resort
Steve and Paul really enjoyed the comfort and the quick trip to Batangas.

To book contact: 0927 631-7243

  • Boat Fee is 800 peso one way, per person. Cash only.
  • There is a P100 port fee to pay from Ilaya which will be collected there. There is no port fee departing from El Galleon. All vehicles going to Ilaya will be charged a P50 entrance fee to enter the port.
  • There is a P50 port fee to pay from Lamao which will be collected there. There is no port fee departing from El Galleon.
  • You must be at departure point 30 minutes prior to departure.

Location maps for Lamao:

Location maps for ILaya:

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What’s been happening at Asia Divers & El Galleon Dive Resort

It’s hard to believe that this little cutie is now one year old! Happy Birthday to River… parents, Arthur, Meena and Grandpa Allan enjoyed this special day with her. It was so much fun to have many friends and family from here and Manila to be for the celebrations over the past weekend.

birthday party

It’s always nice to have Steve Gershon and Paul Bronson back with us. Congratulations to Paul Bronston for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water course.

padi advanced open water course

 

Nice to have good friends of CY and Bonny doing their dive training with us. Yanghui Xie (Running), Guoran Yao (Iris) and Yao Geng DSD (Fifteen) are all enjoying learning to scuba dive and looking forward to their ocean dives and seeing some of the amazing marine life that PG has to offer.

Learn to scuba dive in Puerto Galera at El Galleon Dive Resort

 

Thanks to our dear friends from “DDT” Discovery Divers Tokyo for recommending us to Christopher Greenway. Chris had a great week of diving and also completed PADI Enriched Air, Drift and DPV specialty courses while he was here. Congrats Chis, and enjoy your new Polo shirts that came with the courses!

PADI Specialty scuba courses at EL Galleon Dive Resort

If you’re interested in doing one of our many Specialty course that we offer please have a look here: https://asiadivers.com/padi-diving-courses-philippines/specialty-scuba-diving-courses/

So nice to have this wonderful group from Scuba Monster and booked through Expert holidays with us. Last night they all enjoyed Hot Pot at El Galleon.

scuba diving travel groups in Puerto Galera Philippines

With Choi Lan ( Eda ) Leung, Ka Fai ( Ricky ) Leung, Kwan Chee ( Jack ) Cheung, Man Tat ( Amanda ) Tong, Man Yi (Miranda) Wong, Wen Yin ( Shirley ) Man, Yun Keey ( Ricky ) Chan, Yun Mei ( Bread ) Chan

EL Galleon owners on holiday in Sweden

The Soderstrom family is enjoying their time in Sweden. It seems that they are always eating! Seeing some nice photos of them touring around but questioning the summer weather in Sweden…

That’s all for this week folks, catch up with the next El Galleon Dive Resort blog for more news from Puerto Galera

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More Blackwater Diving fun in Puerto Galera!

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While Phil Rudin was here conducting a photo workshop last month he managed to go out on just one backwater dive….and what a dive it was!! Here are just a couple of the photos he took in the Verde Island Passage in front of El Galleon Resort /Asia Divers.

 

He was using: Sony A7R III, 90 macro, two Inon Z-330 strobes, Nauticam housing. ISO-200, F/13, 1/250th sec.

We know that Phil is now eager to come back for more Blackwater diving with us! Keep watching out here for the details next photo workshop…

Check out: https://asiadivers.com/blackwater-diving-puerto-galera/ for information on Blackwater diving with Asia Divers.

More stunning underwater photos on Phil’s Instagram: @philrudinphotography

What’s been happening at El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers

Allan is just waiting in anticipation for our new boat to be ready to go… were very close now. Checkout our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mindoro-Sprinter-100292734654073/.

El Galleon Dive Resort Mindoro Sprinter boat

 

Four instructors joined in fun to get Jordan and David through their PADI Open Water course. Not that they need all of us…we just wanted to make their last dive something pretty special. A beautiful turtle decided to pose with us just to add icing to the cake. Thanks so much to Alan Dickson for always thinking of us and convincing the guys to do their dive training here at Asia Divers.

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Family diving is super fun! It’s always great to have the whole Lu/Lo family back here with us. We’ve seen the kids grow up right before our eyes and of course seen the parents stay young forever! Welcome back to CY, Bonny, Tim and Mary!

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It was a special week Mary to be able to do her Bubblemaker pool session and three follow-up dives in the ocean. She actually breezed through all the confined water skills from the Open Water course, just doing them for fun, and once she got in the ocean she had perfect buoyancy control…..all in two meters. The first steps of many more dives to come!

Check out the courses we can offer you and your family for a fun-filled family vacation.

PADI Recreational Courses

 

Nothing quite like having a birthday celebration in P.G. Happy birthday to Akiko who joined us with Sue for the celebration.

Elly is now under the wing of Jamie to get her up to speed on the DPV’s and get her certified. She’s geared up to do some more dives on it so she can soon teach this PADI DPV Specialty course.

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It’s always very special to us to have our previous guests keep coming back. Thank you to Sue and Akiko (who was not diving this morning), Kathy, Denny, Mariska and Lucas for coming back! Now go find those seahorses at Coral Cove…

el galleon dive resort puerto galera returning guests

Phavandeep Singh, Sirendar Singh and Tony Munish Kumar Harjay enjoyed their “Discover Scuba” experience with Pete and his great assistants Ike and Gernie. Time to get certified…

https://asiadivers.com/padi-diving-courses-philippines/specialty-scuba-diving-courses/

Introducing El Galleon Dive Resort’s new boat – the Mindoro Sprinter!

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Look at our sexy new boat! The Mindoro Sprinter has just arrived from its maiden voyage from Manila! Super excited and we look forward to bringing our guests to El Galleon and Asia Divers very soon on this boat. We’ll keep you all posted when it’s up and running, but we’re looking at some quicker crossings to Batangas now.

Checkout our new Mindoro Sprinter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mindoro-Sprinter-100292734654073/

 

 

The sun is out and so are we! What a fantastic way to start the day…a nice cruise into the Canyons with just enough current to bring out the big fish, but not so much that you’re blasting through your air and your time. To top it all off we had a nice encounter with 4 very large bump head parrot fishes… with Robin, Gabi and Meinrad.

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Off-Season Special still available until August 31st 2019

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PADI Women Dive Day 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to “Splash for Trash” to celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day. We conducted a Dive Against Debris and some of us even got dressed up for the occasion.  28 kg recovered…and lots of fun!!

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What’s been going on at El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers

Alli and Elly and Dave spent last week in Beijing at the ADEX Beijing Ocean Fiesta with the Philippines Department of Tourism Booth representing Asia Divers/EL Galleon and Tech Asia. We we’re excited to let the Beijing diving community learn more about what we have to offer.

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Long time family friends of Tommy, Daira Lovstrom and Freja Lovstrom came here to get certified. Both Ruben and Arthur jumped in and made it a fun course for everyone.

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Jason got all “trashy” as he completed the PADI Dive Against Debris specialty on the PADI Women’s dive Day clean up dive.

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OSM Ship Management PTE Ltd, Philippines, returns to El Galleon & Asia Divers!

During the weekend of 19th to 21st July, some of our regular guests from OSM Ship Management PTE Ltd, Philippines – Adrien and his colleague, Jerumel, returned to Asia Divers, for a packed weekend of fun-dives, overseen by Instructor Matt and Divemaster Cody.

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scuba diving in Puerto Galera with Asia DiversDuring the weekend, they packed in dives across some of our most popular dive-sites, including Monkey Beach, Coral Cove, Giant Clams and Sinandigan! In addition, they also joined Asia Diver’s “Dive Against Debris” in Sabang Bay, in celebration of PADI Women’s Day. Matt and Cody also managed to squeeze in an exciting night-dive with Sabine to Alma Jane wreck.

Adrien’s daughter, Lara, also joined the weekend and completed a Discover Scuba Diving experience with Matt and Cody. Great job Lara! We hope to see you again very soon in Puerto Galera!

What’s new in dive equipment at Ocean Dive Supply

Here is a piece of equipment with some new thinking, Finclip. To be attached to your Fins and you don them like you step in to the downhill skis, can’t be easier.

Check it out here and make sure you watch the video.
https://divesupply.com.ph/shop/diving/en/view-package/accessories/accessories/finclip/finclip-complete-15737#

 

ODS Dry bags. We have now our own line of Dry bags through Ocean Dive Supply Philippines (ODS) with a 20L dry backpack and Two sizes of the lightweight Nylon dry bag, 5L and 10L.

See the details here:

E-IDC update

Scootering through the DPV Specialty Instructor Course

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Boys and Toys… Sebastien had lots of fun scootering around our reefs and we actually found some amazing critters on the way… 3 very large stone fishes mating, a huge green turtle with yellow remoras attached, and at our safety stop we were joined by not one but two cockatoo wasp fishes. What an epic dive to conclude all his specialties.

That’s all for now from El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers. See you in the next blog!

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Off Season Special Offer Extended until August 31st

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It’s been fantastic weather on the beach so far this month with lovely warm water and great visibility. Critter watching has been a real treat with all our reefs awesome verity, including an encounter with a large Eagle Ray on Monkey Beach by lucky divers Maria, Meinrad Wahl & Gabi Haar.

 

Looking for a quick last minute getaway…check out this fantastic offer

el galleon dive resort puerto galera off season special offer

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Recent Happenings at Asia Divers

Well done Jon Woodhead, who had a great time doing his PADI Advanced Open Water course care of Pete and Kelly Walsh. Jon decided on Wreck, Naturalist and Night for his elective dives and also managed a dive with his Mum Sally and partner Pete during the Naturalist dive. Pete’s wish was to see a sea horse and we didn’t let him down. Awesome!

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Ashley Weier and Donald Ferguson had good mate Arthur Nash to take them through the Discover Scuba Diving experience and they both loved it. Art took them through the quick pool session, then out for a dive at Wreck point. We got a feeling they’re going to be back for their course sometime.

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E-IDC update

Yay, new PADI Instructors in the house!!

Big congratulations to all new instructors and of course especially to both of our Sebastian/ Sebastiens for successfully completing IDC and PADI Instructor exams. We are so proud of you!! Thanks for another 100% pass rate.

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