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Location: Puerto Galera (Philippines)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 Canyons With 13 votes(s).
2 Sabang Wrecks With 8 votes(s).
3 Canyons or Verde Island Drop Off With 3 votes(s).
4 Fish Bowl With 3 votes(s).
5 Secret Reef With 2 votes(s).
6 Mapating Cave With 2 votes(s).
7 manilla channel With 1 votes(s).
8 Odies With 1 votes(s).
9 Blackfish Pinnacle With 1 votes(s).
10 Sharks Cave With 1 votes(s).

Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Puerto Galera. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
If you have been to Puerto Galera please add a review (see left). Your experience of what you saw will help to extend these results!

Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

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Reviews:

Here are the last 10 reviews for Puerto Galera. Show all of them.

Visited Comments
August 2016 All in all the trip was a long journey to see macro life....mostly nudibranchs. I loved some of the critters, but the trash in the area, both topside and beneath the water is really depressing. Food at the resort was good for the most part, rooms were OK, nothing fancy.
Date posted: 28-Oct-2016 22:40 by: pierce47
October 2005 I particularly wanted to improve my photographic skills and the Phillipines were the perfect place to do this. If you want to see frogfish, this is the place to go!
Date posted: 21-Sep-2008 13:53 by: catsjones
October 2006 This was my first diving trip to the PI and I know now that I will go back many more times. I traveled with the owner of Micronesia Divers Assoc. Pete Peterson to assist in making a video. Diving was spectacular as was the night life around town.
Date posted: 15-Sep-2008 11:15 by: Pikapepper
August 2008 2 Tec-diving courses. Very good staff/instructors.
Date posted: 07-Sep-2008 13:34 by: Sean_M
December 2007 this was my third trip to pg but my first as an u/w photographer,i love this place as the macro stuff is so abundant,nudis,frogfish,scorpionfish,the list goes on and a dream for a buddind u/w photographer like myself,even my best buddy who is a semi pro u/w photographer is now going there regulary.where else in the world can ya get a room right on the beach for less than 10 a night? grab it while ya still can
Date posted: 27-Mar-2008 18:15 by: jasonleejay1968
December 2007 11 nights in Atlantis Sabang - great time. excellent dives & well looked after by the staff.
Date posted: 10-Dec-2007 17:36 by: Sean_M
May 1998 In my memeory, still one of the best places ever to have dived. It's been a while, but I'll probably be going there agian next year.
Date posted: 13-Oct-2007 11:41 by: yzer4
June 2007 Excellent diving, the majority of dive sites are within a few minutes boat ride from the harbour. Frog Fish, Pygmy Seahorses, Cuttlefish, and lots of nudibranchs
Date posted: 06-Jul-2007 00:36 by: saf7670
April 2007 Atlantis resort is very nice. Service is best.
Date posted: 03-May-2007 22:18 by: vfreidin
November 2006 Did my Advanced Open Water with a group of students from my school. LaLaguna Beach Resort instructors were fantastic. Had 16 typhoons before our arrival so a lot of coral damage. Very focussed on diving and not a family tourist resort. Great weather and enjoyed the diving with the Canyons and Hole in the Wall being the highlights. Good place for school groups.
Date posted: 06-Feb-2007 12:49 by: khasell


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Puerto Galera.

Alma Jane
Ranked as OK by independant reviews Ranked as OK by independant reviews
Situated off Small LaLaguna Beach just a few minutes from Action Divers, Alma Jane was scuttled in March 2003 and settled upright at a depth of 30 meters. Her upper decks are at a depth of 22 meters where divers can enter the wheelhouse and cargo holds below decks.
22m / 72ft
30m / 98ft
Deliberately sunk: 03-Mar-2003 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for Alma Jane:
Alma Jane was pretty good with healthy diversity of sealife. The little swim through is nice but watch your bouyancy and direction as you can easily come within 1m of Lionfish. Frogfish are present, as well as can be a train of divers. This wreck is a bit deeper than Sabang Wrecks and accessible for people certified beyond 18 meters. I did not see Sabang Wrecks on the pull down menu so I will cover that a bit. This was a very enjoyable dive for me and I was impressed with the diversity of marine life and the healthiness of the hard and soft coral although it is immediately in Sabang Beach where boat traffic abounds. All positive comments on this site are not over exaggerated. Frogfish, possible Scorpionfish, Pygmy Sea Horses on the Sea Whips as you head to the shallow reef. One of the best shallow wreck dives I have done. Well worth the $22 USD entry price!
Date posted: 21-Dec-2005 10:20 by: Mike who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by MikeRanked as OK by Mike