If you’re excited about experience the magnificent Puerto Galera diving, you’re not alone.
You will find that one of the best locations in the world for scuba diving is in Puerto Galera. We host divers who come to dive with BADLADZ from all corners of the globe.
One thing that people love about the Puerto Galera diving is that it’s always exciting. In the waters surrounding Puerto Galera, there are around 40 dive spots including surreal underwater caves, beautiful tropical reefs and mind-blowing shipwrecks.
It boggles the mind how much diversity can be found along a relatively small stretch of coastline. Under the sea, the cliffs slope deep down below and sea life flourishes.
People first began diving in Puerto Galera more than thirty years ago. Back then, it was tougher. If you had come here back then, you would have had to carry your own equipment! These days, this island paradise is overflowing with dive shops, most within a short distance to each other. Here at BADLADZ Scuba Diving, we have an attached dive shop at our dive resort so if you stay here, diving is simplified with us.
What a lot of divers tell us is they enjoy the fact that you can come to Puerto Galera any time of the year to dive since our weather is warm year round and we don’t see the kinds of storms a lot of the other islands in the Philippines experience. Depending on the season, the Puerto Galera water diving temperature ranges from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Puerto Galera Diving Season
The reason for this is that Puerto Galera is in a great location. The islands and mountains around Puerto Galera shelter it from typhoons and storm surges. However, despite the fact that Puerto Galera diving is year round, high season and low season are worth keeping in mind.
High season runs from mid-December to the end of May while low season starts at the end of May and runs through to mid-December. During high season, the weather is better, however visibility can be lower. During the low season, weather in Puerto Galera is marked by occasional rain, wind but rarely a typhoon. However, don’t be put off. Often, when it comes to diving in Puerto Galera, the best visibility is during low season.
One of the great things about Puerto Galera diving is that most of the dive spots are around 10 to 15 minutes from the dive center. Since they are close, you will be able to get a lot of value for your time while diving in Puerto Galera. We like to dive in the morning and the afternoon, but you could always do one or the other and enjoy the other half of the day as you like with other activities.
PADI in Puerto Galera
If you’re looking for a diving education, you’ll be well-served in coming to dive in Puerto Galera. We teach internationally recognized courses from PADI. To kick off your diving education, start with a Discover Scuba Diving course – an adventure that will blow your mind.
Whether you are a complete beginner and learning to dive or experienced and looking to expand your qualifications, you’ll have all that you need here. There are countless options and opportunities for you to develop yourself as a diver.
At BADLADZ, all the instructors are friendly, fun and professional. If you book a room a BADLADZ, you’ll have great accommodation and many opportunities to enjoy Puerto Galera diving.
Puerto Galera Dive Sites
There are over 40 great scuba diving sites in Puerto Galera. Here are some of the most popular dive sites:
- Hole In The Wall (18m/60′)
- The Canyons (30m/100′)
- Shark Cave (27m/90′)
- Odie’s Dingding (33m/110′)
- Sabang Point (24m/80′ multilevel)
- Monkey Wreck (42m/140′)
- Manila Channel (18m/60′)
- Coral Gardens (10m/30′)
- Alma Jane Wreck (25m-30m/66′-100′)
- The Hill (12m/40′)
- Batangas Channel (15m/50′)
- St. Christopher (24m/80′ mulitlevel)
- Monkey Beach (18m/60′)
- Ernie’s Caves (27m/90′ mulitilevel)
- Dungon Wall (27m/90′ multilevel)
- Wreck Point (15m/50′)
- West Escarceo (30m/100′ multilevel)
- The Atoll (33m/110′)
- Pink Wall (12m/40′)
- Sabang Junk (18m/60′)
- Japanese Wreck (42m/140′)
- Sinandigan Wall (40m/130′ mulitlevel)
- Washing Machine (15m/50′), Verde
- Drop Off (any depth, multilevel), Verde
After Diving Rest and Relaxation
During the evening, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to party or relax, depending upon what you’re in the mood for. You’ll have a great time with the Puerto Galera nightlife.
Get A Room Right Next To The Diving Boats
You can save yourself the hassle of traveling from your hotel back and forth to the dive shop, and stay in one of our tropical resorts instead. Wake up in the morning, eat some breakfast in our restaurant, and jump straight into the diving boat! We have two different resorts to offer you exactly what you’re looking for.
Our Dive Resort is located right on the pier, where the diving boats dock. Simply walk ascot the pier and onto the dive boat, then you’re ready to go! It overlooks the magnificent Puerto Galera Bay, offering you a sight you’ll be sure to remember.
BADLADZ Beach Resort is located just out of town, but is bigger and more relaxed than the other resort. It has a semi-private beach and a swimming pool, and offers you peace and quiet if that’s what you’re looking for.
Both resorts have single and double rooms with queen-sized beds, air conditioning, LED TV’s and private bathrooms. You can refresh in our in-house International restaurant with bar and WIFI Internet, where the friendly staff is happy to assist you. No matter which resort you choose, you’ll have an unforgettable experience for sure.
And if you’re coming to dive with a group, just contact us, and we’ll be happy to offer you a discount on your room.
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