May 1st 2017 we had the pleasure of welcoming the Indi Divers Perth when they came and visits us at BADLADZ for scuba diving and fun.
This year the group leader Pete Dawson brought a total of 32 divers. Its a mix of very experienced divers. 1 course director, 5 instructors, 2 Dive Masters 3 Rescue divers and the rest Advanced divers.
Indi Divers Perth at BADLADZ
This is actually not the first time of the Indi Divers Perth here. Back in July of 2015 when they first came they were only 28 of them. They had the chance to cruise around Puerto Galera, and because of the fun and adventure they came back for more this year.
All of them came from Perth western Australia and all met up in Manila at the Grand City Garden Hotel. They were picked up by 5 aircon vans and took them down to Berberabe beach to meet their private boat. All of the transportation was arranged by BADLADZ.
The boat ride direct to BADLADZ Beach Resort was around 1 hour.
After they checked in to their rooms at BADLADZ Beach Resort, most of them headed straight for the swimming pool to relax and drink a nice cold beer. Everyone was having a great time laughing and joking with each other. They finished their first night in Puerto Galera with a delicious dinner on the garden.
Indi Divers Diving with BADLADZ
First Diving Day
May 2nd was their first diving day. From the beach resort we brought them down to our BADLADZ Dive Resort at around 8 AM. We then split them up into 5 groups and each group was assigned a dive master.
The dive masters and boat crew then put all their equipment on the boats, while they relaxed, having a coffee and setting up their dive cameras at our BADLADZ Restaurant. By 9am everyone was ready to get on the boat, so we head out for their first 2 dives.
In between the first and second dive we stopped at one of the floating bars in Sabang Bay for their surface interval. Here they are able to buy a coffee, snacks and soft drinks.
After a good rest everyone got back on the boat for their second dive. Once they finished their second dive, they headed back to BADLADZ Dive Resort at around 12.30pm in time for some lunch.
After lunch most of the group went back on the boat to go for 2 more dives. Others went back to the beach resort to have a relaxing massage with our Pampered Spa. The next day will be the same routine, with four dives to offer.
Second Diving Day
Day 3 and 2nd diving day, half of the group continued diving while the other half wanted to have a day out of the water. We arranged a beautiful water falls trip to Infinity Farm for them.
It was a 1 hour 40 kilometers road trip from BADLADZ Beach Resort. They were accompanied by one of the best tour guides in Puerto Galera. BADLADZ staff is also present and we prepared a feast of marinated BBQ Chicken and Pork, fresh grilled fish, fruits, vegetables and rice.
Third Diving Day
Day 4 and the 3rd diving day, this time we took them to the beautiful Verde Island. Verde Island is where the Verde Island Passage is at. It has been classed as the Center of the Center of marine biodiversity with more different species of coral and fish per square meter than anywhere else on the planet making it one of the best dive spots in the Philippines and possibly the world.
The Indi Divers Perth did 2 amazing dives here. After the great dive we took them to the island itself for another fresh cooked lunch.
Forth Diving Day
4th diving day which is their day 5 in Puerto Galera, they divide into 2 groups. The half of the group went to Verde Island to have a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the island. The other half will do 4 more dives around the awesome dive sites here in Puerto Galera.
They then switched the following day so the whole group were able to experience both schedules.
Last Night in Puerto Galera
So then it came to their last night. BADLADZ prepared a little party for them with amazing food, drinks and live band. Everyone had a great night including the staff.
After the party at the resort some of them with the staff went to Sabang to have some more fun and experience the famous Puerto Galera night life.
We are very much looking forward to see Pete and the Indi Divers Perth again, probably in 2019.
So if you are looking for a place to relax, have fun and experience the best scuba diving sites in the Philippines. Check out Puerto Galera.
It has so much to offer, from someone who wants to relax and get away from the busy life to someone who wants to experience the thrill and adventure through land or underwater, Puerto Galera has it all.