Puerto Galera Dive Sites

There are so many Puerto Galera Dive Sites that it makes this place a very attractive location to choose when you want a variety of locations that will offer you a great diving experience.

There are a couple of spots here that are consistently among the top ten rated Philippine dive sites by the Philippines Center of Tourism and PADI.

These are the 2 best Puerto Galera Dive Sites:

  • Verde Island
  • The Canyons

This should be reassuring to those who are looking for some of the best dive sites in the Philippines.

40 Different Puerto Galera Dive Sites, Just A Few Minutes Away


 

All of the dive sites in Puerto Galera are close by. Because of our great location here at BADLADZ, we are only a 20-minute ride from all the dive sites in Puerto Galera.

Our daily diving schedule here at BADLADZ Scuba Diving is as follows:

  • 2 dives leaving at 9 am back by 12.30 pm
  • 2 dives leaving at 2 pm back by 5.30 pm

You will find that most spots can be reached within 15 minutes of each other if your dive tour guides have an efficient schedule for you, so you won’t have to worry about sitting in your dive boat half the day.

This also allows students to complete their certifications much quicker than in some dive locations in the Philippines.

You can dive in the morning and take the afternoon off or dive all day and absorb the stunning beauty of the underwater scuba diving world.

List of Puerto Galera Dive Sites You Can Explore

Here are the primary Puerto Galera Dive Sites we go to with our divers out of the 40 or so dive sites in Puerto Galera.

Giant Clams (6m-16m/ 20’-52’)

The Giant Clams is a fantastic site for beginners, at an average depth of 9 or 10 meters. Despite the shallow depth, there are lots to see, including marvelous coral that grows from the ocean floor. Then there are the giant clams, some of them 60 years old, that are truly a sight to see. If you look carefully, you’ll also find reef octopuses that can change color in the blink of an eye hiding under the rocks.

Giant Clams (6m-16m/ 20’-52’)

The Manila Channel is another fantastic Puerto Galera dive site. This dive site is used for beginners and slightly more advanced divers. From countless species of tropical fish swimming around the healthy coral to alien-like shapes and lifeforms that hide beneath rocks and under the sand, it is a wonderful place. On the right tide, divers can float down the channel at a leisurely pace, with no need to swim.

With very little finning needed, your air lasts longer and you get to experience more of the amazing sea life. The Secret Bay (12m-16m / 39’-53’) A diving spot that was until recently closed, giving the fish the chance to grow to astounding numbers and variety. Many incredibly rare fish call this bay their home. That makes this the perfect site to visit if you want to spot exotic creatures.

 

Alma Jane Wreck (25m-30m/66′-100)

This 60-ton Japanese ship was sunk purposefully to create the ultimate wreck diving site. Weighing 60 tons, this 32-meter long steel ship is now hosting a large variety of marine life. Encrusted with hard and soft coral, you’ll find all kinds of life here, big and small. Dive around it, above it, or even go inside if you’re so adventurous.

The Alma Jane is also a perfect dive site for underwater photography, mixing wide-angle, wreck, and macro life in one dive. All that makes this one of the most popular dive sites in Puerto Galera.

Sabang Wreck (6m-21m/ 20’-69’)

A really popular dive to find majestic green sea turtles swimming around, gently grazing in the seagrass. If you look closely, you’ll find all kinds of macro-life swimming around the seagrass, which they call their home.

Hole In The Wall (10-18m/33′-59’)

Swim down through a hole in the wall that the water has carved out after millions of years of erosion. This truly surreal experience is made even better by the strong currents you’ll find here. Attracted by the current, many big fish swarm here for you to see.

The Canyons (30m/100′)

A beautiful dive. Absorbing the nutrients at the crossroads of two water streams, this spot has some of the best coral around. There are three canyons running side by side where the fish go down to hide from the current. Octopus, eels, beautiful coral and colorful fish – it’s all here.

Sinandigan Wall (10-30m/ 33’-100’)

Filled with an absolute abundance of nudibranchs, this is a perfect spot for colorful photography. A nice deep dive, you’ll be astounded by the sheer numbers of nudibranchs around you.

 

Coral Cove (10m-16m / 33’-52’)

If you like macro photography, you’ll be sure to love this spot. Filled with small little critters living in the depths, you’ll be happy to take your camera out and snap away. There is so much to see in even the smallest areas, that you won’t know what to photograph next.

 

Boulders (10m-28m / 33’-92’)

As the name suggests, here you’ll find huge boulders sitting on top of each other. This gives lots of space for all the fish to swim between and burst out of. Look underneath a boulder, and you’ll suddenly find yourself face to fish with rare creatures like frogfish, or scorpionfish.

 

Verde Island (18m-30m /60’-98’)

Verde Island and the surrounding waters are known as the “center of marine biodiversity in the world”. Yes, you read that correctly. In other words, there are more species of fish in that location, than anywhere else in the world, including the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Just a one-hour boat trip away from Puerto Galera, be sure to check this out when you come here. You’ll have amazing visibility and a rich abundance of marine life, so you don’t want to miss this. This will be one of the Puerto Galera Dive Sites you will visit.

 

Sabang Point (8m-25m/ 26’-82’)

These descending steps are one of the favorite spots to find big schools of yellow snappers, and sometimes even pygmy seahorses. Diving down here is a sight to see, with depths starting at 8 meters, up until 25 meters.

 

The Hill (12m-16m/ 40’-53’)

If you like photography, and macro-life, you will love this dive site. You’ll see the majestic wonderpuss displaying his acrobatics right next to the colorful nudibranchs. With beautiful pink corals carpeting the bottom of the ocean floor, you’re sure to take beautiful pictures.

 

Monkey Beach (8m-21m/ 26’-70’)

At 21 meters depth lies a wreck of an old sailboat, lying on its side. You can go inside the ship to spot the cleaner shrimp in the engine room, who will come along and clean the parasites of the fish. At a shallower depth, you’ll often find lots of peacock mantis shrimps and fusiliers swimming around.

 

Ernie’s Cave (8m-27m/ 26’-89’)

Once being the home of a giant grouper called Ernie, this cave now hosts lots of glassfish swimming around. A beautiful underwater cave, with lots of marine life – this is definitely a sight to explore.

 

Dungon Wall (8m-27m/ 26’-89’)

Just east of Ernie’s cave, you’ll find Dungon Wall. Starting off with a sloping bottom, that leads up into a wall. At this site, you’ll see many lionfish, eels, and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a pygmy sea horse or two as well

 

West Escarceo (8m-21m/ 26’-69’)

West Escarceo is a diving spot with really good visibility. There’s lots of coral in all colors and the life that lives in it. Gently sloping downwards, this spot gives you plenty of things to look at.

 

Dive With BADLADZ Scuba Diving and See These Sites

If you would like to see these scuba diving sites in Puerto Galera, BADLADZ can take you there. If you want to learn more about diving with BADLADZ, Check out our diving packages and book your dive adventure today!

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