Puerto Galera, Philippines
Our dive center, Asia Divers, is the Philippines' first PADI Career Development Center (CDC). Experienced instructors and divemasters, guide guests on world-class dive sites, which are only a short boat ride away, including areas not frequented by other operations. Asia Divers are known for their high standard of teaching all PADI courses from bubble-makers for kids to Divemaster or Instructor level courses.
Safety is a must for all our dives, which includes detailed briefings, oxygen and radios on all boats, and safety-first procedures. Diving is from local Bangkas for six people or less or by our two speedboats, which make a day trip to Verde Island easy.
Be spoiled with quality and comfort at Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort. The dive facility is less than three years old and there is nothing like it in Asia! We have a spacious diving platform with a large pontoon where our two speedboats and five local outrigger boats can easily dock, making it very easy for guests to get on and off the boats. Along with a large storage area for your gear, and a dedicated camera room, you are well looked after by the crew who are there to help you with anything you may need.
El Galleon Dive Resort is renowned for its serene and quaint beachfront surroundings fronting Small La Laguna Beach in Puerto Galera, El Galleon Beach Resort and Hotel has thirty air-conditioned rooms that have been constructed in the tropical hillside in protecting all the wonders of nature. Add to that luster are the majestic views of Sabang Bay and Small Lalaguna Beach, complete with free wifi, a fully-stocked mini-bar, flat screen TV's, swimming pool, Spa, three bars, and all the hotel amenities and necessities one needs to totally enjoy his stay.
The guests have several choices of rooms where everything is fully equipped and kept-clean. Four budget rooms for those that are looking for comfort without the fuss; twelve poolside rooms; three family rooms, comfortable for any family to stay in; ten seaview rooms with fantastic waterfront views; one penthouse with a private kitchen and a large private balcony; one conference room situated above the restaurant for business gatherings; and of course, the restaurant which extends to the water's edge offering a great value in European cuisine. Some rooms, such as the penthouse, are located high above the other rooms with a spectacular view of the sea.
All the more, El Galleon possesses an open space for guests to take in the rejuvenating atmosphere and the scent of fresh air. Its use of wood and narra as the central theme to the architecture of the whole place makes this truly Filipino.
Food, meanwhile, is French, Italian and some local cuisines, which involve seafood, particularly shrimps. The verinne, for example, is cooked involving cut and boiled shrimps dipped into a whole lot of mayonnaise. The tuna fish and the peach and the brochette has shrimps pierced on a stick and garnished with garlic, butter, parsley and lemon.
Experts have called The Verde Island Passage the "centre of the centre" of the world's marine biodiversity. Life enhancing nutrients from the Pacific mix with waters of the South China Sea. You would never guess that beneath the surface are spectacular reef formations with more than 300 species of corals and underwater rock canyons that host nearly 60 percent of the world's known shorefish species. The World Conservation Union describes it as the marine counterpart of the Amazon River basin," which put the passage at the peak of the "Coral Triangle" that spans the Sulawesi and the Sulu Seas in the southern Philippines and nearby Indonesia.
Divers come to Puerto Galera based on the reputation of the lovely dive sites and one of the very big reasons to come here is for the amazing macro life. Underwater photographers are delighted with the vast selection of different nudibranches that they can see on just one dive site! Pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, frog fish, sea moths, dragonet's, stick pipefish, wonderpuss, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish are some of the special things that divers can see. But we're not only for the macro...
Dive sites are replete with very healthy corals, lots of fish, huge basket sponges adorned with hundreds of multi-coloured crinoids; vast numbers of hard and soft corals and gorgonian sea fans. Turtles, octopus, mantis shrimp, crabs, seahorses, and cuttlefish make guest appearances as well, and during the past few years in the colder months we have had thresher shark roaming the area. There are also a few wrecks teaming with fish that have been sunk purposely to turn into dive sites. Dives here are suitable for all levels, from your 8-year old bubblemaker to recreational holiday divers, to serious photographers and even technical divers.
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If you need you can find more informations in our website http://www.asiadivers.com and then book your flight, contact El Galleon/Asia Divers and prepare for the holiday of a life time!
We have a friendly, experienced team to provide your with an adventurous, yet enjoyable and relaxing time.
PADI Course Director, Managing Director
PADI Master Instructor, Technical Director
PADI Master Instructor, Director Sales & Travel
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Partner, Instructor Trainer and Manager of TechAsia
Partner, Manager of iDAP College, PADI Course Director, EFRI Trainer and DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer
PADI IDC Staff Instructor and EFRI Trainer
IANTD Trimix and Technical Wreck Instructor Trainer
PADI Master Instructor and EFRI Trainer
IANTD Trimix and Technical Wreck Instructor
GUE Fundamentals, IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix, KISS, and Inspiration Rebreather Instructor
PADI MSDT instructor, IANTD Advanced Nitrox instructor
PADI Instructor, GUE Diver
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Puerto Galera offers some of the best recreational scuba diving in the world and El Galleon Beach Resort provides the ideal base from which to do it. Our dive center is operated by Asia Divers, a PADI Career Development Center, the largest and most professional scuba diving school in the area.
After or before your scuba diving, El Galleon offers: kayaking, sunset cruises, beach hopping, volleyball, golfing, snorkeling, trekking and paintball game. Whether it's a lazy day in the sun, some adventure or a game of golf, we have what you're looking for. Just come and speak to us at the front desk.