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Dive Review of Asia Divers/El Galleon in
Philippines/Puerta Galera

Asia Divers/El Galleon: "Puerta Galera and El Galleon", May, 2018,

by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10309 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Jamaica, Bimini-Bahamas, Grand Bahamas Island, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Roatan, St Eustatius, Florida, Florida Keys, Dumaguette-Philippines, Cebu-Philippines, Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport Manila Getting There 36 hours of flights from New Orleans, then a drive to Anilao and ferry to Puerto Galera (add another 4 hours.)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes per dive at the most
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments no camera room available ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments El Galleon sent their large panga shuttle/ferry for me to Anilao Photo Academy around 10 AM on May 27th. It was a 2 hour ride by shuttle to Perta Galera. I arrived at El Galleon around noon on the 27th and was greeted by front desk and informed my room was not yet ready. So, I sat down in the dining area and ordered lunch. Once the room was ready, I unpacked my dive gear and went to the dive shop and put it into the assigned “locker”.
Asia Divers is the dive shop on site at El Galleon. I then signed in at the dive shop (presented my c-cards and made sure I was set up for Nitrox and so on.) Dive schedule was 8:00, 10:00, 1:30 and 4:00 with night dives at 6:00. Dives are limited to 60 minutes maximum. I confirmed I was on the unlimited diving package.
Diving is from a panga, which are quite comfortable, all and all. I think they are quite stable as well, except in very rough w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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