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Dive Review of Badladz Divers in

Badladz Divers: "Puerto Galera and Badladz Dive Resort", Jan, 2018,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 10102.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 4 stars
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Comments Dived Puerto Galera last year about the same time but only got in one dive before being blown out of the water by a typhoon. Thought I'd give it another try and booked a last minute four night trip there after diving in Dumaguete and Bohol. I usually do a lot of research before booking a place to stay but this was a last minute trip and my options were limited--my bad! Badladz Dive Resort looked ok and close to the pier and their offer for a six dive package was very reasonable (cheap). The first room we were given was small with a queen bed and a/c--which struggle enough though it wasn't that hot. Tried to flush toilet and didn't work--the bowl float was broken and I reported it and it was never fixed. The next day the electric water ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines, Roatan
Closest Airport Manila Getting There two and a half hour bus to Batangas Port from Manila, one hour ferry ride to Puerto Galera pier--either Sabang or Muelle piers--tuk tuk to resort if needed--Badladz Resort was a one minute walk from Muelle pier.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 75-76°F / 24-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35-50 Ft/ 11-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Strict limit on dive times--all dives were 45 minutes or less--always came up with 1,300 1,400 psi--very disappointing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No set up at all on the small boats for cameras or at the dive shop either. One s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Bernie Lach in MN, US at Feb 17, 2018 10:57 EST  
Disappointing for sure. I have been to Sabang 4 times in the last 5 years and once you prove you are a competent diver the DM are flexible. Dive your computer and get on the boat with 500-600 PSI
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