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Dive Review of La Laguna Resort and Divers/Rented Private house in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

La Laguna Resort and Divers/Rented Private house: "One dive in Puerto Galera", Dec, 2016,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9541.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines
Closest Airport Manila Getting There We took a public bus from Calamba (south of Manila) to Batangas harbor, you can catch a bus from Manila also. The bus will drop you right at the pier. Very busy port--had to ask directions a few times to find the ticket booth to buy our ticket on the boat to Puerto Galera. About $5 US for one way ticket--there are several different companies offering transfers over for about the same price--no advance reservations needed as plenty of boats back and forth all day. Know which pier you're going to

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 28 to 29 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Being a sort of new diver I just followed my guide--I'm sure if you are an experienced diver you could follow your own profile.[Unspecified]
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [While I was at the dive shop before my dive I saw a few divers in the shop ... 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 N/A
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 Rented a large house in Puerto Galera with it's own private beach for a week over Christmas--had talked to a dive shop just down the beach before arriving about fun dives and he said no problem--he specializes in tech diving. As a lone diver it ended up he had no other divers when I wanted to dive so he contacted La Laguna divers in Sabang and arranged a dive for me. They showed up the next morning at my beach with a small boat and took my girl friend and me to the dive shop in Sabang to get my rental gear and do the dive. Nice big operation attached to a resort with plenty of re ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Alex Mitchell in ZZ, SG at Apr 13, 2017 00:42 EST  
Do you have details of the house you rented? Webpage or air bnb page?
By Robert L Short in CO, US at Apr 13, 2017 00:51 EST  
Alex, I rented it thru Trip Advisor vacation rentals. I just checked and it's still listed-2 bedroom Luxury Villa and Beach. Mike the owner also has a 3 bedroom villa there also if you need something bigger. You can read my review there also. Bob Short
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