More than 7000 tropical islands, clear warm water, vast coral reefs and mind-blowingly beautiful flora and fauna make the Philippines a true scuba diver’s paradise.
You can find almost every underwater adventure and experience here. At some dive resorts, shore diving on the house reef is popular, but divers can also hop on a day boat or live-aboard to access the sheer reef walls and atolls offshore.
A rich WWII history makes wreck diving the focus of areas such as Coron, off Palawan and Subic Bay. The underwater ecosystem is an epicenter of marine biodiversity with Dugongs and skittish scythe-tail thresher sharks leading a cast of more than 1200 marine species.
And topside, rest assured of a warm welcome as the friendly and relaxed Filipinos embrace visitors.
Best Diving sites in Puerto Galera
Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera is fast becoming a big industry! It is actually one the main destinations in the Philippines for Scuba Diving. There are about 30 dive centres around Sabang Beach and White Beach! Many of the resorts also have dedicated dive shops attached to them for your convenience.
Being a Marine Sanctuary, the scuba diving is fantastic with a great marine life as well as fine hard and soft coral. You can see for example Whitetip Reef Sharks at Shark Cave spot, or big Pelagic Fishes or Blacktip Reef Sharks at Talipan Reef.
It also makes a great place for night diving and macro underwater photography, for example at the spot called Coral Garden where you can find many species of Nudibranchs, Frogfishes and Ghost Pipefishes.
Most of the dive sites are located in the Verde Island passage where there is generally strong currents and clear water. This therefore offers great opportunities for interesting drift dives along the deep walls.
Most of the dive sites are found just in front of Sabang Beach and accessible via a 5 min boat ride. There are also interesting small wrecks that have been sunk intentionally as well as a Japanese World War II patrol boat.