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PUERTO GALERA

Puerto Galera is situated on the northern coast of Mindoro Island, which is separated from Luzon by the Verde Island Passage. These waters are flushed by the current of the South China Sea, resulting in strong currents.  It contains more varieties of fish than the Red Sea, and more varieties of hard and soft corals than the Great Barrier Reef! 

WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN PUERTO GALERA

Superb wreck diving!

Exhilarating drift dives

Incredible muck diving for the underwater photographer

PUERTO GALERA GALLERY

Alma Jane wreck
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera

Diving in Puerto Galera

This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973.   The Puerto Galera bay sometimes know as the Port of Galleons, was indeed a place the Spanish galleons and Chinese traders would hide from typhoons and use its banks for ship repairs.

Situated in the Coral Triangle, Puerto Galera has the highest concentrations of marine life species on the planet... double that that you'll find in the Caribbean.  Just imagine diving with over two thousand fish species on the reefs of Puerto Galera.  There are amazing drift dives and the wreck of the Alma Jane is one not to miss.  The unusual critters you find on a much dive seem to be from another world.  Another area highlight is the day trip to Verde Island.  A one hour boat ride across the channel presents you with a pinnacle that is home to millions of orange anthias, moray eels, giant frog fish, super-sized nudibranchs and breathtaking soft corals.  On the deeper edge you'll see schools of jacks, tuna and wide mouth mackerel, oriental sweetlips and hawksbill turtles and occasionally a whale shark out in the blue!

WEATHER

Winter average of  24°C / 76°F 

Summer average of 32°C / 89°F

WEATHER ADVICE

Rainy season June to September 

GETTING HERE

Flights from LONDON to MANILA

17 hours

Sea plane to PUERTO GALERA

30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 8 hours

Deep Thought

Puerto Galera has some of the most diverse reef diving in Asia!!

- John

WATER TEMPERATURES

Winter average of 25°C / 77°F 

Summer average of 28°C / 82°F

VISIBILITY

30m+ / 100ft 

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