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Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera Hot

Dive area / region : Philippines - Puerto Galera - See the map Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera

Best diving season : April  •  May  •  June  •  July  •  August  •  September  •  October
Recommended number of days to stay : More than 1 week...
Number of dive sites : More than 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 16 - 20 meters
Average dives depth : 20 Meters
Type of currents : Zero or none relevant currents
Months when these currents are present : no current or non significant in most of the local dive sites ideal for beginners. But can be fierce in the straits in the channels between the Islands.
General surface conditions : Generally flat surface
Wreck types : Old wooden ship  •  Artificial wrecks
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Crayfish  •  Cuttlefish  •  Dolphins  •  Grouper  •  Jacks  •  Lobster  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea snakes  •  Seahorses  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Squid  •  Star fish  •  Tuna  •  Turtles  •  Worms
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Open


The beginning of the prosperity dive industry in the area of Puerto Galera was the discovery in the waters of Batangas Bay of merchant ship’ remains loaded with Chinese porcelain and other valuable goods. Today, local dive operators offer many interesting dive sites located in an hour's drive from any beach and hotel Puerto Galera.
Dives on the different sites. From 12 m to 54 m deep (With qualified staff of course.) The deep dives are done early in the morning. Do not forget the parachute, because many ships are passing by the sites ... Visibility in the good season as high as 30 meters with an average visibility - from 10 to 25 meters - All underwater life has comes in large quantities and variety. Few examples:
Shark Cave: located near the Cape Eskarseo. Because of the strong undercurrents this place is dangerous for beginners and scary for inexperienced divers. Average depth - 18 meters, a large popular drift diving, night diving and underwater photography. Semi-closed caves where sharks are sleeping, located at a depth of 25-28 meters. At a depth of 12 meters starts Pink Wall, so named because of the abundance of soft coral pink color.

Canyons: one of the most popular dive sites in the vicinity of Puerto Galera. It is always possible to see moray eels, tuna, white-tip shark.

Cape Sabang: coral reef begins at a depth of 8 meters and descends to a depth of 20 meters. Beautiful wall, with moray eels and blue flip-flops, lots of corals, sponges, fantastic species number of Nudibranch, as well as unforgettable night dives.

At few kilometers from Cape Sebang, Verde Islands, there is another reef, slightly less popular because of strong undercurrents. This place is considered suitable only for experienced divers. Visibility around 35 meters. The city of Sabang is lively at night (bars, good restaurants), but not too noisy. Being away is very relaxing, but no choice of restaurants.

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