There are so many dive operators in Sabang, and lots of smaller fish to see, dive sites include Monkey Beach, Sabang Point, Sabang Bay, West Escado and Sabang Wrecks.
Equipment: Scuba tank, BCD, flippers, weight belt, mask.
There are many wonderful dive sites accessible from the Sabang beach of Puerto Galera.
We went to the follow dive sites for our:
- M/V Alma Jane ( depth 30 meters)
- Hole in the wall ( depth 12 meters)
- Canyons ( depth 30 meters)
- LaLaguna Point (depth 3 to 18 meters)
- Sabang Wrecks (depth 18 meters)
- Shark Caves (depth 25 to 30 meters)
- Sinandigan Wall (depth 10 to 30 meters)
- Verde Island (depth 5 to 60 meters)
My group was assigned to a dive leader called Jef. Jef was really professional and helpful. I am an open-water diver and the dive trip to PG was my first fly-dive after only 1 overseas dive trip in Pulau Tioman, Malaysia 6 years ago and 2 half day dive in Pulau Hantu, Singapore.
Jef was very patient with me and was always keeping a lookout of me to make sure I am doing well and comfortable during my dives. He was also very familiar with the dive sites around PG and was able to find the resident underwater creatures with ease. As I tend to consume air faster than the other divers in my group, Jef would signal to the other dive masters or instructor in my group that he has to ascend with me first while they can continue with the dives for a while more before ascending. He also signals at least twice to make sure they understand what he meant.
Click on the websites below to see more photos shared by my divemates, they took some really good underwater shots from our dives
Some land photos taken by a divemate when a few of them skipped the last dive and rented motorbike to find out more abt PG
Equipment: If you do not have your own diving gears, you can rent it from the dive shop you are doing your dive with.
Puerto Galera is offering some of the best diving spots arround the world and therefore is not a surprise that there are more diving shops than restaurants!
I made my diving license here and I don't regret it. You can have course in English, German, Swedish, Danish, Japaneese, Korean and other languages ... most of the PADI dive schools are Gold Palm rated ... and the underwater life is outstanding!
Equipment: You can rent everithing there
Diving in Puerto Galera is a major experience. Departing from Sabang or Small La Laguna, boats full with divers reach more than 40 different diving sites along the coast.
I chose Action Divers as my diving operator... nice staff, John, Hugh and Mr.Roscoe Thomson can help you on everything you need.
Equipment: You can rent everything you need.
Sabang and Puerto Galera have some of the best sites for scuba diving in Mindoro and even in the Philippines.
So even if you plan to stay a calm week on the beach, I would suggest doing some snorkelling or even a beginner's diving course.
Underwater, divers can admire a plenty of colourful reefs, many different species of fish, water snakes.
Equipment: You can bring your own equipment or rent it (as I did) on the various shops.
One thing that I enjoy doing in Puerto Galera is kayaking. My friend and I usually go a couple of beaches away with no people and resort at all. Just be ready for the days when there are big currents.
Equipment: We borrow the kayak at Jun Resort, a korean owned. They usually charge us 200 pesos for an hour but there was a time when they only let us pay 500 pesos for more than 3 hours of usage.