Scuba Holidays to Philippines

Dive Holiday to the Philippines with TAL Scuba - 26th Feb 2020

El Galleon Dive Resort on the Island of PUERTO GALERA - Asia Divers

7 or 10 days you chose?  From only £2000

Whale Shark Diving in Puerto Galera (We can hope) - but don't hold your breath!!

We can hope

What PADI have to say about

EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING FROM PRISTINE BEACHES AND TROPICAL JUNGLES THROUGH TO RICH CULTURE AND NIGHTLIFE FOR THOSE WHO SEEK IT IN PUERTO GALERA. SITUATED ON MINDORO ISLAND YOU’LL FIND THE SURROUNDING DIVE SITES BURSTING WITH HEALTHY, VIBRANT CORALS AND A DIVERSE MIX OF MARINE LIFE INCLUDING SHARKS, TURTLES, SCHOOLING FISH AND UNUSUAL CRITTERS.

QUICK FACTS

Situated on the island of Mindoro, Puerto Galera is famous for its long stretch of beautiful white sand beach which is discretely backed by numerous exclusive bars and resorts. If you are looking for a chilled out diving trip combined with time on the beach and a variety of dining opportunities and established tourist facilities, Puerto Galera is the perfect destination. Step inland and discover Puerto Galera’s rich nature which includes orchids, endemic birds and forest treks to stunning waterfalls and incredible vistas. Underwater Puerto Galera offers vibrant coral reefs which are bursting with colour and teeming with marine life.

Flying from London Heathrow, 7, 10 or more days Holiday in Philippines, Full board, upto 5 dives a day and FREE extra baggage all included from £2000

7 Days £2000 or 10 Days £2550

Philippines 7 nights

Depart London Heathrow 26th February 2020, on Cathay Pacific flight via Hong Kong to Manila.
Airport Meeting and Transfer by coach to the pier at Berberabe (2 hours, air conditioned coach) for private boat transfer to the Hotels own pier in Puerto Galera
7 nights accommodation in Pool Side Rooms on a Full Board basis at the El Galleon Dive resort, Puerto Galera.
6 days scuba diving (see below for diving options).
Depart
5 March. Depart Manila via Hong Kong at arriving London Heathrow 
 
Open Circuit Diver Cost, based on up to 5 dives per day: £2200.00... NOW £2000 per person. 5 days diving
Rebreather diver cost, based on 2 dives per day: £2400.00 ...NOW £2200 per person. 5 days diving
 
OR:
 
Philippines 10 nights
 
Depart London Heathrow 26th February 2020, on Cathay Pacific flight via Hong Kong to Manila.
Airport Meeting and Transfer by coach to the pier at Berberabe (2 hours, air conditioned coach) for private boat transfer to the Hotels own pier in Puerto Galera
7 nights accommodation in Pool Side Rooms on a Full Board basis at the El Galleon Dive resort, Puerto Galera.
8 days scuba diving (see below for diving options).
Depart
8 March. Depart Manila via Hong Kong at arriving London Heathrow 
 
Open Circuit Diver Cost, based on up to 5 dives per day: £2550.00... NOW £2350 per person. 8 Days diving
Rebreather diver cost, based on 2 dives per day: £2750.00... NOW £2550 per person 5 days diving
 

PADI recommended BEST DIVE SITES IN PUERTO GALERA

The Canyons – Three canyons make up this action packed dive site which is a hot spot for schooling trevally, groupers, drummers, snappers and barracuda. Huge gorgonian sea fans and an abundance of soft corals make this a colourful site. Look out for resting turtles, hiding octopus and passing reef sharks.

West Escarceo – This long stretch of sloping reef is home to vibrant corals, a plethora of reef fish and huge schools of red tooth trigger fish which occupy the blue. On the reef you'll find moray eels at all depths and if you venture deeper than 20 metres / 65 feet, look out for blue spotted stingrays on the sandy bottom.

San Agapito Point – Located in Verde Island, this is a stunning pinnacle site that will entice pelagic lovers and macro fans alike. Schooling jacks and fairy basslets are a highlight along with frequent sea snake sightings, vibrant corals, huge gorgonian sea fans and a myriad of macro crustaceans.

Kilima Steps – As the name suggests, this dive site offers a range of ‘steps’ starting from 5 metres/ 16 feet down to 22 metres/ 73 feet. Start at the deepest point and work your way up for a range of marine life including soap fish, nudibranch, barracuda, moray eels, lionfish and stunning corals. If you like intriguing topography this site is an absolute must.

Sinandigan Wall – If you are a macro photographer or nudibranch aficionado this dive site should be on your list. This beautiful coral wall extends down to 30 meters / 100 feet from where it becomes a sloping reef. Look out for macro critters among the colourful soft corals and resting turtles.

WHAT TO SEE

Puerto Galera offers something for every diver. Schooling reef fish, including jacks, snappers, fairy basslets, trigger fish, groupers, trevally, drummers and barracuda, set the scene against vibrant coral reefs and passing reef sharks. Turtles, moray eels, cephalopods and macro crustaceans are all found in abundance.

LOCATION

Puerto Galera is a municipality in Oriental Mindoro province of Philippines. It has an unending streak of protected coves with beautiful coral gardens and scores of exotic species. The city has a rich history, during which it was a major port where Chinese traders ended up bartering Ming Vases for gold. It was founded in 1572 by Spanish and was the first Spanish settlement in Philippines. It was also the first capital of Mindoro province. The trading history of this city shows that Chinese Malay and Indonesian traders were indulged in trade with locals as early as 10th century. Mindoro and Luzon islands are separated by Verde Passage which has strong currents of up to 6 knots which makes it an ideal location for drift diving. The marine flora and fauna is worth a dive. Puerto Galera has seen a recent surge in popularity among tourists. It was awarded the title of ‘The Most Beautiful Bay in the World’ by UNESCO in 2005. It was only the third bay from southeast Asia to get that award at the time. Puerto Galera is an amazing diving destination. It is one of the best reef diving site and is located at the very heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’. Atlantis is one of the best resorts in the Philippines and it is located in Puerto Galera.

 

FACILITIES

Poolside Rooms

Step outside your room and drop into the swimming pool. The 12 poolside resort rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, air-conditioning, mini bar and storage space; our poolside room bathrooms all have hot water and a vanity area.Poolside Deluxeand Poolside Economy.

Seaview Rooms

Our most requested rooms are the seaview rooms, all with fantastic waterfront views. You could literally throw a stone into the sea from any of these spacious and well appointed rooms. All 10 seaview rooms are fitted out with a queen size bed, mini bar, air-conditioning and storage space and all bathrooms are equipped with hot water and a vanity area.

Link to Dive centre accomodation

 

The small print:
 
Non refundable deposit of £500.00 per person, followed by a further £500.00 per person due in 3 months from the time of booking. Balance due 3 months prior to departure.
 
Business Class Upgrades: I will happily price these on request, and give live prices at the time of booking. Today, they are £1925.00 per person more.
 
Room allocation: All costs are based on 2 persons sharing a room. Single supplements will apply and these equate to £45.00 per person per night.
 
Accommodation Only pricing: We can provide accommodation only costings for those who are organising their own flights. 
 
Upgrades in the Philippines: There are 12 Poolside Rooms available, and the next category is SeaView Room, of which there are 10. To upgrade to this room, the cost will be £15.00 per person per night.

Flights - CONFIRMED AT TIME OF BOOKING, TIMES MAY CHANGE

 

If you want to join us in Truk after the Philippines talk to Karen or Trevor.

Questions? Please call Karen on 01202 4703030 or email Dive@shootingandscuba.co.uk. Please talk to us before booking so we can advise you if any changes have been made and so we know who is going.

We want to make sure you have a great time and a holiday of a lifetime - Book today, Call Karen on 01202 473030