Puerto Galera, Philippines
Puerto Galera is situated on the northern shores of Mindoro Island, Puerto Galera is known as worldwide for its diving and snorkeling. Just 130 kms south of Manila and 14 nautical miles from Batangas on Luzon island, the dive sites are easily accessable with most only an hour away from whichever beach or cove you are staying at. Snorkeling is usually good just offshore.You will not be disappointed with the diversity of diving on offer.
Puerto Galera is has a place of outstanding natural beauty, Puerto Galera is one of the most popular areas for diving in the country. It is also a jumping off point for live-aboard boats visiting Apo Reef, Coron Bay and The Sibuyan Sea. Once visited, the lure to return will be strong.
The area can be dives all year round. July to Sept is considered the high season.
|Great for||Highlights||Depth||Visibility||Currents||Surface conditions||Water temperature||Experience level||Recommended Length of stay|
|Advanced, Photography,novices and the Experienced diver||Thresher sharks, Hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, manta rays||20-85m||10 – 30m||Can be fierce||Can be choppy||26 – 29°C||Beginner – Advanced||5 – 7 days|
4 hours from Singapore to Manila, Philippines, by plane and then Just a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Manila
Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu has a regular international flight service to/from Singapore with Cebu Pacific Air
|Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun||Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat|
Depart 00.20 – Arrive 04.00
Depart 19.45 – Arrive 23.25
An alternate airline which also has a regular international flight service to/from Singapore is SilkAir
|Mon and Thurs||Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat||Wed, Fri and Sun|
Depart 14.35 – Arrive 18.15
Depart 19.00 – Arrive 22.30
Depart 09.05 – Arrive 12.45
Depart 15.25 – Arrive 18.55
*All times are in Singapore GMT +8 hours
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