Asia Divers El Galleon Inc. Dive Resort

1741 Dian Street, Palanan, 1235 Makati City
Philippines

Telephone +63 283 42974
Fax +63 359 19043
admin@asiadivers.com

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boot 2017 hall map (Hall 3): stand A74

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  • 08.01  Diving Gear

Our products

Product category: Services (Diving)

Dive Sites


  • All dives with Asia Divers are guided by experienced Instructors or Divemasters (who lead the dive in the water giving you the best of the dive sites) and planned using the Recreational Dive Planner and or Dive Computers.
  • All the convenience of a live-aboard but all the attraction and flexibility of being land based.
  • Some of the best dive sites in Asia - over 30 sites all within 15 minutes travel - dive sites are suitable for all experience levels, it couldn’t be more convenient.
  • There are at least five scheduled dives a day, every day; 8:00, 10:30, 13:30, 16:00 and 18:00(night) with a choice of dive sites at each time.
  • Diving in small groups (six or less) from local Bangka (outrigger) boats and two speed boats.
  • Diving is all year round, every day of the week, with water temperatures between 22c and 29c, the coldest months being Dec – Feb. Visibility is usually at least 15m to 40m.
  • You must produce a log book and certification card before diving. Day trips (Verde Island & Hot Springs) can be arranged at short notice.

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Product category: Services (Diving)

Liveaboard Diving

Looking to dive somewhere new?
From a weekend adventure scuba trip to a fortnight expedition, our liveaboard excursions all include the comfort of knowing that there’s an Asia Divers guide on board.

Check out our travel diary in our weekly newsletter to see upcoming events. You can also plan your own scuba trip and let us take care of the hassles. Wherever you want to go - From land based dive adventures in the Philippines to the Galapagos - we can take care of your scuba trips needs.

Liveaboard diving holidays are a whole lot more than just the diving. You are on a ship with people who share your interests. Long-lasting friendships are often formed on liveaboards.

Enjoy a relaxing holiday with new friends
Liveaboard diving holidays are a social event. After sundown and the end of diving, corks pop and bottles of cold beer appear, maybe someone grabs a guitar or someone finds a CD player and you can find yourself dancing or singing along, or maybe just chatting with new friends and dive buddies.

Our Liveaboard Fleet
The Fleet, including boats in the Philippines, Fiji, Truk, Palau, Cocos, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Hawaii and Belize, represent the ultimate in Liveaboard dive operations.

If you are interested in scuba trips to any of these destinations let us make the arrangements for you.

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Scuba Diving Rates

Friendly prices, friendly team
Scuba dive rates at Asia Divers are very competitive. Scuba dives with Asia Divers are guided by experienced Instructors or Divemasters who lead the dive in the water giving you the best of each dive site, including areas not frequented by other operations. Scuba dive briefings include detailed ‘Naturalist’ aspects of each dive site.

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Scuba Diving Resort- Puerto Galera

Diving in Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera is situated on the northern coast of Mindoro Island (the 5th largest island in the Philippine archipelago chain of 7,107 islands), which is about 12 nautical miles south of Batangas City, Luzon. Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines and the island upon which Manila is found. Nowadays, with modern highways up and running, you can leave the airport in Manila and arrive here within 2.5 hours! 

The beautiful beaches, coves and spectacular dives sites of Puerto Galera have been bringing in people from all over the world over the past twenty-five years or so, but of course Puerto Galera has been around for allot longer. The name “Puerto Galera” means “Port of Galleons” and was given by the Spanish during their colonial occupation of the Philippines. The Spanish ships would seek refuge in the Puerto Galera harbour during the typhoon season and it was also a good stop point for the crew to rest up.  The sheltered Bay of Puerto Galera itself remains an anchorage for boats during bad weather to this day, although it's the beaches of Small La Laguna and Sabang and White Beach that now provide the main attraction to new comers. Today, the beautiful and scenic areas of Puerto Galera are the center of tourism in this province, making full use of its many white beaches and abundant sea life.

The view of Puerto Galera harbour is breathtaking and not to be missed! Puerto Galera got international attention in 2005 when it was voted the winner of the prestigious award “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club” by UNESCO.


Mindoro Island 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 of up to 6 knots. This makes the area well known for its spectacular, exhilarating drift dive and abundant sea life. The Verde Island Passage is very deep so clear water is very common to the dive sites of Puerto Galera, along with a fantastic variety of underwater flora and fauna.  

Experts have called The Verde Island Passage the "centre of the centre" of the world’s marine biodiversity. Life enhancing nutrients from the Pacific mix with waters of the South China Sea. You would never guess that beneath the surface are spectacular reef formations with more than 300 species of corals and underwater rock canyons that host nearly 60 percent of the world’s known shorefish species. The World Conservation Union describes it as the marine counterpart of the Amazon River basin," which put the passage at the peak of the "Coral Triangle" that spans the Sulawesi and the Sulu Seas in the southern Philippines and nearby Indonesia. We are located on the shores of the Verdi Island passage and one of the most amazing dives is the Verdi Island drop off located only 20min away from El Galleon/Asia Divers resort.

Over the last 25 years as Philippine tourism has shifted from a backpacking crowd of slightly more adventurous travellers to a more up-market tourist who researches his vacation with the help of the internet, so has the face of Puerto Galera. Accommodation standards now not only include local style “nipa” huts with basic amenities but range all the way up to 4-star resorts with swimming pools, air-conditioning, international restaurants, 24 hour bars, cable TV and hot water showers and Spas.


Today’s travellers to the area are coming based on the reputation of the dive sites. One of the very big reasons to come here is for the amazing macro life. Underwater photographers are delighted with the vast selection of different nudibranches that they can see on just one dive site! Pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, frog fish, sea moths, dragonet’s, stick pipefish, wonderpuss, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish are some of the special things that divers can see. But we’re not only for the macro... 

All the dive sites are replete with huge numbers of splendid fishes, huge basket sponges adorned with hundreds of multi-coloured crinoids; vast numbers of hard and soft corals and gorgonian sea fans.  Turtles, octopus, mantis shrimp, crabs, seahorses, and cuttlefish make guest appearances as well, and during the past few years in the colder months we have had thresher shark roaming the area. There are also a few wrecks teaming with fish that have been sunk purposely to turn into dive sites. Dives here are suitable for all levels, from your 8-year old bubblemaker to recreational holiday divers, to serious photographers and even technical divers.

There are many activities and events to keep the whole family busy in Puerto Galera. One yearly event is the The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. It is the first international music and arts festival of its caliber in the Asia-Pacific. It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera; truly one of the world’s most enchanting backdrops for a festival. The festival grounds are situated on the foothills of the majestic Mount Malasimbo where its most prominent feature is a grass-terraced amphitheatre that overlooks the bay.

The festival debuted in February 2011 to a stunning turnout of 1,500 individuals. Attendance more than doubled on year two as the festival drew in over 3,500 tourists to Puerto Galera. The festival is recognized by the Department of Tourism Philippines as a prime catalyst for the country’s continued advance in music, arts, and culture. It is highly publicized in local and international media for its awe-inspiring landscape and unique eco-cultural program

 
Something to shop for which is truly made by the people of here are unique basket works made by the indigenous peoples of the area; the Mangyans. Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found in Mindoro, each having its own tribal name, language, and customs. The total population may be around 100,000, but no official statistics are available because of the difficulties of counting remote and reclusive tribal groups, many of which have no contact with the outside world. 

Other activities in the area include: sailing, kayaking, sunset cruises, beach hopping, volleyball, golfing, snorkelling, banana boat, trekking, buggies and motorcycle rentals and even paintball. There is also a zip-line in the area now! Whether it’s a lazy day in the sun, some adventure, or a game of golf, we have what you’re looking for.

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Product category: Diving Gear

Asia Divers Dive shop

Asia Divers is the Philippines’ first PADI Career Development Center (CDC), where experienced instructors and divemasters, guide guests on world-class dive sites, all only a short boat ride away. Asia Divers has been in business for 28 years and is known for its high standard of teaching across all PADI courses, from Bubblemakers for kids to Divemaster and Instructor level courses. Many of the Divemasters and Instructors working in the area were trained by Asia Divers.


Safety is a must for all its dives, so Asia Divers includes detailed briefings and safety-first procedures. All visitors must produce a logbook and certification card before diving. Local bangka boats carry up to six people and a guide on each trip. Asia Divers also operates two speedboats, making a day trip to Verde Island simple and quick. 

The dive facility is just a few years old and there is nothing like it in Asia. There is a diving platform with a large pontoon on which boats can easily dock on making it simple for guests to board and disembark. Every diver has their own crate in the dive shop to store their gear, and there is a dedicated camera room with a computer available and rinse tank specifically for cameras. It’s very spacious so even when the shop is busy you never feel crowded. The calm, relaxed atmosphere lets you know that you’re being well looked after by the crew who are always there to help you with anything you may need.

The 570 Ltr/min compressor by Lenhardt &Wagner. The unit is sound insulated therefore emitting very little noise and while in operation can hardly be heard from platform or point bar. Delivering 570 Ltr/min or 20 cubic foot of free air per min roughly translates to filling 20 tanks per hour. For filtration and cooler system, the 570 is capable of filling an estimated 3,000 tank fills on one filter change.

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About us

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We have a friendly, experienced team to provide your with an adventurous, yet enjoyable and relaxing time.

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