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Asia Divers El Galleon Dive Resort & Waimea Luxury Villas

Puerto Galera, Philippines

El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers
Located next to the water’s edge, El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Galera.

With rooms catering for all budgets, the resort is a great option for anyone wanting to explore the waters around Puerta Galera, home to a dense population of marine life and pristine reefs.

Waimea Luxury Villas – El Galleon Dive Resort Annex
In addition to the various room types available at El Galleon Dive Resort, there is also the option to stay at the Waimea Luxury Villas – El Galleon Dive Resort Annex, which is just a 5 minute walk from El Galleon Dive Resort.

When you are not diving, there is lots to keep you occupied on the island of Mindoro including the nearby Tamaraw waterfalls, gold panning, Mangyan villages, trekking and climbing Mount Malisimbo.

Getting there
The easiest way to reach Puerto Galera is to fly into Manila. Transfer time from Manila to the resort is around 2hrs by car/van followed by a 30-40 minute boat ride. Please be sure to arrive into Manila before 1.30pm for a same day transfer to the resort.

Guide price: 7nts / 5 days unlimited diving from £1475pp*
Includes: Return transfers from Manila to resort, 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double share Budget Room with breakfast and evening dinner, unlimited guided boat diving package with up to 4 dives per day plus a night dive, use of tanks and weights and diving on air.  

Excludes: International flights, overnight accommodation in Manilla, Sanctuary fees, Nitrox, equipment hire, special day trips, blackwater night dives, and gratuities.

International flights from the UK: We offer competitive airfare from all the major UK international airports. By booking accommodation and flights with us your holiday will be fully ATOL protected under our ATOL license number 11457. Please let us know your preferred airline and nearest UK international airport and we will be happy to search our flight system for the best fares and times.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Twin Centre
El Galleon Dive Resort is perfectly suited for a twin centre holiday in this part of the world. Combine it with a stay at one of the many dive resorts and liveaboards we offer throughout the Philippines. To see options, please check our Philippines page.

Quick Guide: El Galleon Dive Resort

  • Location: North East tip of Mindoro, Puerto Galera
  • Transfer: 2 hour vehicle ride from Manila Airport to the pier, followed by 40 minute boat ride to El Galleon Pier
  • No. of rooms: 30 – 4 budget rooms, 12 poolside rooms, 3 family rooms, 10 seaview rooms and 1 penthouse apartment
  • Meal Plans: Room Only, Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board


Get some rest
The resort’s 30 air-conditioned rooms are built on the tropical hillside and consist of 10 sea view rooms, 12 poolside rooms, 3 family rooms and 4 budget rooms. All include a queen size bed, mini-bar and plenty of storage space. The family rooms can also cater for an extra bed and the budget rooms offer the option to be made up with 2 twin beds. The luxury one-bed penthouse apartment offers a huge private balcony, kitchen and adjoining living room.

Waimea Luxury Villas – El Galleon Dive Resort Annex
In addition to the various room types available at El Galleon Resort, there is also the option to stay at the Waimea Luxury Villas, which is just a 5 minute walk from El Galleon Resort. Set within beautiful grounds, including 2 pools, are 5 exquisitely designed rooms, ranging from smaller rooms to the spacious suite. All rooms are air conditioned and beautifully furnished to provide the utmost comfort. The complex also includes a communal kitchen for those wishing to prepare their own meals.


Enjoy your stay
The open-air restaurant is located right on the water’s edge and caters for all tastes, with local seafood, fresh pasta dishes and a mixture of Asian and international cuisine.

The sociable Point Bar is just above the dive shop and jetty, and offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for evening drinks after a fabulous day’s diving. Alternatively, you can unwind with a variety of aromatherapy, beauty treatments and Thai or Swedish body massage in the resorts La Palm Spa.

The newest addition to the resort, the Morning Brew Café, sits right on the beach and offers specialty coffees, a selection of beers, wines and other drinks throughout the day and evening.

There are also many excursion opportunities, including sunset cruises, beach BBQs, Tukuran River treks, local Mangyan Village tours, golf and sailing or you can choose to walk directly into the centre of Puerto Galera with its many alleyways, shops, bars and restaurants.


Go diving
Asia Divers was the 1st PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the Philippines and offers access to the waters around Puerta Galera, declared a Marine Reserve when its biodiversity was discovered in the 1980s. The well-equipped dive centre has its own private pier, sizable gear storage area, camera room with special camera-specific rinse tanks and 30+ dive sites, all no more than 15 minutes boat ride away. There are at least five scheduled dives a day from 0800 through to 1800, and diving is small groups of six or less from speedboat or local Bangka (outrigger) boat.

Puerto Gallera is famed for amazing macro life, from hundreds of different nudibranchs to Pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, frogfish, sea moths, dragonets, stick pipefish, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish and much more.

The pristine reefs also offer schooling jacks, snappers, groupers, trevally and barracuda, passing reef sharks, turtles, moray eels, and at the certain times of the year, thresher sharks.

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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