This wonderful country is actually much closer than it seems. And you can dive here almost anywhere, anywhere. From the point of view of the underwater world, the most interesting islands are Mindoro, Negros, Bohol and Palawan, as well as the Gulf of Koror. But today we are talking about win-win options. All divers polls can safely recommend the following two resorts:
On the island of Mindoro is the unconditional “dive capital” of the Philippine Islands. The harbor area of Puerto Galera has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1974, everything lives and breathes diving. This can be seen from afar: the entire beach of Sabang is replete with red, with a white diagonal stripe, diving flags and invitations to spend an hour in the kingdom of Poseidon. Puerto Galera is surrounded by more than 50 dive sites, interesting both to beginner and macro photographers, as well as to more risky comrades and technical divers. One “but”: because of the abundance of boats, hotels here have practically no private beaches, and for the luxurious white-sand Philippine “classics” they will have to go to the next bay. This place is perfect for enthusiastic divers, rather than those who are just planning to diversify their diving a little. Atlantis Puerto Galera Beach & Dive Resort, with its unique Mediterranean architecture and excellent service, was created specifically for divers and is one of the best hotels in Sabang Beach. From here is available for diving the famous island of Verde.
For better orientation, remember: Sabang Beach is located in Puerto Galera, which, in turn, is located on Oriental Mindoro Island. Do not get confused!
Negros Island sheltered another magical place – Dumaget. Dumaget is a great beach holiday, the charm of a flourishing province and fantastic diving. Atlantis Dumaguete Beach & Dive Resort is extremely romantic surrounded by pristine tropical gardens, with bamboo loungers on sparkling large volcanic sand. This place can be safely recommended and just for lovers of snorkeling – the eco-resort with a private beach is very cozy and has an excellent home reef. Under the water here is a whole “photo gallery” for lovers of macro photography, and thirsting for the cooler feelings are available day trips to the famous islands of Apo, Sumilon and Balikasag. The local additional services, which diversify the stay of the divers and add a “penny” to the professionalism and profit of the travel agent – amazing natural excursions.
You can get to Puerto Galera by car and boat from Manila, to Dumaguet by the same transport from the “second capital” – the island of Cebu or by flight from Manila. You can add a docking night in Manila or combine any of these places with an “incendiary” vacation on Boracay Island!