Puerto Galera Dive Sites and Map
Angelyn's Dive Resort in Sabang Beach Puerto Galera, Philippines
Puerto Galera is fortunate to have more than 30 dive sites that we visit frequently. All these marvelous dive sites are just ten minutes off the beach with the furthest ones over on the drop off at Verde Island. There really is something for everyone here with walls, wrecks, caves, drift dives, swim-thru's, macro dives and much more. Everything to make a very memorable "Sabang Beach Diving" and "Puerto Galera Diving" experience!
Puerto Galera Dive Sites List
|1.||Dry Dock||11.||Dungon Beach/Wall||21.||Sinandigan Wall||31.||Coral Garden|
|2.||Lalaguna Point||12.||Wreck Point||22.||Turtle Rock||32.||Manila Channel|
|3.||Alma Jane Wreck||13.||West Escarceo||23.||Coral Cove||33.||Odie's Wall|
|4.||St. Christopher Wreck||14.||Fish Bowl||24.||Boulders||34.||Hot Spring|
|5.||Sabang Reef||15.||Canyons||25.||Japanese Wreck||35.||Verde Island|
|6.||Sabang Wreck||16.||Hole in the Wall||26.||The Hill||36.||Hibo Reef|
|7.||Sabang Point||17.||Pink Wall||27.||Batangas Channel|
|8.||Monkey Wreck||18.||Shark Cave||28.||Mamuds Reef|
|9.||Monkey Beach||19.||Atoll||29.||Sweetlips Corner|
|10.||Ernie's Point||20.||Kilima Beach/Steps||30.||Marcos Cave|
Depth: 21-28m. The Dry Dock is a large steel and plywood construction which was originally designed to lift small boats out of the water. It was sunk in 1998 to create a man-made reef and it soon became hugely successful among the marine life in the area. Today completely covered in coral and colorful Sea Fans, it has become the home of larger reef fish such as Sweetlips, Batfish, Surgeonfish, Groupers and Snappers. Stay on top of the structure and you'll find that many Lionfish have made it their home too. Large Puffer Fish and Porcupinefish hide between the pylons, and different species of Nudibranchs and Flat Worms adorn the legs of the former dock.
The construction lies adjacent to a small coral reef ridge, where Octopus, Pygmy Seahorses and Anemonefish colonies can be found. If you don't stay too long on the dock, a short swim can take you past the sandy bottom up to the reef of Lalaguna Point. A blue water descent to the bottom at 25m is required, and because of the sometimes tough currents, the Dry Dock is not a dive for the beginner. It is however a great dive for nitrox.
Depth: 5-20m. On the edge between Big Lalaguna beach and Small Lalaguna ditto, extends a small wall with a very healthy reef. Starting at 5m, it drops down to 15m where a lush coral slope takes over down to 20m. The wall has cracks and crevices with an amazing variety of marine life: from colonies of Anemonefish to Scorpionfish, schools of Longfin Bannerfish, Sweetlips, Cardinalfish, Triggerfish and hiding Lionfish. Look out for the real Clownfish, there are a few families here.
A big variety of Nudibranchs is found here, as well as Moray Eels and the occasional Blue Ribbon Eel. Between 15 and 20m there are two large coral covered hills with a sandy channel in between them, a great place to find Frogfish, Octopus and schools of Snappers, as well as big Sea Fans.
Depth: 20-30m. Perfectly situated in 30m depth, the wreck of the Alma Jane was sunk in 2003 (but looks about two decades older). Originally a filipino cargo vessel, she was stripped of dangerous objects before sinking and is today a perfect artificial reef standing upright on the sandy bottom.
Follow the mooring line down to the rudder, where you will always find groups of Sweetlips, Batfish and Rabbitfish. Along the outline of the wreck, big Scorpionfish try to blend in and Puffer Fish try to hide under the hull. The super structure is fast falling apart, but countless Lionfish have made it their home, as well as Trumpetfish and large Snappers. Frogfish are very often found sitting on the wooden structure and a big variety of Shrimps hide under the debris. Take a closer look and you will find the wheel among the fallen down objects midship.
The Alma Jane Wreck make for a perfect swim through with its wide beam and deep draft, light comes in from several skylights so there is no need for more than a small torch. This is an exellent nitrox dive.
|Depth: 20-24m. St. Christopher is a retired 20m live-a-board dive boat sunk off the end of the El Galleon Pier in 1995. It is also known as Anton's Wreck. This is good start to begin exploring the reef fronting Small Lalaguna Beach. After some time enjoying some large Snapper that live on the wreck, the current will propel you up to another wreck, The Speedboat, in 12m/40'. This little wreck is a real favourite since giant Frogfish reside here, watching large numbers of Sergeant Majors defend their purple eggs from opportunistic Butterflyfish and Wrasses.|
|Depth: 38-50m. Sabang Reef is a small area of a ridge line which runs for hundreds of metres both east and west. It is one of the most beautiful of the deep water coral gardens in the area with spectacular Gorgonian Fans, whips and formations of Giant Barrel Sponges. In amongst the pinnacles at the base of this short wall you will find the obligatory school of inquisitive Ribboned Sweetlips, Barramundi Cod, Emperor Angel Fish, Clown Triggerfish and more. Somewhere in the nooks and crannies resides a Honeycomb Moray approaching 3m/10ft long, and the sandy reef top is a good place to spot Bluespotted Stingrays darting away.|
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Reasons to Stay at Angelyn's Dive Resort
Puerto Galera, Philippines is located on the northern shores of Mindoro Island about 130 km south of Manila and 14 nautical miles from Batangas City. It is bounded on the north by Verde Island Passage, on the south, by the Municipality of San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro, and on the west, by the Municipality of Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro. The town is made up of coastal villages and is considered to have one of the best natural harbors in the Philippines and one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
Sabang Beach is the most popular beach in Sabang, Puerto Galera. Other notable beaches in Sabang are Small La Laguna Beach and Big La Laguna Beach. Walking between the three you might not even notice the difference but each has a separate feel and activity level, Sabang Beach being the liveliest. Big Lalaguna Beach is the best for swimming with its clean sand and coral reef with cordoned swimming area prohibited to boats.
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Angelyn's Dive Resort is among several beach resorts in Sabang Beach Puerto Galera. Each room at Angelyn's Dive Resort includes air conditioning, television, shower, mini bar, satellite/cable TV. Angelyn's Dive Resort also features shops, meeting facilities, nightclub, restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas. This Puerto Galera resort is sure to make each guest's trip an enjoyable one. Guests may take advantage of sporting or leisure activities such as massage, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized) and dive lessons at this hotel. Guests will find this service-oriented hotel with superb facilities and its amenities provides excellent value. Other notable resorts, hotels, and bed and breakfast inns in Puerto Galera are Sea Jewel Beach Resort, White Beach Resort and Seashore Beach Resort.