LIST: 9 Must-Visit Dive Resorts in Puerto Galera

Beginners to pros, we've got you covered.
by | October 26, 2023

In case you missed it, Puerto Galera was recently hailed as the Diving Capital of the Philippines. The quaint town in Oriental Mindoro has a rich and diverse marine life and is home to 32 world-class dive sites that are easily accessible from various dive centers. Whether you’re a beginner looking into earning a diving certification or a pro who’s planning your next fun dive, we’ve prepared a list of must-visit diving resorts around Puerto Galera:



Atlantis Dive Resorts

Atlantis Puerto Galera is one of the best diving resorts around Sabang Beach. The 40-room resort offers first-class diving facilities, high-quality rental equipment, and spacious boats. Dive spots are 10 minutes away from the resort, with flexible diving schedules. Local dives are available at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM, and 6 PM. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can go for a day trip to Anilao and Verde Island too, to explore more dive spots.

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La Laguna Beach Club & Dive Centre

La Laguna Beach Club & Dive Centre has been on Big La Laguna’s shores since 1992. Their PADI Scuba Dive Centre has modern facilities and instruction levels for all types of divers. They also have a PADI Open Water course and an IDC program for divers who want to be instructors. Know more details on their website.

For bookings, send a message on Facebook or call (043) 287 3181.

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El Galleon

From budget to luxe rooms, El Galleon Resort has a room for every type of traveler. They have 30 air-conditioned rooms offering panoramic views of Small La Laguna Beach and Sabang Bay. Their diving facility, Asia Divers, offers PADI Scuba Courses for all levels. Kids can learn how to dive with their Bubble Maker course, perfect for youngsters aged eight and up.

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BADLADZ Beach and Dive Resort

If you’re looking for a more peaceful resort in Puerto Galera, head to BADLADZ. This beachfront resort has been around since 1999, offering a homey resort perfect for families and individuals who wish to learn scuba diving. Aside from their seafront rooms, they also have studio condos, which are ideal for guests looking for a new remote office or those who want to earn diving licenses.

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Blue Lagoon Dive Resort


Based in Sabang Beach, Blue Lagoon Dive Resort comprises a team of professional French divers who will guide, educate, and help you learn the ropes of scuba diving. They offer Fun Dives that are usually conducted in small groups. During these dives, you’ll have a spacious boat with oxygen on board. With their prime location, journeys to breathtaking dive sites do not exceed more than eight minutes. They also offer diving and stay packages. Find more details on their website.

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Casalay Boutique Villas and Dive

If you’re looking for a relaxing nature getaway in Sabang Beach, go for Casalay Boutique Villas and Dive. The newly-opened boutique resort has nature-inspired villas that are picture-worthy in every corner. Imagine waking up to a garden view with azure waters from a distance – it’s the kind of vacation you deserve. Casalay is also a PADI Dive Resort that offers training, diving courses, and equipment rental services. Find more information here.

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Tropicana Castle Dive Resort

For a unique experience, try something new and book a stay at Tropicana Castle Dive Resort. They’re the first castle resort in the Philippines, and they don’t skimp on making their guests feel like royalty. They have various amenities and services for a restful stay, including an in-house restaurant, swimming pool, gaming rooms, and tour packages.

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Fridays Puerto Galera

Find yourself a hidden gem when you stay at Fridays Puerto Galera. This luxurious resort is tucked inside the lagoons of UNESCO-protected Muelle Bay in Boquete Island, which is privately owned. So, if you’re looking for a getaway from the crowd, you’ll find a little sanctuary here. Boquete Island alone has plenty of diving spots, some of which aren’t offered everywhere. The resort is just five to fifteen minutes away from 30 diving spots where you’ll get to explore diverse reefs, historic wrecks, and dramatic walls. Find more information about nearby diving spots here.

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Scandi Divers Resort

Located along the shores of Big La Laguna Beach, Scandi Divers Resort is one of the country’s top diving resorts that offer world-class scuba diving experiences. Don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner because you can earn your scuba diving certification here through the Discover Scuba Diving course. They also have 2 permanent NAUI-certified instructors for NAUI Scuba Diving Courses. Their instructors also offer classes in different languages, such as French, Chinese, and Swedish. Find more information about their scuba diving offerings here.

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