Are there sharks in Puerto Galera?
The big excitement in Puerto Galera over the past while has been the thresher sharks. Puerto Galera has just been booming with thresher shark sightings over the past few weeks. Seems like there are six of them in the area now which is truly amazing.
Why is Puerto Galera good for scuba diving?
Puerto Galera is one of the Philippines’ most diverse diving destinations. Its beautiful reefs with their spectacular underwater landscapes are home to more than 300 species of corals and nearly 60 percent of the world’s known reef fish species. Sabang is the main focus for visiting scuba divers – and rightly so.
How much is diving in Puerto Galera?
PADI Dive Courses
|Discover Scuba Diving||PHP 2,200||2 to 4 hours|
|Open Water||PHP 18,000||with manual, 3 to 5 days|
|Advance Open Water||PHP 16,000||with manual, 2 to 3 days|
|Rescue Diver||PHP 15,000||with manual, 2 to 3 days|
|Emergency First Response||PHP 12,000||with manual, 1/2 day|
How many marine species are there in Puerto Galera?
Puerto Galera is located in the heart of the coral triangle, did you know… 76% (605) of the world’s coral species (798) are found in the Coral Triangle, the highest coral diversity in the world.
Where can I snorkel in Puerto Galera?
the Coral Garden
Snorkelling in Puerto Galera The most popular snorkelling spot is the Coral Garden where you can observe colourful coral and a teeming reef life in shallow water. This spot is also great for beginner divers. You can rent a boat and go on a snorkelling day tour on many of the beautiful surrounding islands too.
What is the original name of Puerto Galera?
Puerto Galera was founded by the Augustinians in 1574 with Minolo as the earliest cabizera. It was a former provincial capital and a bustling trade port, it was a thriving settlement called Minolo even before the arrival of the Spaniards.
What are marine species in Puerto Galera?
Common marine life sightings for Puerto Galera
- Whale shark. Whale shark.
- Manta ray. Manta ray.
- Fishes. Stonefish.
- Seahorse. Seahorse.
What is the diving centers present in Puerto Galera Mindoro?
Liveaboards Puerto Galera Tip: The diving destination Anilao Batangas is just around the corner of Puerto Galera and is also known for its great dive sites in the Visayas Region. You can easily combine your Puerto Galera dive trip with this another great diving destination by taking a short boat ride.
What are the 13 barangays of Puerto Galera?
Puerto Galera is politically subdivided into 13 barangays:
- San Antonio.
- San Isidro.