Diving in Puertogalera

Puertogalera is well-recognized as one of the world’s top dive destinations,
with its coastal waters having a wealth of superb
dive sites hidden within.

Marine Life Highlights in Puertogalera

Juvenile Long horn Cow fish
Sea Turtle
Long fin Batfish

Diving in Puertogalera

The “Port of Galleons” or commonly known as Puerto Galera is a small municipality to the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island, Philippines. Despite the quietness and littleness of the town, it is still a well-known summer getaway in the Philippines. Due to its amazing beaches and entertaining water activities, people from all over the world come and visit Puerto Galera. In addition to that, the town boasts its wonderful waterfalls, forests and dive spots.

Puerto Galera has been a commerce sanctuary even from the times of Spanish in the country. Verification of this comes from the work of arts from China, Vietnam and Thailand some time into the 10th through 15th centuries. The town’s natural wharf was taken advantage by the Spanish for trading and later on turned out to be the center of government of the entire island of Mindoro. Later in 1927, the town of Puerto Galera became a self-governing municipality into a congressional decree.

The coast of Puerto Galera has a lot to offer to every arriving visitor. It highlights excellent snorkeling as well as diving sites dotting the area. The town’s nature is preserved by UNESCO and designated as a Man and Biosphere Reserve. Consequently, tourists and visitors here will absolutely catch a glimpse of the best and most distinct coral reef diving sites in the entire Asia.

The weather of the Philippines is generally good. Though it’s a tropical country, Puerto Galera still experiences occasional rainfall. Even if it has been said that the country is sunny every day, the bright light is adopted by the people wherein citizens in Puerto Galera and the rest of the country have sunny or happy disposition. Anyone can visit the island at anytime. Indeed, the country has 2 seasons. Summer season starts from March till May and rainy season starts from June till October, sometimes accompanied by tropical storms. But the peak season for visiting is from December till May, it is when the weather is advantageously cool.

Best Diving Season: April to September
Weather: March to May (Dry season) June to October (Wet Season)
Water Temperature: 23°C to 29°C.
Marine Animal Highlights: Emperor Angelfish, Long fin Batfish, False Clown fish, Juvenile Long horn Cow fish, Flambouyant cuttlefish, Ghostpipe fish, Painted Frog fish, Pygmy Seahorse, Sea Turtle, Sweetlips
Recommended Thermal Protection:
Water Visibility: 10m to 30m

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