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El Galleon Resorts


With a wide variety of marine life and its warm climate, Asia Divers provides a year-round paradise.

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The El Galleon Resort gives guests luxury, relaxation, and convenient access to recreational activities.

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Our PADI diving school is one of two diving programs in the Philippines qualified to teach at all levels of scuba diving from novice to PADI Instructor.

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Asia Divers and El Galleon PADI Diving Resorts in Puerto Galera.

Asia Divers and El Galleon Resorts are located in Puerto Galera on the North East tip of Mindoro. Puerto Galera was originally a fishing community. Then in the 1980s, the Philippines Government discovered just how many species of fish and corals there are here and declared the entire area a Marine Reserve. Once a thriving fishing village, Puerto Galera soon became the premier scuba diving destination in the Philippines.

The Philippine Department of Tourism became involved and convinced the villagers to diversify and to become involved in tourism. Puerto Galera had two big things going in its favour is its beauty and the marine sanctuary.

It was around this time that the El Galleon resort came into existence along with Asia Divers who have been catering for top class vacations ever since. The El Galleon resort is a premier diving resort just a couple of hours South of Manila,where you can enjoy comfortable  accommodation starting as low as $59 a night

The diving here is some of the best in the Philippines and Asia.

PADI Diving in the Philippines

El Galleon Beach Resort is home to Asia Divers, which is a Career Development Center and can teach scuba diving all the way from Bubblemakers for the kids to instructor level courses. Whether you would like to learn to dive or to improve and fine-tune your existing skills, this is the resort for you.

A survey by the Philippine Government found that anyone diving in Puerto Galera is almost certain to come and dive here again.

Scuba diving in Puerto Galera is the best in the Philippines.

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What the scientists have to say about Puerto Galera’s biodiversity!

The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth and the Verde Island Passage – the narrow body of water separating Luzon and Mindoro islands – is a biodiversity hotspot!

Just recently The California Academy of Sciences co 6nducted an expedition in our area “The 2015 Verde Island Passage Marine Biodiversity Expedition: Puerto Galera. The expedition, the CAS said in a statement, affirms that the Philippines is the "center of the center" of marine biodiversity. "The Philippines is jam-packed with diverse and threatened species – it's one of the most astounding regions of biodiversity on Earth," says Terry Gosliner, PhD, senior curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the CAS and a Principal Investigator of the expedition.

 You can read more about this on the links below:

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Read the latest happenings, events or promos at Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort. Monday Newsletter at Puerto Galera
MondayNews at Puerto Galera
Just another beautiful sunset shot from our Barrel Bar. Thanks to Glenn Thibodeaux for this stunning photo. June in P.G. is a pretty special place. There are less people around, the sun is shining, the seas are calm, the water is warm, and the vis is great….and yes, the beer is still very cold! You should be here….contact

Who’s been doing what

Ross McLeod is moving up that PADI ladder. He has finished Enriched Air, EFR and Rescue and now at the beginning of the Divemaster course. You’ll be seeing lots more of Ross over the next while!  The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. We’re got the perfect location for you to learn at with a very experienced instructor team.

Winston Johnston is happy to be a certified Open Water diver.
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We’re back from an amazing transition trip from Tubbataha back to Batangas. Asia Divers group of 19 folks including Tommy and Alli we’re on the Discovery Palawan boat from June 10-17 with no internet, no Facebook and no cell phone…ahhhhhhh, it was wonderful! We spent four days in beautiful Tubbataha, then a quick stop at Kawayan and over to Apo Reef. Tubbataha did not disappoint us at all with the spectacular walls, white-tip and grey reef sharks, many turtles, gorgeous seafans, schools of jacks, snappers and millions of colorful fishes. Highlights also included hammerhead, marble rays and marlin…but the big icing on the cake was the time spent on two back-to-back dives with a lovely whale  shark! The crew on the boat was top rate and we all seemed to have put on weight with the never-ending wonderful dishes of food. Great to have done this trip with you…Sue Goodman, Frank Craven, Bill MacLennan, Glenn and Shelia Thibodeaux, Beth and Steve Watson, Bob and Brigitte Swanson, Ike Subardiaga,  Gernie Meliza,  Hamish Low, Eve Nightingale, Dave Collar,  Rebecca Lin, Iggy Javellana, and Gunnar Sekander.
Sue Goodman got a great shot of Beth Watson taking a photo of a whale shark.

The very happy group showing the whale shark sign
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Sea Base Life

This blog is about interesting sea life that has been sent to us by SeaLifeBase. The one is about “Ocean Giants: colossal squid”.
Who here have watched the movie "Clash of the Titans"? Remember the scene when Zeus shouted "Release the Kraken!" to his men? Kraken actually refers to a squid-like sea monster and among the family of squids, there are two known largest species. First is the heaviest - the colossal squid Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni commonly found in the Antartic. To read more, please see:
You can become a SeaLifeBase collaborator. WHAT is a "SeaLifeBase collaborator," and WHO can be one? In a nutshell, SeaLifeBase collaborators are the people who help us by: a) sending or alerting us to references and photos, which we have not yet used; b) assembling data from published sources using a preformatted template; and/or c) verifying or correcting data that we have extracted and incorporated into the information system.  Some of them are -- but not limited to -- biologists, taxonomists, scientists, and other experts.  Some are aquarists, photographers, businessmen, and marine-life enthusiasts.  Truly, we welcome contributions from anybody who has a passion for marine life.
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Instructor Development iDAP College

Do you enjoy reading all of the beautiful post above? Would you like to be a part of them each week? Then sign up to your PADI Instructor Development Course here at Asia Divers and start your path to a new and awesome career!   
Up coming IDC’s in 2016:

June/July IDC: 28 of June to the 15 of July with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 18 to the 22 of July

September IDC: 13 to the 30 of September with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course starts the 3 of October and ends the 7 of October

November/December IDC: 20 of November to the 7 of December with the IE the following 2 days. The MSDT Prep. Course starts the 10 and ends the 14 of December 
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Fun Divers

Alan Keal
David Minervini
Emilio Ferrer
Glenn Thibodeaux
Gunnar Sekander
Kathy Stallard
Lachlan Jones
Liu Wei
Paul Hammons
Phil Rudin
Randall Jones
Shasta Fisher
Shiela Thibodeaux
Wen Juan Sun
Wu Jing
Zhang Lu
Zhang Yue

PADI Open Water Course
Sara Fewer
Carson Lau
He Fang Zhe
Wu Zhe
Winston Johnston

PADI Advance Open Water Course
Wen Juan Sun

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course
Ross McLeod

PADI Rescue and EFR Course
Ross McLeod

PADI Divemaster Course
Ross McLeod