El Galleon Beach Resort, Puerto Galera, Batangas

El Galleon Beach Resort, Puerto Galera, Batangas

El Galleon beach resort hotels offer the most complete scuba certification training facility in Puerto Galera. After or before the scuba dive El Galleon offers: kayaking, sunset cruises, beach hopping, volleyball, snorkeling, trekking and gold panning in the gold rich mountains that gave Mindoro its name. Whether it’s a lazy day in the sun, adventure or the experience and expectation of gold panning you’re looking for, El Galleon is the right place to scuba dive.

El galleon has excellent service the rooms are native designed clean and located in front of a small heated pool that is also used in teaching divers, they also have rooms with a view of the ocean but getting up the rooms is a cardio workout. They serve western food and if you get tired of their menu lots of restaurants are lined up beside the resort.

Only hassle is getting here 1 hour ferry boat ride. If long boring boat rides are your thing then it’s no problem. what i liked here is the dive sites nice variety of pelagic fishes,sharks and sea turtles are a common site here. Mostly the clients here are Americans and Europeans. Night spots are 3 minute walk from the resort. Highly recommend this resort, enjoy your dives!

Whatever adventure you chose, end the afternoon at the “Point Bar” and prepare to experience the evening; enjoy the best cocktails in the World; and, listen to some soothing sounds. El Galleon beach resort hotels’ cottages on Small La laguna Beach afford the peace and tranquility of private rooms, nestled amongst palm trees, with the crystal clear waters of the Philippine Sea only a stone throw away.




  • Budget Room                              –  51 USD/night
  • Pool Side Room

Pool side Economy                  –  62 USD/night

Pool side Deluxe                       –  75 USD/night

  • Family Room                             –  80 USD/night
  • Sea View Room                         –  95 USD/night
  • Waimea                                          ****


  • Diving Rates & Course Rates
One scuba dive with full equipment, boat and guide $37
One scuba dive with tank, weights, boat and guide $29
Technical Dives (excludes deco gasses; $10 ? $15) $59-$71
Rebreather Diving $170/day
Trimix Dives $69
Underwater adventures home on video $54
Additional for Nitrox 1 dive $6
Additional for Nitrox 1 day $12
Additional for Nitrox 2 days $20
Additional for Nitrox 1 week $60
Additional for Night dives $9
w/ Flashlight hire $12


PADI Bubblemaker in the pool 2 Hours Pool $40
PADI Bubblemaker Follow up (Pool) 1 Hour Pool $33
PADI Bubblemaker Follow up (Ocean) 1 Hour 1 $48
PADI Skin Diver 8 Hours 1 $160
PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) 3 Hours 1 $72
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Follow Up Dive 1 $48
PADI Scuba Review 3 Hours Pool $72
PADI Scuba Diver 2 Days 2 $300
PADI Open Water Diver (OW) 2 – 4 Days 4 $470
PADI Open Water Diver Referal 2 Days 4 $240
PADI Open Water Diver Referal CW & OW 2 Days 4 $320
Upgrade Scuba Diver to Open Water Scuba Diver 2 Days 2 $245
PADI National Geographic Open Water Diver 5 Days $720
PADI National Geographic Portal 2 – 3 Days $245
PADI Adventure Diver 1 – 2 Days 3 $275
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) 2 – 3 Days 5 $355
Upgrade Adventure Diver to Advanced Open Water Diver 1 – 2 Days 2 $175
PADI Rescue Diver 2 – 3 Days 12 Sessions $475
PADI Rescue Diver with Emergency First Response 4 Days 12 Sessions $600
PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) 4 Hours N/A $160
PADI Emergency First Response Re-certification 2 Hours N/A $105
PADI Emergency First Response Care for Children $195
PADI Emergency First Response Care for Children Combination 1 Day P330
PADI Divemaster Course 2 Weeks Varies $1195
PADI Divemaster with DAN O2 Provider N/A $1355
DM Experience Week 1 Week $245
PADI Assistant Instructor 4 – 9 Days Varies $715
PADI IDC Preparation and IDC 15 Days $890
PADI IDC and Emergency First Response Instructor 15 Days $1050

*Add $125 if hire equipment is required on Divemaster or Assistant Instructor courses only

PADI Specialties

Try Nitrox 2 Hours 1 $65
Try Nitrox Follow up Dive 1 Hour 1 $48
Enriched Air Nitrox 2 Days 2 $210
Peak Performance Buoyancy 1 Day 2 $175
Drift Diver and Underwater Naturalist 1-2 Days 2 $225
Equipment Specialist 1-2 Days NA $215
Multilevel Diver 1-2 Days 2 $225
Photographer (Own Camera Required) 1-2 Days 2 $240
Digital Underwater Photographer 1-2 Days 2 $300
Night and Navigation 2-3 Days 3 $260
Search & Recovery, Deep and Wreck 2-3 Days 4 $300
DAN Oxygen First Aid 4-5 Hours NA $205
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider 4-5 Hours NA $205
Combined DAN & PADI Oxygen First aid 4-5 Hours N/A $235

Amenities & Services:

  • brand new pier and dive store
  • Liveboard Diving with Asia Divers
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Trekking
  • Beach Bar-B-Que
  • Puerto Galera Museum
  • Tukuran River tour trekking
  • Mangyan Village Tour
  • Eating out
  • Beach Hopping
  • Kayaking San Rafael Falls
  • Golfing
  • Motor & Train Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Paintball
  • Hatch House Harriers
  • Puerto Galera Yacht Club

About the Author

By admin / Administrator, bbp_keymaster

on Jan 27, 2010

Our mission is to bring each of the 7,107 Philippine islands to you. We constantly make sure that our tour packages are high-quality and with reasonable rates. We do not just want to satisfy your travel needs, we make sure that we go beyond your expectations by taking you to the most memorable trip of your life, each and every time.

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