Agojo - 4/28/2013 11:15 PM
Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines (2 hour drive/bus/van ride and 1.5 hours walk on ferry from Manila) is the best for the variety of what is within 5-15 minutes boat ride from the resorts. Resorts are very competitive in pricing are some will negotiate on rooms and or diving. Big Apple Resort has a very good on site restaurant and still allows food and drink brought in with no corkage or additional charges. Dive times 0900, 1100, 1400 plus night around 1800 as an option. Things to see, flamboyant cuddlefish, cuddlefish, seahorses, pipefish, more than 40 varieties/colors of nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp, cleaner shrimp, pygmy shrimp, sea snakes, eels, hundreds of large and small fish varieties, mandarin fish (night dive), peacock flounder, turtles, crinoids, sponges, soft and hard corals. schools of bat fish and shrimp file fish (razor fish), colonial sea pens, helmut grunards. All this and more in 7 days (21 dives). DISCLAIMER: I took my wife to keep me safe from the sharks in the resort swimming pool. Wife also arranged food garlic stir fried prawns/veggies/rice delivered to our room almost every night from a salesgirl in the market for about $8 USD each.