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2012 Philippines trip
Lobo_505 - 1/02/2012 11:44 AM
Category: Travel
Replies: 2

Planning an informal trip to Philippines (Puerto Galera or Anilao, Batangas) in late May or
early June 2012. This is the beginning of the ’off season’, so there are fewer people but the weather and visibility are still great. I have several quotes on options for diving and
lodging. 2 boat dives, a room and meals would be [$100/day. Its also a great place for shore dives and snorkeling. I have
been diving once in the Philippines and it was great. My wife is
Filipina, so it makes translations, and haggling easier. I am not a dive operator or travel agent, just looking for buddies. Contact me for
more info.
dirtguy49 - 1/03/2012 8:01 AM

I may be going about the same time.

If you are interested, you might also look at diving the wrecks at Subic Bay and Coron.

Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort at Subic Bay -
Johan de Sadeleir (Owner) -

Busuanga Sea Dive Resort at Coron -
Patrick Preston (Dive shop manager) -

Prices will be similar to your suggested $100 per day or less for diving, room and meals.

RickCavanaugh - 2/15/2012 3:36 PM
I highly recommend Anailo. I have been there 2x. Great muck diving and great reefs. Resorts are much further apart so there is less of the local hagglers trying to sell you as you get in Puerto Galero.

Club Ocellaris in Anilao had a dive guide several years ago. He was the best critter finder I have had anywhere in the world.

If you have never been....go