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Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 1: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Puerto Galera Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 2: When to Dive in Puerto Galera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 3: An Introduction to the Puerto Galera Dive Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 4: Puerto Galera Sea Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 5: What Dive Gear Should I Bring to Puerto Galera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 6: 4 Reasons to Earn your PADI Certification in Puerto Galera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 6: Finding the Best Accommodation for Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Introduction So you’re planning a dive vacation to Puerto Galera in the Philippines. Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision. Puerto Galera has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in the world. Year round, Puerto Galera has great weather, ideal visibility, current, and water temperature. Whether you prefer checking out sea life, exploring shipwrecks, cave diving, or underwater photography, you’ll find it in Puerto Galera.

Who We Are My name is Sean Cooney, and I own and operate BADLADZ ADVENTURE RESORTS here in Puerto Galera. Originally from Canada, I came to the Philippines on a 2 week vacation in 1999 and never went home!. We hear that story a lot around here. When you look around at the gorgeous beaches, the tropical weather, the fantastic diving, and the signature laid-back attitude of Filipinos, it’s not hard to see why people get attached. We know that Puerto Galera is nothing short of a diamond in the rough, especially for divers. I’ve been diving here since ‘99, so I can tell you all about the amazing shipwrecks, rare and beautiful sea life, top dive spots, and more. But when we went to find an all encompassing resource to share with our divers at the resort we couldn’t find anything. That’s when we decided to create our own guide for diving in Puerto Galera. In this book, you’ll learn what to do and what NOT TO DO to enjoy your Dive Experience   Mistakes to avoid on your trip  What to bring with you on your dive trip to Puerto Galera (and what you can leave at home)  The best time of year to travel to the Philippines to dive  Everything you need to know about the amazing Puerto Galera dive sites We are here to provide the first-ever comprehensive resource that divers can use to plan their PUERTO GALERA DIVE ADVENTURE. Just like all other adventures in life when you have all the information that you need, you can make an informed decision. If you have any questions as you read this guide, feel free to email me and ask away. You can find me at [email protected] That’s it! Happy reading and happy diving :)

Chapter 1: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Puerto Galera Before we get into the nitty gritty of what you’ll need to know to go diving in Puerto Galera, we thought we’d start with a fun list of things that you probably didn't know about scuba diving in here. Things work a little differently around here, and we love it!

1 A scuba diving world record was set in Puerto Galera in 2003 In 2003, a British man named John Bennett broke a scuba diving world record by diving to a depth of 305 meters, or 1000 feet, right here in the Verde Island channel. To do it, he trained for many months and created his own custom equipment, including a triple pack of OMS low-pressure 20-liter tanks. Bennett chose Puerto Galera because of its warm surface water, relatively calm conditions, and easy access to very deep water. Bennett survived the world record-setting dive, but sadly he later died during a commercial diving job off the coast of Korea in 2004.

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