A classic Puerto Galera dive site, West Escarceo has a split personality depending on the moon and the tides. Will you be whipped along weightlessly, flying past boulders, critters, and schools of fish, or will you enjoy a sedate and gentle exploration of the minutiae of the Verde Island Passage’s incredible underwater life? Only the current will tell…
Did you know… the Philippines may be named the World’s Leading Dive Destination for an incredible *fifth* year in a row?
Did you know, the Philippines has been named the World’s Leading Dive Destination for the last four years in a row, according to the travel industry’s most prestigious awards? Not only that but in just over a month we will learn whether our beautiful islands have been named the best place to dive on earth for an incredible fifth consecutive year.
LLV returning guest Kyle Smith, from Tulsa USA, says diving with LLV in Puerto Galera has been the best experience of his more than 400 dives all over the world.
“My experience here has been fantastic,” he said, “You’ve got a great mix of muck and reef, which, some of the other areas I’ve been to have one or the other but not a good mix of both…”
The Oktoberfest festival in Puerto Galera, celebrating our being named the official Diving Capital of the Philippines, came to a literally all-singing-all-dancing climax on Sunday night at the official LLV after-party
Well after months, and years of saying it about ourselves, and quite rightly so, the town of Puerto Galera and its more than 60 dive operators are celebrating the fact that we have officially been named the Diving Capital of the Philippines!
On the eve of Puerto Galera being officially named the Diving Capital of the Philippines, we sat down tourism expert Noe Lineses to ask: why is this happening and why does Puerto Galera deserve it?