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…”
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!
One dive site in Puerto Galera is sure to raise the pulse of anyone who knows about it: The Canyons! This exhilarating drift dive site, discovered in 1981, was rated among the “50 most beautiful dive sites in the world” by CNN in 2012.
Our beautiful Verde Island Passage waters are home to some very special visitors right now – 14ft long, graceful (and entirely harmless) thresher sharks are being spotted on morning dives almost every day