Diving conditions in Puerto Galera
Diving in the Philippines is a huge number of dive sites and a diverse underwater world. The Philippines is a unique place for diving enthusiasts. Each of the more than 7000 islands of the Philippines is interesting in its own way
In Mindoro you can find 95% of the coral species in the world, 12,000 species of shellfish and 1,200 different species of coral fish. For example, the Great Barrier Reef has half as many coral species and the Caribbean Sea has 11 times fewer.
Mindoro Island is the recognized scuba diving capital of the Philippines and one of the best places in the world to start or continue your journey in this fascinating sport. Just 15 to 25 minutes away by boat, there are more than 50 dive sites that will appeal to divers of all abilities, from beginners to techno-divers. The diving season is all year round.
Explore a new world! Enjoy the freedom and weightlessness underwater as you dive to shipwrecks, caves, and coral gardens! Diving is much easier than you think!
At Deluna we offer quality training for divers of all experience levels. The resort operates under all PADI guidelines and requirements.
Diving in Mindoro is available all year round. Despite what is known as the rainy season, the weather generally allows for diving at any time of year. The island of Mindoro is unique in that it is surrounded on all sides by other islands and typhoons rarely reach it - this is rather a problem of the southeastern Philippines. However, when planning a trip in August or September, for example, you must be prepared for the fact that a few days of rest can be marred by tropical showers, rough seas and cloudy skies.
Sea temperature usually does not drop below 27 degrees. The warmest sea temperature is in June, the coolest (if you can say so, of course) in December.
Visibility on the dive sites in Mindoro in the season can reach 25-30 meters (on the island of Verde, where we organize one-day trips for all comers - up to 40-45 meters). Average visibility is about 18-20 meters, but may suddenly drop to 8-10 meters. This is not a problem, because if the visibility at one dive site deteriorates, we can dive in another part of Puerto Galera, where, as a rule, the opposite situation is formed.
The vast majority of dive centers in the Philippines use local boats equipped with balancer swimmers and called "banks" as dive boats. This is due to a relatively close location of dive sites, as well as the fact that while the Philippines is not such a flow of divers, as, say, in Egypt or Thailand - to have a huge and comfortable boat is unprofitable. Our diving center DeLuna has its own dive boat "bank" with a capacity of 15 people, equipped with all necessary for comfortable diving: racks for equipment, WC, hot drinks and water, a platform for sunbathing, etc.
Diving in the Philippines is famous for its uniqueness and uniqueness. In Mindoro you can find 95% of the world's coral species, 12,000 species of shellfish and 1,200 different species of coral fish. For example, the Great Barrier Reef has half as many coral species and the Caribbean Sea has 11 times fewer.