- Highly skilled dive team with over 30 years of experience in the region
- Family-friendly facilities with childcare and all-day activities for kids
- Other activities include blackwater diving, dive scooters and other specialities
- Get a taste of luxury in the beachfront restaurant or the soothing day-spa
El Galleon Resort is located in the vibrant coastal town of Puerto Galera, just a few hours from Manila, and overlooking the Verde Island Passage. This family-friendly resort boasts superb facilities that cater to all diving interests and experience levels, as well as a range of exciting activities for the whole family. Treat yourself to little luxuries like fine dining, spa services, and all-day childcare, plus spacious and casual accommodations that feel more like home than a hotel. And, explore the region’s very best sites in total comfort, with a passionate and professional dive crew, happy to help with whatever you might need either above or below the waves.
About Asia Divers El Galleon
El Galleon Resort is located in the exciting coastal town of Puerto Galera, on the northeast tip of Mindoro and just a few hours away from Manila. The family-run resort is a short walk from the town centre, providing a relaxed and peaceful beach-front retreat with close access to tourist attractions and facilities. El Galleon’s friendly and efficient staff are happy to cater to your every need, expertly planning transfers, activities, and onward travel. And, groups with non-divers can rest assured that everyone will have the time of their life, with a variety of modern comforts and activities to suit the whole family on offer.
Puerto Galera lies on the edge of the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor - the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle, offering truly exceptional biodiversity and some of the planet’s most exciting diving. Puerto Galera’s unrivalled dive centre, Asia Divers, has been operating for over 30 years and caters to beginner, professional and technical divers alike. And, they offer fun extras like freediving courses and dive scooters. Boasting fabulous views over Sabang Bay, first-class facilities, and a variety of activities for all guests, El Galleon Resort is the perfect place to explore the Verde Island Passage.
Explore the resort
El Galleon Resort’s restaurant sits right at the water’s edge, allowing guests to enjoy superb meals with an amazing view. An in-house French chef brings together a variety of spectacular local delicacies and European classics, plus little extras like imported wine. The Barrel Bar is located on the resort’s private deck, providing a beautiful place to catch a sunset, enjoy the sea breeze over a cocktail, and get to know your fellow guests. At the resort’s edge, guests can find the Point Bar. This popular spot is a hub of entertainment and relaxation serving a variety of drinks including the house speciality – shooters.
Guests can relax and soak up sun at the resort pool, nestled amongst palm trees and just a few steps from the beach. Or, escape to the La Palm Spa and unwind from the stresses of travel. A variety of treatments such as Thai massage, Swedish massage and aromatherapy are offered in the semi-open spa, which also boasts extensive sea views and a hot tub. Situated above the restaurant, El Galleon Resort’s fully air-conditioned conference rooms offer seating for 25 people, as well as a whiteboard and TV. Other activities that can be organised by the resort include sunset cruises, snorkelling, beach BBQs, Tukuran River treks, Mangyan village tours, jungle ziplines, mountain biking, and more.
Diving from Asia Divers El Galleon
El Galleon works closely with Asia Divers, who boast more than 30 years of experience in the region, and was Asia’s first PADI Career Development Centre. This spacious dive centre features personal gear storage for every diver and a floating platform with a large pontoon, providing easy access to the boats. Underwater photographers will love the superb camera room with dry charging areas and dedicated camera rinse tanks. Full equipment rental is available from the dive shop and nitrox is available for those qualified. Asia Divers guides are also proud to offer several speciality experiences, including dive scooter use, blackwater diving, and technical diving.
Guests at El Galleon can choose from a full range of PADI courses, as well as freediving classes, speciality certifications, and more. All of the resort’s tech training is conducted by TechAsia who are partnered with Asia Divers and El Galleon Resort. This dive centre boasts a fantastic retail area, two spacious and air-conditioned classrooms, a repair and maintenance room, and plenty of room to relax during surface intervals. And, with dozens of dive sites on offer, guests can thoroughly explore this thrilling region with total peace of mind, looked after by an expert international team.
- Don’t miss out on a chance to explore the waterfalls at the lovely Tukuran River.
- Combine your stay with a liveaboard adventure hosted by Asia Divers for the ultimate underwater experience!
- Pack plenty of lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and sun protection if you plan on exploring beyond the resort on foot.
El Galleon Resort features an innovative wastewater treatment system that ensures no liquid leakage into the surrounding environment. The resort also has several solar panels which supply the pier, dive deck, Barrel Bar and Point Bar, and have begun converting high energy appliances to energy-saving alternatives. Refillable water bottles are offered to each guest free of charge, and no plastic straws are used on site. The restaurant’s cooking oil is even reused - providing the resort’s romantic table lighting.
El Galleon Resort also supports NGOs such as Project Aware, Shark Angels and Fins Attached. Environmental awareness speciality courses are offered at the dive centre, as are regular lectures and presentations on conservation and sustainability. This resort enforces a strict “no touch, no take” policy, and each guest will be briefed on their environmental responsibilities before their diving adventure begins.
Diving in Puerto Galera
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Exotic cuttlefishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Pygmy seahorseYear round
Exotic NudisYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star CDC Resort, Tech Asia Resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Tech 40+, Sidemount, DPV - dive scooter, Freediving, Kids courses