- Explore over 40 dive sites that have made Puerto Galera world-famous
- Enjoy a friendly, sociable resort that welcomes families and solo travellers
- Explore the energetic party hubs of Sabang and White Beach
- Book a trip to dive at Verde Island - one of Puerto Galera’s best dive spots
For over two decades, the team at BadLadz Beach and Dive Resort have been welcoming guests to explore Puerto Galera’s prolific reefs. Experience world-famous Filipino hospitality in an affordable family-friendly beach resort, where lazy afternoons and sociable evenings follow a day of diving, adventure and discovery. Created by divers, for divers, and with passionate staff that live and breathe diving, guests of all skill levels will feel right at home among like-minded travellers and friendly locals.
About BADLADZ Beach and Dive Resort
Located in the popular tourist destination of Puerto Galera, BadLadz Beach and Dive Resort is all about diving, socialising and fun. Set on a picturesque beach along the Verde Island Passage, this down-to-earth, affordable resort is only 20 minutes from Puerto Galera’s hottest party hub, Sabang, as well as a number of beautiful beaches and nature spots.
Built by divers, for divers, this scuba-obsessed resort boasts famous Filipino hospitality and laid-back island vibes. From the sociable pool area and idyllic beachfront, to the ocean-facing wholesome restaurant and cosy low-key apartments and rooms, everything has been crafted with chilled-out getaways in mind.
Explore the resort
With well-appointed accommodation, superb facilities and heartfelt Filipino hospitality, every guest can enjoy a relaxing stay at BadLadz. A pool perfect for scuba diving training is located only a short distance from the beach, and children can play in the shallow kids’ pool while the adults lounge in sun chairs and hammocks. Hungry guests will appreciate the on-site restaurant that specialises in Mexican cuisine, while the coffee shop and sociable bar offer relaxing settings to while away the hours.
The resort isn’t solely about diving - there’s a variety of exciting activities, water sports and excursions available. Discover sailing, island hopping and snorkeling trips, or try kayaking, jet skiing, banana boats and windsurfing. Experience local culture by taking a tour of the nearby town, or explore the region’s beautiful natural environment with guided ecotours. For something adventurous, head to the local shooting range, or try out mud carts. For a peaceful day, visit Small La Laguna or Talipanan beaches, or take a tour of Mangyan Village, where the indigenous people of Mindoro live a simple, traditional way of life. At the end of a day, revitalise yourself in the on-site Pampered Spa, which offers a sensuous selection of treatments and massages.
Diving from BadLadz Adventure Resorts
The dive centre has been built with divers in mind, from the equipment room to the training pool. With full diving equipment and nitrox on offer, guests can easily enjoy Puerto Galera’s stunning reefs. Affordable PADI dive courses from beginner up to divemaster are available, and groups are kept small for maximum enjoyment. Divers of all skill levels can explore any of the 40 dive sites in the area with up to four dives per day, and because of the resort’s excellent location, dive sites are rarely more than a 20 minute boat ride away. The first two-tank trip departs in the morning and returns for lunch. Another two tank trip departs in the afternoon and returns to the resort in time for drinks and dinner. The resort also offers night diving and excursions to the world-renowned Verde Islands.
Boasting some of the best diving spots in the Philippines, Puerto Galera is suitable for divers of all skill and experience levels. Discover teeming tropical reefs, surreal underwater caves and eerie shipwrecks. Various kinds of diving are possible, including adrenaline-pumping drifts, mind-blowing deep diving, relaxing reefs and epic walls.
- Take a simple gift of rice or other food when visiting the indigenous Mangyan people, and they will be much more open to sharing their culture with you.
- If you are heading to Sabang, home to Puerto Galera’s busiest nightlife, try one of the speciality drinks of White Beach - the Mindoro Sling.
- Pay a visit to Tamaraw Falls, where you can cool off in the natural blue freshwater pools after trekking through the jungles.
BadLadz dive centre not only prides itself on excellence and safety, but also marine conservation. As a member of Green Fins - the international standard advocating responsible diving and snorkeling - divers can easily see that they do more than just operate a business. Their effort, passion and attention to respecting and protecting the underwater environment is observed on every dive.
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
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