Visited Big Apple on my first day of the trip to shop around for a dive centre for the week. Got hold of Troy, one of the instructors there who gave me all his time and devotion to make the best out of my trip. Took time to answer all questions and to make me feel comfortable. The Dive shop in the back has access to swimming pool and got a good setup. Everything is available for full curriculum diver training. I joined a group for one morning dive to the Sinandegan Wall just a 10min boat ride from the beach. Excellent trip and very well organised. I felt very safe with the dive master they matched me with and all went well. Recommended.
The resort part looks great too though I did not use it. They have a big restaurant with bar and lots of food. Also seems to favour sports games etc on TVs as well as music all night. I would think it would spill into the resort part slightly if the rooms is cose enough.
I chose another dive centre for my other dives simply because I preferred staying at another location which was quieter and more relaxing. The Big Apple is a great place to stay and dive with if you are into the bit more beers-at-night kind of thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best value for money resort with the cleanest and clearest Pool around! Lively Sports Bar and Cafe Party Bar and New Indian Restaurant! Friendly staff! Open to serve food and beverages 24HRS with a variety of special menu items daily! LIVE SPORTS on the BIG SCREEN. Happy Hours: 8am - 8pm in main bar, 5pm - 8pm in Sports Bar, 12noon - 8pm in BA Cafe! HQ Billiard Tables and Great Music! FREE WIFI! Nintendo Wii! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Apple Dive Hotel Puerto Galera