I am diving last 15 years and it was one of the best scuba vacations I ever had.
Hotel. Staff is very well trained and friendly. If any problems, resolved after you came back from diving. Amenities in a reasonably good shape for a tropical island. Seems like a best places in the area. Many thanks to Rizza (hotel manager) who build an excellent tram.
Food. Eat in the hotel. Different kind of food and personal is very responsive to your personal needs. They can arrange food in hotel or on the beach. Did try a several local places, does not worse it.
Diving. Dive master Warren and crew was an excellent. Every day something new, seems like he knows every corral in the area. Diving is very safe and service is very professional. Unfortunately after typhoon in November we did not have enough people to go to Verde Island but Puerto Galera area is interesting by itself. Hotel does not have direct shore access from the diving shop. No problems. Staff will move all your equipment to the beach or with a short drive they will launch a boat from nearby Marina. During entire week of diving we did not carry anything heavy, all was handled by the diving crew.
Dive shop is next to hotel. It has everything necessary with the exception of the photo room. I had to carry my camera and maintain it in the hotel room.
Underwater photography. Puerto Galera is very reach and diverse marine environment. Check out my pictures made on this trip: https://plus.google.com/photos/110061054982304076855/albums/5954816983850312369
Place is excellent for macro. Visibility was not always good enough for wide angle
House reef. Actually it is not a reef but sandy bottom. Good choice for a night dive. Very interesting. A lot of small creatures – check my pictures(link above) , 12 of those was made during this night dive.
Surrounding area. Cannot tell too much. We were happy diving, diving, diving.
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