It’s great to have Ken Knezick and his group of 38 here with us this week to enjoy the perfect weather, 25-30 meter vis, warm water and wonderful diving!
“So far so good. When the guests are happy…I’m happy. Big fun in the Philippines!
Philippines Dive Report – I’m writing at the front end of Island Dreams’ group tour to El Galleon Dive Resort in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. We have completed our first two days of diving and I’ve been enjoying more than four hours per day underwater. Weather conditions both topside and below have been excellent, with visibility the best I’ve yet to experience in this region. We have already encountered a wonderful array of unique marine life, including a blue ring octopus, various frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, a pair of halameda ghost pipefish, sea horses, pipe horses, plenty of reef fishes, jacks, tuna, a nice spotted eagle ray and some small black tip sharks. I’ve already investigated at least 50 fire urchins – no resident Coleman shrimp yet so I’m still on the hunt.
El Galleon Resort is operating even better than ever, with a topnotch staff, friendly and motivated to please. The Asia Divers operation is one of the best I’ve seen, with special kudos for the way they have streamlined Nitrox analyzing, plus the expert ministrations of equipment repair wizard Andy Norman. Chef Anton is still master of the kitchen and the guests are very appreciative of his cuisine. I personally am grateful for how deliciously well he accommodates my vegetarian diet. Top all of this off with happy hour at The Point Bar and El Galleon Resort is the place to be in Puerto Galera. Luckily, right now that’s where you will find me and Island Dreams. Let’s go diving!”
Look at the cool critters that have been spotted recently