Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


With the sun shining brightly, everyone here has been having a fine time celebrating the season. Santa and his elves arrived at El Galleon on the 24rd and delivered heaps of toys to the local kids for the 26th year in a row! Christmas dinner at El Galleon was a delicious feast by Antoine and the crew, and now the kitchen is starting to get things rolling for the New Years dinner. Wishing everyone a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year…and hope to see you here soon!

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Divemasters celebrating


Congratulations to Roberto Guidici and Ferdinand Lopez (Ferdi) who completed their PADI Divemaster courses and celebrated the occasion Point style. Roberto worked real hard in the 12 days that he was here. He completed the eLearning ahead of time so he could spend lots of time in the water getting the most out of the whole experience. Congratulations!

Welcome back to some dear friends


It’s been a fun week here having Adrienne Ng and her group from Hong Kong back with us again. Despite a windy day of typhoon Nona, they were able to get in lots of diving, complete AOW and Nitox courses.  We know it’s not the ideal holiday when you get some unexpected bad weather, but it sure makes things easier when you have a fun group like this that takes it all in stride with smiles on their faces. Congratulations to Long Long Ng, Edison Chan, Wing Yuen Lee (Ida), Man Hing Lee (Mandy), Joe Kwok Keung Lee, Joanne Leung, and Daniel Bristow for completing your Nitrox  courses and to Daniel Bristow, Joe Kwok Keung Lee, Man Hing Lee, and Wing Yuen Lee (Ida) for earning your AOW. We hope to see you all back again real soon!

Sha Tin College Special Feature


After 6 years we were thrilled to have Sha Tin College from Hong Kong back with us! it was a fantastic week for the group of 51 who took part in diving and activities in Puerto Galera. In the group we had 30 new Open Water divers, 4 Advanced divers and 4 Night Specialty Divers, while we had another group of kids doing activities such as sailing, and visits to Extreme Sports and the zip line.  The whole gang  also went on a sunset cruise to enjoy pizza at Talipanan, spent a day on Verde Island visiting a local school and having a beach BBQ and then we had a fun send-off on the platform with a cultural dance performance, fire dancers and a great rockin band!


Thank you to all of the teachers; Cliff Imeson , Brian Coulton, Katherine Turbett, Victoria Harvey who made the week such a success and especially to Alan Dickson for getting this all organized. Looking forward to seeing you back again in 2016! Please see the Sha Tin video produced by Rob:

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Yo ho ho…


Hi folks!! We’re getting in the festive spirit around here and preparing for the Christmas holidays. We still have a few rooms available. So if you’re looking for a fun place to spend some time over the jolly season, join us!

Dec.  15-21    = 1 seaview
Dec.  16-26    = 1 seaview
Dec.  16-24    = 2 seaview
Dec.  19-24    = 2 seaview
Dec.  15-21    = 2 budget
Dec.  15-22    = 1 family
Dec.  22-26    = 1 family

Fun times with the Swedes


It’s been a fun-filled time with this wonderful group of 23 folks from Sweden. Most stayed for 8-9 nights, enjoying the sunny weather, cool stuff to see and great food at El Gal!  Thanks to Henrik Jörnvall for organizing this and hoping to see you all back again. Congrats to Jakob Forestier, Ann Dahlberg, Stefan Lundeberg and Taina Ylonen for getting their nitrox certs and enjoying that extra bottom time.


Sune and Asa are thrilled to have done their 100th dive here in Puerto Galera. A bit warmer here than Sweden for sure!