Deck the halls at El Galleon!


You know that Christmas is really here when EL Gal/Asia Divers and Ocean Dive Supply have our Christmas party…and oh what a party it was. Lots of games, a talent competition, great food, cool prizes from the raffle, gift exchange, and non-stop bell ringing in the Point Bar made this an amazing night.  We’re ready for the holidays!


Christmas plans

Just a reminder that if you’re still a bit stuck on what to do over Christmas…we’ve got rooms here. Contact to join the fun! On the 24th, Santa arrives to hand out toys to the local kids followed by a lunch for them on the morning of the 24th. Our Christmas dinner at El Galleon will be on the evening of the 24th followed by some fun time up in the Point Bar. Christmas Day, we’re going to do a Verde Island dive trip in the morning followed by an amazing Christmas lunch on the island with time for relaxing, playing volleyball and getting into a festive mood. We’ll have a boat for the divers leaving at eight and another boat for the non-divers leaving later in the morning. We’re also planning to do the BCD/Beer float in the ocean on the way home….just like we did for our anniversary party.


Tommy on his Christmas dinner tour around the Philippines continues in Alona with Luz, Riza and Marlie and in Cebu with Rose, Vangie, Jane and Jomar

December on the beach

This is a great shot taken at our 30th Anniversary weekend by Beth Watson. As our official photographer for the event  she has come up with quite a fine selection of photos. You can see of all these images on our website: and and Facebook page . They are also on Beth’s website

Thanks to Beth for taking some amazing photos of our Anniversary week that we’ll keep in our memory treasure chest forever.  It’s always interesting when Beth and Steve arrive here.  You can see what happens to our camera room with just their gear in it…actually, most of it is Beths!


It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!


If you’re still undecided what to do over the Christmas holiday contact us as we do have a couple rooms available.  Experience a warm and fuzzy Christmas with friends here! Contact

What’s been happening this week


A big congratulations to Jenny Moore for having the endurance to crack on with her PADI Open Water course on her honeymoon and not get too distracted by all the Anniversary festivities either! Puerto Galera is a wonderful location to learn to scuba dive and there is so much to see in the water.


It was great to have Klaus here with us for the party week and to see him earn a 600 dive t-shirt. We missed Gabi this time, but loved the poster she made for us.


Patrik Bonnier has been with us over the past couple weeks gaining some practical experience as a Divemaster which happens to include lots of time at the Barrel Bar! We have a “Divemaster Experience Week” program for folks who have been certified as Divemasters but would like to gain some good experience in a busy dive center. It’s also a great warm up to those who are starting their IDC. Have a look here for more info:


Congrats to Cathy-Ann Chouinard (Cate) who “Discovered Scuba” with Alli, in-between all the laughs!