DIVING!

Puerto Galera Travel Blog

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Its a type of Grouper, I think its a Hind.
I thought that I would share a little bit about the diving. First off the dive locations here are nice and close. It is usually a 15 minute or less to a number of different locations. My advice, try to get the speed boats. Much easier to get in and out of. We were lucky and had the same boat all week, we usually would leave our gear in the boat, so no lugging heavy stuff back and forth all day. The guide and boat driver would take care of everything. It was a tremendous help. My next tip would be to get Nitrox certified. I got certified last trip and you just feel so much more energetic at the end of the day. Because beleive it or not, diving can be tiring. Plus the depth knocks you out just like if you get too much sun. So go Nitrox when available and you are not going too deep.
Lion Fish. Saw a ton of these.
(130 feet)
So, the diving is great, there is soo much to see. Lots of coral, fish, and other types of creatues.  There are at least 20-30 different sites, some with wrecks, others with big coral heads, and others with nice open areas. Now everyone asks me about sharks. I have only seen a few, even when we go looking for them. And I have to say usually they run from you, they really don't want anything to do with humans. So anyone reading this, Sharks are not really a concern.
Now, I do not have a camera for shooting underwater and my dad didn't shoot one picture underwater, but I have received some pictures from other people in our group and will add them here. Before the next trip, I plan on getting a new camera and housing. There are some really good ones out there and the prices have gotten a lot cheaper. So next time I'll post some of my own.
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Its a type of Grouper, I think its…
Its a type of Grouper, I think it…
Lion Fish. Saw a ton of these.
Lion Fish. Saw a ton of these.
Spotted eel. Fun to find hiding in…
Spotted eel. Fun to find hiding i…
Blue Ribbon eel. The Juveniles are…
Blue Ribbon eel. The Juveniles ar…
Frog Fish- notice the fins look li…
Frog Fish- notice the fins look l…
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photo by: huck