Travel Blogs from Puerto Galera, Philippines

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Gay Beach, Mindoro, Philippines travel blog

Gay Beach

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We went to White Beach because the guide book said it had lots of volleyball, good nightlife without all the GRO bars plus it had a really nice beach. Upon arrival we noticed that there were a lot of lady boys everywhere. After being hit on by men for ...

The Mechanics of Diving in Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

The Mechanics of Diving in Sabang

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

The Mechanics of Diving in Sabang            Sabang has numerous dive shops.  They all operate the same way because of the conditions of the sea here and the harbor.  If you are renting your ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Kayak Fund Raiser, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Coast Guard Auxiliary Kayak Fund Raiser

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... and then waiting for them to round the corner.             Everyone got to Puerto Galera pretty much together as they had to portage over a small sand bar to get into the harbor at Puerto ...

And the dogs are nervous, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

And the dogs are nervous

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

        There is a lot of firecracker power around the town these days.  Kids get these small pellets that explode when you thrown them on the ground.  They don't make a loud noise but it is enough to ...

An Adventure with my Brothers, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines travel blog

An Adventure with my Brothers

A travel blog entry by bluesummit

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... us. We went straight to the ticketing area instead and checked the different times and prices of a variety of pump boats going to Puerto Galera in Mindoro. After deciding which one to take, we bought tickets and paid for the port terminal fee. We just ...

Sabang Dynamics, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Sabang Dynamics

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

Sabang Dynamics            Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines.  A small place, a compact place, a friendly place, a place for scuba diving.  These days, there are only two reasons ...

Wildlife of Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Wildlife of Sabang

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Sabang wildlife            There is the two legged, very short and small variety and then the four legged variety.  The four legged variety runs from very tiny and small to a fairly good size for ...

Underwater Photography Class, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Underwater Photography Class

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... per dive, depending on current, depth, whether I remembered to put in a new battery, fish, corals, and so forth. While in Puerto Galera diving, I thought it would be good to do a real underwater diving class.  So I am taking it from Frontier Scuba, ...

Frontier Scuba - Certified by Carpe Feline, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Frontier Scuba - Certified by Carpe Feline

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... my new policy of praising establishments and things that I think are good, I am adding Frontier Scuba in Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines to the list and placing it very high on the list.  They are one excellent dive shop.  It ...

And the Diving just gets Better and Better, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

And the Diving just gets Better and Better

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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And the diving just gets better and better                       Every time I go in the water I see incredible new stuff!  I just can't believe that ...

Puerto Galera-Sabang (Sabang Hill), Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Puerto Galera-Sabang (Sabang Hill)

A travel blog entry by andy-swiss

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Arrive Sabang ...

Low Tide Breakfast, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Low Tide Breakfast

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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                It was a full moon several nights ago or thereabouts.  As such the low tide is really far out into the harbor.  It exposes a lot of grass and rocks ...

the boat parade, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

the boat parade

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Sabang Beach in Puerto Galera has a tide, quite a tide.  In the morning, the tide is out.  In the evening, the tide is so far in that it laps the bottom steps of the beach front dive shops and restaurants sometimes.  As a result, everyone's ...

Oh No, Say it isn't so AND it wasn't!!!, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Oh No, Say it isn't so AND it wasn't!!!

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

Say it isn't so – AND it wasn’t            I almost made a very grave mistake.  I miscalculated my time!!!  I have a reservation in Manila for a night before I go to Palau but it is ...

Wally One Eyed, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Wally One Eyed

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Wally One Eye            Wally One Eye is one of the beach vendors that walk up and down the town every day.  He caught me sitting at a restaurant the first day I was here and introduced himself and ...

Sex Tourist Central, Puerto Galeria, Philippines travel blog

Sex Tourist Central

A travel blog entry by liamb

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White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

White Beach

A travel blog entry by shazintaiwan

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I spent a night in Manila. I basically spent my evening in an English book store and then got ice cream before calling it a night. The next day I got up first thing. I got on a bus for about 2 and a half hours and then onto a boat for an hour and a half. ...

Men and their sharks, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Men and their sharks

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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        Another wonderful day of diving.  The shop was crowded this weekend with a bunch of people who come down for the weekend.  All expats and one in their group is a keen diver so he gets all of them ...

Sounds of Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Sounds of Sabang

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

Sounds of Sabang            It's early morning, 6 A.M., and I’m sitting beach side because there is a good signal here for Wi-Fi.  Beach side has it’s own sounds which are different from ...

puerto galera, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

puerto galera

A travel blog entry by pvdyck

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Go With the Flow-Drift Diving, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Go With the Flow-Drift Diving

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

... white nudibranchs that looked like they were decorated for Halloween.  There are lots of nudibranchs (sea slugs) in the Philippines.  Different varieties in lots of shapes and sizes.  Strange little creatures.  Both dive sites also ...

Not So Dry Dock, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Not So Dry Dock

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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For the 8am dive, Alli told us she was going to take a chance on the current and do the dive she called the Not So Dry Dock. a dry dock that was sunk and obviously is no longer dry.  She said it would be tricky to locate and if the current was ...

Back to Reality, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Back to Reality

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

All good things come to an end too quickly.  We spent our last morning in Sabang and aid our good-byes.  The porters who brought our bags from the boat arrived as they said they would to take our bags back.  They seemed very eager and ...

Sabang Weekend , Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Sabang Weekend

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

The weather cleared up nicely after the typhoon passed through and so our plan to spend the weekend in Sabang turned out to be a good one.  The sea was calm crossing from Batangas but the private ferry was delayed because the boat broke down and ...

Pandan Island, Mindoro, Philippines travel blog

Pandan Island

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

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Time to say hello Pandan Island. This is a small island off the west coast of Mindoro and there is only one resort on the coral fringed white sand island, so our next few days were spent lazing in hammocks, snorkelling, talking to the pet parrrot and ...

RED HORSE, RED HORSE, RED HORSEEEE!, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

RED HORSE, RED HORSE, RED HORSEEEE!

A travel blog entry by chlara23

... possible, we found a dive shop owned by an American, i managed to barter with him got us a dive for $50 together, Sh!t thing about Puerto Galera is that theres no damn ATM machine! Luckily i had money for both of us! Alas! We were booked to do our dive, ...

Viciously Attacked by a Clownfish, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Viciously Attacked by a Clownfish

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Viciously attacked by a clownfish            My second dive today was a workout.  We dropped off at the "Hole in the wall" site and immediately we were drifting rapidly.  Anytime I wanted to ...

Christmas in the Tropics, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Christmas in the Tropics

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... in Guam where again it was quite hot.             Now I am in the Philippines for the run up to Christmas before I will go home on Christmas day and hit Toronto with just a light jacket.  It ...

No fly, No massage, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

No fly, No massage

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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...  the only thing you can't do.      I was looking forward to having some massages while here in Puerto Galera.  I knew that I would be able to get some nice massage fairly cheap.  I was a bit surprised today when a ...

Our Easter Dive Trip to Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines travel blog

Our Easter Dive Trip to Sabang

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

It's the Easter holidays in the Philippines starting with Maundy Thursday.  It's the time when everyone gets out of the city for a long vacation or visit with family.  Manila basically shuts down.  Even malls close.  Easter is a ...

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