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Sea Rider Dive Center

Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 921 588 5994
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Ranked #2 of 26 Activities in Puerto Galera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Sea Rider Diver Center Puerto Galera, "The Back Packer's Choice" has been diving and operating at...
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Owner description: Sea Rider Diver Center Puerto Galera, "The Back Packer's Choice" has been diving and operating at Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines for 10 years. Our dive and course rates are guaranteed to be the most affordable (cheapest!) in the area. PADI, SSI and BSAC dive courses are offered. We dive at least one hour (air permitted) and have the best macro spotter. All guides are very familiar with the dive sites and love to spot macro critters for underwater photographers. We discovered the Macro Haven dive site and is exclusive to Sea Rider divers. We don't mix fun divers and U/W photographers. Dive master/guide to diver ratio is always kept at 1:4 to ensure safe diving.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Although the visibility wasn't great we still had an awesome time with these guys. From the outset they were friendly and relaxed. Dive rates are great. We went slowly during the dives which was great for us to be able to spot and see all the macro life down there and we weren't rushed - this meant we could spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

we were there 3 consecutive weeks in November 2014. Great dive shop good service friendly & accommodating good price nice staff.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

sea rider offers a superb customer service, cheap rates and flexible dive schedules. i have been diving with them since 2004 and i haven't stopped since. Their team is specialized in macro spotting ideal for underwater photographers. One thing that separates Sea Rider from others is diving and service with a smile. One thing I can guarantee you is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited Puerto Galera in mid-Oct 2014. Had corresponded with Annie from Sea Rider before arriving of my spouse (a novice) & myself on rates of scuba diving in Sabang. However, my spouse decided not to dive (beginner’s jitters). Annie was most understanding & professional, offering me the same rates. Annie took me out during the first day of my dive.... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Last mid-September I was invited by a friend to try Scuba Diving. After 2 weeks I was back in Sabang and went home a Certified Open Water Diver. Last Saturday I logged my 8th Dive, I saw 4 Green Sea Turtles and 2 Barracudas all in one dive. And the day after that I logged my 9th dive and experienced... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I did an open water course with Sea Rider Dive Center over four days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructor Mark Narvacan couldn't have been more helpful and patient, taking me through the basics, then doing the open water dives. Because of his attention to detail I noticed a marked improvement in my diving performance after every dive. I would... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I like the manner that they teach scuba diving. They don't just talk you through the entire academics but they customizes it to your need. I am a very OC person and safety has always been a top priority, and they have never failed to deliver it from all aspects for the program. They always make sure you are READY,... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just as they said: "Best choice for backpacker". I have spent 4 fantastic days with these guys for diving and party(Mark's birthday). They have experienced DM for your choice wether Canyons or muck dives and good for money. Next time I would stay with them for more days to enjoy the life in SeaRider again.

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Goa, Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Annie at sea rider is really helpful. Couldn't have asked for more. Prices are really good, Rooms are perfect for budget travellers, clean spacious and a sea view balcony to sit in the evenings. Dive staffs were really superb, Randy our dive guide was absolutely great in finding Macro stuff i like . Will Never forget diving the Canyons or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband's a big fan of Mark, Annie and Sea Rider and has been diving there for close to 3 years so he took me and my family (from Jakarta, Indonesia) last year as part of our vacation in the Phils My sister and her husband took the OW course then and I took mine last June. 3 friends graduated... More 

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