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Address: Sabang,, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
Phone Number: +639196347710
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Description: Twin tank diving is safer than single tank diving, easy and fun. We are a...
Twin tank diving is safer than single tank diving, easy and fun. We are a small friendly team aiming to bring all types of SCUBA diving to the enthusiastic diver. We aim for the highest standards and keep your hobby interesting by offering some varied alternatives from the standard dive centre. Twin tank diving is not all about deep or decompression diving, indeed it’s about so much more. We offer both single and twin tank diving courses and guiding with accommodation.
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Asian divers who helped us, with our diving experience in Puerto Galera.

The channel between Puerto Galera and Verde Island, known internationally as the Verde Island Passage, is “the center of the center of the world’s marine biodiversity” according... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Adrie C
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The channel between Puerto Galera and Verde Island, known internationally as the Verde Island Passage, is “the center of the center of the world’s marine biodiversity” according to American scientists – making Puerto Galera’s underwater world a favorite amongst dive enthusiasts. Puerto Galera also has the biggest number of dive schools in the entire Philippines offering both PADI and BSAC... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I love this place. I've been many times, always diving with Asia Divers -- they are so experienced and careful they make diving for the fun diver so much more fun. They pay attention to detail and very nicely provide great advice to make my and my family's dives fun and safe. My daughters 16 and 22 got their open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I stayed at Marco Vincent Hotel. a 3 star hotel but with excellent facilities and the best dive boats in the island. The boat itself is itself an 80 footer but can handle up to 20 divers, there was only around 6 of us at the time I checked in so the boat was all ours. the dive guides were... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My 7th or 8th dive trip here diving with Asia Divers. The "loading dock" (it is a little like a conveyor belt) area is spacious, has a nice wooden deck so barefoot or booties friendly. The staff do everything but wear your gear for you! The guides are long-timers who really know the sites as well as the conditions except... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I arrived in Sabang Beach looking for a dive centre to do my Advanced OW. I checked like 5 or 6 centres and finally I chose Dive Vip because seemed more professional than others, gave me the best prices and they paid attention on my interests. The others only tell you the price, schedule and no more... Once the course... More 

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Burnley, Lancashire, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I went to puerto gallera for the diving in December 2012, I booked with Dive VIP and I am glad I did. John and his team were fantastic, they were very friendly and know lots about the dive sites . I was surprised to find so much marine life within 5 meters of water. I undertook my rescue diver training... More 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Planning your dream vacation? Perfect getaway? Philippines is the best choice. Diving here is gaining popularity under scuba divers. We can surely meet your high expectations for us. We all know that Puerto Princesa is included in the Seven Wonders of the World. So, what are you waiting for? Have a trip in the Philippines! Dive with the giants of... More 

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Misawa, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I went through the open water certification course with John Barratt a few years ago and hadn't been back to the water since then. I live in northern Japan and the tsunami kind of dampened my excitement about the water for awhile. A buddy and I went down again last week for 2 days of diving. John gave us a... More 

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Vancouver
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I saw another reviewer has also been to Dive VIP at Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. I had the same experience. John Barratt also was my scuba instructor and helped me achieve my PADI Open Water designation a few years back. Since then I brought back many friends and family and we've always had a great experience. John has also... More 

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Salerno Afghanistan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

I highly ecourage, recommend diving with "John Barrett" @ "Dive-VIP", simply the best. My 4th trip diving with "Johnno" and it was most excellant. "Johnno" got all new "BC's" for diving and as usual had the the best dive sites selected. The varity of sea-life is Phenomal and the sites offer a varity of diving experiences, from wrecks to giant... More 

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