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ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast
Small Lalaguna, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 44 Puerto Galera B&B and Inns
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best crew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed at ABWonderdive for 5 days in November. I was taking the pracrical part of the PADI Open Water course, Alice, the instructor, was acting in a very proffesional way during the course and at the same time was it fun and the atmosphere was friendly.
Alice and Bjørn who owns the resort and their crew aswell were very helpfull and friendly.
If i come back to the Philippines, i will pay them a visit again, thats for sure.
I can only recommend other divers to stay at ABWonderdive.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I just spent two and a half weeks with Alice, Bjorn and the rest of the crew at ABWonderdive. It really was a great experience, although I hadn't dived in a long time it wasn't long before I was back in the zone and feeling really comfortable underwater. The training is very professional and the dive trips cater for all levels of experience. What I also liked was the fact that the Dive Masters are all Filipino's who know the reefs and local conditions very well, you will feel very safe with them. Although there are a lot of dive resorts here, some of them are a little bit cramped, but ABWonderdive have a lot of space with a large chill-out area and good facilities. Hard to fault this place, if you're wondering who to dive with come here, you won't be disappointed.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at ABWonderdive and had a great time. The instructions for diving was very professional and it felt very safe to dive here and to take courses and saw a lot of wildlife. The breakfast was really good especially when you know you can ask for real coffee or espresso instead of the instant "coffee" :-) There is some excellent restaurents nearby, amoung others - the "Full Moon" next door. All in all sweet people and very good service!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We live in Manila and we really enjoy to go in ABwonderdive as soon as we have some days off.
This place are really nice for enjoying the diving and stay in a nice environement. We learn the Padi Open water and the advance courses in ABwonderdive. We really appreciate their seriousness about the security procedure, instead of some other Dive center. The ABwonderdive team are really helpfull and friendly.

The room are quiet, nice and very clean. And I love to eat the breakfast there!!!

I really recommend that place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future. Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Kuala Lumpur
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Let me start by saying I live in Malaysia and have the options to dive anywhere in South East Asia. Yet for the last 5 years I have returned over and over and over again to ABWonderdive and have dived with them on at least 10 different occasions.

There are many many dive centres in PG (Puerto Galera) and specifically Sabang Beach but there is none better than ABWonderdive. Both in and out of the water you will not be dissapointed. You will not meet a bunch of better people who work more tirelessly to ensure both your safety and enjoyment.

The staff are simply amazing, from the owners to the instructors to the boat drivers and to the lovely girls behind the counters I can guarantee you will not meet a bunch of more friendlier, fun or knowledgeable people in Sabang. They simply can not do enough for you and always with a big smile or a big joke to go along with it.

Once in the water the dive staff will ensure safety is paramount and enjoyment an equal second. Where else can you dive with one instructor per 2 divers! They find interesting things for you to look at, keep you safe, give great tips and ensure that every dive is memorable.

ABWonderdive does practically everything for you. All you need to do is put your wetsuit on, walk 20 steps to the boat, drive 5 to 10 mins, let them help you gear up, dive, let them help you take your gear off, drive back to dive centre, walk 20 steps back into the dive centre and rave about how good the dive was!

I cant recommend ABWonderdive highly enough.If your thinking about diving in PG/Sabang Beach do yourself a big favour and dive at ABWonderdive. Are there cheaper places in Sabang, you bet. But is there a better place, no way! Why anyone would save a dollar or two a dive and dive elsewhere is beyond me. My personal safety and my enjoyment is worth a $1!!!!

ABWonderdive is the only place to dive in PG/Sabang.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Manila, Philippines
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The dive center is located in Small La Laguna. Which is great because you are far away from girly bars and in the quiet and CLEAN area. This place has family atmosphere and after a day I already feel like being home. Rooms are very clean and dry. Food is excellent, especially hamburger, the best I had in the Philippines. Staff is friendly and ready to help.
Diving with AB team is safe and fun. The groups are small, dive guides are professional and know the area excellent. The owners take spacial care for every guest and do their best to pair divers with similar interest and experience, especially photographers.
The center is located directly on the beach so you have 1 minute from your room to the dive boat. Owners of the center are very funny Danish couple. Both of them are great teachers with lots of experience - who are ready to share knowledge with you. They are very patient teachers, especially with children. If you planing to wisit Puerto Galera and Sabang this is the place to stay and to dive.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Måløv
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I, together with my family, visited Puerto Galera / Sabong for two weeks, where we spent several whole days at AB Wonderdive.

One of the things that made most impact on me was their expert knowledge of the local area, and their intention to always strive for making next dive into a great dive, taking into account weather and current condtions.

Also, the dive center itself is simply a great place to hang out. Lots of space, many tables and comfortably chairs and couches, the possibility to get the towns best mike shakes (the kids simply loved that...). In between dives, it is great to sit and relax in this environments and share your stories with your fellow divers.

My oldest son, aged 13, took the scuba diver certificate, while my two other kids took the DSD. Alice simply had a great way of handling the kids, including a lot of patience, and I felt totally secure about leaving the kids to Alice and Bjorn when diving. That enabled our entire family to have a good time together, with diving as a central theme.

Finally, if Bjorn or Alice ever mentions the possibility of a barbecue party, YOU SIMPLY NEED TO ATTEND. Great food, good stories that gets better and better, good company... what more can you ever wish for? :)

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ABalice, Owner at ABWonderdive + Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest(s).
We, Alice and Bjørn, like to thank you for your comments, support and for staying / diving at our place. Thanks to you and your nice comments, we have received more request and bookings over the last months / years. We in ABWonderdive and out team like to send a greeting to you and all your friends hoping to see you again in the near future.Please feel free to send our information to any of your friends, family and any who like to learn to dive or divers who like to stay at a well known dive operator ABWonderdive. We like to thank you with a special treat for each diver you are sending our way. Just let us know who it is before they will arrive date and you will get our spacial of 1 dive free per guest you are sending to us, next time you will be with us.
Thanks again from Alice and Bjørn.
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Address: Small Lalaguna, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Galera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ABWonderdive B&B is the famous Dive Company, owned by the Danish couple Alice and Bjorn Askholm. It includes dive centres, travel club and Resort. We are located in: the beautiful bay of Small Lalaguna. Sabang Puerto Galera, Or. Mindor only 150 km south from Manila ... more   less 
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