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Sea Rider Dive Center

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Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 921 588 5994
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sea Rider Diver Center Puerto Galera, "The Back Packer's Choice"...

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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Mark is great!

I did a fun dive here and was very happy with the equipment, service, safety, price, and guard dog (an adorable dachshund). Mark, the owner, was helpful and very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a fun dive here and was very happy with the equipment, service, safety, price, and guard dog (an adorable dachshund). Mark, the owner, was helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. I tend to ask a ton of questions about the sea life after a dive and Mark was able to answer them all. I would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Sabang for 5 days and dived with Searider for 3,5 days. Mark arranged everything for us prior to our arrival, transfer from the airport, accommodation and a babysitter for out little 16 months girl, no hassle and very smooth. The dives was fantastic, small group all the time, actually only 2 of us and Mark with his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Myself and my boyfriend did our Advanced Open Water PADI course with Sea Riders Dive Centre. I found the school online as they were the first in Puerto Galera that came up on TripAdvisor. However, out of five other schools that I contacted in the Philippines, I chose them because Mark (the owner) got back to me really promptly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to do my open water in Sabang and I found this center with trip advisor, I was absolutely not disappointed by the service offered by Mark and his team. Quick answer at anytime by email in order to help me to come in Sabang, organisation ok regarding my schedule, they adapt everything regarding your schedule. Mark is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

As far as i'm concerned, this is THE dive center in Puerto Galera. Mark and his team are passionate and knowledgeable about diving, which is exactly what you want from an instructor. They are flexible about timing and number of dives, and they offer personalized instruction. I wouldn't choose any other place for my open water certification and i'll definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with Sea Rider, they are just too good that will make your diving experience funtastic. It is more fun to dive with Sea Rider. Will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Puerto Galero has very good diving sites as a result sabang bay is flooded with diving shops. we got a reference to sea rider from one of our friend so decided to stick to tested one. Instructor are friendly and provides enough support to ones who are not comfortable. one my friend was about to give up in starting but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Having read several positive reviews on Trip Adviser we decided to use Sea Rider for our two day visit. On a positive note, Mark was quick to respond to email queries and did offer very good prices per dive. Also the shop was accommodating with our needs for an early start due to time constrictions. Unfortunately there were several things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Mark is supper! Good transportation arrangement. Very reasonable price with professional diving guide and equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The diving was excellent, the equipment was good and the prices were even better. They are very flexible with whatever time you want to go diving as it depends on the groups there and the dive masters available. Very casual diving - I'd like a little more order i.e. set times to go diving, etc. and my husband didn't like... More 

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