If you want to dive with a reputable organisation, stay at a clean place feeling safe, eat excellent local and international food and achieve value for money; Capt'n Greggs ticks all these boxes and more!!!!!!!!!!
Diving with Capt'n Greggs was recommended by a friend of mine who stated that they are a professional outfit with good mix of international and local instructors/Dive masters. I value his opinion as he has been diving around the world and he was spot on with his assessment.
I liaised with Chuck (the owner) via email and he was very quick with his response. He put together a 7 day package for me that included 10 dives in which I found the price to be very reasonable.
I stayed on the second floor, the room was spacious and clean. For me, a fan room was sufficient as I am not a big fan of air conditioning but every room was equipped with air conditioning if required.
He also organised a private car and boat to get from Manila airport to the accommodation which made my trip hassle free.
I found Chuck and Caren to be extremely helpful and sociable. They made me feel welcome and went out of their way with my request. The wait/kitchen staff were also very friendly and took the time to answer my questions and above all; say hello when they see you.
The diving in which the main reason I went to Puerto Galera for was sensational.
Mads was my first guide and I found him to be a very experience tech diver/instructor. He made me feel at ease and was very friendly. The first dive was in a ripping current in which we covered nearly three dive sites and saw some of the biggest travely I have ever seen which made the dive memorable.
While Mads was busy with the tech divers, I dived with Bhon and once with Big Boy who were the local dive guides.
Their dive briefings were comprehensive and they have sharp eyes in spotting little critters. I really enjoyed diving Sabang reef and the point as well as Alma Jane and Sabang Wreck. Above all, I felt very comfortable and safe knowing that I have a dive guide who is looking out for my welfare as well as making sure I was having fun.
The boat captain was also very helpful when it comes to assisting you with gear and helping you out of the water. They made the diving vey easy and hassle free.
Bhon also serviced my Apeks regs and went out of his way to take me around the island so that I could buy new braided hose for my SPG and occy.
Capt'n Greggs also have a lot of regular tech divers that live locally and in Manilla. I was fortunate enough to meet 3 of them and they are great guys who made me feel very welcome.
I found all the dive staff friendly, passionate at what they do and also environmentally aware.
As for the food, I found it to be excellent in the restaurant, especially the bake fish and nightly bbq.
The Gin Juice is very refreshing and a great way to end a day's diving or start a night out.
I had a great time staying and diving with Capt'n Greggs and would highly recommend them. No wonder why people keep coming back when they visit Puerto Galera to this establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- situated right on the beach you can have your meals looking at Batangas luzon we cater for 50 seats 11 rooms and dive shop most wit wifi all have hat and cold water tv safes aircons 4 deluxe rooms have their own balcony's standard rooms all face the ocean , diveshop right on the beach front 5 minutes to all the dive sites ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capt`n Gregg`s Hotel Puerto Galera