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“Best Dive Center in a World Class Dive Location”

Sea Rider Dive Center
Ranked #3 of 24 Tours in Puerto Galera
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Manila
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Dive Center in a World Class Dive Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

For me, Sea Rider Dive Center is the best dive center I've been with since i learn how to dive. They are not the biggest dive center in sabang, but they are the most hospitable and accommodating dive center. Mark, the operator and DM will always go the extra mile to provide divers with the best experiences in diving. In sea rider dive center, having a great time does'nt have to be expensive. "great things in life aren't free, but priceless moments in diving can be found with sea rider."

Visited October 2012
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Paris, France
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79 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really good club”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were recommended this dive center by a mutual friend. Mark, the owner (local guy) was very nice, we went in the water 3 times with him. We were beginners, and we felt very safe thanks to him. The diving spots in Sabang are really good. Don't need to go very far away to see plenty... I encourage you to visit Mark on Sabang Beach if you want to dive. He will share his passion with you for sure.

Visited December 2011
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Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yearly pilgrimage to Sea rider”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

My family spent 3 yearly Christmas holidays to spend 5-6 days in Puerto Galera and used Sea Rider for our daily dives. Rates and service can't be beaten by any of the other shops. Last time Mark prepared New year's dinner and his signature kinilaw can't be beat either.

Visited December 2011
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Manila, Philippines
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The best dive shop i've been diving with. Everyone makes you feel at home. Great dives. Great people ;)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Ive been diving with Searider since 2010 and we keep coming back for more. Every dive bring new finds under water. And to see someone smiling back at you when you find really something nice is amazing. The hospitality, the knowledge, the experience, the great dives, it's one of a kind here at Searider with Mark Narvacan as your DM. ;)))

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Manila
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3 reviews
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“Sea Rider is awesome.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Mark, your experienced dive master / guide, is very knowledgeabe of several dive sites.
He takes care of you before, during and even after the dive.
He discusses with in detail your dive plan.
Every so often he looks at all of his dive group to check on each and every one.
He goes after divers who stray from the plan.
Speaks good english.
His gear rental is new and well maintained.
Rates are negotiable, depending on the season.
I will definitely go back to his shop.

Visited June 2012
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