Dive the Fabulous Philippines
on an Island Dreams conducted group tour

Coleman Shrimp in Fire Urchin at Puerto Galera, Philippines - copyright Ken Knezick

El Galleon Resort and Asia Divers, Puerto Galera

Ten nights at the resort April 10-20, 2015
Suggested dates of travel from the USA are April 7 or 8 through 21, 2015
from $1975 per person (airfare to Manila is additional)

** Anilao Option - Dive Crystal Blue Resort, April 6-10, then transfer to El Galleon **
add-on cost, $925 per person double -or- $1265 single occupancy

"We recently went to El Galleon on the Island Dreams group and Ken is such a pleasure to travel with. Always there to make sure everything is just perfect. He lets you have your vacation but checks in with you the whole time. Really relaxed group tour guide with attention to perfection. El Galleon was great! The staff was always available to help with any question. The food was amazing, the French Chef Antoine was always checking to make sure everything was just perfect. The diving was wonderful. The dive guides knew the sites well, and they checked the tide table to make sure the currents were right for the dive. They asked us what sites we wanted to dive. The boats and crew were great. Nice size so not overcrowded. Happy hour at The Point Bar was always a lot of fun. Massages were great. What can I say just an overall great vacation. We will be going back for sure. We are looking forward to our next trip with Ken as well." Corby Van Druff -- San Francisco, CA

Read more: Comments from recent El Galleon guests

Join Island Dreams' Ken Knezick on a Philippines scuba diving adventure…

El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera -- Renowned for its peaceful beachfront surroundings El Galleon is on Small Lalaguna Beach, Puerto Galera. Thirty air-conditioned rooms have been carefully integrated into the tropical hillside, all in keeping with the area's natural beauty. Offering stunning views of Sabang Bay and Small La Laguna Beach, each room is complete with a fully stocked mini-bar, hot & cold water, and hotel amenities. All rooms include both a/c unit and a ceiling fan.

Asia Divers -- Located in-house at El Galleon, Asia Divers is the Philippines first PADI/CDC dive center. All dives are guided by experienced Instructors or Divemasters who lead the dive in the water giving you the best of each site, including areas not frequented by other operations. Some of the best diving in Asia, over 30 sites, are all within 15 minutes travel from the resort. There are dives suitable for all experience levels. It adds to diver comfort that the dive boat is generally able to return to dock between most dives. The exception to this would be the two or three-tank trips to the awesome diving of Verde Island...well worth the trip.

Bonus Dives to Verde Island -- Because it's such great blue water diving, the trips to Verde Island are always exceedingly popular. Rather than have you pay extra for Verde diving, our trip package includes up to three different 2-tank boat trips to Verde (weather permitting).

One Spot Remains -- At this point the trip is sold out, save for one spot for a male twin-share. If you can be that man, phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or simply drop our manager Tina a note at: Tina@divetrip.com

Philippines Group Scuba Tour -- April 2015

Lodging at El Galleon Resort April 10-20, 2015
Includes all meals, and up to four boat dives per day,
with three   2-tank boat trips to Verde Island (weather permitting).

10 nights in Poolside Room
one male twin-share spot remains available
$1975 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$2475 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
10 nights in Seaview Room
This room category Sold Out
$2080 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$2699 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
10 nights in Family Room
This room category Sold Out
$1995 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$2525 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
Anilao add-on, April 6-10, Crystal Blue Resort
4 nights lodging, all meals, transfers, and 10 boat dives
(for all Nitrox fills at Crystal Blue, add $65)
$ 925 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$1265 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
NITROX Option at El Galleon, $95 -- Nitrox is one of the easiest and most effective ways to add an additional margin of safety to your diving. Island Dreams strongly recommends that you become Nitrox certified and use it whenever possible and practical. On this trip, all dive profiles are perfect for Nitrox. You will enjoy more bottom time each day, and be a safer scuba diver. When booked in advance, you can upgrade to Nitrox fills throughout the El Galleon portion of this trip for an upcharge of just $95.
Air travel to Manila is not included in these prices.
All lodging options at El Galleon are comfortably air-conditioned.
This trip is a great value and will sell out. If you are interested, please do not delay.

Your Island Dreams El Galleon group dive package will include:
  • On arrival in Manila, use the complimentary shuttle to transfer to the Remington Hotel for an overnight stay, with breakfast included. Use this time to overcome jetlag and refresh yourself for the diving ahead.
  • Next morning, receive car and boat transfer from Manila to El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera.
  • Enjoy ten (10) nights at El Galleon Resort in the lodging-style of your preference.
  • El Galleon package includes lodging, tax, three meals daily, and up to four boat dives daily. Island Dreams has upgraded the program to include up to three trips to Verde Island (weather/dive conditions permitting).
  • Please note that there is no shore diving at this location.
  • Night boat dives may be purchased at the resort, for a charge of $38 per dive.
  • Island Dreams' conducted group tour includes the services of professional divemaster and tour guide Ken Knezick.
    Ken will do his very best to assure you of a superior Philippines dive and vacation experience.

Arrange your own air travel to Manila, or contact Island Dreams for assistance.

** Passport and Travel Requirements: Your passport must remain valid for at least six months following your planned departure from the Philippines. No visa is required for this trip. U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days. You must hold a valid airline ticket for your departure. A tax of 550 Philippine pesos will be levied at the airport upon departing the Philippines. At current exchange rates, this is approximately $14 USD.

Trumpet Fish Hunting, Puerto Galera -- copyright Ken Knezick
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
Prices, schedules and itinerary inclusions are subject to change.
Airfare to Manila is not included in this pricing. Call Island Dreams for fares.
This package price includes one night of lodging in Manila on the night of arrival.
The cost of any other pre or post-trip lodging is not included in the package and is at guest's additional expense.

Here is the basic itinerary:

Here is the optional itinerary, adding Anilao diving to your experience:

Confirm your place in the fun! -- A deposit of $500 per person will guarantee your spot on this Philippines diving adventure. Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to initial departure. You may book your own air travel to Manila, or enlist the aid of the dive travel experts at Island Dreams. Simply phone or email us for complete details.

Contact Island Dreams Now -- The Philippines combines great diving with excellent value. If this sounds like your kind of dive travel experience, contact Tina at Island Dreams now to join in the fun. Ring us toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email Tina@islandream.com. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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Philippines Clown Fish, copyright Ken Knezick - Island Dreams

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