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DivingAsia is partnered with Big Apple Dive Resort to provide you with the most experienced and professional diving experience possible. Big Apple Dive Resort is a PADI 5 Star resort located in the heart of Sabang beach, in Puerto Galera, Philippines, just a three-hour journey from Manila. Big Apple’s experienced PADI Dive Instructors and Divemasters will make your diving experience in Puerto Galera the scuba diving adventure of a lifetime.

With over 40 dive sites within minutes of the Big Apple Dive Resort you will be forever spoiled. Its world-class dive sites are internationally recognized and rated as some of the best in Asia. A recent study found that the Puerto Galera area has one of the highest diversity of marine species in the world, more than the Great Barrier Reef and the Caribbean Sea combined! Dive excursions depart three times a day from Big Apple’s beach front on local banka boats. In addition to the numerous local dive sites, regularly scheduled trips to nearby Verde Island is a must see. Without question, Verde Island is a world class dive site and the best in the Philippines.

Along with experienced guiding to Puerto Galera dive sites, Big Apple offers professional PADI instruction and certification from Open Water to Divemaster. World-class dive sites, professional PADI instruction and the lowest diving prices in the Philippines makes Puerto Galera one of the best diving destinations in Asia.

Verde Island Day Trip4500

Dives Cost (Ph Peso)
1 Dive 1100
Night Dive 1400 / 1300 with own flashlight


Courses Time Cost (Ph Peso)
Discover Scuba 2–3 Hours 2200
Open Water Diver 3–4 Days 14500
Advanced Open Water Diver 2-3Days 10000
Rescue + EFR 4–5 Days 19000
Divemaster 2–4 Weeks Starting at 39500
Enriched Air Nitrox 1–2 Days 9000
All Courses 20% Off if Multiple People Book

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