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Reef Haven

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Puerto Galera, Philippines
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About Reef Haven
We are a scuba diving school based in the Philippines, located in Muelle Port, Puerto Galera. We are a local Filipino diving centre which focuses on spreading environmental awareness, supporting and giving back to the local community.
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Leo wrote a review 26 Sep
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I was scared of deep waters. I always believed that there is something down under bigger than me. I told myself that diving would be the last thing I'd do. But with Reef Haven, I have never been more confident to go the extra mile and face the adventure that awaits 15 feet below. Our instructors guided us through the ABCs of diving and gave us the best underwater experience of our youth. We finished the day with great tans and an even greater love for diving. <33 When in doubt, Reef Haven it out!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Maria C wrote a review 19 Sep
Puerto Galera, Philippines5 contributions
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I am forever grateful that Reef Haven created memories and experiences that are unforgettable for me. I have been diving for a long while now but I have never regretted a single second that I was with them! This diving centre is female dominated, so as a diver who is a woman, I feel welcomed, accepted, and safe. Through ate Julienne, my instructor, I was able to enhance my skills and be more in love with the ocean. Their staff inspired me to grow more as diver, and to be more in- tuned with the diving community. It is truly a place that my heart will always return to.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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John Leonard E wrote a review 10 Sep
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Lots of small things add up to the best imaginable diving adventure. A welcoming embrace from reef haven for the late arrival after a very long and busy morning. Someone greeting us from the very start to build up the mood of the experience. They are very friendly and the moment the briefing started, they are very particular with the basics to make us more comfortable and secured. I worry that I wouldn't understand such information and knowledge about diving but they got us. Never making you feel like you're asking too much, and dealing with queries rapidly and thoroughly. Looking really glad to join them. And love the quiz bee after the audiovisual presentation 🥰 And when we had quick and specific basics underwater, I learned it quickly for they are very particular specifically with the signs and symbols. Found it very cute to do some symbols while communicating underwater and it's a great experience. Never doubted reef haven in the first place. Proud of myself too for overcoming my fears with them. And of course I may not hear anything underwater but reef haven's exciting adventure screams and it's loud enough for me to enjoy it!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Booj wrote a review Aug 2022
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It was such an awesome experience! The diving instructors Marjorie and Julienne are professionals who are more than willing to share their skills and knowledge to make sure I'd have a good time down there. They're the best in their crafts and knows the good diving spots. I was starstruck swimming with massive turtles! Special mention to Gary who was diving with us to make sure we're safe. He's ready to flash at any aggressive fishes nearby lol and to the boatmen who brought us. From education, skills, diving gears and photos underwater, a 5-star is an understatement, would have given it a 10 if possible. I highly recommend this place if you're just starting off with diving. It's like being in another world, beautiful, colorful and jaw-dropping world. P.S. This may be the first of many but won't be my last.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Mark McDaniel wrote a review Jul 2022
Cainta, Philippines6 contributions11 helpful votes
My first experience with Reef Haven was joining my friends’ first discovery dive. From the start, I was super impressed with the staff’s friendliness - they were so personable and so kind! The briefing for the DSD was done very well and all the gear we rented was clearly new and of great quality - I could tell my friends were in very good hands. The dive masters were thorough in making sure each of my friends were ready for the dive and they led us all safely through the dive. My friends loved it and some of them went on to get certified, and a couple more planning to do the same! My scuba instructor friend and I were looking for some great diving from a reputable dive shop which led me back to Reef Haven for my second visit. Tish was incredibly kind and helpful in making our booking (she also gave us the best wave goodbyes and hellos each time we came and left on the boat) I had the same exact experience again - incredibly friendly staff, well-maintained gear, and safe & competent dive masters. My friend and I availed of their 6-dives package and of course upgraded one of them to a night dive (this is a must)! After getting to know the diving we like, our certification level, our experience, and our comfort levels, the staff talked us through which dive sites we might enjoy. Once they were decided upon, our dive master Basil walked us through the dive briefing - he was very clear and thorough and answered any questions we had. Each dive was incredible! I saw so many things I’ve never seen before (especially in the muck diving) - many of which I have yet to identify! God is so wonderfully creative! Basil dove at our pace, giving us time to look and explore, but he’s a master at finding all the unique macro critters! One thing that made our dives even more enjoyable for me was seeing how Basil and Julienne still seemed excited to dive sites they’ve dove hundreds of times already - I felt like they were proudly touring me through their gorgeous home! Reef Haven goes above and beyond to give you the best diving the waters of Puerto Galera have to offer! I’m already looking forward to my next dive trip with them!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from reefhavenpg, SCUBA team at Reef Haven
Responded 23 Jul 2022
Thank you, Mark! This has got to be the most thorough and thoughtful review! We are humbled to hear so many compliments about our staff members! From the friendly and memorable smiles to their skillful guidance and professionalism. We do absolutely love what we do here at Reef Haven and are very glad to hear you had a such a memorable and fun time in our home away from home. We cannot wait to have you join us again in the beautiful waters of Puerto Galera! See you again! Best wishes, Julienne
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