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Badladz Scuba Diving

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Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
+63 939 914 8819
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Fantastic dive crew and knowledge

Sean, Christian, and Bon were incredible. They taught my two teenagers to be very competent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lcpianoman
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Taguig City, Philippines
Great diving for underwater photography

This is my 5th visit to the area in 4 years and I always dive with Badladz. I recommend them for... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
ScubaMonk
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We are a professional dive shop that prioritizes personal service and individual attention. You will never find yourself on a boat crammed with divers. We enjoy taking smaller groups so that everyone can really enjoy the dive. We are situated in peaceful and picturesque Puerto Galera Bay and connected to the Badladz Adventure Resort with stunning views from the restaurant and rooms. Simply walk down the steps and on to the dive boat! All dive spots are close by with the farthest being 20 mins away. There are many different types of diving available in Puerto Galera, for people of all skill levels. From giant clams to magnificently colored fish, from ancient Spanish Galleons to Chinese Warships from thousands of years ago, from shallow reef diving to deep, dark diving into the depths – there is everything you need for a wonderful diving holiday in Puerto Galera. Go macro diving to spot the beautiful marine life, large and small, that lives in the tropical reefs. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take beautiful pictures of both the magnificent big creatures, and little hidden and small creatures you wouldn’t find on your own anywhere else. From flamboyant colorfish, to majestic sea horses and frog fishes, ancient turtles, intimidating sharks and even the fabled mimic octopus – you can find them all here! Take your camera with you to capture this amazing wildlife on camera, or have one of our photographers do it for you. The Badladz Dive Resort also offers a friendly laid back atmosphere where you can relax after a day of world class diving and enjoy our highly rated restaurant, have a drink with your diving partners and enjoy the view of the harbor.
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Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sean, Christian, and Bon were incredible. They taught my two teenagers to be very competent divers. Also note one of my kids tends to have anxieties, but Christian made it simple. Best guys trip with my sons ever! Prices were great, equipment was fantastic. And...More

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yeah Buddy I was quite impressed with your teenage boys. Very well behaved and they took to Scuba Diving like fish to water 👌 You three will have some Awesome adventures now diving together ENJOY Cheers Sean

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This is my 5th visit to the area in 4 years and I always dive with Badladz. I recommend them for PADI courses (did my Rescue and EFR here last year) but also specifically for underwater photography. If you are an underwater photographer and into...More

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

SUPER 👌 Yes, Puerto Galera is AWESOME for photography, both below and above the water. It was voted Most Beautiful Bay in the World and also discovered to be the Center of Marine Biodiversity in the World. Truly a beautiful place. BADLADZ is known for...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I completed my PADI Rescue Diver course at Badladz and I was very impressed with the instruction I received from Chris my dive master. Chris is a great guy; he was patient with me during the course and he really goes out of his way...More

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Yes, the Padi Rescue course is a Great way to improve your diving skills and become more confident in the water. So Happy that you enjoyed & learned. I will certainly compliment all our wonderful staff, thank you. Safe, Professional & Fun is BADLADZ 👌...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great equipment, nice boat, good dive guides and pretty cheap. Very chilled and easy to organise. Would dive with them again if in Puerto Galera. The only downside was that all of our dives were pretty short. With the exception of one deep dive, we...More

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for the great review. So Happy you enjoyed Scuba Diving with us. I will certainly look into the length of your dives. I am assuming that one of the group was low on air which means the entire group must surface but, If there...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I got my Open Water Certificate at Badladz. Beautiful dive sites, extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff, good equipment. Would recommend Badladz to anyone who is interested to learn diving.

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Yahoo :-) Another Fun Loving Scuba Diver ! We are all soooooo Happy that you had a Great Time. FUN, SAFE Diving is BADLADZ See you again :-) Cheers Sean

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

First time I went diving in Puerto Galera was with Badladz and have tried other operators after, now I'm back to diving with them. Badladz Diving is incomparably great. It is a bit expensive by just less than USD5 but it's worth it because of...More

Thank Bernice F
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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

I know you will be continuing your dive training to discover more new & exciting adventures Bernice. We really appreciate your spirit ! Having Fun Scuba Diving is important but also Safety & Protecting the Marine Environment. These are our priorities and Safe, Fun, Adventure...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

My fiance and I had our first diving experience here and we had a great instructor. Gavin O'hanlon was not just knowledgeble and informative, he was also funny and very patient. Plus he spoke Tagalog fluently which was quite charming. We were lucky to have...More

Thank Neysa C
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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Yes, Gavin Ohanlon is an Awesome guide & Instructor. I think the Sea Turtle, Bob, is a personal friend of his ! He's probably the most patient person i have ever met AND his Tagalog is cute with that Irish accent :-) I know we...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I stayed at Badladz dive resort and dive with the team here. the place is quiet compare to Sabang and also convenient for travellers. Equipments are very well maintained, even I took my gear, I prefer to use theirs. The instructors here are very professional,...More

Thank SunZhe
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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

KOOL :-) Safe, Professional & FUN is BADLADZ ! I will certainly compliment our staff. They really take diving seriously So Happy you enjoyed your stay with us Cheers Sean

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very professional, very experienced. All the staff are fantastic and are super helpful and patient. I spent a week diving with Badladz and I would recommend anyone I know to stay and dive with Badladz. I used their hire gear and everything was well maintained...More

Thank TarynJana
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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

I am really so Pleased that you felt everything was Professional & Safe. I'm sure your dives were Awesome. Puerto Galera really is spectacular. We only use the best equipment with Apeks Balanced Regulators & Aqualung gear to be sure your Scuba Diving adventure is...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We recently did a diacover scuba diving with Tano at Badladz dive resort and it was an awesome first diving experience! It was much less intimidating than I thought it would be, the process was pretty simple. We did a training with some flip cards...More

Thank Sherwin A
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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hey Sherwin That's what happened to me ! I went diving in Puerto Galera and was so AMAZED that i never went home :-) This place is Awesome So Happy you enjoyed your experience with us. I will tell our staff about your compliments. Cheers...More

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