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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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Good dive shop

Great equipment, nice boat, good dive guides and pretty cheap. Very chilled and easy to organise... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
jpargeter
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London, United Kingdom
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Badladz became my weekend escape from Manila

I got my Open Water Certificate at Badladz. Beautiful dive sites, extremely helpful and... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Leonie B
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Hamburg
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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Reviewed October 23, 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

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

Reviewed September 12, 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.

Thank Leonie B
BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 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

Reviewed September 4, 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
BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 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

Reviewed June 8, 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

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 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

Reviewed May 15, 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
BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 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

Reviewed May 14, 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

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

Reviewed May 4, 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

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 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

Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

They are a nice friendly professional outfit. They knew the dive areas extremely well told us what to expect. We have dived here for the last four years and first time we used BL. Both Kevin's are helpful and friendly. We had our own kit...More

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BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Yeah, we started BADLADZ years ago as an Adventure & Exploration team. We were one of the first ones in Puerto Galera & things were pretty wild then. It took a tough bunch of Lads to find all the Kool spots and make sure it...More

Reviewed February 5, 2017

I went diving with Badladz in January sorry for the late review but have been diving :) Originally was just going to dive for a couple of days and booked to stay in a room at the dive centre. This was clean and had AC,...More

Thank yorkie025
BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

KOOL ;-) Glad you enjoyed the AWESOME Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera and Very Happy you liked our Resort ;-) It's great you appreciated our Diving emphasis on SAFETY & FUN :-) We really want this to be the best time of your life and...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016

My Lady Paula had only snorkeled once in her life so offering her a Discovery dive got one of those looks. You know the one where one eye brow goes crooked and you get that "You want me to What?" look? Yeah that one. I...More

Thank Maybe S
BADLADZresorts, Owner at Badladz Scuba Diving, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2016

YAHOO 😊 Fun, Fun, Fun, Safety & Value is what we do at BADLADZ 😄 So Happy you both had the chance to experience the beauty of the undersea world. It is truly AWESOME ! I will pass on your compliments to the 'Gavins' !...More

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