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“Scuba Diving with Action Divers - March 20 - March 26 2017”
Review of Action Divers

Action Divers
Ranked #1 of 27 Tours in Puerto Galera
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Owner description: Action Divers established since 1993 is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Member and is situated in beautiful Puerto Galera, one of the world's premier scuba diving resort destinations, Action Divers offers the highest standards of personalized service, uncompromising safety and exceptional value. Dive in and discover why discerning scuba divers choose Action Divers for the very best in world-class scuba diving adventures! All dive sites (more than 25) are only a 5 - 10 minutes boat ride away from Action Divers that allows you to come back to the dive centre after every dive. This gives you a great flexibility in your dive planning and other activities between dives. Puerto Galera has some of the best coral and wall diving anywhere in the Philippines, and Action Divers know the area exceptionally well. The team of international dive professionals at Action Divers are dedicated to giving you the best service, best value and the most memorable diving.
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Action divers was located next to the resort I was staying at so it made for a 5 STAR combination. A great group to dive with. It had been several years since my last scuba dive but Roscoe in the group made me feel right at home. Once Roscoe confirmed my C-cards I was ready to go. All the dives in Sabang are relatively straight forward but Andy (DM) made sure my first dive gave me a chance to brush off the cobwebs and feel comfortable again. For the first group of dives Andy was my first DM followed by Huw DM for the last few. Great guys to dive with, very accommodating and most of all just downright fun. I brought my own gear but if you need to rent anything the gear they can rent you was top notch, in excellent condition and rented at a very reasonable cost. The staff to support was great too...Jojo was always ready to assist with my wetsuit zipper which never seemed to cooperate.

There are more than a few dive operations in this area but from what I saw many of them go out with more than 8-10 divers/dive. Action divers is a small operation and I appreciated this and the ability to interact with the staff and other divers. Dive prices are pretty much the same up and down. I hope to repeat the visit in early 2018 and if I do Action will be my first choice in diving outfitters.

Roscoe, Andy, Huw, Jojo & Piyong thank you for making this trip a memorable one!!

Thank busydiver1959
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience completing our Open Water course with Action Divers in Puerto Valera, Philippines! Roscoe, Andy and the rest of the team were amazing from start to finish! We felt very welcomed by the team and we were extremely comfortable in the water with Andy! We were lucky to see some amazing turtles, fish, a boat and jetski wreck during our 4 dives! They were also able to provide us with accommodations in a convenient location next to the dive shop! I highly recommend anyone coming to Puerto Galera to dive with Action Divers!

1  Thank Sbranny68
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had 1 dive with Andy (their divemaster) and my friend. New equipment, staff helpful and friendly, no need for a long boat ride - it took just 5 minutes, as the divepoint is in vicinity.
But I was not lucky with the weather. I think March is to early to dive here. Water was just 24 degrees, so I felt cold even in a long-suit. Visibility was 10 meters, maybe 12, that's good.
Speaking about diving in Puerto Galera area in general, there is not many of fish or corals, so this area may be a choice only for those who adore macro things, and will be happy with any amount of those, or may be good for those, who intend to get certificate and plan to explore sealife in blooming areas like Sipadan etc.

Thank Lars H
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Same friendly team but all new facilities. Well organised with modern well maintained gear. Small groups only with dives planned to suite each group's experience level.
Roscoe, Huw and their team make you feel relaxed and at home whether you are doing your first open water course or an experienced diver. I have been diving with Action Divers for many years and keep coming back because is is the most relaxed diving destination I have found. Most dive sites are only a short boat ride but the variety of marine life and corals is unsurpassed. I keep making new discoveries as well as enjoying familiar sights. I love that they use local boatmen with traditional bunka outrigger boats.
This completes the tropical island experience as well as the proximity to traditional village life adjacent to Sabang. I can also recommend the new Air Juan seaplane service, about 30 minutes from Puerto Galera to Manila Bay. Action Divers organised a small bunka to transfer me from Out of the Blue Villas to the seaplane for the spectacular flight to Manila. What a way to go!

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I first learned to scuba dive with Action Divers over a decade ago .. I've been coming back here diving ever since !

From my very first contact with Roscoe way back then they have lived up to and exceeded their motto of "Safety and Satisfaction" on every single visit.

You won't find a more relaxed and down to earth crew - where safety is paramount, the instruction is excellent, the gear is high quality, the diving is spectacular and the service is exceptional !

If you haven't been diving before, Action is the place to go and learn, all instruction is done by highly experienced, long term, expat Dive Masters (thanks Huw & Andy!) and they make it so much fun .. then right from your first dive, off you go, enjoying world class diving sites that abound, from right out the front of the shop to dozens more just minutes away in the boat ..

Sabang is a fun town and the Après Dive lives up to the slogan: "Everything is more fun in the Philippines" !! There is all you need at the resorts but if you want a bit of nightlife take the stroll into town where cheap restaurants abound, there's a nightclub strip and plenty of good bars too, have a few at Marti's Bar and you'll have it all worked out in no time.

There are great accomodation options right at the doorstep of Action Divers to cater to all budgets and needs, the resorts are great and these guys will point you in the right direction if you've never been.

They will help on any part of your stay, happily arrange all that you require and will get you safely there and back again with no hassles and crew that are completely trustworthy. I've done it all on my own before but letting these guys take care of that is more than worth it !!

The seaplane transfer from Manila is spectacular viewing and a great way to arrive in your tropical island paradise. Then once you get your dive on you've got to have a go on the underwater scooters, it's fun, fast and easy and I promise you'll come up grinning :))

It's like going on a holiday arranged by your mates, who know how everything works locally, will send you comprehensive correspondence with all the information you need in advance, assist with all your bookings and transfers and once you arrive they are there to guide, teach and take care of you the whole time you are visiting.

One of the great things I found is how much care Roscoe and the team take in making sure that everyone is well taken care of and check with you regularly to see if there is anything else you want or need. Over twenty years of getting it right, they have got it down to a fine experience !

If you haven't been diving before or you are an experienced diver wanting great diving in a fun and relaxed way Action Divers is the place to go and the guys to see.

To my mates at Action Divers, thanks yet again fellas for another fantastic trip, look forward to seeing you again soon !

Thank Paul M
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