About Arkipelago Divers
The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands. Arkipelago Divers is located on a quiet beach in Small La Laguna, within the town of Puerto Galera, on the island of Oriental Mindoro. It is the perfect location to dive the Verde Island Passage (VIP), which has been scientifically declared the "Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity." Most dive sites are within 5 - 10 minute boat ride from our shores, and that gives you the perfect opportunity to dive as many as 5 dives a day, if you desire.
Verde Island Passage (VIP) known as the "Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity", is the passage between Puerto Galera and Batangas, which makes Puerto Galera one of the best dive destinations in all of the Philippines.
Puerto Galera is home for some of the most incredible species of marine life. There are more than 2,500 species of fish listed in the Philippines. From 577 known list of coral species in the world, Philippines has 421 of the known species.
About Diving in Puerto Galera
Arkipelago Divers is admittedly one of the newest dive operations within Puerto Galera, officially opening in early 2017. But, don't be deceived just because we are 'the new guys' as our team collectively has nearly 60 years of diving experience ranging from recreational, rescue, tech diving, instructing and we even have our very own local PADI Course Director on our team.
Our operations is family owned and operated by both a local and other nationalities; Chinese, English and Filipino. The name Arkipelago Divers came about because we wanted to honor our beloved country, The Philippines, which is an archipelago. And, we appropriately spelled it the local Filipino way. Our very own speed boat also carries the same themed name, appropriately named Pulo; which means Island in Filipino.
As one of our operating philosophies here at Arkipelago Divers, we assure you that we always provide a SAFE and FUN diving experience for everyone. In order to do so, we keep our dive groups small and personalized to the skill-level of each diver. Safety is our top priority, and we see to it that everyone in the group is well cared for. We also make sure that everyone has a fun and enjoyable underwater experience, while diving with us. Our dive team and crew were hand picked, to ensure you have nothing but the best service while diving with us.
Only highly-trained and certified Dive Instructors and Dive Masters will lead and supervise each course and dive during your entire stay with us. They are trained in diving safety, first aid & CPR, and proper boat handling.