If you have an interest in coral reefs and their ecology, you probably have heard about the "Coral Triangle". This area of the Indo-Pacific is home to the greatest biodiversity of fish, coral and other marine life on the entire planet, and the Philippines comprise the upper vertex of the triangle.
An archipelago of 7,107 islands, the Philippines are a beautiful, LGBTQ-friendly destination and a remarkable value. We have chosen two outstanding locations to explore this coral paradise, the Puerto Galera resort of El Galleon/Asia Divers and our optional LGBTQ+ liveaboard excursion to the reefs of Tubbataha on board the All Star Infiniti.
It's more fun in the Philippines with this group of 16 lesbian divers at El Galleon/Asia Divers, a PADI Five Star CDC facility and one of Asia's top dive resorts. Pool Side rooms offer easy access to the dive shop without climbing stairs, while most Sea View rooms are located up the hillside for fantastic vistas.
El Galleon offers easy access to interesting macro diving as well as fantastic wide-angle reefs with great visibility, like exciting Verde Island. With up to five boat dives scheduled each day, you'll quickly get your fill of nitrogen, so bring a dive computer or rent one there. This is a great place to get advanced or Nitrox training. Air-conditioned accommodations and breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are included.
Divers who would like to explore more of the Philippines are invited to join us for LGBTQ+ liveaboard diving in Tubbataha, April 24-30, 2023.
Come experience diving the magic of diving in the Coral Triangle with a friendly and fun group of women divers!
It's easy to find a dive buddy on our private dive boats, and dive groups are small. We are happy to match you with a roommate if you travel solo, or ask us about single supplements if you prefer your own room.
Our Package Includes:
- Seven nights in a Pool Side or Sea View room at El Galleon Puerto Galera (double occupancy)
- Group transfer from Manila airport to Puerto Galera and return
- Four local boat dives daily (plus a night dive available every day)
- Day trip to Verde Island
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
- Complimentary coffee, tea and filtered water
- Complimentary (slow) internet access
International airfare to Manila, airport departure taxes (currently PhP 750, about $19, for international departures), Nitrox ($72), rental equipment, other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tourist tax of PhP 110 (approx. US $2.50), tips and items of a personal nature.
Fly directly to Manila (MNL), arriving on the evening of April 15 or early on the morning of April 16. We are happy to suggest a hotel near the airport or in Manila if needed. We will transfer as a group to the resort at 9 am on April 16.
It's about a three-hour ride from the airport to Puerto Galera by minivan and boat.
If you are joining our Tubbataha liveaboard expedition, you'll depart from Puerto Galera on the morning of April 23 back to Manila, then fly to Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Guests coming for the resort only can schedule a flight to depart after 3 pm on April 23.
There are non-stop flights from the U.S. and Europe to Manila on Philippines Airlines and connecting service on many other airlines from North America and around the world.
E-mail us to ask about extending your stay at the resort or about add-ons.
Tubbataha Liveaboard Expedition:
Divers who would like to explore more of the Philippines are invited to join us on a mixed LGBTQ+ liveaboard to Tubbataha Reefs UNESCO World Heritage Site, April 24-30, 2023.
A $500 deposit is due upon booking. Balance due 90 days prior to departure.
Non-diver: deduct $100.
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on 10-day courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver electronically, followed by your deposit by electronic billpay, check or credit card.
Finally, make your airline reservations to Manila and forward your itinerary to us. We will arrange your transfers between the airport and Puerto Galera for you.