Interesting Dive Facts To Know About Sabang

Let’s go scuba diving in Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines, my husband said one afternoon.  My next thought was, where in the world is Sabang.  It is a small town located on the northwestern coast of Mindoro Islands, Philippines in the municipality of Puerto Galera.  One of the top 10 dive destinations according to a Dive Magazine.

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Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines
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Shoreline of Sabang!

Location – Sabang, Philippines

Then my next thought was how remote was this place, but knowing my husband I was definitely in for an adventure.  Took a flight to Manila, 3 hr drive to Batangas (port city), then an 80 min ferry ride to Sabang.

Oh, but the adventure is just beginning since I must go from the ferry boat to a small canoe standing up to reach the dock due to low tide.  This is all done trying to balance myself with belongings and praying those core exercises came in handy.

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Transport Boat…
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Downtown Sabang, Puerto Galera

Did I mention its Typhoon season with the sky looking like it wants to pour down rain when all I can think about was when can I go scuba diving.  This Expat is up for an adventure so off I go to find my hotel.

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Mermaid Resort
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View of the Mermaid Hotel Pool!

Hotel – Sabang, Philippines

Sabang is very small town on the coast with some concrete and dirt roads.  As I walk through town and to my surprise I am staying in a nice hotel with a 24 restaurant and a pool.

This typical scuba diving town has people from all over the world, great little restaurants and a wide variety of dive shops.  I enjoyed my stay and dives with the Mermaid Resort.

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Diving with the Mermaids…Mermaid Resort
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Tanks on the Mermaid Dive Boat!

Scuba Diving – Sabang, Philippines

Diving was exceptional in Sabang.  Interesting dive facts there are the wide variety of nudibranchs, fish, turtles and coral.  I did experience some strong currents and decreased visibility in some of my dives due to the time of year.

Mermaid Resort provided great dive masters, new boat, and a wide of variety of dive sites.

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Mermaid Dive sites…Mermaid Resort

Make sure to dive “Verde Island” with great visibility and sea life.  Lunch on the beach is sometimes offered and makes for a great day.

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Relaxing break in between divies…

Scuba diving in these small locations one meets interesting characters.  I meet a fellow scuba diver who just recently lived on the Island of Roatan and know the same people I do.  Now that’s a small world.

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Rock Fish…Sabang, Philippines

There are other things to do than scuba dive in Sabang.  We rented a motor scooter and visited White Beach, Waterfalls, out of the way Restaurants on secluded beaches, and other small towns to buy local handmade goods.

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Nudibranch…Sabang, Philippines
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Nudibranch…
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Scuba dived into a school of fish…
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Beautiful colorful coral…

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An interesting octopus…Don’t mind the lack of camera light.

Plan your trip Sabang to allow more time in Manila to shop for real pearls, local handmade items, and visit the aquarium.  A stay at the “Marriott Manila” is highly recommended.

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Motorcycle Taxi
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Rent a motorcycle and visit the waterfalls…
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Wee bit tired the last night after 7 days of multiply diving a day. 😁
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Colorful Sunset in Sabang

Other – Sabang, Philippines

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10 thoughts on “Interesting Dive Facts To Know About Sabang”

  1. Looks a great spot for diving. It certainly is a small world, that you meet someone who know’s your friends in Roatan, did make me smile. Thanks for sharing – great pictures too! #feetdotravel

  2. Wow! That Rock Fish is stunning! I’ve seen one once but only when the guide pointed it out. They are so difficult to spot (and so dangerous to touch incidentally!). Your under water pictures are very good, the colours come out well most of the time. What camera do you use?

    1. Thanks Marcelle,
      Glad you liked the Rock Fish and you are right they are difficult to find. My husband was using a new camera and was still learning how to use the strobes! Amazing how lighting really brings out the colors. At the moment I can not remember the name of the camera, it is in a case put away. At that time my husband was taking the pictures. Where is a place you enjoyed a great dive?

    1. Hi Lolo,
      The hotel was interesting, clean, and had great food at the restaurant. Diving is a fun experience that I love to do. Very quiet, peaceful while looking at amazing sea life. 🙂

  3. Scuba diving is a great activity to do in a monsoon season! never thought of that. So jealous of the destinations you’ve been to Stephanie, the Philippines look wonderful, nice underwater photos! Funny about the other diver you met, what a small world indeed!

    1. Thanks Garth,
      The monsoon season did make the water a little murky but the price was right but had to dive in strong currents 🙂 A very small world in the middle of no where meet another Roatan resident. Great to catch up on our same friends. Enjoyed a nice few days enjoying the culture. Diving is fun! You might want to give it a try.

  4. Sabang looks like a place I would love to dive! Swimming through schools of fish is my favourite, I love the vision of hundreds of fish all around – awesome! The nudi’s are so colourful, my hubby would love it, they are one of his favourites. Pinned for when we dive here. #feetdotravel

    1. Hi Angie,
      There were so many nudibranches to photograph but a little difficult to do in strong currents. The currents are strong during monsoon season. Thank goodness at that time my husband was photographing the sea life. I was just floating by 🙂

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