Wreck Diving in the Puerto Galera area
While Puerto Galera is known mostly for its incredible bio-diversity in the world,there are also some great sites for wreck diving. All divers who visit Puerto Galera can enjoy the numerous wrecks available.
1. The largest wreck in the area is the Alma Jane freighter. Sunk as part of an artificial reef program, the wreck is now home to many large fish, including an impressive school of Batfish. Many large Sea Bass and Sweetlips, enjoy the area near the rudder, at a depth of 30 meters. The wreck offers an easy and safe penetration to the interior, with large hatches at the bow and stern. Inside, some delicate sea fans can be
seen. Many corals thrive all over the exterior of the ship, as well, and some macro life can also be found. This site is perfect for dive training courses like nitrox,deep and of course wreck diver.
2. Sabang Wrecks. This is a series of four boats, all in different states of decay. One old fishing boat, found at around 20 meters, has a thriving coral reef growing on its side. Two large banka wrecks are home to numerous fish species, and often a sea turtle can be seen sleeping on the largest of the old boats. Two large engines are about all that is left of the other banka wreck, and a large Moray Eel enjoys living under these old motors. The small fishing boat is at a depth of only 14 meters. After visiting these wrecks, divers will often be guided to the sea grass area nearby, where turtles can almost always be found, feeding on the grass. Best diving is during slack dive.
3.The Monkey Beach dive site also has an old fishing wreck, and large fish can also be found around this site, This site is also popular for night
dives. It is best to dive at slack tide due to the otherwise strong currents.
4. The Dry Dock site is a very challenging dive, due to the strong currents that prevail in that area. Located at a depth of 27 meters, the
site is home to huge multilayered sea fans. A very large Frogfish can almost always be found, and numerous Scorpion Fish inhabit the wreck.
There is a giant barracuda residing here,and blue spotted rays are commonly seen on the sandy bottom. Slack tide is the best time to dive