If you’re looking for a small, personal and secluded resort with some great local diving then Fishermen’s Cove Resort should surely appeal. Located in a quiet bay on Mindoro Oriental in north Philippines the resort offers access to dive the Puerto Galera region.
There’s a number of wrecks to choose from including the Alma Jane which lies in 30 meters of water and is home to big schools of batfish and plenty of critters like frogfish and ghost pipefish. Sites like Canyons offering thrilling reef diving with pelagics which school in the currents, whilst diving around the island inlets and surrounding sand bays you’ll find critters in abundance.
The resort itself consists of a small number of well furnished rooms with superb views out to a bay surrounded by limestone cliffs. Set in a shady coconut grove there’s colourful flowers and plants all around. Within the gardens there’s a pool and loungers for relaxing between dives and a number of restaurants and communal areas where the sumptuous meals and snacks are served throughout the day.
Further afield there are a number of full day trips on offer from Fishermen’s Cove Resort including Verde Island which is a rocky pinnacle which breaches the surface and descends on all sides to beyond 80 meters. The reefs that blanket the faces are incredibly rich with marine life and the corals are genuinely pristine, on par with many of the reefs you’ll find throughout areas of eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Horse eye jacks and barracuda appear enjoy the currents and such as the exposed nature of the location manta’s make for frequent sightings. If you like muck diving and critters then a day trip to Anilao is highly recommended, this has to be one of the Philippines’ biggest secrets with superb muck diving opportunities available.
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Phone: 0117 369 0443
Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6BX