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Sea Rider Dive Center

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Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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+63 921 588 5994
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07:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
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Sea Rider Diver Center Puerto Galera, "The Back Packer's Choice"...

Sea Rider Diver Center Puerto Galera, "The Back Packer's Choice" has been diving and operating at Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines for 10 years.

Our dive and course rates are guaranteed to be the most affordable (cheapest!) in the area. PADI, SSI and BSAC dive courses are offered.

We dive at least one hour (air permitted) and have the best macro spotter. All guides are very familiar with the dive sites and love to spot macro critters for underwater photographers. We discovered the Macro Haven dive site and is exclusive to Sea Rider divers. We don't mix fun divers and U/W photographers.

Dive master/guide to diver ratio is always kept at 1:4 to ensure safe diving.

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Experienced, friendly local team.

I just spent two weeks diving with searider. I'm around 150 dives in so have seen a few operations, both good and bad. These guys are good. For me it starts with the emails, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
Andy G
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I just spent two weeks diving with searider. I'm around 150 dives in so have seen a few operations, both good and bad. These guys are good. For me it starts with the emails, I always have a few questions when travelling accross the world to spend my hard earned cash and these were all answered with patience and and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great diving experience with Mark, Chris and Team! Very professional and know area very well! Saw awesome sea creatures every dive!!! Thanks Sea Rider Dive Centre!

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Thank Anna T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently visited Puerto Galera for a few days of scuba diving. Sea Rider Dive Center provided an outstanding level of service, professionalism and all round enjoyment. Every dive was well guided and organized. As a PADI Open Water Instructor myself, I would recommend these guys to anyone wanting to scuba dive here at any level. A... More 

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Thank Tom G
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I thought of doing my life's first Scuba diving with Sea Rider Dive center, after reading all the positive reviews about Sea rider in Trip Advisor. But, it was not worth the reviews. Well, I paid 2500PHP for beginners. I contacted Mark through mails and he clearly said me that there will be 3 hrs training and 40 mins Deep... More 

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Thank Jidhin B
BryanDP, Owner at Sea Rider Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Jidhin, It's unfortunate that you and your companion didn't have the best experience and your expectations met during your visit. To help ease some of the dissatisfaction and hopefully help you understand why some things happened the way they did - here are some of my thoughts based on what our staff reported: -The Discover Scuba Diving program (entire... More 

Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This dive shop is great for learning open water or for advanced divers alike. They know where to take you to look for critters such as the pygmy seahorse which is smaller than a human finger and very rare to find. Going on a night dive with one of the dive center's instructor Cris is highly recommended! They're one of... More 

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Thank Stephanie Mei G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Would definitely recommend! Had a chance to work with instructors Nelson, Mareign and Mark. The team was very helpful, competent and to the point, which made the Open Water course easy to finish. From day one I managed to see interesting sea life like beautiful corals, eels and sea turtles! Can't wait to get those pictures! :)

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Thank Hamza M
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We never considered Puerto Galera as a weekend destination and when we did, Sea Rider Dive Center team made it easy for us to put Sabang in our list for a weekend dive. Mark has been responsive in emails even while he is on vacation and Bryan & Nelson followed through well. Me and a friend did 7 dives in... More 

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Thank Rose Ann G
Bacoor, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We would like to thank Mark and Bryan for helping us to achieve another milestone in our lives - Scuba diving! Yehey! The price that they have offered us is very cheap compared to other diving centers in Sabang plus these guys were very hands on in teaching. Swear! They won't stop until you get what they are trying to... More 

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Thank lgervacio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Took this course with Chris as my mentor. First day and I was already able to see pawikans and a very good view of the sea. Mark was also very honest in dealing with us. They want their students to really learn and not just pay for the diving licenses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

wether you're a beginner or a pro,..when it comes to diving,..Sea Rider Dive Resort is the best place to go,...steady vibe and camaraderie...i dive with Mark and his staff,..excellent peeps underwater,..i've learned a lot!...can't wait to jam with these guys again..two thumbs up!

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