Perfect for diving, food and fun.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 on Hotels
I stayed in Sabang during September 2015 despite being told by a filipina friend that White Beach was a much better choice in Puerto Galera. I am so glad that I ignored her advice!! I came here to complete my Open Water Diver and chose Captn Greggs for accommodation and as my course provider. All of the dive sites in Puerto Galera are based around Sabang and many of them 5 minutes from the shore. The amount of dive sites there is staggering and I couldn't believe how much coral and fish I saw so close to the shoreline. I did some discovery dives in Coron and they paled in comparison (wreck diving aside).
Anyway more about Capt'n Greggs. There are only a few rooms here, they're quite basic but comfortabale (mine had air con and a small TV). For the money, you can't go wrong. The guys that work here are experienced divers and amiable ex-pats who welcomed me with open arms (and beer tops). The food at Capt'n Greggs is GREAT, all of it!
Be aware that this little village transforms at night as one person said it's like "From Dusk Till Dawn" so expect girly bars pumping loud music to suddenly appear out of nowhere. But there's a lively, bustling feel about the place.
I stumbled onto this place by chance and on a whim while looking for good diving close to Manila, but would go back in a heartbeat.
Note - allow about 4-5 hours to get from Manila to here. Take a bus to Batangas Pier and take a bangka.