Atlantis Puerto Galera with Alex Tattersall

From Alex

Few places that I have visited offer such a fantastic experience both above and below water and this trip holds some serious promise for both casual and serious photographers. A relatively short drive down from Manila to Batangas, and we board the outrigger which takes us across from Luzon to Mindoro Island. I can guarantee the excitement will be building as we approach the small town of Puerto Galera. Photographically there is a mix of white sand muck diving, coral critter diving and wide angle shooting further out on Verde Island. We have timed the trip in line with the tides so we can spend some time exploring further afield.

The resort is designed for your photographic comfort with some of the best food we've tasted in a dive resort anywhere. Critters are too numerous to name, with many beautiful species await for your photographing pleasure. As with every trip, I'll be bringing a bag of the latest photo toys for all to play with and we will cover numerous topics in our discussions and photo critiques. Puerto Galera also has a very vibrant night life, so don't be too surprised if you sleep through one or two early morning dives. I for one can barely contain my excitement at returning to this magical little spot.

This trip promises to be an unforgettable experience, put your name on the list quickly as we expect the limited number of places to sell out fast. Places are limited so please call 01323 648924 or email Lydia for further details and to secure your place.

About Atlantis Puerto Galera

Atlantis Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang and has a great beachfront location; in many travel guidebooks and magazines Atlantis is quoted as one of the most outstanding resorts of the Philippines with its award winning (Flintstones) design.

This beautiful boutique resorts has just 40 rooms, all are en suite and have climate controlled air conditioning, fully stocked mini bar, adjustable ceiling fans, solar heated hot water, cable TV with free movie and sports channels, safety deposit box and wireless internet

Puerto Galera Resort also has a spacious 17 square meter, climate controlled Camera Room for comfortable pre-dive housing preparation. The room has 30 individual cubbyholes to store equipment with a work surface that is 70cm deep and a total of over 8m long. There are 3 air guns distributed around the room, 18 power sockets (110 & 220 volts), paper towel dispensers for cleaning O-Rings, a shelf running the length of the work surface for battery chargers and six fluorescent wall lights for additional illumination when checking O-Rings. The room also has 2 internet-ready desktop PC's.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date: 21 Apr - 01 May 2020 (Flights need to depart UK 19 Apr with first night Manila hotel)

Tour: 11 Nights Photo Workshop (1 night Manila - 10 nights Puerto Galera) Diving: Unlimited diving - up to 5 dives per day + 1 Verde island excursion

Tour Price Excluding Flights: Dedicated single room £2695 per person (limited rooms available) Twin room £2695 per person, Twin room for single occupancy £3095 per person

Deposit Required: Non refundable £500 per person

Price Includes:

All meals at Toko's Restaurant (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included) Coffee, tea and filtered water during restaurant's operating hours 6am-9:30pm (Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast), Unlimited internet access, Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving; excludes dawn dives and additional day trips), Nitrox, Verde Island day trip, $100 Resort Credit

*Flights prices will be available approx. May 2019, estimated cost in the region of £725 - £825 per person.

Few places that I have visited offer such a fantastic experience both above and below water and this trip holds some serious promise for both casual and serious photographers.

How to Book

To book a place on one of our specialist tours, please fill in the contact form or give us a call the team on 01323 948 624.