Puerto Galera was pretty good for local reefs and critter life when we were there this spring. Viz went from OK > lackluster > to horrible (think Cove 2 on a BAD day....no, really), but that apparently was unusual. Numerous people strongly suggested the $25 extra charge and ride out to Verde. I cannot recommend that too strongly! Great water clarity, lots of fish life, and the nicest reef I've ever seen. Maybe the odd critters are there too but there is so much REEF going on that I mostly didn't see them.
We didn't go there for the reefs, we went for weird critters and were not disappointed. The reefs were a bonus. In some spots they are decent, in other places all but non-existent, but THAT's where some of the great odd critters live.
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