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Easy Access Schedule Puerto Galera Ferry Service

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by Blueringocto_73, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. bill22

    bill22 Instructor, Scuba

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    I was there in March but didn't need an ATM that trip as I was only there for a week. I didn't know about the one in Big Apple. That's good information :)
     
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  2. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, the ATM at Big Apple is the most dependable in the area, but not dependable enough that I would rely upon it. Always withdraw or convert enough cash from Manila before proceeding across to PG/Sabang.
     
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  3. bill22

    bill22 Instructor, Scuba

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    I've never had a problem getting cash at one of the ATM's in Puerto Galera town myself. I realize that can depend on your bank as not all cards work in all ATM's. I remember one trip when another diver and I split a trike and we went to 3 different ATM's before he found one that worked for him.

    Generally I bring enough cash with me, but when I've been there for long-term stays (longest was almost 6 weeks) that's not practical. I'm only going to be there 4 days next month before I transfer to Anilao. I'll bring enough for both and then will visit an ATM in Manila on my way to the ferry terminal on January 1st.
     
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  4. cephalopod2

    cephalopod2 Contributor

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    For those using credit cards there's also an ATM inside El Galleon (at the back of the restaurant) that was working the whole time I was there in March.
     
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  5. cephalopod2

    cephalopod2 Contributor

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    @Scandi Divers thanks for this info. Which resorts are running their own transfer boats now? I know Asia Divers/El Galleon does - I take it you do too. Who are the other two?

     
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  6. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Contributor

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    When I was going from Mermaids Resort in Sabang to Blue Ribbon in Anilao last month, they offered me the option of a private boat transfer, but the cost was, IIRC, $180, and I was alone, so I opted for public transport.
     
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  7. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Regarding the ATMs, it's only a matter of your bank or card being accepted. I find it usually comes down to the machine being empty/out of cash or not having communication to its network to process the transaction.
     
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  8. MomZo

    MomZo Contributor

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    Unfortunately, this ATM has been removed since then.
    The staff from El Galleon told me only Big Apple kept an ATM in Sabang.
     
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  9. Johncn

    Johncn Registered

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    The front desk at our hotel in Sabang about 10 days ago (Lalaguna Villas, or LLV) told us the only working ATM in Sabang had been removed permanently a few days before. They said we had to take a trike to other town to get cash. We were in Big Apple twice, and I don't recall seeing one there. This is all FYI...not intended to be definitive...and your mileage may vary.

    Johncn
     
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  10. MomZo

    MomZo Contributor

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    Sad news...
     
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