After my business trip to Brunei, I added a week of private travel to the Philippines. The flights are cheap and only 2 hours long. From Manila to Batangas I took a bus the locals would take.. VERY cheap! I arrived late at night, so no more boats to Puerto Galera. Finding a hotel is not a problem and like almost anything in Philippines.. cheap. The next morning I hoped on the first boat and was just in time to join the morning dive.
The island is pretty, friendly people there and great to hang out there.