PADI Womens Dive Day 2017 at Scandi Divers Resort – Video part 1

We were really pleased to see a great turn out for this year’s PADI Womens Dive Day event at Scandi Divers Resort, and the ladies had a whale of a time!

Part 2 of the video coming soon!

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PADI Women’s Dive Day at Scandi Divers Resort July 17th 2017

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We invite women to dive with us here at Scandi Divers for the Celebration of International Women’s Day.We are happy to announce the PADI WOMEN’S DIVE DAY will be held on July 17th 2017 at Scandi Divers

Be sure to come and join us…. FOR ONLY P550 which gets you:

  • Refresher dive
  • Scuba Dive
  • Lunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Photo competition – 1st Prize: Dinner for two.
  • 30% discount on all courses booked on the day of July 17

For more information/registration please visit the Event page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1872096289722381/permalink/1872096293055714/

Creature Feature: The Octopus

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Octopuses inhabit diverse regions of the ocean, including coral reefs & the ocean floor. They have numerous strategies for defending themselves against predators, including the expulsion of ink & camouflage, their ability to jet quickly through the water, and their ability to hide. They trail their eight arms behind them as they swim. All octopuses are venomous, but only one group, the blue-ringed octopus, is known to be deadly to humans!

There are many varieties of Octopus in the waters of Puerto Galera, so keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot one!

Photo credit to Roni from Planet Hero

Puerto Galera Scuba Diving Video by Christoph Weber

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Enjoy this brilliant video made by Christoph Weber whose stayed here diving with us for almost two weeks. Thank you for sharing your beautiful underwater and aerial shots. Hope to see you again soon!

A Warm Welcome to Cheri – Yoga Instructor & Divemaster Student

We’d like to give a warm welcome to Cheri from Singapore!

She is training to be a Divemaster at Scandi Divers Resort, and will also give yoga lessons to staff and guests – in English or Chinese. Namaste Cheri!

Cheri qualified as a Yoga Instructor in Nepal at Chintamani Gautam’s Nepal Yoga Academy and is certified by the Yoga Alliance. She is also passionate about the underwater world.

So why not try some yoga with Cheri. She can help you to improve your air consumption, bottom time and deal with anxious situations underwater such as over exertion and new divers. Non divers are also welcome to join classes and reap the many benefits of yoga.

Video – Puerto Galera Dive Sites Highlights

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Thanks to Roni from Planet Hero for yet another beautiful video showing the best of what Puerto Galera has to offer.

 

Welcome back Lagrange College!

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Scandi Divers Resort has the pleasure of hosting another wonderful group of students from Lagrange College USA.

As you can see, our friends from the west wasted no time in getting into the water and enjoying all the marvels that Puerto Galera’s underwater world has to offer.

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Creature Feature: The Mimic Octopus

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Have you ever seen a Mimic Octopus? Masters of disguise who frequent our dive sites here in the Philippines.

Come dive with us and you might just be lucky enough to spot one!

The mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) is an Indo-Pacific species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species. They are notable for being able to change their skin color and texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock and nearby coral through pigment sacs known as chromatophores. The mimic octopus possesses chromatophores as well as the unique behaviour of taking shape of various objects and animals. The mimic octopus is the only currently known marine animal to be able to mimic such a wide variety of animals. Many animals can imitate a different species to avoid or intimidate predators, but the mimic octopus is the only one that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators.

Source: Wikipedia