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.

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Underwater Photography Workshops

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We are delighted to announce that now you can improve your underwater photography skills at Scandi Divers Resort’s photo workshops, created to help new photographers learn this beautiful art.

Please contact us for more information, or speak to the friendly staff at the front desk.

Well done to our latest PADI Open Water Students

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A big congratulations to newly qualified PADI Open Water Divers – Yi Hai Tian, Jin Wang and Hou Jing Cao. Trained by Scandi Divers Resort instructor Momo Deng

Welcome to the underwater world! We hope to see you again soon.

Scuba Trips for Schools , Colleges and University Student Groups


We regularly accommodate and provide activity programs for  student groups from 10 to 50 students and accompanying teachers. Student can enjoy and benefit from the incredible scuba diving available here, as well as take part in social projects.

PADI courses including Discover Scuba, Scuba Diver, Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses, can all be part of your program.

Many student groups have a community service component to their stays, such as  beach or ocean cleanups and assisting schools for the very poor by providing books and supplies, and will benefit from learning how students and teachers here practice organic farming methods.

Groups typically stay 5-7 days and enjoy the clean ocean water, beautiful beach and all the underwater treasures Puerto Galera has to offer.

Our staff will make you feel at home and you will soon become part of the family. As we like to say: Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend!

Please contact our friendly staff for more information about booking your student group trip

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Women’s Dive Day 2016 Video

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Some more action from our hugely successful PADI Women’s Dive Day event, held at Scandi Divers Resort this July 16th.

Thanks to all the ladies who participated. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!