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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!

PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016

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July 16 marked PADI Women’s Dive Day and Scandi Divers Resort held a special event to mark the occasion, and give our lovely ladies a great day to remember.

We had a great turn-out and the girls had a absolute whale of a time, as you can see! All participants got a free scuba dive, a free refresher dive (if needed), a free t-shirt, and a free BBQ lunch, as well as getting a 30% discount on all PADI courses booked on the day!

What a great day! We cannot wait to do it again next year, so make sure you at Scandi Divers Resort next July to join in the fun with our local lady divers.

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Women’s Dive Day 2016

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Join us at Scandi Divers this 16 July for the second annual Women’s Dive Day.

For just P550, the event includes:

  • 1 refresher dive (if needed)
  • 1 fun dive
  • Beach BBQ lunch
  • Women’s Dive Day T-shirt
  • 30% on all courses booked and paid for on 16 July
  • Underwater photography competition with prizes from Papa Fred’s Steakhouse in Sabang

Just P550! Don’t miss out … be there!

You can confirm your participation in the event on our Facebook Event Page

World Oceans Day – Show some Love!

June 8 is World Oceans Day! We’re showing some love for seahorses!

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Seahorses aren’t just unique in their looks. They’re unusual among fish because they’re monogamous – they mate for life!

They also swim “upright,” fluttering a small fin on their back up to 35x per second.

Several species are vulnerable to extinction, so show them some love by not buying products made from seahorses.

World Oceans Day is celebrated around the world every June 8th. Join in! Visit http://www.WorldOceansDay.org/ to download materials & find events near you!

Malasimbo Festival in Puerto Galera

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Against a clean night sky stippled with stars, colored lights dance on spindly palm trees while an eclectic play list happily echoes across a the best natural amphitheater you’ve ever heard. It’s the Malasimbo Music and Arts festival where the aural and visual conspire to conjure an atmosphere conducive to serious grooving.

Down here at Big La Laguna, the home of Scandi Divers and Campbell’s Beach Resort, we eagerly anticipate the early March event. This is the fifth time Mount Malasimbo has summoned its kaleidoscope of artists, musicians, DJ’s, travel-set hipsters, Pinoy locals, Asean cognicenti and a handful of very fortunate vacationers and divers to Mount Malasimbo.

Together with other forward-thinking music confabs like the Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuchin, Malaysia or Music Matters Live in Singapore; the Philippines’ music festival is making some serious noise both as a tremendous venue for established and emergent talent and as a showcase for Oriental Mindoro’s natural beauty and outdoor attractions: scuba diving (very close to our hearts), snorkeling, biking, hiking and island hopping.

Each year Malasimbo has expanded and improved the event. Last year, with Robert Glaspar headlining the show, the event added cashless payment for food and drink inside the venue. This year with This year the event organizers added a second event called Lights and Dance focusing on dance and Lightshow featuring James Brown’s former band leader Fred Wesley, Australia’s Tom Thum and reggae giant Bob Marley’s son, Ky-Mani Marley.

Beyond the music and art, what makes the festival great is that the event is dedicated the preservation of the indigenous Mangyan villages and eco-protection of Mindoro Oriental through its partnership with the French organization Noe’ Conservation.

Sound good? Then start planning early to join Malasimbo in early March, 2016 and stay with us at Scandi or Campbell’s to catch a few dives during the day and head up the mountain for a spectacular music show at night.

Live Music at the Scandi Divers Resort Sky Bar!

An awesome night at the Scandi Divers Resort Sky Bar!

Live music with some very talented musicians, good people and plenty of cold beers. Great way to unwind after a ‘hard day’ scuba diving 😉

This is a short clip of Nick covering Cat Stevens’ “Wild World”. Just a teaser, we have more to come!

Scandi Divers Resort Second Annual ‘Jurassic Dive’

On New Years Eve 2014 Terry O’Dowd conducted the second Annual ‘Jurassic Dive’ with six other ‘mature’ divers from around Sabang. This year the cumulative age of the Jurassic Divers was 441 years!

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Puerto Galera New Years Eve 2014 Fireworks

 

Happy New Year to all our friends, and all the best for 2015!

Thanks to Rob Jacobs from Calypso Multimedia for the footage of the New Years Eve firework celebrations on Sabang Beach.