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Our Sky View Restaurant is now open!

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We are proud to announce the opening of the Sky View restaurant at Scandi Divers Resort. Enjoy delicious international dishes while soaking in the incredible view of Big La Laguna Bay. It’s also the perfect spot for sundowner cocktails!

We hope to see you there soon.

After Typhoon Nona

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We are happy to announce that Scandi Divers only suffered minor damages in the 200km per hour winds that typhoon Melor brought us.

We are fully operational again and looking forward to see you all for Christmas.

Our thoughts got out to those less fortunate than ourselves, who are suffering through severe damages and flooding.

In Honour of our Good Friend Steve Wright – R.I.P.

On the morning of Sept 10 2014, Steve Wright’s ashes were laid to rest with a beautiful memorial that 15 of his friends and dive buddies took down to the ocean floor in Big La Laguna Bay.

Steve was a highly skilled technical diving instructor with a great love of the ocean, and I can’t imagine a better way to honour his memory than this behemoth of a memorial, weighing close to 100kg in total, which now rests in perpetuity 22 meters below the sea.

Huge thanks and respect to everyone involved, especially Terry O’Dowd from Scandi Divers for creating such an amazing memorial and coordinating the dive, and Rob Jacobs for filming and editing this great video, so that we can share this very sad but also very special day with all who knew and cared about Steve.

Steve would have been very happy and very proud to see such a show of friendship and solidarity in his honour today.

Rest in Peace good buddy.

Frolicking with a Lionfish – Video

Thanks to Scandi Divers Resort manager and dive instructor Terry O’Dowd for this great footage of one of our divers filming this very beautiful, and very relaxed Lionfish.

Puerto Galera is blessed with an abundance of Lionfish and you can expect to see these gorgeous creatures at most of the dive sites. The cargo hold of The Alma Jane wreck is home to many Lionfish. Quite amazing!

Well Done to our Danish Open Water Group!

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Congratulations to Mette Bentzen, Emil Lykke-Sorensen, Niels Lindhardt, Annie Bjoernsig and Anne Andersen, for successfully completing their PADI Open Water Course with fellow countryman and resident Scandi Divers instructor Dennis Frandsen.

We hope to see you guys back soon for more awesome diving in Puerto Galera!

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Greenfins Annual Seminar

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Scandi Divers Resort dive team recently attended the annual Greenfins Seminar, to show their support for Greenfins marine conservation efforts. Puerto Galera has some of the most beautiful reefs in the country and it is vital that resorts, residents and tourists alike make the effort to respect and preserve them, and the incredible marine life that flourishes in these reefs.

Green Fins, internationally coordinated by Reef-World, are the only recognised environmental set of standards with a comprehensive management approach to provide guidance and support for business owners and national authorities to promote best practices.

Well Done to Our Discover Scuba Diving Students!

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Congratulations to Nigel Bot and his girlfriend Jonalyn Quiles for completing their DSD and discovering the amazing underwater world Puerto Galera has to offer! We hope to see them back soon to further their training on the PADI Open Water course.

Find out about all the PADI Scuba Diving Courses Scandi Divers Resort has to offer!