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puerto galera paddleboard

Big La Laguna Beach is the perfect place to enjoy some paddle boarding in Puerto Galera!

The bay is well protected from ocean currents, so the calm waters provide ideal paddle boarding conditions. Enjoy a unique perspective of Big La Laguna Beach, and the crystal clear waters will give you a great view of the coral reefs and tropical sea creatures beneath you.

Paddle boards are available for rent for only P500 /4 hours (can be shared) at Scandi Divers Resort & Campbells Beach Resort. Resort guests will get a special discount.

Don’t miss out on this great experience next time you are on vacation in Puerto Galera!

 

mabini reef

While searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 11, 2014, a Philippine Air Force plane flying over the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea sighted Chinese reclamation activity in the Mabini Reef within the 200 mille Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines.

According to the report of the Associated Press, the reclamation project has turned the submerged reef and a sandbar of the Mabini Reef into a 30-hectare landmass that transformed the submerged coral outcrop into an islet. An aerial photo taken of the reclamation effort showed a dredging ship in the area used to suck soil and other solid materials from the surrounding areas to pour into the reclaimed area.

Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea. AP FILE PHOTO
Aerial photo of Mabini Reef taken on March 11, 2015.

While Philippine officials have noted with alarm that China’s occupation of islets and reefs within the Philippine EEZ such as Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef), Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), Calderon Reef (Cuarteron Reef), Zamora Reef (Subi Reef), and Gaven Reef, the massive land reclamation now occurring in the Mabini Reef marks a major escalation of China’s creeping invasion of the Philippines.

It is a game changer.

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puerto galera advanced open water scuba diver

Congratulations to our Danish guest and newly qualified Advanced Open Water Diver  Emilie Randlov-Andersen, seen here with resident Scandi Divers Resort instructor Rey Magsino.

Well done Emilie!

puerto galera scuba diving courses

Congratulations to Chris Wu for successfully completing her PADI Open Water Diver course with resident Scandi Divers Resort diving instructor Rey Magsino.

Join us at Scandi Divers Resort and learn to Scuba Dive in beautiful Puerto Galera!

scuba travel philippines

Thanks and farewell to the Wang Fei scuba travel club from China!

We hope you enjoyed your time here in Puerto Galera, and hope to have you back with us again soon!

puerto galera scuba diving students

Congratulations to our guests from Canada, Amanda and Ted, for successfully completing their PADI Open Water Diver course, with Scandi Divers Resort intstructor Rey.

Well done guys, we hope to see you back again soon!

Happy Birthday Conan!

puerto galera diving resort

From all the staff at Scandi Divers, a big “Happy Birthday” to our friend and Scandi Divers resident dive instructor Conan Fagan.

Once again the Scandi Divers Sky Bar was put to good use, for Conan’s party. Good food, good friends, and lots of laughs!

All the best Conan!

A short video clip of our two lovely chinese guests, Claire and Enya, in the pool getting a feel for diving with a backplate and wing and twin tanks, as part of their Discover Twin Tank Diving course.

As you can see, there is nothing to it! Diving with a twin tank configuration is not just for technical divers, and you don’t have to be built like a brick wall to manage the gear.

Discover the recreational diving benefits of diving with a twin tank configuration at Scandi Divers Resort!