Check out this amazing Mimic Octopus filmed while diving at the Giant Clams dive site. Just one of the thousands of incredible creatures that can be found when scuba diving in Puerto Galera
About the Mimic Octopus
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.
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!
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.
Scandi Divers Resort is very lucky to have professional film makers from Planet Hero diving with us here in Big La Laguna. As you can see they have taken some beautiful aerial shots of our bay, that really show off the incredible beauty of the area.