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Thanks to our guest Chaz for this footage of a beautiful mimic octopus, found while doing his Advanced Open Water Course with Scandi Divers Resort diving instructor Conan Fagan.

It’s more fun in the Philippines!

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Shen Jin Yu AOW Students

Shen Jin Yu Scuba Diving Group Puerto Galera

Congratulations to the Shen Jin Yu scuba diving group for successfully completing their Advanced Open Water Diver courses with instructor Sam Ling!

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This is part 8 of a series of photographs taken over 15 days of diving in Puerto Galera, so keep your eyes peeled for more great photos to come.

A big ‘Thank You’  to Dr. Paddy Ryan for generously allowing us to share his gorgeous photos of some of the incredible marine life that can be found when diving in Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Click on the images to enlarge, then use left or right keyboard arrows or click/tap on left or right of image to move back and forth.

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Scandi Divers Resort Owner David is ‘taking one for the team’ by representing Scandi at the DEMA Dive Show in Las Vegas in order to promote our beautiful little corner of the world!

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it ;)

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KGV school challenge puerto galera

Big thanks and congratulations to KGV (King George V School Hong Kong)!

On October 11th twenty students accompanied by teachers Janett Makett, Susan Leatham and Diving Instructor/Supervisor Aaron Gillespie visited Scandi Divers and Campbell’s Beach Resort to enroll in the PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water diving courses, as well as participate in some local community projects.

The Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses were conducted by local Dive Instructors Rosemarie Nielsen, Rey Magsino, Conan Fagan and Aaron Gillespie, assisted by Divemasters Robert Marquez and Rommel Paner.

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The Puerto Galera community projects the school participated in included an arduous two hour hike to the Stairway Foundation School in Baclayan in order to meet the kids at the school and deliver a welcome donation of three hundred books for the underprivileged school children.

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The hike also provided some of the most magnificent views of the Puerto Galera peninsula and Verde Island.

The KGV students also took part in a beach clean-up of Big La Laguna, both on land and underwater, as well as working in conjunction with Scandi Divers Resort, provided and new garbage cans along the beach for use by locals and tourists, to help keep the beach as pristine as possible.

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Having already gotten two great community projects under their belts, the newly dive-certified KGV students helped fund and install an artificial reef on the sandy bottom in Big La Laguna to promote more coral growth and provide feeding grounds and habitats for fish and other sea creatures. We’ll keep you updated on how this reef progresses over time!

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Finally, the trip was celebrated at the Scandi Divers Resort Sky Bar, with a firedancer, and the Scandi staff performing a traditional dance, much to the delight of everyone.

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Well done to everybody involved in this great trip and the community projects! We hope to see you back again next year for more good times!

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Scuba Diving Tank Hydro Testing

Scuba Diving tanks are required by law in the Philippines to undergo Hydro Testing every five years. Scandi Divers recently had the Aquaventure Whitetip Technicians along with their equipment to perform the required tests.

Tanks are pressurised to 5/3 of their of their normal fill pressure with water and the expansion and contraction of the tank is measured.

The tanks are then stamped when they pass, or destroyed if they fail.

Thanks to the Whitetip technicians for a job well done!

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Stairway Foundation Book Drive

Scandi Divers Resort owner David Asmussen and 20 Scuba Diving students from Hong Kong took part in a one and a half hour hike to the Stairway Foundation mountain-top school for underprivileged native children  in order to donate over 300 books to help improve the kids’ education.

A worthy cause and a spectacular view! Big thanks to all involved :)

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This is part 7 of a series of photographs taken over 15 days of diving in Puerto Galera, so keep your eyes peeled for more great photos to come. You can also follow this series on our facebook page.

A big ‘Thank You’  to Dr. Paddy Ryan for generously allowing us to share his gorgeous photos of some of the incredible marine life that can be found when diving in Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Click on the images to enlarge, then use left or right keyboard arrows or click/tap on left or right of image to move back and forth.

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