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Puerto Galera Diving Philippines

This is part 2 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.

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puerto galera marine life philippines

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.

This is part 1 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.

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.

puerto galera scuba diving

Congratulations to Philip Lykkeskov From Denmark  on the successful completion of his PADI Open Water Diver course with Scandi Divers instructor Rey Magsino.

We hope to see you back again soon!

scandi divers resort staff trip
It’s that time of year again when the Scandi staff get the chance to go away and have some fun together!

This years staff holiday took us to the ‘Big City’ to visit the Manila Ocean Park, the Manila Zoo, and Intramuros which is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila.

A big thanks to the Scandi staff for their dedication and hard work!

 

Discover Scuba Diving & More!

discover scuba diving puerto galera
Well done to Sidney, her father Phil and Rachel Lumabas for discovering the thrills of Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera, with Scandi Divers instructor Conan Fagan.

Sidney then went on to successfully complete her PADI Open Water Diver course with Conan!

scuba diving puerto galera

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

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Well done to Lennie Maranan for successfully completing her PADI Open Water Diver Course, with Scandi Divers Instructor Rosemarie Nielsen.

In the photo are Lennie, Rosemarie and Backha, together on Lennie’s final dive as part of her Open Water Course.

Well done Lennie, we hope to see you again soon!

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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