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Dive Review of Scandi Divers in
Philippines/Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Scandi Divers: "Quality Diving On A Budget", Feb, 2018,

by Jeanne Sleeper, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10132.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide, for over 40 years
Closest Airport MNL- Manila Ninoy Aquino International Getting There Fly to Manila, Met at Airport by quality Van Service, 2 hr drive to Batangas Pier, 45 min local ferry ride charter for you/group to resort. All timed to your schedule.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Within reasonable dive profiles for depth and time, the divermasters tailored the dives to requests. 60ft max for 70 minutes were common.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The new dive center camera room had just opened on our trip. They are on a learning curve of how to work with serious photographers. The staff is very respectful of cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Our group of 3 flew LAX to Manila on EVA AIR, which was a great choice. Scandi arranged a private Van service to meet us at airport and make the 2 hour run to Batangas pier. Nice driver, high quality van, easy drive, even stopped at McDonalds to compare to US. Scandi arranged a local ferry outrigger boat to pick us up and transport across the bay and around the point and over to Scandi's at Big La Laguna Beach. Very fair price for that ground and ferry service. All of that was easy even with 9 pieces of luggage.
The property is three buildings along the beach. Each building is a little different. None are fancy, but all are in good repair. Each room has AC and TV and I think private baths. The rooms range from small and simple (and very inexpensive) to penthouse rooms that are nicer, bigger a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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