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Scandi Divers
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
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Manila, Philippines
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84 reviews
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“Flexible solutions”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

I stayed in a standard room, which is good for budget travellers(approx.2000peso), and if you want more space and pay a little extra, you can stay upstairs overlooking the bay.
You have the flexibility to move to other rooms nextdoor at Campbells Resort, as they are under same ownership, incase you want a cheaper room(approx.1000peso), or just enjoy a change of experiencing your stay.
Regarding diving the resort facilitates all you need at the doorstep, and is an excellent location for novice divers. The bay offers diving for beginners and can be done from shore.
The management has a great philosophy of servicing the clients, identifying the importance of making your stay enjoyable, and it is a perfect location to holiday away from the crowded Sabang.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Been here before, and will come back again. Great diving and the staff are realy nice. They arranged a trip for Verde island on very short notice, and the diving there is magnificent. In fact all the dive spots are great and in short distance.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We spend 6 nights here for our divetrip during CNY. We had the premium room, which was in good clean shape. Comfy bed, ok shower, enough space for all your luggage. Quiet nights! They clean your room every day, if you want them to. There is wifi available, but no reception in the hotelroom, only in restaurant. Also, sometimes the electricity had a blow out, but I guess you'd get that problem in more Phil. places.

Staff is very friendly and helpful. We dived with scandidivers too, the groups weren't too big and the schedule and plans were very flexible. Everything was relaxed. Also, great spot if you want to do some snorkelling. Step outside the hotel in the sea and you already see some great coral and fish. They can also take you to nearby snorkelspots.

Big La Laguna beach is the most prettiest and quietest beach of all three (small la laguna beach and sabang) and therefore nice to get some sun. Sabang is only a 15 min. walk, so plenty of restaurants available.

We decided to treat ourselves with the vip-airport transport service, which was very convenient.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We had a magic time at this place. Clean nice and quite big rooms -ALOT of value for the money you pay.
Extra big thanks to the staff who were superservice, helpful and happy!
The diving was fantastic and the snorkeling beautiful :-)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Monterey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2011

Okay Divers,

This is a place to add to your list! My wife and I just returned from 10 days at this resort and simply could not be any happier. This is a fairly remote location, but with easy access! Fly into Manila, hop on a "tour" type Bus, transfer to a boat and you are there in about 3 hours. From there just relax and let a friendly, efficient, local staff take care of everything for you.

When was the last time you went on a Dive Vacation and the operator asked you when you wanted to dive? We picked the time and the number of dives we wanted to do each day!! Water was 79 degrees F on every dive and Viz was in the 50 to 60 foot range. Nice slow drift dives, Wall dives, Muck dives? You ask, they take you! No dive time limits, you have air, you keep diving! All dives are within a few minutes of the Resort, after the dive you are back at the Resort for a relaxed surface interval. Again, you pick the time for the next dive! If you are into Macro Photography, move this place to the top of your list!!

The Resort has been around for awhile, so don't expect "new". What it is, is clean and very comfortable. A/C worked great, but was not needed many of the days we were there. Showers have endless hot water! As long as the water is running, it's Hot! Lots of room to move around too. There is a Bar and eating area down stairs by the dive shop and another up stairs, called The Sky Bar. Open airy, plenty of sun or shade. Music, TV or a game of Pool, just relax and enjoy. Stand at the railing and look down at the local kids playing on the boats and in the sand and water. Laughter fills the air and smiles abound!

David, your Host, hails from Washington State and shows his home town loyalties by serving Starbucks coffee! Good food with a varied menu, great soups and complete Bar. Happy hour daily from 5 to 7 and the Bar bill at the end of your stay will not send shock waves through your wallet!

If you take a group here you will not be disappointed, there is something for everyone!

Don't take this review lightly, I'm hard to please, I'm a PADI Instructor and my wife is a Divemaster. We do Dive travel with 2 dive shops, one in California and one in Kona Hawaii.

This is a place I will return to, with a group, or just to experience it all again myself.

Dates of our stay were November 30 thru December 10.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Malaysia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

I went to the Philippines to dive,but without any great expectations---following research on the 'Net. I was pleasantly surprised--the diving,especially the "macro" was incredible--a lot to do with my superb guide Rico.
An extra bonus was the hotel---I am used to pretty basic accommodation when diving,but this was top notch.Very clean and comfortable,terrific facilities--multi channel satellite tv,and a small swimming pool(why would you need bigger,the sea is 5 yards in front of hotel!!),pool table,two bars and restaurant on site--for a small hotel,I doubt it could be beaten. It was so good,I extended my 9 day package to a fortnight!! The staff could not be more friendly and helpful---in fact,I had to ask the room cleaner to not change bed linen and towels EVERY day(doing my bit for the environment). Another bonus,for me,was that it was a short distance away from the hubbub of Sabang town--although only a 1/4 hour walk or more usually a boat ride(always readily available).
I would definitely return,and would recommend it to any other divers--or just holidaymakers.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Odense
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

Ok hotel at the price. Dont come here for the beach, ist very small, but diving and snorkelign is great. Be aware that the nearby town Sabang is a place where european men find philippine girlfriends. You will meet them everywhere, so dont come if you dont like things like that

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Scandi Divers
Address: Big La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines (Formerly Scandinavian Divers)
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Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandi Divers 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach Resort Hotel and Dive Center with Waterfront and Poolside rooms. We also feature small Beach Cottages and 1 to 3 bedroom Waterfront Suites. 2 beachside restaurants serving Starbucks coffee. PADI and NAUI dive instruction ... more   less 
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