Philippines NAUI Dream Destination: Scandi Divers in Puerto Galera Delivers Comfort with Pristine Beauty

Tampa, Fla. (June 5, 2018) – The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is proud to share an exceptional dive travel experience from Scandi Divers, a NAUI Dream Destination located in Puerto Galera, Philippines, in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Scandi Divers is making a very special offer available for those attending Scuba Show and the International Conference on Underwater Education (ICUE) in Long Beach, California, on June 23 & 24, 2018. Two 7-night Scandi Dive Resort vacations will be given away during the shows – one as a door prize at the Friday night Nelson’s Dinner celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Sea Hunt and another as a silent auction item at the NAUI Worldwide booth (503) and the ICUE seminar room (Seaside 7) throughout the weekend.

Learn more about the upcoming Scandi Divers trip giveaways during Scuba Show and ICUE by tuning in to this recent ScubaRadio interview with Dr. David Asmussen, the owner and operator of Scandi Divers:

Scandi Divers is located on Big La Laguna Beach and boasts clean, clear water and a sizable beach. With more than 40 dive sites within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort, divers keep returning to Puerto Galera year after year. Not having to take another flight after landing in Manila makes Puerto Galera one of the most convenient dive destinations in the Philippines. In addition, the area is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which is considered the world’s center of marine biodiversity.

‘People don’t realize how big the Philippines really is and how many wonderful diving spots there are. I started with nine rooms as my retirement hobby and something got the best of me and now I’m up to 40 rooms and six diving boats, and people from all over the world come here to dive,’ said Dr. David Asmussen, owner and operator of Scandi Divers.

Scandi Divers Resort has 40 rooms – half of which are waterfront – and is the ideal moderately priced tropical retreat to spend a week or two of diving and relaxing. In just 15 minutes, one can walk along the beach to the Sabang area, known for its colorful nightlife.

Scandi’s recently expanded Dive Center with six outrigger and speed boats can accommodate up to 65 divers and offers courses from beginner to divemaster. Their experienced and friendly dive instructors teach in Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish and Tagalog.

There is excellent snorkeling right off the resort, and kayak and paddleboard rentals are available. For those wishing to take a day off from diving, there are plenty of opportunities for land-based adventure, including zip lines, paintballing, go-karts, wave runners and banana boats. Visiting the nearby village’s refreshing waterfalls makes for an enjoyable day trip.

For a deeper look into all that this NAUI Dream Destination offers, check out the Scandi Divers Blog and Photo and Video Galleries.

To find out more about Scandi Divers or to make a reservation for your next dive adventure in paradise, visit or contact Dr. David Asmussen at


Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agency whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: The Definition of Diving!