Thanks to Bill Sarro from Maryland Scuba Association for the beautiful photos. Looking forward to have you back!

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Against a clean night sky stippled with stars, colored lights dance on spindly palm trees while an eclectic play list happily echoes across a the best natural amphitheater you’ve ever heard. It’s the Malasimbo Music and Arts festival where the aural and visual conspire to conjure an atmosphere conducive to serious grooving.

Down here at Big La Laguna, the home of Scandi Divers and Campbell’s Beach Resort, we eagerly anticipate the early March event. This is the fifth time Mount Malasimbo has summoned its kaleidoscope of artists, musicians, DJ’s, travel-set hipsters, Pinoy locals, Asean cognicenti and a handful of very fortunate vacationers and divers to Mount Malasimbo.

Together with other forward-thinking music confabs like the Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuchin, Malaysia or Music Matters Live in Singapore; the Philippines’ music festival is making some serious noise both as a tremendous venue for established and emergent talent and as a showcase for Oriental Mindoro’s natural beauty and outdoor attractions: scuba diving (very close to our hearts), snorkeling, biking, hiking and island hopping.

Each year Malasimbo has expanded and improved the event. Last year, with Robert Glaspar headlining the show, the event added cashless payment for food and drink inside the venue. This year with This year the event organizers added a second event called Lights and Dance focusing on dance and Lightshow featuring James Brown’s former band leader Fred Wesley, Australia’s Tom Thum and reggae giant Bob Marley’s son, Ky-Mani Marley.

Beyond the music and art, what makes the festival great is that the event is dedicated the preservation of the indigenous Mangyan villages and eco-protection of Mindoro Oriental through its partnership with the French organization Noe’ Conservation.

Sound good? Then start planning early to join Malasimbo in early March, 2016 and stay with us at Scandi or Campbell’s to catch a few dives during the day and head up the mountain for a spectacular music show at night.

Another great week with a group from I Love Diving. See you next month Shen Lei!

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scandi divers resort puerto galeraWishing safe travels back to Switzerland to the whole Caprez family.

Thank you for the amazing photos Raoul Caprez, love your website!

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Very nice to have you with us, Poul R Voice and your family. Congratulations on your PADI Open Water Diver certfication and thank you for a great evening at the Sky Bar!

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Congratulations Marian on completing your Discover scuba Diving lesson with us here at Scandi Divers.

See you next week for your Junior Open Water Diver course 🙂

Another Completion Of Our Discover Scuba Diving Course. Jeremy Salvador and Joyce Mari Linchangco with Instructor Rey Magsino.

Congrats Guys see You on your Open water Course…

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Congratulations Dana Harmer For the completion of your Rescue Diver Course.

Well Done Dana!!!

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Congratulations to Gerry, Gerry and Chris for completing their PADI Open Water Diver course, with Scandi Divers Resort instructor Conan Fagan.

Here are the boys on their last Open Water Certification dive at Sabang Wrecks.

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An awesome night at the Scandi Divers Resort Sky Bar!

Live music with some very talented musicians, good people and plenty of cold beers. Great way to unwind after a ‘hard day’ scuba diving 😉

This is a short clip of Nick covering Cat Stevens’ “Wild World”. Just a teaser, we have more to come!