Mother Green Sea Turtle Visits Scandi Divers in Big La Laguna Beach

August 11, 2013 -- a mother green sea turtle came ashore and laid 135 of her eggs next to Scandi Divers front steps in Big La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera. The eggs will hatch after about two months, when the baby turtles will dig themselves out and return to the sea.

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Green Sea Turtle in La Laguna Beach - Text and Photo courtesy by Scandi Divers


We undertook to transfer the eggs to a higher area down the beach at Cataquis Lodge, away from the danger of storm waves. The green sea turtle is an endangered species so we will closely monitor the hatching to ensure all the baby turtles make it safely to the ocean.

Green turtles almost always nest on the same beach used by their mothers, so we wish them all the best and hope to see this family of turtles returning for years to come.

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135 eggs of an endangered Green Sea Turtle - Text and Photo courtesy by Scandi Divers

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FACTS ABOUT SEA TURTLES
Text from
Sea Turtle Conservancy

Sea turtles are generally solitary creatures that remain submerged for much of the time they are at sea, which makes them extremely difficult to study. They rarely interact with one another outside of courtship and mating. Ridleys, however, do come together in massive groups during nesting. But even when large numbers of turtles gather on feeding grounds or during migration, there is little behavioral exchange among individuals. Because of the difficulty in studying marine turtles in the open ocean, there are a great many things still unknown about their behavior. Decades of research, however, including observations at sea, have produced useful insights into daily activities and behaviors such as courtship, mating and nesting.

Beach Selection
Most females return faithfully to the same beach each time they are ready to nest. Not only do they appear on the same beach, they often emerge within a few hundred yards of where they last nested.

Nesting Behavior
Only the females nest, and it occurs most often at night. The female crawls out of the ocean, pausing frequently as if carefully scoping out her spot. Sometimes she will crawl out of the ocean, but for unknown reasons decide not to nest. This is a "false crawl," and it can happen naturally or be caused by artificial lighting or the presence of people on the beach. Most females nest at least twice during the nesting season, although individuals of some species may nest only once and others more than ten times. Sea turtles are generally slow and awkward on land, and nesting is exhausting work.

Constructing the Nest
The female turtle crawls to a dry part of the beach and begins to fling away loose sand with her flippers. She then constructs a "body pit" by digging with her flippers and rotating her body. After the body pit is complete, she digs an egg cavity using her cupped rear flippers as shovels. The egg cavity is shaped roughly like a tear drop and is usually tilted slightly.

The Most Luxurious Resort in Puerto Galera… Out Of The Blue!

The Out Of The Blue Luxury Villas and Resort in Puerto Galera overlooks lovely Small La Laguna beach and the popular dive shops and other resorts lining the shore.

The striking villas, with their stunning views and soothing sea breezes, provide the perfect environment for a family vacation, romantic getaway or those seeking something out of the ordinary.

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Overlooking view… Out of the Blue!

After a day’s diving or exploring by boat, relax in The Verandah - our great bar and restaurant. Or order room service, prior to a stroll around the point to catch some great music in lively Sabang. Alternatively, sip cocktails on your own spacious terrace or just relax poolside at either of our 2 swimming pools.

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Jacuzzi Suite
Handy to our restaurant and bars, this 45-square-meter, 1-bedroom suite with sea views overlooks the new cool, blue pool.
The bedroom area opens, via glass sliding doors, onto a separate, indoor patio area with your private jacuzzi.
You may have a very tempting king size bed (or 2 single beds if preferred). Perfect for that special, private get away.


As you would expect, Puerto Galera's No. 1 Luxury Resort features the best restaurant.

The Verandah is Out of the Blue’s restaurant and bar where you can indulge yourself in a menu created by Chef Henrick from the famous Café Europe in Copenhagen.

Our prime, Australian Wagyu beef for example, will be prepared to your exact taste. And our desserts are as surprising as they are delicious. Our wine menu is the best in town and the famous San Miguel beers are always icy cold.

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The Verandah Restaurant

Just a few steps from your villa, framed in palms and overlooking the bay, a superb dining experience waits for you at The Verandah.

Introducing DiveVIP, the Most Affordable Diving Resort in Puerto Galera

Dive Puerto Galera with Dive VIP, the friendliest and most affordable scuba diving resort in the Philippines, and one of the best dive travel bargains in all of Asia. Dive in and discover why adventure travelers and discerning divers choose Dive VIP Dive Resort in beautiful Puerto Galera for the best value on all-inclusive 'Dive & Stay' Philippines scuba diving and resort packages.

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Dive Puerto Galera with DiveVIP

Customers will enjoy seaside accommodation, two boat dives and the best dive guides in Puerto Galera.  Witness the spectacle of Puerto Galera's dazzling coral reefs and relax in Dive VIP's supremely comfortable seaside dive resort.

Nestled in the palm trees on
Sabang Beach, Dive VIP is Puerto Galera's most popular, most friendly and most affordable scuba diving resort and that's why it enjoys the highest rate of repeat visitors from around the world. 

Accessible by boat, Dive VIP is renowned among discerning divers and adventurers for its cozy comfort, bargain prices and relaxed ambiance.Best of all, Dive VIP offers the most competitive rates on all-inclusive, super discount 
Fun Dive & Stay! and Dive Course & Stay! packages plus VIP direct airport transfer to ensure your holiday is 100% hassle-free

Action Divers… Our Latest Dive Operator on Featured Establishments!

ACTION DIVERS Situated in beautiful Puerto Galera, one of the world's premier scuba diving resort destinations, Action Divers offers the highest standards of personalized service, uncompromising safety and exceptional value.  Dive in and discover why discerning scuba divers choose Action Divers for the very best in world-class scuba diving adventures plus kayaking, trekking, golf, sailing, windsurfing, fine dining and great night-life! 

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All dive sites (more than 25) are only a 5 - 10 minutes boat ride away from Action Divers that allows you to come back to the dive centre after every dive. This gives you a great flexibility in your dive planning and other activities between dives.

Puerto Galera has some of the best coral and wall diving anywhere in the Philippines, and Action Divers know the area exceptionally well. The team of international dive professionals at Action Divers are dedicated to giving you the best service, best value and the most memorable diving.

Campbell's Beach Resort and Scandi Divers Resort Supports Puerto Galera Dive

We are proud to announce that Campbell’s Beach Resort and Scandi Divers Resort both located in Big La Laguna Beach are the newest partners / sponsors of PuertoGaleraDive.com and their web page ads are already published on our “Featured Establishments” including the contact detail listings on both Resort and Dive Center directory.

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All rooms of Campbell’s Beach Resort are situated right on the beach.

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Scandi Divers Resort offers a full range of PADI diving courses with complete facilities and state-of-the-art dive equipment.

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