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Scuba de Oro is a dive center in Mambajao, Camiguin Island, Philippines. It was established in November 2008, all for the love of the sea and scuba diving. Our passion for the sea is what propels us to exceed your expectations and offer you the best diving experience here in Northern Mindanao. Indeed, Camiguin is an adventurer’s haven with old style hospitality.


SCUBA DE ORO offers Freedom, Safety and Adventure in every sense of the word.


Want to just chill out and check out Misamis Oriental’s underwater beauty from the surface? We also offer a day of fun snorkeling.


We offer PADI Courses from Open Water to Divemaster Levels as well as TecRec and other PADI Specialty Courses.


Camiguin is a province at the tip of Northern Mindanao, accessible from the nearby Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, or Gingoog through Balingoan Port. Its reefs teem with marine life, from the tiny xenocrab to turtles, whip corals, eagle rays and white tip sharks. Come and explore the various dive spots! We would love to bring you there, and serve you in a style that will surpass your expectations.



IDC Staff Instructor
PADI 488239

Francesca Viviana Lasala

PADI 431072


Dive Guide
PADI Advanced Open Water


Dive Assistant
PADI Advanced Open Water


Boat Operator

Ronel Buagas



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PADI Advanced Open Water


Stephanie LangerockStephanie Langerock
12:52 16 Aug 23
We had a wonderful time snorkeling and scuba diving with with Vladimir and the Scuba de Oro crew. We were impressed by their warm welcome, hospitality and professionalism, taking all safety measures into account. The latter being very important to me as a beginning scuba diver. The boat was very comfortable and allowed us to fully relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in between dives. The crew was very knowledgable and keen to show and provide more information on the different species we encountered during our dives. The cherry on the pie: four Eagle Rays.When I encountered a medical issue after diving they kept supporting me and providing me with advice on what to do. This was very much appreciated and helped reassuring me.
Kurt ChanKurt Chan
01:39 30 Jun 23
Scuba de Oro is truly one of the best dive operators in Camiguin and Misamis Oriental. They offer the best service with their attentive dive crew. They truly prioritize the safety of the divers with their excellent divemasters, especially the dive instructor. Onboard meals are simple yet delicious. Their famous banana cue is a must-try!
Erwin ZoeteliefErwin Zoetelief
10:02 24 May 23
I've been diving with Amir and his crew for over 15 years. As for a dive instructor and operator, I have yet to find better service anywhere else in the Philippines. The day long dive trips are well organized, expertly and enthusiastically guided and just a great way to "dive" in to the underwater world of Camiguin Island. In addition, I took my Tec40 together with Amir and subsequently Amir was my Tec45 instructor. At Scuba De Oro you are truly received with open arms and a smile and they will go out of their way to make each dive a memorable one. To describe Scuba De Oro team in one word...."passionate".
Hiren MirchandaniHiren Mirchandani
10:42 14 May 23
Great experience diving with the Scuba De Oro crew in 3 dive sites around Mantigue Island! We saw a lot of turtles!Easy to book the dives via text and FB messenger with the owner, AmirDive Instructor JJ gave me great guidance while underwater and we had a good discussion on a myriad of topics about Camiguin during the surface intervals.Entire crew (Mimai, Dante, & Captain Allen) were very accommodating & hospitable! They always made sure I was hydrated and properly equipped for the divesMorning snack (fried bananas & hot local cacao drink) & Lunch (eggplant, chicken, pork broth, rice, vegetables & pineapples) was delish!Boat was amazing as it had a bathroom, dining table, and changing room. Most comfortable diving boat I have ever experienced to dateDon’t miss them when you visit Camiguin for Mantigue Island DivesLooking forward to diving with them again!
13:10 12 May 23
We did our first discovering diving with Amir and his crew. I just have good words, they are amazing, took care every moment of us and in a very personalized way. Not feel it's just a business, they really enjoy diving and helping you through all the discovering. Also, Amir has helped us since we got to Camiguín genuinely. 100% recommend it.
Walter JeffriesWalter Jeffries
07:45 16 Apr 23
Fantastic eight days of diving with owner instructor Amir, JJ, Mimie, Dante and Captain Allen. Loved every minute. My fiancé went through the PADI course with Amir and then we dove for over a week in the balmy coral & fish filled Bohol Sea off Campus Guion Island, Mantigue Island, Cabuan and the Sunken Cemetery. Saw literally tons of turtles, a huge cuttlefish and lots more. We will be back. Thanks for the great dives!
Back on Camiguin Island after the lockdowns and Diving with Scuba de Oro! Beautiful Large Banka (Traditional Philippines Boat with large Dual Out-Riggers) outfitted for SCUBA Diving with room for Families or SCUBA Tour Groups. Even non-divers enjoy staying on this boat and watching the Divers do their thing and seeing Camiguin and it’s many sights from the ocean while dining and relaxing. Private Changing Room & separate Bathroom. large Dining Table for the on-board cooked HOT meals and drinks in between dives and a very helpful and professional crew! The BEST DIVE OPERATION & MOST COMFORTABLE BOAT (non-liveabord) that I have had the pleasure to SCUBA Dive from in my 30 years of traveling. Dive with Scuba de Oro on Camiguin Island - you will not be disappointed! A++++


Scuba de Oro offers scuba diving training courses, from Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water to Divemaster Levels, as well as other Specialty Courses.
All of these are certified directly by PADI.

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization.

Have you always wondered what it feels like to swim with the fishes? Satisfy your curiosity with Discover Scuba Diving and enter a whole new world of awesomeness.
Jump in and explore the world’s oceans by becoming an Open Water Diver. An OWD certification allows you to explore dive sites in every country in the world.
Want to go the extra mile and learn more? Advanced Open Water certification allows you to dive in more ways, and do more activities underwater. See wrecks, go on adventure dives, and even dive at night!
There’s nothing more rewarding than the confidence of exploring the sea and knowing that you can manage problems when they arrive. The Rescue Diver course teaches you what to do when problems arise, and be ready to save other divers.
The Divemaster course is the milestone to look forward to for most divers, and a starting point for those who want to teach diving to the rest of the world. The course is the first one to take if you want to make diving your profession.
Technical (tec) diving, at its core, means you go beyond the limits set on recreational diving. But as TecRec divers would say, it’s not just the limits: going beyond them is an adventure in itself; you see and learn so much more about the ocean, and even yourself.


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