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This week at Asia Divers: Dive Site of the week, Instructor Internship, Allan’s Adventure & More

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Dive site of the week: Manila Channel

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Manila Channel is a great place to dive. The bottom of the channel is a covered with rocks and features small marine life. It can be lots of fun for searching for some wonderful macro creatures. Photographers love this area for the unique nudis and critters. On the right side of the channel lies a sloping reef with a mini-wall with beautiful gorgonians, sea fans, whip corals, and barrel sponges. There is also a small wreck which quite often will have a frogfish or two living on it. Keep an eye out, one time we saw 5 eagle rays passing through. You can see more of our dives sites here.

This amazing photo and many more of our photos are by Beth Watson.

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Look who’s back!

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Welcome back to Skip Tucker from Eco Dive Center and his group of 25 folks. Oh what eggstremly eggciting week it will be!!

 

New Polo-shirts in stock

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Just a reminder that our new Polo-shirts are now available in the dive shop. Thanks to Beth Watson for allowing us to use her photos to create these really cool designs.

What’s been happening at Asia Divers

 

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Congratulations to Jared and Yan Feng who came here with a mission and left super satisfied with their PADI Open Water certification with Pete and Kelly.

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Kelly has been getting some great experience team teaching with Pete. As part of our IDC course at Asia Divers we welcome our new instructors to spend a month with us on an internship, gaining lots of real life experience team teaching and becoming part of our dive center.

Taiwanese Dive Agents asia divers puerto galeraWonderful to have Ding Ho at El Galleon with his group of Taiwanese Dive Agents and Media Fam Tour – Dinner on 12 Feb. We quite often get to meet up in other countries at the various dive shows, but rarely in the Philippines.

Valentine’s Day in paradise

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“Lovey” decorations in El Galleon…it’s always fun to read the truly meaningful messages! Our restaurant was quite busy that night with many couples enjoying our special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Victims of love on Verde Island…. This group took advantage of the boats names and made a nice little photo shoot!

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Allan’s Great Adventure

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Always nice to see friends when you’re travelling! Hello Cathy-Ann Reinink who was heading to Chile for some new adventures and Habitat for Humanity build.

Ushuaia motorbike adventure

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Sand storms broken pannier, pitted and scratched video and helmet dusty then wet with rain we ended up in Ushuaia the end of the world!

E-IDC update

Instructor Internship – Kelly certified his first student…

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Happy smiles of Yan FengKelly’s first Open Water Diver student certified. Well done Yan Feng and Kelly!

Kelly is off to an excellent start as an instructor and has been co-teaching courses with several instructors here, now taking on more and more tasks.

Congratulations to Jamie for becoming a PADI Freediver

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Jamie successfully finished his course to become a PADI Freediver and with that he is on his way to continue training and practice with the target of getting to the instructor level as well.

That’s all for this week folks! Be sure to catch up with the Asia Divers Blog next week.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner, PADI Freediving, and a Divemaster Graduation

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People all over the world consider February the love month. Filipinos are not immune from the Valentine’s Day fever! Apart from Christmas, Valentine’s Day is considered one of the biggest holidays in the Philippines. We just LOVE seeing you all here!

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Contact us on +63 917 814 5107 or email admin@asiadivers.com to make a booking

 

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Taking advantage of the Chinese New Year holiday it was time for the Kitching family to come back to El Galleon for a visit. Congratulations Oliver Kitching for earning your PADI Advanced Diver cert over the CNY holiday.

 

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Fun times with Kathy, Mary, Cody and Tom for Arthur this week as he introduced them to the Puerto Galera magic.

Congratulations to our newest certified PADI Divemaster, Cody.

Cody came through with flying colours from the superb guidance of your instructor Matt and along with the helping hands of the whole Asia Divers family.

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If you’re looking for an awesome location and experienced team of instructors to help you become a PADI Divemaster please have a look at our PADI Recreational Diving Courses page

 

Diving Adventure Travel Hong Kong at Asia Divers Puerto Galera
Wonderful to have Match and Dorcas along with their instructor, Simon from Diving Adventure Travel Hong Kong here for a few days. Hope to see you all again!

 

Try Freediving at Asia Divers

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Our latest freediving buoy has finally arrived – so we are now all set to teach the PADI Basic Freediver and Freediver Courses. The yellow buoy is already attracting a lot of attention in the dive shop – and we will test it out for the first course right away today. For more information contact us at instructors@asiadivers.com

Freediving Courses

E-IDC update

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Jamie taking the plunge – training to be a PADI Freediver

Jamie is super excited to jump into the PADI Freediving courses in style!

He practiced holding his breath in the pool from childhood on and is very good at it… but really??? No coffee in the morning before apnea???!! Kawawa!

Visit our dedicated GoPRO site for professional scuba diving courses

More info on instructor development, specialty instructor courses etc can be found here: asiadivers.com/gopro

That’s all for this week’s Asia Divers Blog folks!

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Chinese New Year, UW Photography Workshop & PADI E-IDC Update

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 It’s a fun and very active week around here as it’s the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. CNY has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. The national holiday begins on February 5th and lasts until the 19th.

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During this time, the world’s largest human migration will take place as hundreds of millions of Chinese people make their way home to celebrate with family. The holiday is also celebrated by millions of people around the world. We’re happy that there are so many folks around here to celebrate the season with in this year’s “Year of the Pig”.

Gong xi fa cai and Kong hei fat Choi to everyone!

What’s been happening at Asia Divers?

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Nothing like a great dose of vitamin sea to get you going. Peter, Maria, Sunny, Sunman and Joakim are looking forward to doing some critter hunting at the Giant Clams dive site.

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Time has flow by for Martin, Annette and Mikael on their stay here and now after some excellent dives and good fun with everyone it’s time to say bon voyage. Martin was here for almost one month and happily went home with a new T-shirt for his 500 dives. That’s a lot of time submerged!

 

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Preparing for Valentines day…Romantic Evening …Mating pair of Nembrotha chamberlaini by Sunman Rowe

 

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Big congratulations to Bella, Chris and William Moriaty whom are now certified PADI divers! They did the course at a nice relaxed pace over a couple long weekends and even got some time afterwards to do some fun dives. 

Underwater Photography Workshop – June 16-23, 2019

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Getting Great Color Underwater ~ The key to getting great color underwater is incorporating artificial light into the scene.  Proper strobe placement is vital.  Get close to your subject, and then get closer.

Come and join our Photo Workshop with Phil Rudin and Beth Watson.

Enhance and fine tune your underwater photography.  Join our workshop June 16-23, 2019 at El Galleon Resort/ Asia Divers. See details here:  or contact instructors@asiadivers.com

PADI E-IDC update

Instructor Internship is in full swing!

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This week is rather busy here at Asia Divers and we are glad to have several of our previous IDC candidates return to help out as well as gaining more experience teaching courses. While Alex has been just visiting with friends and family, Matt is guiding dives and Kelly is currently busy teaming up with Pete for an Open Water Diver Course with a family of 4. Great opportunity during his instructor internship month to further develop his teaching style and get exposed to many different kind of divers.

Thinking of becoming an instructor? Sign up now for the 10 day IDC on 16th March 2019 . If you are a Divemaster with at least 100 logged dives, prepare yourself now for your next step – the PADI IDC. Reserve your space ASAP via idc@asiadivers.com

That’s all for this week folks!

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The PADI EFR Course, E-IDC Update, Allan’s Adventure…

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Jamie has been having a fine time with his friends Greg and Deo visiting last week. The bell has sure been swing around a lot! Now Jamie and Maria are off on a little adventure to the Visayas and Chris and Clive have had a great two weeks here but time to go now.

Not easy to leave, but we know they will be back!

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Want to beat the February blues? Contact us for a great escape to sunny PG!

Allan’s Great Adventure

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We’re continuing to follow Allan along on his trip. These photos were from a great day in the Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, and Allan’s first night in a tent since he can’t remember when…but he loved it!

What’s been happening at Asia Divers?

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A cozy, cuddly little moment for Lena, Pete and Pelle.

 

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Daniel was hear several years ago and tried out scuba diving for the first time and loved the whole experience. Now, several years on he’s back with Ditte to give it a go again. 

 

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Congrats to Ben who earned his PADI AOW and got to join his friends on a wicked wreck dive to Alma Jane.

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Just look at the awesome buoyancy of Andy’s Open Water student Vicky. Good training pays off! If you’re looking for great training in a beautiful environment, than Asia Divers is the place for you. Have a look at the PADI courses we offer:

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Jamie’s divers requested to see a shark …so he delivered!

The PADI Emergency First Responder Course

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Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.

Read more

E-IDC update

Look who is back…

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Instructor Kelly who passed our IDC and PADI IE last year has returned to ramp up his Specialty Instructor ratings and also to gain even more experience during a month of instructor internship with Asia Divers. He will be joining different courses and gets a chance to team teach with our instructor team.

 Are you ready ? Start preparing for the IDC on 16th March 2019

If you are a Divemaster with at least 100 logged dives, prepare yourself now for your next step – the PADI IDC.

Step 1: Start the eLearning component with PADI by following this link and choosing the “IDC online” option: .

Step 2: The onsite part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) here in Puerto Galera starts on 16th March until 25th March with the PADI Instructor Exams on the following 2 days (26th/27th). Reserve your space ASAP via idc@asiadivers.com

 

That’s all for this week folks!

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British International School scuba students, PADI Specialty polo shirts and Ocean Art 2018 Winners

Asia Divers Puerto Galera Blog Jan 24 2019

Welcome back British International School Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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It was great to have the BIS Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam back here for the 6th year in a row with 17 students and 3 teachers. They all had enjoyed the sunny days and kept busy doing diving courses, enjoying the awesome food, card games at night, shopping ops walking past them on the beach and a very nice visit to a local school.

7 students left here as PADI Open Water divers and 9 earned their PADI AOW and one did PADI Rescue/EFR!

Everyone worked very hard and should be very proud for what they have accomplished. Even two of the teachers did their Nitrox course this week.

Thanks to Daniel Gamwell who organized everything over the past year to make this happen and to Daniel, Sian and Nathan for keeping things smoothly running while they were here. It sure makes our job easy!

 

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Happy new PADI Open Water divers, Quoc Linh, Ashyle, Abhay with Margaret and Yu.
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This PADI Advanced group of nine had three instructors (Elly, Jeremy and Ruben) to show them the ropes and lots of cool stuff this week. Congratulations to Anna, Anna, Natasha, Matthew, Bion, William, Fieke, Rose, Christine.
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Congrats to Team “Maria” who are all happy new PADI Open Water divers, Yodai, Tina, Jack, and Jia Yu.
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Ratul Mangal moved up the PADI ladder completing his PADI EFR and Rescue courses this week with Pete along with Arthur assisting and being a darn good victim.

Allan’s Great Adventure

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Allan is off on his two month motorcycle adventure around South America. These are the first few scenic photos he has sent us from Chile. We’ll be keeping you up to date on where he is and what he’s up to over the course of this epic trip.

 

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PADI Specialty course Polo shirts

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padi specialty course polo shirt asia diversWe’re including some funky news polo shirts when you do certain specialty courses with us. Eventually we’ll have all of them covered but for now we have the polo’s for the PADI Enriched Air course and the Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course.

The “Freddies Specialties” polos are made from high quality material and have some very creative artwork designed by a local artist. On the front is the small “Freddies Specialties “ logo and on the back is the design for the course . You can also purchase these polos in the dive shop, but the best way to get one is to come here and do the specialties with us!

Visit the PADI Specialty Courses page for more info.

Ocean Art 2018 Underwater Photography Winners

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The Ocean Art 2018 winners have been announced! This year’s competition was the most competitive year so far. They had the highest number of entrants and witnessed some of the world’s most beautiful underwater images.

Special congratulations to Debbie Wallace who won a 7 night dive package here for her 2nd Place Mirrorless Behavior win, “Schools of Schools”

You can view the winning image(s) here:

http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/oa18-2nd-mirrorless-behavior

You can also check out more of Debbie’s photos at:

 

That’s all for now folks! Until next week…

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Tons of PADI Certifications, Stylish new Asia Divers shirts, Freediving and gearing up for the PADI IDC

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A new PADI Divemaster in the ranks

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A very big congratulations to Arthur Nash for completing his PADI Divemaster course with Pete. We have one very proud dad now! Get used to seeing Arthur more in the newsletter for the next while as he will now be guiding some dives and getting lots of experience as he works towards becoming a PADI Instructor.

Welcome back British School Ho Chi Minh!

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We’re into the swing of things with the BIS group. 7 OW, 9 AOW and 1 Rescue/EFR are on their way to becoming certified! More details to follow next week.

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New Asia Divers Polo shirts in stock

Our new Polo-shirts have arrived and are now available in the dive shop. Thanks to Beth Watson for allowing us to use her photos to create these really cool designs.

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1000 Dives Milestone!

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It’s not very often that we see someone get one of these shirts. Congratulations to Tomas Rapp for doing his 1000th dive. Thomas has been diving 4 times per day and just racking up those dives while he was here but now it’s time to get back to chilly Sweden.

Welcome back to Pelle and Lena back here after six years!

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PADI Freediving

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Exciting times for our Chinese team doing their PADI Free Diver Course at Asia Divers. Contact us for information about PADI freedive training.

E-IDC update : Ready for the next step?

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Start preparing for the IDC on 16th March 2019

If you are a Divemaster with at least 100 logged dives, prepare yourself now for your next step – the PADI IDC.

  • Step 1: Start the eLearning component with PADI by following this link and choosing the “IDC online” option: https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/elearning/?irra=2736
  • Step 2: The onsite part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) here in Puerto Galera starts on 16th March until 25th March with the PADI Instructor Exams on the following 2 days (26th/27th).Reserve your space asap via idc@asiadivers.com

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An exciting start to 2019 at Asia Divers

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Ocean Dive Supply Online Store

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The Ocean Dive Supply website is now finished, including the online store. Now you can sit back onyour sofa to do your scuba equipment shopping, and have it delivered within 3 days to your doorstep via LBC Express. 

If you are planning to visit Asia Divers, you can check out the products in the online store, let us know what items you would like, and they will be ready for you at the resort!

Underwater Photography Workshop June 16-23

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Thanks so much to Peter Rowlands and www.uwpmag.com for including our Underwater Photo Workshop with Phil Rudin and Beth Watson in the latest issue.

Mike Bartick has a great article on Blackwater Diving and Kate Jonker reviews the Orca Torch as well.  Sign up and download the magazine here: www.uwpmag.com


Come and fine tune your underwater photography. Join our workshop June 16-23, 2019 at El Galleon Resort/ Asia Divers. Details about this great event are here: https://asiadivers.com/2019-underwater-photography-workshop/ or send an email to instructors@asiadivers.com for inquiries/bookings.

What’s been happening at Asia Divers & El Galleon?

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January 1st 2019…late afternoon. What a yummy start into the New Year… with good friends, cheese, sausage and wine.
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Marilyn Pimentel decided to take the plunge again and “Discover scuba”. Hopefully this will lead on to her Open Water course next…

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Roberto Giudici had a fun time here this past week dividing his time between Tech Asia and Asia Divers. With his technical and DPV training he is super ready for his next stop… Chuuk.

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Oh and the bell was ringing! This lot decided to celebrate the New Year for a second time… for most of the evening on the 1st. Many bottles, many rings and a few very sheepish looking ladies the next day. All good fun.

Try Freediving at Asia Divers!

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Something new for us at Asia Divers: We’re very excited to announce that we’ll now be teaching the PADI Basic Freediver and the PADI Freediver courses.

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.

Plus it’s a whole new beginning of really cool gear! For more information contact us at instructors@asiadivers.com and see course details on our Freediver Courses page

E-IDC Update: Visit our GoPRO website and find out about Marine Conservation in Puerto Galera

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On our new dedicated PADI PRO website you can not only find out more about our Instructor Development Program, and also other interesting information, such as how you can get involved in marine conservation here in Puerto Galera

Visit our Marine Conservation page

Our next PADI IDC starts on 15th January 2019

 

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A Very Merry Xmas & Happy New Year 2018 at Asia Divers!

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Smiles were everywhere here, as Santa has arrived at El Galleon for the 25th year now, delivering presents to the local kids with a nice meal to fill them up.

Everyone enjoyed the day diving and relaxing in the sunny weather and then sat down to our scrumptious Christmas dinner prepared by Jamie and his team.

Asia Divers and El Galleon Staff Christmas party

As always our Company Christmas party was a lot of fun and enjoyment for everyone. Lots of delicious food, good fun, some silly games, presents, raffle prizes, team talent competitions plus plenty of alcohol made it a great time for everyone. Were all in the spirit now to celebrate the season with everyone here!

Last of the shops Christmas dinner was in Manila with the Makati Team, Kahren, Janet, Licca, Angeline and Joel. Nice dinner at Conrad Manila, the team did a very good job at the dessert table, almost cleaned it.

Christmas Dinner at El Galleon

Christmas dinner at El Galleon was served with a smile to over 100 people. With scrumptious food, an amazing beachfront view and great company how can you go wrong?!

Christmas Day Celebration at Verde Island

It was actually quite a busy day for everyone on Christmas as we had several groups of divers and students completing courses here at the resort. Ruben along with Tomas Rapp, Vittorio Rapa and Nini Castelli went to Verde Island for two “jolly” dives and then they joined the Christmas day feast at the Verde Island “Surface Interval” with a whole group of our guests. It was a great time had by all and we’ll do it again next Christmas for sure.

What else has been happening at Asia Divers?

Allan is showing off one of our new T-shirt designs which will soon be available in the dive shop. Thanks to Beth Watson for allowing us to use this superb mantis shrimp photo for it.


Lizzie Stanton is well on her way to becoming a certified diver

James Stanton Is spending his Christmas vacation working on his PADI Advanced course.

Keith, Aom, Blaine and Bart just about to get wet. Both Aom and Bart were happy to get back into the pool for a refresher course.

Family diving with Glenn, Sheila and Blaine Thibodeaux. Congratulations to Blaine for getting his PADI Open Water certification this week.

PADI Certifications Galore!

It’s been wonderful to have the Stanton family with us over the holidays. Leaving here after 11 days with a PADI Open Water certification for Lizzie, and a PADI Advanced certification for James, a PADI Nitrox certification for David and lots of family time diving along with Sally.

A lot of history with these guys below at Asia Divers. Welcome back to the Helbig extended family! Tobi “Discovered Scuba” with Alli and then he joined a family dive with Frieder, Gerret , Nadja , Anjuscha , Robin, and Samuel along with Elly and Arthur. It was awesome to see you again!

On December 29th, the Rocher family of six divers (Jayde Rocher, Noel Victor Kjonstad, Kevan Rocher, Megan Rocher, Shannon Rocher, Mark Swanepoel and Denise Rocher who supervised the whole experience), along with Jacqueline Teer and Esther, all obtained their Discover Scuba Diving certifications. What a great group to dive with!


Matt (who qualified as an Instructor via Asia Divers earlier this year), conducted the course with 4 family members, assisted by Cody, who is soon to finish his Divemaster training in the New Year. Pete certified the remaining 2 members of the family along with Jacqueline Teer, Esther Chian, assisted by Arthur, who is soon to finish his Divemaster training. Alli joined the group on the open water portion of the training and also on additional open water dive after the family completed their DSDs so she could take some photos of everyone. Well done to the whole gang! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

DPV Diving!

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Scooter dive with Jerry, Alli and Pete!! West Escarceo, Canyons, Shark Cave, Atol, and Kilima and all the way back again….. all in one go. YE HA!! Nice to have a huge barracuda and turtle on the scene with us.

E-IDC update: Happy 2019 – the year of change – what’s your resolution?

Is 2019 going to be YOUR year of change? More diving, more sunsets, more fun with friends, ready to quit that corporate job? We did it – and if you are planning to make a transition, talk to us to discuss your plans – we might be able to help you. Become a PADI Pro, upgrade your skills, get involved in conservation, etc. – drop us a note via idc@asiadivers.com

Wishing you all the best for 2019!

Wishing everyone much peace, love, happiness and some cool diving experiences to you all for 2019. Hope to see you here soon!

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Revving up for the Festive Season in Puerto Galera

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It’s been a great week here at El Galleon and Asia Divers as we slowly get ready for the festive season, and we are really starting to feel it. It feels like every night has been a party night.

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Well Done to Nathan Nash, who completed his PADI Advanced Open water course care of Maria. Nathan did Peak performance buoyancy, Night Dive and wreck as his elective dives. He liked the night dive so much he did another one for fun the night after the course!

 

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Now here are some familiar faces. Arjan Kroon AKA Candyman, with his lovely partner Ingrid Vierzen and all us lot. Well Ingrid had a double celebration on this night as she had made her 100th dive and completed her PADI Drift Diving Specialty course, which took her on a pretty swift dive in to the Canyons. We had such a great night in the Point Bar!

Celebrating 4000 Dives!

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Chef Jamie pulled out all the stops and dressed for this very special occasion. Check out his threads…. his underwater Tuxedo! Leon Betts was doing his 4000th dive, and Jamie thought it deserved this high class look.

Ocean Dive Supply Christmas Dinners with Tommy

Tommy is travelling around the Philippines to have “Christmas Dinner” with all the staff in our Ocean Dive Supply stores around the country. including Boracay, Dumaguete , Cebu and Alona . That’s a lot of festive food!

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Dive Resort Travel Expo, 2019 Events and more!

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What’s been happening this week at Asia Divers

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Tony Mulholland had a wicked time with Pete on his DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) trial last week and thought he looked pretty cooll! We think so too Tony. Find out more about the PADI DPV Speciality course.

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Congratulations to Larry Bird and Kris on their engagement. Larry romantically popped the question to Kris underwater on a dive in the Maldives. So sweet, and I guess you can figure out her answer…

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Congratulations Candyman on getting your 700 dive t-shirt. So glad you did it here with us!

DRT Hong Kong

drt show hong kong 2018If you’re in Hong Kong this coming weekend please come by the DRT SHOW at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hall 5G.

Alli and Elly will be there promoting Asia Divers and El Galleon at the Philippine Department of Tourism booth. We have some very good dive packages for fun divers and interesting offers for instructors to bring students here to teach their courses.

Dates are: December 14-16. Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 8:00pm (Friday) 12:00 noon – 8:00pm (Saturday) 12:00 noon – 6:00pm (Sunday)

Asia Divers Events in 2019

We have a couple of very exciting events planned for 2019 at El Galleon and Asia Divers, so if you’re thinking of what to do for your next holiday please see below:

Objectif Atlantide

onjectif atlantide puerto galera philippinesThe new underwater survey organized by Objectif Atlantide in 2019 in the Philippines!

We are proud to be hosting this event in 2019.

Photo Atlantis objective submarine survey April 2019. Registrations are open!

Details are here

You can also visit the Objectif Atlantide Facebook page.

2019 Photo Workshop – Sneak Peek

underwater photography workshop 2019 asia divers puerto galera

 

Join us June 16-23, 2019 for our Photo workshop with Phil Rudin and Beth Watson. There will be hands on workshops on many different subjects including:

Black Backgrounds : The key is to block out all natural light so only the light reaching the camera sensor is produced by strobes or torches aimed at the subject. Camera settings, strobe positioning, composition and subject location all play a role in achieving a black background. Join us to learn more!

For details please see the 2019 Underwater Photography Workshop page, or contact  instructors@asiadivers.com for inquiries.