News from El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers, Puerto Galera

Environmental Protection, Asia Divers at OZTek, eIDC Update and more!

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It was great to have Igor Savelyev back with us with a fun and lovely group from Russia. Hope to see you guys again soon! With Aleksandr Deriglazov, Denis Krykhtin, Diana Voronina, Dmitry Remezov, Igor Grigoryev, Igor Savelyev, Maria Pozhogina, Oleg Gladchenko, Oleg Karaichev, Sergey Konovalov, Vadim Novikov, Yulia Remezov

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Bruce Harling has taken the plunge and jumped into the PADI Open Water course with Pete. Starting off with a “Discover Scuba” he decided to keep on going and get the cert. Congratulations Bruce, you’ve just opened the door to some new amazing travel experiences and destinations! Alli is supper happy to have a member of her clan to dive with too…

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Ilya from Russia did his Discover Scuba Diving 2 days ago and got so hooked that he now dives every day since accompanied by his Dad, Igor. He’s very good underwater, already dives like a certified diver!

Asia Divers & EL Galleon Resort featured for Environmental Protection efforts

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Check out the article about our environmental efforts in latest issue of Active Boating & Watersports Starts on page 24.

OZTek 2019

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Allan and Dave we’re at the OZTekdive show in Sydney this weekend meeting up with many of our guests and agents. Look who dropped by… Carole and Leon!

Allan had a chance to see Mel from Divers Alert Network at OZTek. Asia Divers can arrange DAN short term insurance for you upon arrival at our resort. Have a look here for more information on insurance options:

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New Freediver T-shirt included in PADI Freediver course

padi freediver shirt from Asia Divers Puerto GaleraOur funky Freediving polo shirt is now in stock . It’s included when you do certain the PADI Freediver Specialty course with us. 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!

PADI Freediver Course

E-IDC update
Look who is back for the IDC…

Today we are starting the March IDC and welcome Carsten back to Asia Divers.

It will only take 8 days and we will be ready for the PADI Exams on 26/27th. So mark your calendars for the party on 27th…

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Shanghai American School students ‘Dive against Debris’ and news from Asia Divers

Shanghai American School students Dive against Debris

We’ve had two amazing groups with us this week at Asia Divers: Maine Maritime Academy and Shanghai American School!

Farewell to the Maine Maritime Academy group. This group of 20 has enjoyed their tropical water diving experience for sure. Every dive was a feast for the eyes for them to be seeing the amazing biodiversity of Puerto Galera.

Thanks to Alan Verde, Tim Schroder and our good friends from Island Dreams for making this all come together. We’ve loved diving with you guys and hope that you can come back again.

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What a great few days with this group of students from Shanghai American School.

 

Their “Caring for Coral “ week started at Stairway Foundation in Aninuan and then the last part of their trip was dedicated to completing their PADI Open Water training dives and joining in for the Project Aware specialty, “Dive Against Debris”.

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Thanks so much to Kevin David for all the organization this took, and also to Karl Poulin and Joey Zhang for having it all run so flawlessly. This was also our first time to work with Big Blue Diving in Shanghai as they did the academic and confined water dives there. We hope to do more of this collaboration in the future with them and we’re already looking forward to seeing the Shanghai American School back again next year.

“Splash for trash!”

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These we’re the results from our “Dive Against Debris” in our Project Aware, adopted dive site, Sabang Bay. Twenty four participants from the Shanghai American School plus their instructors participated. It’s amazing how much you can collect in just one dive! Along with picking up the trash on a very beautiful area some of us got to see a couple turtles and sea snake. The kids enjoyed sorting and collecting the trash and the data will be sent to Project Aware. Every small piece was counted.

A very busy dive platform!

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Congratulations to everyone at the Shanghai American School. 22 PADI Open Water divers and 26 Project Aware Dive Against Debris Divers!

Let’s get to The Point!

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The Point Bar was rockin on the last night of the Maine Maritime Academy group. 24 T-shirts all in all for the night….2 jelly tours, 11 Shark Attack, 5 Stairway to hell, 3 The Point, 1 Tim Bridge and 2 Walk of Life plus a few bell rings in the mix!!

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Thresher Sharks in Puerto Galera get help from local divers

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The big excitement in Puerto Galera over the past while has been the thresher sharks. This photo is by one of our instructors, Andy Xie. He’s been able to get very close to the thresher sharks using his rebreather and if you read further down you’ll see the reason why he’s been getting so close to these magnificent creatures.

Puerto Galera has just been booming with thresher shark sightings over the past few weeks. Seems like there are six of them in the area now which is truly amazing. We sure do hope that they stick around for a while!

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Video credit : Rob Jacobs / Calypso Multimedia

Maine Maritime Academy experience tropical diving for the first time

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Oh what it week it will be!! Alan Verde and Tim Schroder are here from the Maine Maritime Academy with eighteen 20+ year olds who have never done tropical diving before. Being used to cold water diving they’ve taken the plunge mostly just in shorts and T-‘s and they are all smiling about it.

So far on day two they are completely blow away from the marine biodiversity and some have already seen one of our neighborhood sharks too! We’re all looking forward to a great week with them.

What’s been happening this week at Asia Divers

Fantastic to have Edward Lin and his friends here from Taiwan (Larry, Wu, Jean, and Yang). They had an amazing few days enjoying all the awesome diving including diving with…guess what?!

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Status Quo for the wooden-hulled private boats of Puerto Galera

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We appeal to all friends to help us, please sign this petition. This is to try to stop the phase out of the private bangkas. If this happens it will affect tourism in Puerto Galera in a major way. Please pass this along and sign.

Sign the petition

Rebreather divers help tangled thresher shark in Puerto Galera

It’s been quite a week for thresher shark sightings in Puerto Galera. There have been 3-4 of them around pretty much every day now and our divers are getting some real close encounters with them. Unfortunately there is fishing line tied up around two of them. Andy Xie and Aaron Gillespie went out on their rebreathers. Check out the report from Andy below.

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Day 1: With a 120-minute bottom time, we finally gained the trust from the sharks, and the opportunities to get closer. Actually there are two sharks tangled in fishing lines. The lines cut deeply in their dorsal fins. We made two successful cuts out of three times attempts, and removed half of the lines from the shark that was in a worse situation. We will continue this action tomorrow to remove as many lines as we can. We appreciate it a lot that when Asia Divers learned about our plan, they assign us a boat free of charge, and give us many supports. Divers: Andy Xie and Aaron Gillespie.

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Day 2: It didn’t go smoothly as we expected. 120 minutes bottom time. The healthy shark came first to detect as it did yesterday. Then brought us a new friend, a thresher with a bent dorsal fin (is it an injury from badly fight or hit? See photo 7), using pectoral fins with great effort to keep balance. Three sharks came closer to us, but the two tangled didn’t show up. Is it because the temperature increased by 1℃ or they are afraid of seeing too many divers? We removed fishing lines at the bottom about 20m long to prevent further harms to the creatures. We will dive tomorrow as well. Wish us good luck to cut off more lines from the sharks.

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What’s been happening at Asia Divers and El Galleon Resort…

Skip Tucker and his EGGstrordinary group have EGGsited El Galleon…Oh what an EGGciting week it was!

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What a great week it’s been having Skip Tucker from Eco Dive Center in California back here again. His group loved the diving and all the non-diving fun as well.

A very big thank you to Skip for putting his trust in us and getting so many wonderful folks signed up for this trip. Thanks also to Tim Yeo at Bluewater Travel for getting the logistics nailed down. Let’s do it EGGain!!

80’s Party at The Point Bar

The 80’s themed Wigs night was a huge success with people all done up in lots of big hair.

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100 Dives in Puerto Galera

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Congratulations to Linda Van Der Linde who did her 100th dive and of course she just had to dress up for the occasion. Somehow we missed to add this on her t-shit…but we’ll add it on next time!

 

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Charolotte Mausolf was also super excited because she did her 100th dive on this trip. Congratulations!

 

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Happy birthday to John Keeney who celebrated his special day here with us. Skip made sure the cake had the appropriate greeting to his very long time dear friend.

 

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Snorkeling mermaids with “Mama”, Linda, Laura and Rose.

 

Good times at Verde Island

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Verde Island Surface interval was a perfect place for the group to spend their last day after two fantastic dives on the Drop Off.

 

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Nothing like a BCD party with cold beers while floating around the Verde Island passage!

 

Flying and diving do mix!

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Getting super excited about the drifting through Canyons to see some of the big schools of big fishes…with Ruben, Sarah, Karl, Soren, Jesper, Charlie and Graham.

Photo Workshop – June 16-23, 2019

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Exposure Triangle:  Learn how to balance aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create a well-exposed image. What are the most important aspects of the image?   This will determine the settings used in a particular frame.

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

E-IDC update
PADI Freediving Workshop at Asia Divers

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Our entire Asia Divers instructor team and point shop participated in a PADI Freediving workshop, learning more about the sports itself, what PADI is offering and what awesome Freediving gear we have in the point shop with Ocean Dive Supply.

We are ready to support Freedivers (recreational and competitive) and those who want to give it a try… next update when Rhuby joins in the pool… 😉

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And look at the cool poster we received from PADI Regional Manager Conny Jeppsen. Thanks Conny

How long can you hold your breath?

Follow the link for more information about our PADI Freediving Courses

Learn to Freedive the PADI Way

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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

Ushuaia motorbike adventure

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.

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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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