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Scuba Monster, Verde Island, and PADI E-IDC begins

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Asia Divers welcomes Scuba Monster from Hong Kong

Very happy to have the group from Scuba Monster Hong Kong! Specialty thanks to John Ng, Jennifer Chu and Woody Tam who organized this trip. Great dives everyday and we hope to see you guys again soon!

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Scuba Monster got to “The Point” pretty much as soon as they arrive. We could tell it was going to be a fun few days!

 

What’s been happening this week at Asia Divers?

A great day to head off to Verde Island with Ruben, Elly, Sarah, Iain, Piet, Adrian, Nicolas, Brant, Sandra, Steven and Ralph.

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Going to Verde Island is a breeze with Asia Divers. Our comfortable, sun covered speedboat can get us there in 30 minutes…and before all the other dive shops get there so we have the whole dive site to ourselves!

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Tommy on Tour week 4 & 5

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Tommy and Leary got so busy riding the bike last week there was no chance for an update, so we will cover 2 weeks now…

Went to see our old friends Rob and Ning Clark just south of Yass at their farm Merryville Station where they raise Lamb. Great experience for the boys to see the life on a real farm.

To Sydney to see the team from PADI Asia Pacific with some serious stuff and a few beers of course.
Straight north along the east coast until they hit Cairns.

Over the Atherton Tableland to the Purple Pub in Normanton, oil change in Mount Isa, turn right at Threeways and just arrived in Kakadu National Park.

Visit the Dive Supply Blog to read more

PADI E-IDC update

Our May IDC has just started ! Stay tuned for updates…

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Everyone is so excited that the IDC has finally started and especially about writing exams on the first day… yay.

Stay tuned for all the fun updates throughout our 10 days program. Next PADI Instructor Development Course starts on 27th June 2019 with only few spaces left.

Register now for our popular 10 days IDC including EFRI. If you are a Divemaster with at least 100 logged dives, reserve your space and start now.

RSVP via idc@asiadivers.com or use our Contact page

That’s all from Asia Divers for this week folks. Be sure to catch up again next week!

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Your weekly Scuba fix from Asia Divers & El Galleon Resort

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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Raja Ampat with Asia Divers

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Asia Divers has charted the Indo Siren for an 11-day trip to Raja Ampat, Papua Indonesia. Dates for the trip are January 20-30, 2018 and the boat has space for 16 divers.  We still have spaces left. The price for the 10 nights on Indo Siren is € 4,200 and to confirm space we need € 1,000. The balance is needed 3 months prior departure. For more details: http://sirenfleet.com/diving-destinations/indonesia/raja-ampat/ Tommy will conduct this trip so please email him if you need any information Tommy@asiadivers.com

Raja Ampat 2018

Asia Divers has charted the Indo Siren for an 11-day trip to Raja Ampat, Papua Indonesia. Dates for the trip are January 20-30, 2018 and the boat has space for 16 divers.  We still have spaces left. The price for the 10 nights on Indo Siren is € 4,200 and to confirm space we need € 1,000. The balance is needed 3 months prior departure. For more details: http://sirenfleet.com/diving-destinations/indonesia/raja-ampat/ Tommy will conduct this trip so please email him if you need any information Tommy@asiadivers.com

Apo Reef and Coron trip

sep16d6Liveaboard Rags II has only a few open slots left for this season!  November 27th to December 4th, 2016 Apo Reef and Coron. Perfect combination of world class reef dives and historic WWII wrecks!  1710 US $ for six full days of diving and everything included (nitrox, food, beer, soft drinks) except equipment and 2450 PHP for Apo Reef Marine Park Fee. Four slots left! Contact Asia Divers for details at instructors@asiadivers.com

Tubbataha 2016

We’re back from an amazing transition trip from Tubbataha back to Batangas. Asia Divers group of 19 folks including Tommy and Alli we’re on the Discovery Palawan boat from June 10-17 with no internet, no Facebook and no cell phone…ahhhhhhh, it was wonderful! We spent four days in beautiful Tubbataha, then a quick stop at Kawayan and over to Apo Reef. Tubbataha did not disappoint us at all with the spectacular walls, white-tip and grey reef sharks, many turtles, gorgeous seafans, schools of jacks, snappers and millions of colorful fishes. Highlights also included hammerhead, marble rays and marlin…but the big icing on the cake was the time spent on two back-to-back dives with a lovely whale  shark! The crew on the boat was top rate and we all seemed to have put on weight with the never-ending wonderful dishes of food. Great to have done this trip with you…Sue Goodman, Frank Craven, Bill MacLennan, Glenn and Shelia Thibodeaux, Beth and Steve Watson, Bob and Brigitte Swanson, Ike Subardiaga,  Gernie Meliza,  Hamish Low, Eve Nightingale, Dave Collar,  Rebecca Lin, Iggy Javellana,  and Gunnar Sekander.

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Sue Goodman got a great shot of Beth Watson taking a photo of a whale shark.

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The very happy group showing the whale shark sign

Dive Travel – TAHITI HERE WE COME!

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Asia Diver have charted the French Polynesia Master for a 10-day trip to Tahiti, more exact we will dive from Rangiroa to Fakarava with both islands inclusive.
Dates for the trip is May 17-27, 2017 and the boat have space for 25 divers and we have still spaces left. You have a choice of upper deck cabin for $ 5,975 or lower deck for $ 5,675, most cabin can be converted between Twin or Double bed settings.
For more details please click HERE.

If you are interested to join the trip please get in contact with Tommy who will lead the trip at tommy@asiadivers.com

Liveaboard Rags II has only a few open slots left for this season!

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February 29 – March 5, 2016 Apo Reef and Northern Busuanga

Perfect combination of world class reef dives and a historic WWII wreck!

1140 US $ for four full days of diving with optional disembarkation at Coron and everything included except equipment

(nitrox, food, beer, soft drinks, fuel surcharge and all marine sanctuary fees).

Five slots left!

May 10-18, 2016 All Around Mindoro incl. Tablas Strait, Boracay and Apo Reef

This trip has it all! Wrecks, sea caves and big fish!

1995 US $ for seven full days of diving and everything included except equipment

Six slots left!

Contact instructors@asiadivers.com for details

Tubbataha in June

Four extra spaces have become available for Tubbataha Reef. This time we’ll be doing the transition trip which will go from Puerto Princesa to Batangas. Dates are June 10-17, 2016. Contact Tommy at Tommy@asiadivers.com for more details.jan16d10

Asia Divers Palau Trip 2015

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Most of us met up ahead of the trip due to flight schedules and were hanging out down at Sam’s Tours Dive centre. We were aiming to see the World Cup Rugby final the night before the trip but the closest place to show it was Guam.

Palau were again showing the great diving you have started to expect with the Mantas playing at German channel, plenty of Sharks at Blue Corner, Siaes Corner, Ulong Channel and Pelilu. Turtle everywhere and so were the Barracudas just to mention some.

The atmosphere on the boat was great with a lot of old friends got together and with great service from the daily elected Beer Bitch.

Participants from the left is Wolfgang, Joe, Kevin, John, Johan, Maria, Tommy, Patricia, Jeremy, Rosina, Mary, Rene, Cathy, Suzi, Mark & Fitri. Missing is Dani, he earned the Beer Bitch vest for not being on time.

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Tommy and Suzi Denton have done 350 dives together on live-aboard trips,celebrated on the Tropical Dancer.