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What a week with Diveline Aus!

It’s been a week to remember for sure with this fun gang from Diveline Aus. Superb conditions, lots of sun and tremendous amounts of fun for all. The grand finale included a lovely BCD float in the Verde island Passage.

This was a perfect day for a Verde adventure with Diveline Aus! Thanks to Paul Sorensen for bringing  Adrian Marshall, Julie Wrighton, Peter Wrighton, Ian Hulett, Christine Reynonds, Paul McGrath, John Timms, Stewart Andrews, Matthew Grahams, Kenneth Mills and Jennifer Mcgrath to our happy home!

What’s happening here

Kenneth Mills  and Matthew Graham did their PADI DPV courses with Jamie and had two super dives , than Alli took all of them plus Rene on a “Magical Mystery Tour” to West Escarcio, Canyons, Atol, Kilima, Sinandigan, and Coral cove. They finished in an area that Rene and Jamie had never even seen before!


We’ve also enjoyed the company of this very experienced group of underwater photographers (Choi Yee Shing, Yiu Hei (Alex) Cheung, Wu Wei Keung, and Li Yat (Ken) Hung) this week. They were a pleasure to dive with. Many highlights including two Blackwater dives too.


Matt Hutchinson is well immersed into his Instructor internship now after passing the Instructor exams. Matt will spend the next month with us gaining lots of experience in teaching all PADI courses and also helping out on guiding. For everyone who does their IDC with us we offer this internship program for no extra charge. If you’re interested in becoming a PADI pro and living the dream, please have a look at our website for more information:

Ruben and Matt are teaching Greg Tirrell PADI Advanced course right now, getting him experienced in several different types of dives.


Huong Ly has been enjoying her stay with us doing DSD and follow-up dives.


Mid Autumn Day and National Day holiday in China means lots and lots of folks from China around this week. Our Chinese instructor team is busy busy and soon we’ll have a bunch of certified PADI divers to celebrate with.


Homies! First time for Kjell to meet up with someone from his hometown here at El Gal. Daniel Haworth is from Arboga, Sweden and Jimmy Strand is from the next town over. Small world stuff for sure!

Blackwater Magic

We took advantage of the perfect conditions for Blackwater diving this week and went out for two nights back to back.  Check out what Arthur Nash shot with the Olympus TG-3 and no strobe. Join us for some more of this really cool diving:


Monday news

Matt Hutchinson captured this lovely image just as the group was heading out for a night dive. It’s a tough call sometimes…Barrel Bar or night dive?!


Wechat and Alipay is now available


Life just got much easier for our Chinese guests. You can now use WeChat pay and ALIPAY here at the resort and dive center. You can also use it to pay for deposit before you arrive.  If you’re coming here soon and would like to do that, just send an email to [email protected]

DM Internship with Asia Divers, Puerto Galera, Philippines


Are you keen on becoming a PADI Divemaster? Would you like to spend 2-3 months in Puerto Galera Philippines with Asia Divers PADI CDC center? If the answer is yes, we are currently looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who are eager to experience what it is like to work in the scuba diving industry! Apply for the Divemaster Internship with Asia Divers, gain the first professional level in the diving industry and join the PADI family. Contact [email protected] for details.

What’s been happening

This month’s cover shot for the “Monday News” of our stunning private pier and dive platform was done by Beth Watson. Check out more of Beth’s amazing images which have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, web sites and have been selected for juried art exhibitions.

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Alli and Ruben took the gang out on a wonderful day trip to Chicken Feather, Bonito and Maricaban for a very cool day with some good variety of different types of diving.  Along for the adventure were Beth, Steve, Sue, Chuck, John, Jenny and Elly. We ended the trip with a nice lazy slow ride back to the resort with a few beers and lots of laughs.  Contact us and learn more about day trips to these places.


Visit our La Palm Spa and enjoy the unique and tranquil surroundings and enjoy the full range of treatments from our professionally trained staff and take full advantage of our discounts in our Low Season Promotion.


Our updated menu is now out with a mix of old and new favorites for you all to try. Check out this week’s special our very yummy seafood laksajune18a12

Just recently Chuck got his 2100th dive and he also did his 200th of the year. That’s a lot of time underwater! Congratulations Chuck! We’ve had a fun week of cool critter sightings including the Solar Powered Nudi and two dive spots with Harlequin Shrimps. We haven’t seen Harlequin shrimps here in years so this was something extremely special and got everyone very excited to go out and see them.

Look who’s back

sep15c7Congratulations to Jos for doing his 600th dive with us with 90% of those dives having been done with Asia Divers. Jos lived in the Philippines for nine years, but now he lives in Norway and we don’t get to see him too much, except on Facebook! Welcome back Jos, it was wonderful to see you back.


It’s always nice to see our old friends come back to visit. Mike and Elfriede Gould have been long time Asia Divers customers, in fact for more than 20 years! It was wonderful to see them back again and hope it won’t be another eight years before we see you again.

A great week with Dolphin Scuba

This week we welcomed Dolphin Scuba all the way from Australia Perth. The guys at Dolphin Scuba heard about Asia Divers a couple of years ago when they met Allan and Tommy on their tour around Australia, so they decided to come over and find out what all the fuss was about. It’s been a fantastic week with great weather and even better diving with sightings of Hairy Frog Fish, Soft Coral Crabs and Pygmy Seahorse, not to mention the great drift dives at the Canyons and Verde Island. Special thanks to Emma and Ben for putting the trip together.

Photographer of the week

Moray Eel at Asia Divers
A great Moray shot.

Dave is a Canadian/Australian living in Perth who originally became a diver as part of his marital obligations to Michele Mannix less than five years ago. He recently made his 200th dive with Asia Divers here in Puerto Galera at the Boulders site. When he is not force-feeding mathematics into the minds of unwilling Aussie teenagers, he likes to spend his time photographing the world above and below the sea. His dreams include being a financially kept house-husband, world peace, and better camera gear.   All of Dave and Kelly’s dive pictures can be found at

Marine life off Puerto Galera
Great Macro shot


More PG marine life
Smile for the camera please.

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All work and no play?…not for this group! A team of 15 visited Puerto Galera for the Intercept Technology annual resource summit. They came from Australia, Phillippines, South Africa, United States and Germany. In the group were five first time divers, and few who were already certified. Congratulations to Neal Duffy, David Mckenna, Frank Boardward, and Keith Donaldson for taking the plunge and to Matt Hill who went on to become a PADI Scuba Diver. You have to admit, El Galleon is the perfect place to hold a conference on company money and get in some great diving too!

On November 22nd, the European Commission announced the long awaited proposal for closing the loopholes in the European Union’s ban on shark finning. And the European Union has become a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Sharks.
These are important steps forward in Project AWARE’s work to protect threatened and vulnerable shark species.


Perth Scuba Cleanup

It was a case of second time lucky with the weather for the “Aussie Fundraiser” on Sunday and the weather this time around was perfect. The event was a joint effort with Dive Ski & Surf (Dive Locker Fremantle) and Perth Scuba (Dive Locker Canning Vale).

The idea… To do a clean up event for Project AWARE’s Dive against Debris at the same time as raising some money for a couple of very deserving charities. [more]

Last day in the bush – Ride Report #25

October 2
Leaving Karumba we headed off back towards Normanton and back onto the Savannah Way passing through, lovely Glenore Crossing and stopping for fuel at Georgetown a population of 200, one being a very nice guy from Singapore who was running one of the two gas stations in this small town. After Georgetown we then stopped at the Undara Volcanic National Park and took a two hour tour through the Larva tubs, interesting, lots of wildlife in the park. [more]