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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]

St George Beach Cleanup by Aussie Fundraiser

Aussie Fund Raiser's First Beach Cleanup with St George Dive Centre

This week is the Aussie Fundraiser, in which our boys Allan and Tommy are motorcycling over 13,000 Km around Australia, raising money for charity.Money raised will go to the Springboard Foundation, helping street kids here in the Philippines and Project Aware Foundation, fighting to stop ocean debris. [read more]

In preparation for the Aussie Fundraiser by Allan Nash

On Saturday August 13, I visited the ASCF (Asian Student Christian Foundation) projects at Payatas, the Cashew Tree pre school, Mango House and Papaya Academy and the Payatas rubbish dump site, that according to the national government does not exist! I seen hundreds of people of all ages working, sorting and living in what can only be descried as extremely pour conditions.

The ASCF, Craig Barrows and his team of dedicated volunteers and workers are doing an amazing job, helping kids that have been terribly abused (physically and physiologically), abandoned, forgotten about. The need to do more is everywhere, read more…

New arrivals from Cressi

We are please to let you know we just in time for the summer have received the NEW long sleeved Rash Guard from Cressi. Same designed as the short sleeve we already have but with the long sleeves to give even more warmth and protection.

Protection from the sun while on the beach or on the boat. Also great to wear under your wetsuit while diving or on a really warm day just wear as it is.

Rash Guard Ladies version
Rash Guard Ladies version
Cressi Rash Guard the male version.
Cressi Rash Guard the male version.

You can find these in our stores in :-

Puerto Galera [email protected]
Manila [email protected]
Cebu [email protected]
Boracay [email protected]

Fun times at Asia Divers this week

Jos Van de Giesen has had a great weekend here with his son, Bart and girlfriend, Jzene. Discovering scuba again, all three got to do some diving together along with Pete and Christopher Tong. It should also be noted that Jos did a sneaky note on the board on his last dive with Alli that said “#400”. Looks like there will be a celebration next time he is here!

Jerry O’Shea advanced though his Advanced course with Pete so quickly that he had to fill some more time doing his Nitrox course as well. Jerry did his theory on-line and came down here to complete the dives. E-Learning is the way to go!

A night of celebrating in the Point for Norbert and Birgit Andreya, Tina Lockie, Andrea Hensel and Rainer Kleenner because Andrea earned a 500 Dive Club T-shirt. Congratulations!

Dicery Gen Aribal is very happy to be on her honeymoon and the fact that she got to go diving her new hubby, Robert Cyr

Congrats to Jenny Fisher, who snuck in a quick Nitrox course before starting the IDC. Christopher Tong hasn’t been diving in a while but came down with some diver friends and got right back into the swing of things with a review, a Nitrox course and of course, some great diving.

Free Raffle to win 3 nights at El Galleon.

Hello everyone,

I have to confess that I have fouled up.

Allan Nash who has donated the 3 nights free stay at El Galleon is away and therefore unable to draw the raffle.

I shall contact Allan Nash and as soon as I know a date when he can draw the raffle in public  so everyone knows it is fair,  I will send notification to everyone.

Sorry about this but Allan Nash is due back on the 25th.  so we won’t need to wait too long.

Again my apologies.

Terry  Llewellyn.

The El Galleon Webmaster.

Another Ghoulish Halloween Night at The Point

It’s been a howling All-Saints Day long weekend here with lots of Manila regulars around, plus groups from the U.S. and Germany. The Halloween party at the Point was filled with the usual sorts of spooky characters and very bewitching staff members. Face painting was once again was a big hit for the many kids and even the bigger kids too. Thanks to everyone who came along and got into the spirit of things.