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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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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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2019 Photo Workshop, eIDC update, and showing off Puerto Galera’s diving to friends old and new

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Allways Dive Expeditions explores Puerto Galera

It’s been a great couple days hosting this group of dive shop owners and their representatives from Australia. Thanks so much to Allways Dive Expeditions for organizing this, and to Nikki Cairns for being an awesome team leader. We’ve been able to give them a quick tour of our lovely beachfront resort and facilities and introduce them to the beautiful diving in Puerto Galera. They will leave here having seen the amazing diversity that our area has to offer and we’re looking forward to seeing them come back soon. With Cleyon Wright, Cristine Jones, Graham Willis, Lillian Sassart, Paul Sorensen, Shannon Carlson, Zhiyanne Naera-Crafter, Nikki Cairns, and Darren Hall.

We spent a beautiful Sunday on Verde island with our group from Allways Dive Expeditions. It was a perfect sunny calm-water day to enjoy three wonderful dives, a delicious BBQ, a walkabout on the island, and a BCD party in the Verde island passage on the way home. Also, a big congratulation goes to Darren Hall who “Discovered Scuba” twice in one day with Paul Sorensen introducing him to a whole new world.

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We spent a beautiful Sunday on Verde island with our group from Allways Dive Expeditions. It was a perfect sunny calm-water day to enjoy three wonderful dives, a delicious BBQ, a walkabout on the island, and a BCD party in the Verde island passage on the way home. Also, a big congratulation goes to Darren Hall who “Discovered Scuba” twice in one day with Paul Sorensen introducing him to a whole new world.

Underwater Photography Workshop 2019

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Join Phil Rudin & Beth Watson June 16-23, 2019, here for a Photo Workshop which will cover:

  • Hands-on in water mentoring
  • Short slideshow presentations throughout the week
  • Learn about lighting, composition, camera settings, equipment and much more
  • Learn macro and wide angle techniques using fisheye and rectilinear lenses
  • Daily photo critiques
  • Lightroom and Photoshop editing techniques
  • Learn creative lighting and advanced photography techniques

Join Phil and Beth for fun, learning, laughter and friendship

Contact: allison@asiadivers.com for more details if you’re interested

Welcome to Puerto Galera, Bill and Pat Acker

Welcome to Puerto Galera, Bill and Pat Acker

We had a visit this week of Bill Acker and his brother Pat. Bill and Tommy did their Instructor course together 1989 in the same time as Andy Norman did his Staff Instructor training. Bill is the owner of Yap Divers and Manta Ray Bay hotel www.mantaray.com in Yap, a great place for Mantas and also Shark dives. Tommy together with Rene Sten and Larry Bird visited Bill last August for this year’s Ngulu expedition.

Now it was Bill’s turn to come and visit us and he brought his brother Pat with him. They managed to do some nice dives here in Puerto Galera, together with Tommy and had the opportunity to get introduced to the Classic Club as well.

Bill and Tommy also got some time to do a bit of planning for next year Ngulu expedition that will happen in the end of July. Keep an eye out for the details as the trip will have limited space to 6 divers only!

PADI eIDC Update

Who is diving and teaching with us next…

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It could be YOU living the dream… like George Vest who introduced the Green and Wallis family – all connected with the Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan, where George is an orchestra instructor also promoting SCUBA diving in and out of Japan. George did his IDC in the Philippines and is now working with Asia Divers, teaching and interning on courses, earning commission to finance his holidays. Contact idc@asiadivers.com to find out options to work with us.

Lots of fun in and out of the water

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We all enjoyed the families here with lots of entertainment from playing fun card games during meal times, sunsets and moon rises at the barrel bar and of course lots of in-water activities: 8 year old Camille worked with Ruben and got several dives as a Bubblemaker while Chris, her dad, did a DSD and took photos from the dive boats.

His wife Cinnamon and son Cameron along with Mike Wallis completed their Open Water course with Sabine. Shawna Wallis and her son, Zach did a review and then completed the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course with George. Shawna ended up with 10 more dives in her log book.

Everyone had a blast and would like to return with George and other families from Canadian Academy!

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