The Monday News

As many of you know we publish a weekly newsletter called “The Monday News” and appropriately it happens to come out every Monday. Our little newsletter has been going out to our many friends for over 14 years now and we have quite the following from all over the world. It’s a great way to keep up to date on what’s happening here, new things and events, who’s been doing what and trips that we have planned for the following year. Besides that, you get to see photos of some of us who work here too, so you know were still happily here! If you would like to subscribe to the Monday News just use this link:

This months’ cover shot is by Maziar Momtazi, and you can see more of his photos at


Socorro – April 29-May 8…LAST SPOT AVAILABLE!
Due to a late cancellation on the trip we have 1 spot (for a male diver) open aboard the Rocio Del Mar – to Socorro – April 29-May 8. Price is now only $ 2,495 from $ 3,295. A savings of $ 800!!  If you don’t know Socorro, it’s the unofficial name for (and the main island in) the Revillagigedos Archipelago, roughly 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s known for large pelagic action: giant Pacific mantas, schooling hammerheads, tuna, etc. — like Cocos Island but with more margaritas on the way. See

If anyone is interested contact

Asia Divers is a great place to Discover Scuba!

A big day for Discovering Scuba at Asia Divers. Craig Fitzgibbon, Elizabeth Francis, Romeo Alvarez, Christian Catly, Reggie Quimosing, and Ina Bianka Silva-Quimosing decided to give it a go with Troy and Jamie, along with Instructor Intern, Tobias and Dive Master Candidate, Ichiro. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the chance to see the underwater world. Hopefully this is the start of a certification!

Congratulations to our latest batch of instructors

Congratulations goes to all our IDC candidates that passed their Instructor Examination last week. Contact us if you want more information on doing your instructor course with us.

Next Up coming IDC’s in 2014:

May / June IDC: 20 of May to 6 of June with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 9 to the 13 of June

July IDC: 4 to the 21 of July with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 24 to the 28 of July

September IDC starts the 3 to the 30 of September with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course starts the 3 of October and ends the 7 October

November/December IDC starts the 21 of November and ends the 8 of December with the IE the following 2 days. The MSDT Prep. Course starts the 11 and ends the 15 of December


Cressi service seminars return to Asia Divers backyard…

Returning to home territory and good old Puerto Galera, Andy Norman carried out another Cressi-sub service on 20th March in Asia Divers for IDAP students and one of our own local staff.

Despite the night before celebrations of the candidates passing the IE that made for a late start, the course eventually kicked off with the students understanding the inner workings of regulators and how to diagnose problems when then arise..

Again, the regulators used were Cressi-sub’s AC2 with the compact second stage and the MC5 with the ellipse 2nd stage, and as per usual, a small discussion on the breakdown and repair of the BCD inflation device was added at the end of the course.

Congratulations to the following students: Patrick Ramsay, Tobias Pino, Christophe Swartebroeckx, Scott Ames, Roldan Montiano

For anyone interested in the one day cress-sub service seminar please contact

Family diving

As Dad David de Marneffe and mom Lorna Avillanosa look on, they are happy to see their kids get their first experience to dive. Lorraine and Loureen Avillanosa can hardly wait to get into the ocean after completing their pool Bubblemaker session. Kids who get started at this age with the bubblemaker program are usually very keen to become Open Water divers with their parent’s encouragement. It makes for a great family holiday!