DRT Manila

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The annual Dive Show in the Philippines is happening September 8-10th at SM Megatrade hall, Manila.  Tommy along with the Ocean Dive Supply team will be there together with Cressi as previous years and Alli will be in the Department of Tourism both representing Asia Diver/El Galleon. If you’re in Manila please drop by.

Asia Divers welcomes Eleanor Hui

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We are very happy to have Eleanor join the Asia Divers Instructor team. Prior, Eleanor was in Marketing & PR in cosmetics industry for 10 years in Hong Kong.  She quit her job and moved to Puerto Galera in 2016 September. Eleanor loves diving and taking pictures – even on the ground or underwater.  She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English. If you need a Chinese speaking instructor to teach you please contact instructors@asiadivers.com  where both Andy and Eleanor are working along with the rest of the team.

Truk’n

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A couple of “clean” shirts were handed to David Coller and John Tucker just as they were heading off to Truk. Congrats to Dave on his 400th and John for his 700th. Much of those have been done with us!

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John, Dave and Rene enjoying their last El Gal lunch for a while as they head off to some amazing wreck diving in Truk. Our next big live-aboard trip is coming up in early 2018 to Raja Ampat. Contact tommy@asiadivers.com for more information.

Asia Divers 30th Anniversary

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Recognize anyone here? Asia Divers 30th Anniversary celebration is getting real close. Contact us if you would like to attend this fun-filled weekend. The dates of the actual event are November 24, 25 and 26, but why not tie it in with a diving holiday with us and make it a 7-10 day trip?! Contact admin@asiadivers.com for bookings.

Here are some of the events we have planned for the weekend include:
Friday Nov. 24th
Verde Island diving: Includes 2 dives with BBQ and drinks. It will be a wonderful day over there with lots of time to relax and enjoy the beach after diving.
Saturday November 25th
Our 30th Anniversary party on the platform: Includes buffet dinner, fire dance, fireworks and live band.

Sunday November 26th
Golfing at Ponderosa ending with a Sunset cruise with drinks

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

What’s been happening this week at Asia Divers

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It was great to have Simon and Finn Josey back with us recently. They have been coming here for many, many years and we’re happy that Simon did his 200th dive with us on this vacation! In-fact most of those 200 dives have been with us.

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Another of our long time friends are here this week and it’s time to get the next generation diving. Wonderful to see Bonny, CY and the kids and to see that Tim is on his way to becoming an Open Water diver.

Verde Island

The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor (VIP) is famously known as “the center of the center of marine biodiversity”. It is the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle, the apex of aquatic life on Earth. The Passage’s 900,000 square-kilometer area is home to 60% of the world’s known shorefish species, and even as much has yet to be explored in its waters.

Asia Divers/El Galleon is lucky to have this amazing diving right on our doorstep!
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Good morning Verdi Island!! What a stunning early morning photo by Beth Watson. She shot this one with her drone in the wee early hours of the morning.

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Speaking of Verde Island…look what Alli and her group bumped into this morning on the pinnacle.  Yes, a lovely whale  shark spend a good few minutes with us just resting in the current while we were all racing around and getting out of breath. Check out the video: https://web.facebook.com/andy.xie.5836/videos/958153520993355/

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A very happy group of divers today! Remily Middaugh, Shiyuan, Qin Zhen, Alli, David Potter and Joe Ashworth-Martin giving the “W” for WHALE SHARK signal.