Raja Ampat with Asia Divers

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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

Vision Divers at Asia Divers

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It was great to have Vision Divers here with us again.  Mostly from Melbourne Australia, Vision Divers have been visiting us for at least 10 years, and always have a great time. Scott, Kaite, Dave,Rob, Emma and Eliz all carried on  that tradition .  All the usual activities were at hand, including a great day out at Verde Island. There were lots of critter sightings on our local dives, including an encounter with an eagle ray on their final dive. Of course Vision are no wimps when it comes to post diving activities, so the Point Bar is always the venue of choice. We are really glad the new look Point Bar got the seal of approval from these guys. See you next time!

Notable people missing from the trip were, Pete Webster and his Mrs Deb Lord who could not attend this visit. We missed you!

Who’s been doing what

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Congratulations to Scott Brickell for getting his PADI Open Water certification this weekend. Scott did his Scuba Diver course in 2011 and felt it was about time for an upgrade!  On Sunday Scott did his 4th dive with Alli who happened to be on her dive number 11,111!

Special Anniversary’s

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It’s Asia Divers 30th Anniversary this year as many of you know by now, but it is also anniversaries for these three ladies.  We had a small party in the Point Bar to celebrate a many years spent working here at El Galleon/Asia Divers. Rhuby 24 years, Angie 20 years and Alli 20 years. Time has flown by!

Manila Dive show

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The annual Dive Show in the Philippines is taking place this coming weekend, 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.

What friends are for

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John, Rene and Larry were indeed happy boys in Truk with Tech Asia last week. Larry, always thinking about his friends knew that Malcolm Ward would be here while he was not, so he cunningly arranged a new beautiful new regulator case for Malcolm. I think the “Hello Kitty” regulator case could be a big hit in the tech diving community!

Computers delivered to school on Verde Island.

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Allan, Rhuby and Paul went over to Verde Island to deliver a nice gift for the school. EL Galleon/Asia Divers have been doing several projects at the school and this was the latest one. Daniel Ninofranco,  ANTONIO Gacusan,  Joshua Dolotina and Julio Endara owner of Volenday  kindly gave the computers to the San Agapito high school. Julio is a member of the B&B Manila which is where Allan and Paul met him. This will be a huge benefit for the kids and the teachers.