Puerto Galera Ultra Marathon on November 30 2014

There are two main distances, 50km and 25km and also a 5 km. You’ll see Allan, Rhuby and Dave and Jamie getting up early for this. Start and finish line is the Plaza in Puerto Galera town proper.  Assembly time is an hour before gun start.  Maps (and more info) are available on Facebook and This is an opportunity to for all our friends to come down to PG and participate.

https://www.facebook.com/events/612533608863188/?ref_notif_type=plan_mall_activity&source=29

Allan on the go…

Allan and Rhuby have been in Yeosu South Korea for the most beautiful bay of the world 10th world congress. Next year it will be happening in Puerto Galera which is a really big event for the whole community here. We’ll keep you posted on the details as things come together.

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Allan has recently attended the Beef Steak and Burgundy 60th anniversary in Adelaide at the Intercontinental Hotel. The back three lads are from the PI, Paul Jones, Allan, John Edgiton who Allan rode with from Sydney to Adelaide.  Front, left Luis Coronado partner EY solutions Singapore, centre is Howard Bennett MD of the Radisson hotel Shanghai, right Frederic Lucron GM Hilton Hotel Tokyo. I understand that a good time was had by all!

Team Sweden at El Galleon

With sunshine, sand, sea, cold beer and many smiles; The resort has been quite busy the past couple weeks with “team Sweden”. Tommy and Kjell’s relatives from the homeland sure enjoyed their time with us. There was an engagement, a 75th birthday for Hakan and lots of activities and fun every day. From left to right: Hakan, Sara, Carina, Kari, Tommy, Serkan, Moa, Louise, Simon and Kjell. 

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Serkan Gunes completed his Open Water course and Moa Grankvist did a refresher. Congratulations!

The HUGYCUP 2014-2015

It’s with great pleasure we can announce the 6th HUGYCUP edition.
The HUGYCUP 2014-2015 will take place in Puerto Galera, Philippines between the 22nd of February and the 18th of April. Asia divers and El Galleon resort will be our home base during the competition.
The HUGYCUP is an international underwater photo & video competition supported and sponsored by well-known resorts & dive centers, artists & equipment manufacturers.
Prizes with a total value of around 30000 € will be awarded to the best photographers & videographers.
So join us and take part of this great experience. Danny Van Belle, 4-times winner of the Golden Fin at the world festival of underwater images and Cmas Vice-world champion underwater videography will be there to give you some extra advice.
During the HUGYCUP you can get some ideas on aperture & diaphragm settings and adjustments for your camera, underwater positioning and composition.
Come and join us during the HUGYCUP period and get a chance to win one of the marvelous prizes ….  For all info have a look at www.2014.hugycup.com

To join please contact : info@hucycup.com or through the booking form on the HUGYCUP website http://2014.hugycup.com/how-to-participate-how-to-book/bookingreservation-form

October on the beach

This past week finished off a holiday in China and Hong Kong and we’ve had wonderful diving conditions to make everyone who was here very happy. Looks like the weather is staying like this for a while now so grab you bags and come on down! With the “Blood Moon” last week it was also a chance to put down the cameras and enjoy some great drift diving.  Canyons and Kilima have been very popular dive sites!

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Sometimes it’s great just to be able to go with the flow…

Nico Dijkstra and Paul Warren enjoyed the rides for sure!

Apo Reef Trip

You have not been diving at Apo Reef yet? Rags II has two free slots on a trip available! October 17-21, 2014: Two slots available for three days of diving/ four nights at Apo Reef for 745 US $ per person! Everything included (fuel surcharge, nitrox, beer etc.) except the Marine Park fee of 2040 PHP and equipment.

Please email for details about this trip! instructors@asiadivers.com

Andy’s Corner

Andy has had many students and divers from China coming here to El Galleon and Asia Divers and he is getting well known in China to be an excellent instructor, giving his students and divers a great diving experience in Puerto Galera. We’re very glad to have him working with us at Asia Divers! If you need a course to be taught in Chinese please just let us know.

Scuba diver girls Su Can, Yang Qin, Luo Ying preparing to submerge with Andy.

10a10Some of Andy’s students and divers this past week. Above we have: Wang Zhi Jie OW + AOW; Su Can OW; Yang Qin fun diver; Lin Kai OW+AOW; Luo Ying OW; Zheng Huai Zhou AOW. Congratulations to everyone!

 

Bubblemaker Alexander

Our latest Bubble maker Alexander Nelson has taken to the aquatic world as would be expected, as his mom Kimberly is a long time diver. Alli is a bit concerned that he is heading towards the dark side though as he really wanted to dive Sweet Lips Corner, Odies, Blackfish, Mamoods and several of the other tech deeper sites. Alexander is full of knowledge of many underwater creatures and has the love of the ocean in him already, so we expect to see him on an Open Water Course when he is ten. You can get your kids on the Bubblemaker course once they turn eight years of age. It’s a great way to get them started in diving.

JR the Divemaster

Congratulations to our newest certified Divemaster, JR Karbowski. JR has been teamed up with Pete as his instructor and has breezed through the course with flying colours. He is now getting to use all his new skills helping out on dives and courses for a while until he has to go back home. We hope to see you back here on an IDC!

Andy at Asia Divers

Andy Xie has been keeping pretty busy lately with lots of students from China and his new toy…a very large telescope. If you need a Chinese speaking instructor contact us for details.

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Come by the Barrel Bar when Andy is there with his telescope and you could see some good close-ups of the moon, stars and the sun… with a beer in your hand!

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