Diving with Asia Divers

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It was great to have this fun group here with us from Always Dive Expeditions in Australia. The whole gang was very experienced divers and most have been to PG before, so they knew about the amazing diving awaiting them. Thanks to Grahame Selleck for bringing everyone here (Eddie Hamid, Geoffrey Nangle, Martin Clarke, Aiden McGilvry, David Inglis, Vincenzo Mirarchi, Peter O’Donoghoue, Brett Wallace, Robert Porter)

30th Anniversary gear at Asia Divers

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Check out our brand new 30th Anniversary gear. All designed by Joonee here at Asia Divers. We’ve got Polo Shirts, Singlets, Beer Coolers and Caps. There are two different themes; one is a turtle and the other is a jellyfish and they are awesome designs! The polo shirts are available in black and white.  All have arrived and are available in Puerto Galera at the Point shop.

Polo shirts P910, Caps P380, Beer coolers P120, Singlets p720.

Look who’s diving

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Congratulations to Alexander Nelson for completing his PADI Open Water course today! He did an amazing job and we got the added bonus of two turtles and one big frogfish. It’s always nice to have Kimberly and her dad, Jim visit us along with many members of her family over the past years.

 

3oth Anniversary party is getting closer

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Time is ticking away for the upcoming 30th Anniversary celebrations here. Dates are November 24, 25 and 26. Please send us and email if you would like to attend admin@asiadivers.com

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.  You can also purchase raffle ticket to get in on some of the cool prizes.

Sunday November 26th

Golfing at Ponderosa ending with a Sunset cruise with drinks

These special addition 30th Anniversary hats are soon to be available at Asia Divers…Hats off to Sherly Julie and Judy, our office super models! These hats are covered in nudibranches that you can find in Puerto Galera. There is a black one too…somewhere around here.

Springboard Foundation Annual Back to School Pencil Drive

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It is that time of year again for the annual Back to School Pencil Drive. The start of the school year can be an expensive time for parents. Springboard Foundation helps families from poor backgrounds by providing school supplies. Last year we helped over 3000 students from struggling families across the Philippines and this year we are aiming to help 5000! To donate to this very worthy cause please use this link: http://springboard-foundation.org/back-to-school-pencil-drive-2017/

Welcome to Ron Lucas, from Bermuda

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It’s been very nice to get to know Ron Lucas who’s been here with us for a few days after he completed a photo workshop in Anilao. I think Ron is our first visitor from Bermuda!

“I came to Anilao to participate in a Macro Photography workshop at Crystal Blue and then came over to PG and EG to have 4 days of general diving with an emphasis on Coral Reefs. I particularly like the Verde Island and reef dive sites.  I did 38 dives over 14 days. This is my third trip to Philippines and I really enjoy the diving and the people here. I think the boat crews and instructors/ divemasters are great and when I had equipment issues including a broken mask these were quickly sorted out with the minimum of fuss.

I have been married to Lorraine a Born Bermudian for almost 48 years, have 2 children and 5 grandchildren and am myself an adopted Bermudian. We have lived continuously in Bermuda since 1980 although we also spend a little time in Toronto Canada.

I have been privileged to contribute photographs to marine experts for educational, research and related projects and have had a silver commemorative turtle coin produced based on one of my photos to celebrate 40 years of the Bermuda Turtle Conservation Project as well as having a first day cover (stamps) produced featuring 6 of my Bermuda Fish Images

I have a photo website at www.ronlucasphoto.smugmug.com and have produced many underwater photo books for various destinations available at cost from Blurb.com. You may also download free ebooks for the Philippines and Indonesia for the iPad from this site.

I have realized that in addition to having had a fantastic life I have also been extremely privileged to travel and photograph in wonderful exotic destinations worldwide and I hope to continue doing this as long as my health holds up. Underwater Photography is my passion and a way of sharing the wonders of our coral reefs with others. “

Klein Scuba in Puerto Galera with El Galleon/Asia Divers

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We said goodbye to a wonderful group from Klein Scuba. A great week was had by all and we hope to see them back are way again…along with  Alan Struble, George Hoehn, Jacqueline Michael, James Tischer, Janis Hoehn, Jessica Kramer, John Waring, Judith Jaggard, Judith Struble, Karen Tischer, Kathleen Cordes, Kathryn Hartung-Kramer, Kelly Hoehn, Kenneth Sedemak, Kirk Baumann, Marcia Klein, Paulette Linder, Philip Klein, Rebecca Bartow, Robert Linder, Sandi Waring, Thomas Bartow, Timothy Federwitz, Cinthia Federwitz, Timothy Kramer