Congratulations to Beth Watson for being the ADEX Voice of the Ocean Competition 2017 Environmental Photo of the year Winner! A photo that represents the effects of climate change or the efforts made to confront it. The judges were looking for a photograph that makes people stop and stare, and that affects them enough to want to do something about protecting our environment. This gorgeous shot, titled “Hope Spot”, was shot in the Apo Reef, last year on an Asia Divers trip to Tubbataha and Apo onboard the Discovery boat, standing out from over 100 submitted entries.
Beth is again walking away some cool prizes!
Check out these very cool shirts! This project has been started by one of our good friends Alex Suh. 100% of profits go to #StopSharkFinning project. You can order at www.DiveWet.com under products.
Welcome Jamie Morten to the El Galleon team. Jamie will be coming up with some amazing dishes for you to check out.
As one group leaves…another one comes in! It’s been a busy Easter here with many people enjoying the sunny days, calm seas and spectacular diving. The resort is in full swing now with the high season and all hands on deck. This pic is from the pack-up day for our group from Belguim. We joked around with them that we could start a “garage sale “…
It’s been an action-packed; full-on four days for this mermaid team! Congratulations to Alexandra Munoz Hernandez, Nathalie Sabine Becher Munoz, and Alisha Boome for getting their PADI OW certification. The hard work paid off for sure!
Exams done and dusted – they all passed with flying colors!
A great party was had to celebrate our candidates who all have now become New PADI Instructors. Congratulations go to Alain, Nick and Yann for a job very well done. Some of our candidates even had the best scores attainable during the IE and scored a flat 5 points on all skills and presentations! Wow !
Thanks to the entire team at Asia Divers for the great support during the IDC and especially to Louise and Brad for being the “notorious” students/ divemasters on practice sessions and workshops 😉
We made a short video trailer to re-live the experience – have a look here:
Wishing Allan’s mom Joyce, a very happy 90th birthday! Allan and his family we’re there with her in Australia for the celebration this past week.
This coming weekend will see Asia Divers at two different dives shows in Asia. If you’re in the area please do drop by! Chen will be in Shanghai, Allan and Alli and Sabine in Singapore.
DRT Shanghai: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
April 7-9, 2017. Venue: Hall4, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. No. 1099 GuoZhan Road, PudongDistrict, Shanghai. * Note: New Venue, different from previous years. Opening Hours: April 7-9: 11.00am-6.00pm
ADEX: Date April 7 – 9, 2017. Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Halls 401 – 404. The Philippine delegation’s booth number is E01-E08. Opening Hours: Friday, April 7, 10 am – 8 pm. Saturday, April 8, 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday, April 9, 10 am – 7 pm
Our boat man Kim found this poor little seahorse floating on the surface with a leaf in Verde Island so they decided to call it “Kabayo” (means horse in Tagalog). Kim took it back to home and set it free into the ocean. At least there’s some sandy bottom area and food to keep it happy.
Happy 60th to Tommy! A very nice celebration with family and friends happened on the platform.
The sister and brother’s Soderstrom …Tommy, Carina and Kjell.
It’s been wonderful to have Hamish Low and Maggie Mei Yee Mark back with us again. They were here for a combo trip of diving and hashing with FCH3. Maggie had not been diving since her OW course a few years ago so she got submerged by Alli and had some nice batfish fish & a huge turtle to entertain us all.