New Pontoon is completed

The new pontoon at El Galleon

Many hours of work but now nearlng completion

New divers pontoon at El Galleon beach Resort in Puerto Galera

Bright enough under water to keep the fish happy.


For some weeks now we have been witness to the construction of our new pontoon, which has been taking shape on the rocky shore next to Asia Divers. Like a giant meccano set it has slowly but surely materialized in to a marvel of engineering. Our new 12m X 12m Pontoon had been built on a wooden temporary scaffold and needed to be lowered so that it could be launched on the night of January 10th on the high tide. Allan came up with an ingenious way to remove the scaffold and lower the entire pontoon in preparation for the launch. Sand bags were positioned  as temporary supports, allowing the scaffolding to be removed, then the sand was slowly released from the bags lowering the pontoon to the ground. It’s just like ancient Egypt!

We are all thrilled with the new pontoon already. Because of it’s size, all of our boats can be tied up to it, which makes it easy to load up the boats with equipment and divers, even when the dive shop is very busy. No more waiting for a boat to leave to bring in another one! Check out the new ramp as well. It’s a very easy access from the pontoon to the pier.

Pontoon at the El Galleon beach resort in Puerto Galera

All ready and in position for dive boats.

It’s all happening at Tech Asia….

photo by: Mike Barrow

Want to try something new? Tech Asia is going full speed ahead into 2012 with a packed program of Wreck diving activities, Scooter courses and dives, and all levels of Trimix training. One or two spots still exist on trips overseas to fantastic wrecks such as the HMS repulse in the South China Sea, and HMS Hermes in Sri Lanka. Have a look at their calendar here

2012 Bring it on!

El Galleon finished off 2011 with great food, fine wine, and fantastic friends.  A spectacular fireworks display topped it all off as we rang in the New Year in The Point. It’s been a great year for us and we are looking forward to this year especially because 2012 is Asia Divers 25th Anniversary year!!  We’ll have all sorts of things going on over the year and we’ll keep you posted on it all right here in our blog.


The photo is of the gang all done up for our recent 60’s Night Celebration on the Platform. It was a great turn out and everyone rocked the platform. Watch out for more exciting events coming up soon.

60s night at El Galleon resort in Puerto Galera

Party revelers at our Christmas 60s night

On the road again.

El Galleon / Asia Divers will participate at the Salon de la Plongee Sous-marine in Paris January 13-16. Tommy will be there with help from Carole Pither. January 21-29 Tommy and Rudy Schmiedel will again be at the BOOT show in Düsseldorf.  At both shows we are joining Philippine Department of Tourism DIVE Philippines stand so we will be easy to find.