Medicine and fun diving go hand in hand!

Asia Divers group

A great crowd from Sweden enjoyed 10 days with us.

It was great to have Hans Ornhagen and his group of 17 doctors, intensive care nurses, and diving instructors from Sweden, here with us for ten days. Hans’s background is research and teaching in diving medicine, and for the past 10 years he has run a course in diving medicine abroad. This time he chose to do it here at El Galleon/Asia Divers.  For details see The program included evening lectures and some special exercises during the day, but there was always time for lots of fun diving for the whole group. They even had an afternoon field trip to see the recompression chamber in Batangas. Contact us or Hans if you would like to join him next year perhaps.

Asia Divers T shirts are everywhere. Bisse and Hans

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Komodo Dancer

Pete is organizing a Dive trip for Asia Divers aboard the Komodo Dancer 11th to 18th Nov 2013. Komodo is famous for its Komodo Dragons but has some fantastic diving including Komodo National Park. There are five spots left. For more information, send him a message on Facebook and/or contact him at or


First of the season – Cressi sub course

Cressi sub course

Cressi sub course 2013

January 31st saw us with another group of 6 taking the Cressi Sub service seminar that was conducted as Asia Divers in Lalaguna beach Puerto Galera by Andy Norman.

This time there were three students continuing on from completing their instructor training through Asia divers instructor IDAP collage, two from Blue Ribbon dive resort in Small Lalaguna and our own Brad that’s seen on the platform working with us.

After the course, Brad threatened to overtake the workshop to do his own regulator… think I’ll be a fly on the well to watch the parts scatter across the floor….

For any of you interested in the course…… ‘This course is primary designed for the student to fully understand the theory and working practice of the Cressi- Sub regulator, and by understanding that theory can now go on to correctly diagnose problems encountered with proper procedures to correct those faults’.

Not forgetting….. There was that little word called maintenance, proper periodic service procedures and the obligatory record taking per each piece of equipment that was discussed as part of the course… so not all was practical with a spanner in your hand… however still was a very important part of the seminar.

If interested in taking this free one day course, either in Puerto Galera or an area close to you then please don’t hesitate to email

Congratulations to those that completed the one day service on the Cressi-sub AC2, MC5 first stage and the XS 2 and ellipse second stage.

David larbalester, Ramona Stilzer, Roger Wingate, Barrie Brigden …. Blue Ribbon dive resort, Chris Easton……..Blue Ribbon, Bradly Bynum Asia Divers.

iDAP College news

A happy iDAP group at Asia Divers

A happy iDAP group at Asia Divers

A big congratulation goes to Ramona Stelzner and David Larbalestier for becoming PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors! On the picture above you can see them at their IE Graduation Ceremony. True to our strong commitment and hard work for our IDC candidates they easily passed their Instructor Examinations. Between them they have also managed to put in a great effort and becoming Specialty Instructors in 12 areas.


Next IDC start’s the 1st of March. If anyone is interested just let us know and we’ll send you all the details. We are probably the only IDC/ CDC center in the Philippines that has a 100% passing rate with all our candidates passing their first IE appearance with Kenneth, our Course Director in charge of iDAP College. Many wish to have that passing rate but we actually have it!!