I attended the Asia Dive Expo past weekend in Singapore to represent Asia Divers/El Galleon at the Philippine Department of Tourism booth. It was great to get all chatty about something I love, the wonderful diving in Puerto Galera and about our resort. It was also fantastic to see and meet up with some of our regular friends, Sabine, Akiko, Sue, and Trevor. An especially big thank you to Emma for letting me stay with her and Tilly and also to Brian Moh who came from KL to visit. I hope that the trip pays off and we get to see more folks from Singapore and Malaysia staying with us. This photo was taken by Mazi and used for the display in the Philippines Department Tourism booth at ADEX. Nice huh?!!
It was wonderful to see the Jeff, Julie and Anna Barker back with us again and to meet Rezananta Pietruschka for the first time. Rez enjoyed doing the Discover Scuba program with Troy and follow-up dives… I suspect that we’ll see more of him here in the future. A big congratulations to Anna who did her 150th dive on this trip. Most of these dives have been with Asia Divers and in fact most have been with Alli. Hope that Talia can come over next time though; we missed her this time…
The “Holy Week”, Easter holiday is still in full swing around here. With the excellent weather and many familiar faces around it’s been a great time for everyone to enjoy their diving vacation on the beach. The water temperature is just starting to warm up and this is the time of the year that the critters are really starting to come out and play.
Sabrina Peaker and Sabrina Parker loved the chance to try out scuba diving the first time with Troy and even more excited about seeing three turtles in the sea grass on their second dive!
As many of you know we publish a weekly newsletter called “The Monday News” and appropriately it happens to come out every Monday. Our little newsletter has been going out to our many friends for over 14 years now and we have quite the following from all over the world. It’s a great way to keep up to date on what’s happening here, new things and events, who’s been doing what and trips that we have planned for the following year. Besides that, you get to see photos of some of us who work here too, so you know were still happily here! If you would like to subscribe to the Monday News just use this link: http://www.asiadivers.com/newsletter.html
This months’ cover shot is by Maziar Momtazi, and you can see more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/momtaz.images
Socorro – April 29-May 8…LAST SPOT AVAILABLE!
Due to a late cancellation on the trip we have 1 spot (for a male diver) open aboard the Rocio Del Mar – to Socorro – April 29-May 8. Price is now only $ 2,495 from $ 3,295. A savings of $ 800!! If you don’t know Socorro, it’s the unofficial name for (and the main island in) the Revillagigedos Archipelago, roughly 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s known for large pelagic action: giant Pacific mantas, schooling hammerheads, tuna, etc. — like Cocos Island but with more margaritas on the way. See http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20131205-swimming-with-sharks-in-mexico
If anyone is interested contact Tommy@asiadivers.com
A big day for Discovering Scuba at Asia Divers. Craig Fitzgibbon, Elizabeth Francis, Romeo Alvarez, Christian Catly, Reggie Quimosing, and Ina Bianka Silva-Quimosing decided to give it a go with Troy and Jamie, along with Instructor Intern, Tobias and Dive Master Candidate, Ichiro. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the chance to see the underwater world. Hopefully this is the start of a certification!
Next Up coming IDC’s in 2014:
May / June IDC: 20 of May to 6 of June with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 9 to the 13 of June
July IDC: 4 to the 21 of July with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 24 to the 28 of July
September IDC starts the 3 to the 30 of September with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course starts the 3 of October and ends the 7 October
November/December IDC starts the 21 of November and ends the 8 of December with the IE the following 2 days. The MSDT Prep. Course starts the 11 and ends the 15 of December