February 23 – March 2, 2015 Apo Reef and Coron
Perfect combination of world class reef dives and historic WWII wrecks! 1440 US $ for six full days of diving with optional disembarkation at Coron and everything included except equipment. (nitrox, food, beer, soft drinks, fuel surcharge and all marine sanctuary fees). Only four slots left!
March 22 – 28, 2015 Apo Reef and Coron
1200 US $ for five full days of diving and everything included except equipment. Only one slot left!
April 12-21, 2015 All Around Mindoro incl. Tablas Strait, Boracay and Apo Reef
This trip has it all! Wrecks, sea caves and big fish! 1920 US $ for eight full days of diving and everything included except equipment. Only one slot left!
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Jon and Jenny Butler have been coming here for many years and we’re always happy to see them.
A big welcome back to the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City. El Galleon and Asia Divers are nicely busy now with a group of 19 kids and 3 teachers plus Mike Bartick is here with a group of photographers and lots of heavy metal…. We just love it when the resort is buzzing!!
After a week of bad visibility due to a huge plancton bloom, its now back to its normal self or even better! Above is a photo by Mike Bartick of a hole through monkey wreck with a diver and the clear blue water in the back.
Pizza, Coke and ice cream…power lunch for a diving instructor!
Michael Reynolds and Keiren Reynolds had a great time doing their Open Water Course with Jamie this weekend. It was a bit of a squeeze to fit it all into just 3 days but with a few late nights in the classroom both Michael and Keiren successfully completed their course with the final dive at Sabang Bay where they saw a huge Turtle in the sea grass. Congratulations guys it was a good job well done.
Very nice to have a new group of friends from Manila stay and dive with us. Ghyslaine and Alain Zimmermann, Vololona Webert, Pascale and Lionel Boujot. Hope to see you back again soon!
Teddy Bonzelet had a wonderful bubblemaker dive this weekend with Qun Qun and his dad.
Congratulations to Ma. Brigitta (Brigitte) and Robert Swanson (Bob) who are now good to go on nitrox.
Thanks to Paul Kenworthy for sending us this. Look very carefully and you’ll see a most magnificent tail. Our resident thresher shark has been popping in for some great encounters recently.
Look at our January! No snow to shovel, no ice to scrape. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your escape. Thanks to Russell Weiner for this stunning photo.
Tech Asia we have organized two more weeks of diving for 2015 aboard the Liveaboard Odyssey in Truk ( Chuuk ) Lagoon, Micronesia. This former Japanese WWII supply base was the scene of the American carrier strike, Operation Hailstone, which in February 1944 sank over forty vessels and destroyed countless aircraft in a thirty six hour period. Untouched for decades, and always protected by local laws, this now constitutes by far the largest, and most pristine concentration of shipwrecks anywhere in the world. The dive sites and depth ranges lend themselves equally well to either recreational or technical dives, both of which Odyssey will fully support during the trip
Trip Schedule and Itinerary
The charters start on July 5th , and on Sept 20th 2015, running Sunday to Sunday with seven nights aboard the boat. Travel is best via Manila, with typical schedules having us fly Manila-Guam on the Saturday night, arriving early morning Sunday and spending a day in Guam before flying on to Chuuk that evening to board the boat. Up to five dives a day, including night dives, are available Monday to Saturday, with Saturday afternoon or evening seeing a return to port. Divers disembark Sunday morning and generally fly late night to Guam to make their onward connections.
Everything is on this page http://www.asiadivers.com/technical-diving-philippines/dive-truk-lagoon.html , starts Sept 20th,
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The Underwater Photography Guide announced the winners of the 2014 Ocean Art Competition yesterday. You can view all the winning photos here: http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/2014-ocean-art-contest-winners
El Galleon/Asia Divers sponsored a 7-night dive package at El Galleon and the lucky winner is Marc Casanovas. He won with his winning photos below. Congratulations Marc, Looking forward to seeing you here soon!
2nd Place, Compact Wide Angle. “Trio” Shot in Vilassar de Mar, Spain with Sony RX100II
Honorable Mention, Compact Wide Angle. “Under the Bridge” Shot in Badalona, Spain with Sony RX100II
Welcome back to “Howling Ebb”! It’s been 15 years since we’ve seen Rory and Ebb Hinchliffe here and we sure hope it won’t be another 15 years to see them both again.
Glad to see Mats Blomberg and his family visiting us after many years. It was great to see you all again and especially nice to see their daughter Victoria earn her OW certification with Matt.
Great to see the Wells family here with us again! Welcome back to Bruce and Annabelle and congratulations to our new Open Water diver, Megan.