PADI Dive Master Anne Astorga and Sami Lindroos have been enjoying some much needed fun dives. Anne works on the Live-aboard Discovery Palawan which Tommy has just been on and Sami works for a travel agent in Finland. They were both especially happy with all the great diving in Puerto Galera and very excited when they did a muck dive to the boat yard and found a Hairy frog Fish.
With the sun shining and the water temperature at a very comfortable 29c- 30c it’s been another fantastic week at Asia Divers & El Galleon Beach Resort. We have several divers, students and group of eight students from China keeping up the excitement around the dive shop.
Allison was guiding the way for Peter Zheng a PADI Instructor from China who brought in a group of 8 to complete the Open Water and Advanced open water course. As you can see from the photo it was a fun time with a few highs and a few lows. Congratulations to all the new divers.
Asia Divers is thrilled to have received an award from PADI for “Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry.” It was presented to Tommy from Jimmy Christrup, PADI Regional Manager, Philippines.
It’s not too often we get a request to have a wedding at the resort, but it sure is nice when it does happen. Congratulations to Alan William Sneddon and Rhona Tullett who tied the knot under a canopy on our dive platform. They celebrated afterwards watching the sun go down with Kirsteen McInnes Tullet and Caitlin Irene Tullett and us of course.
From its rocky shallows to deep ‘twilight zone’ reefs, the Philippines is the ‘center of the center’ of marine biodiversity. CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
SCIENTISTS SAY THIS IS A NEW HEART URCHIN DISCOVERED NEAR PUERTO GALERA
“SAN FRANCISCO (June 8, 2015) — Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean’s Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries–more than 100 species that are likely new to science. The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth, and remains the centerpiece of the Academy’s multi-year exploration of the Coral Triangle’s biological treasures. Over the course of this seven-week undertaking, funded by the National Science Foundation, scientists collected countless marine specimens, including rare and new species of colorful sea slugs, barnacles, and delicate heart urchins–among several others–to be studied in the coming months. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected for a new exhibit at the Academy’s Steinhart Aquarium, expected to open in the summer of 2016.”
This is wonderful news about Puerto Galera. You can read more about this on the links below: