La Palm Spa


After your diving day is done, it’s time to get pampered! Our resort spa has been very busy lately thanks to our wonderful staff there who offer amazing services. Hazel Pine is our Spa Manager/Masseuse and Norilyn Garma is a Spa Therapist. Both ladies have over 5 years working experience and want you to enjoy the services that they offer. You can book appointments at the front desk.

Liveaboard Rags II has only a few open slots left for this season!


February 29 – March 5, 2016 Apo Reef and Northern Busuanga

Perfect combination of world class reef dives and a historic WWII wreck!

1140 US $ for four 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).

Five slots left!

May 10-18, 2016 All Around Mindoro incl. Tablas Strait, Boracay and Apo Reef

This trip has it all! Wrecks, sea caves and big fish!

1995 US $ for seven full days of diving and everything included except equipment

Six slots left!

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Asia Divers Interesting Links!

Check this article out in the Active Times article “5 Must-Visit Dive Resorts”. We’re in it!…/n/5-must-visit-dive-resorts


Some great news from Philippine Airlines this week. London to Manila route is now daily with a whopping 46kg luggage allowance!!!…/PAL_daily_service_Summer_20…


11th World Congress of The Most Beautiful Bays in The World

11th World Congress of The Most Beautiful Bays in The World was held in Puerto Galera, Mindoro Or., Philippines, Feb 1 to 6, 2016

Please click the link below a really nice video coverage of the World Congress with some fantastic views of Puerto Galera.

Allan’s trip to Norway in January!


Allan decided sometime ago to do what many of us would not, go snorkeling in northern Norway in January, why?! At one of the DEMA shows in Vegas he visited the Waterproof wetsuit stand and met up with long time friend Goran Ehlme who is a wild life photographer and does work for National Geographic, Swedish and other TV companies on wild life in the arctic and Antarctic. Goran (one of the owners of Waterproof) mentioned that Waterproof had a separate company called Waterproof Expeditions and was offering expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions to snorkel and dive with Orca, Leopard seals, visiting penguin colonies, ice mountains and more. So of course this was a challenge that seemed to good to miss! Allan booked the Orca trip to Norway and on January 23 Allan was onboard the live-aboard for a week of fun (cold) with what was an amazing experience, a part of the world like no other he had visited with beautiful snow cover mountains sailing through the fiords of Norway, northern lights and Orca and humpback whales every day, some snorkeling and other times spent cruising the fiords looking at humpbacks and orca traveling and feeding. One exceptional experience was when being out on the zodiac following a pod of about seven humpback when one decided to breach completely out of the water, but not once, 34 to 37 (depending on who you ask) times one after the other. And what a camera opportunity this was, except Allan’s camera was stuck and not one photo to show for it! You can see lots of photos (not Allan’s) on Facebook about this amazing adventure. If you should be interested, go to Allan has booked the Antarctic for February 2017 to dive with the Leopard seals, should you be interested, contact Allan at


Sea Base Life


This blog is about interesting sea life that has been sent to us by SeaLifeBase. The one is about “Ocean Giants: Nomura’s jellyfish”. Please see:

All you underwater photographers out there….Become a SeaLifeBase collaborator. Please see below:
WHAT is a “SeaLifeBase collaborator,” and WHO can be one?

In a nutshell, SeaLifeBase collaborators are the people who help us by: a) sending or alerting us to references and photos, which we have not yet used; b) assembling data from published sources using a preformatted template; and/or c) verifying or correcting data that we have extracted and incorporated into the information system.  Some of them are — but not limited to — biologists, taxonomists, scientists, and other experts.  Some are aquarists, photographers, businessmen, and marine-life enthusiasts.  Truly, we welcome contributions from anybody who has a passion for marine life.

From Russia with love…


Allan and Alli have returned from the Moscow Dive show, meeting some old friends and new friends. The Crocodile Dive Club which is one of the largest dive Clubs in Moscow celebrated their 20th anniversary and if you look very closely in the photo you see that Alli, Allan and Slava (who has been here several times) were there too. Many thanks to Alexey  Stoyda who showed us around and to Alexandra Zamanaeva from the Crocodile Club for making sure we had a great time that night at the party.

Welcome back to our friends from California!


It’s always a great time when Kathy Peper from “Get Wet Scuba” returns. Kathy has been here several times over the past years and we are always very happy to see her again with a group of her followers! The gang had a wonderful week with us enjoying all the beauty of Puerto Galera and finishing the week off with a great day at Verde Island followed by a sunset cruise to Talipanan. Thank you Kathy for all your support over the years!