Alli is back from the DRT show in Shanghai. It was wonderful to meet up with our past students, and divers and we’re looking forward to seeing you and your friends here. A very special Thank you to Qun Qun and Frani for all the help at the show. We look forward to seeing many divers from China in our resort soon.
What it a surprise it was when Sarah McLeod contacted us to say she would like to do her OW course…we all thought she was already certified! Sarah and her whole family have been close to all of us here for many years and we we’re thrilled to turn her into a certified diver! Sarah’s son Ross decided to do his DPV course and his girlfriend Christina Ginelle Espino happily “discovered scuba”. All in all, a very wonderful way to spend the holiday with family and in the water.
Look who’s discovering scuba…Ruby’s family Emma Ong Acaba, Rona Zubieto, Patricia Serrano and Karen Alzate.
A huge congratulations goes out to Charmaine Chow and Stanley Chow who just got married in the best conditions possible ‘Underwater’. Yes that’s right we conducted a mock under water wedding with a priest, the groom and the bride all on scuba. It was a fantastic day with expert under water videographer Rob Jacobs and professional under water photographer Maziar Momtazi. Now you have these underwater memories saved forever, not only on video and photo but also in your hearts. All the staff here at Asia Divers whish you the best of life together and hope you continue to make those under water adventures as the best buddy team there can be.
PG has had the perfect conditions for the big holiday…. It was all sunshine and smooth seas and amazing visibility! It’s been great to have lots of old and new friends here enjoying our piece of paradise. Victor and Christina Maningo had not been diving in four years since doing their OW course so they decided to do a refresher and then get out for some nice dives with their friends in the afternoon. Congratulations also go to Iggy (Ignacio Javellana) for completing his nitrox course…better late than never!
Time for Peter, Jamie and the boys to chill out after a satisfying day of IDC
Up coming IDC’s in 2016:
May IDC: 9 to 26 of May with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 28 of May to the 1 of June
June/ July IDC: 28 of June to the 15 of July with the IE the following 2 days and the MSDT Prep. Course from the 18 to the 22 of July
September IDC: 13 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 of October
November/December IDC: 20 of November to the 7 of December with the IE the following 2 days. The MSDT Prep. Course starts the 10 and ends the 14 of December
Matt, Alli and Troy took the scooters out for a Buzz the other day. They jumped off the pier and went out to Alma Jane and then worked over to the Sabang Wrecks and ending in the sea grass. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/matt.hubball/videos/10208352551149827/
It was a pleasure to have Frank Devriese 53 from Belgium with us recently. When he was 21 years old he had a motorbike accident since that time he has been paraplegic. 12 years later Frank came in contact with diving for people with a disability and decided to try it out and since that time he’s addicted to it. Dive trips abroad are usually 3 to 4 times a year out of Europe where it’s nice and warm. Frank checks the location to see if it’s accessible for people in wheelchairs and then can start to plan his trip. If it’s possible he will return with a whole group later in the year including between 3 and 6 people with a handicap and also the carers or partners. This time he stayed and dived with us at Asia Divers/El Galleon Dive resort. He enjoyed the different types of diving here and the wonderful marine diversity. It was a bit of a learning curve for all of us here, but were looking forward to make the resort more accessible so Frank and a group will be able to come over later in the year. Congratulations to Frank who did his 800th dive on this holiday!