DRT Shanghai

mar16d9Alli 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.

Look who’s diving!


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.

Tying the knot…underwater!


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.

Hoppin Holy week!


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!

What’s up at iDAP


Peter continues to advance through his PADI Instructor Development Course with some great help from Bruce, Brad and Jan mar16c4

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

Scootering time!


Jamie Morton thought he’d rather like to get certified to drive one of our new DPVs, so he and Pete got stuck in to the fun. Alma Jane to the sea grass via Sabang Wrecks and Small La Laguna to Dry Dock and Big La La. Good Job Jamie!

Accessible Diving at Asia Divers


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!