Our boat man Kim found this poor little seahorse floating on the surface with a leaf in Verde Island so they decided to call it “Kabayo” (means horse in Tagalog). Kim took it back to home and set it free into the ocean. At least there’s some sandy bottom area and food to keep it happy.
Happy 60th to Tommy! A very nice celebration with family and friends happened on the platform.
The sister and brother’s Soderstrom …Tommy, Carina and Kjell.
It’s been wonderful to have Hamish Low and Maggie Mei Yee Mark back with us again. They were here for a combo trip of diving and hashing with FCH3. Maggie had not been diving since her OW course a few years ago so she got submerged by Alli and had some nice batfish fish & a huge turtle to entertain us all.
OZTek dive show in Sydney…Dave Ross and Allan Nash have been there for the past few days showing Australia what we got and also getting to see some of our friends there too like Khayyam Miran-khan.
It’s been wonderful to see Brandon Geithner back with us again. Brandon did his OW course many years ago with Alli and he felt it was time to get back to the beach and upgrade his diving skills. Congratulations on your Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certifications! Not only did Brandon come back, but he also brought along his dad, Klaus….
Klaus was keen to do the Open Water Course even before he got here. Klaus is 76 years young and has spent lots of time in the water, but he always wanted to be able to spend more time under the water and not have to come up all the time. Over the next four days, Klaus did the course with Ruben and left here with a big smile on his face along with his certification. A very special congratulations to Klaus from all of us here at Asia Divers…you rocked it!
3 days to go to the March IDC – and we are getting our “office” ready..
With the PADI Instructor Development Course starting in just 3 days, our instructor candidates have all by now completed their online studies – either at home or by the pool – what a relaxing way to get through some of the theory instead of sitting in a classroom. We can’t wait to get in the water – and as you can see – we have prepared our “office” already…
Wonderful diving conditions at the moment – great viz and a number of “critter alerts”, from pygmy seahorses to frogfishes, turtles and more.
Special request for an April eIDC
Based on a number of requests, we are thinking of adding another 10 days eIDC program in the second half of April. If anyone else is interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 30th Anniversary party is on the weekend of November 24, 25, 26th. So…come
Congratulations to Pamela Jonsson who has become a PADI Open Water diver. She’s now ready to jump into those frosty Swedish lakes! Alli, Klaus and Pamala decided to celebrate the moment with something yummy!
It’s been great fun having John and Kate Hughes with us recently. They’ve been awesome to dive with and have some great times up in the bar. Congrats to John, who did his PPB course with Pete, but wishes he did it on his first day, instead of his last day…
This project has been started by one of our good friends Alex Suh. % of profits go to #StopSharkFinning project. “Shark Diver” men’s T-shirt and women’s loop blouse with one of Alex’s Great White Shark images. Made by Prawno Apparel so you know the quality and softness. Order at www.DiveWet.com under products. Limited quantity and sizes, order soon.
For the tenth year in the row we have had the pleasure of having the Dubai American Academy with us. This time their focus was mostly on sailing, but they also got to experience many other wonderful aspects of the Philippines: Verde Island school visit, sunset cruise to Talipanan, day trip to Tukaran and good fun snapping up the friendship bracelets from the vendors.