Asia Divers has charted the Indo Siren for an 11-day trip to Raja Ampat, Papua Indonesia. Dates for the trip are January 20-30, 2018 and the boat has space for 16 divers. We still have spaces left. The price for the 10 nights on Indo Siren is € 4,200 and to confirm space we need € 1,000. The balance is needed 3 months prior departure. For more details: http://sirenfleet.com/diving-destinations/indonesia/raja-ampat/ Tommy will conduct this trip so please email him if you need any information Tommy@asiadivers.com
It was great to have Simon and Finn Josey back with us recently. They have been coming here for many, many years and we’re happy that Simon did his 200th dive with us on this vacation! In-fact most of those 200 dives have been with us.
Another of our long time friends are here this week and it’s time to get the next generation diving. Wonderful to see Bonny, CY and the kids and to see that Tim is on his way to becoming an Open Water diver.
The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor (VIP) is famously known as “the center of the center of marine biodiversity”. It is the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle, the apex of aquatic life on Earth. The Passage’s 900,000 square-kilometer area is home to 60% of the world’s known shorefish species, and even as much has yet to be explored in its waters.
Good morning Verdi Island!! What a stunning early morning photo by Beth Watson. She shot this one with her drone in the wee early hours of the morning.
Speaking of Verde Island…look what Alli and her group bumped into this morning on the pinnacle. Yes, a lovely whale shark spend a good few minutes with us just resting in the current while we were all racing around and getting out of breath. Check out the video: https://web.facebook.com/andy.xie.5836/videos/958153520993355/
A very happy group of divers today! Remily Middaugh, Shiyuan, Qin Zhen, Alli, David Potter and Joe Ashworth-Martin giving the “W” for WHALE SHARK signal.
Private IDC about to start
The PADI Instructor Exams are finished and we are off to starting our next (private) IDC today. What better way to begin an Instructor Development Program than having an awesome diving day… So we went to Chicken Feather Island for a Physics field day – cooking soup underwater in one of the many volcanic vents (to study heat transmission), explore a new dive site at Bonito Island and enjoy a fun time of a slow cruise back coupled with that stunning sunset shortly after. Now, we are ready for some skills…
You can also view a short video clip of the soup discovery here:
So what to do on a hot sunny day when it’s not too busy in the resort?? Well of course it’s time to go out and play! Allan, Rhuby, Kjell and about 30 of our staff went along for this really fun day of playing in the water pools to Tagbungan in Baco which was about one hour, twenty min away from here.
Our Monday News July cover shot is this fantastic image of the resort by Beth Watson taken with her drone at El Galleon/Asia Divers. Check out more of Beth’s amazing images which have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, web sites and have been selected for juried art exhibitions. Visit www.bethwatsonimages.com . This is what the “so-called” rainy season in Puerto Galera looks like folks…come on down for 30 meter vis and 30 degree water temperature with hardly anyone around! Time to get spoiled! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org