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Congratulations to Ross McLeod on completion of his PADI Divemaster course. Ross has spent the last month doing EFR Rescue and finally DM. He’s done a splendid job with his DM training and been a great help around the shop on his internship. His DM party at the Point Bar on Saturday night was one of the best for a while, hosted by Mum and Dad, AKA Sarah & Ham, who made sure there was plenty of drinks and food for all. To cap it all Ross knocked back 5 beers on his snorkel test, followed shortly by a not too shabby 38 second Stairway to Hell shooter challenge. Well Done Ross!
The Orange family rocked this week by completing their Open Water course and Project AWARE specialty course for Diane, Adelaide and Emily while Alex taking the advantage of the beautiful weather for free diving and hash run. To top it up, a Dive Against Debris at Verde Island was carried out by Team Orange, Troy and Chen. Please carry on passing the knowledge of Project AWARE in Hong Kong!
Another perfect weather week has gone by and as you can see here the sun is shining and the seas are calm. It’s a great time of the year to enjoy a quieter beach, warm water, good vis and less divers around. Contact us at admin@asiadivers to book in for your great escape! Thanks to Sue Goodman for the pretty pics.
It was very nice to have a father and son diving duo, Bert and Vic Janssens diving with us last week. Bert is a writer for Belgium magazine called “Hippo Campus” so we look forward to seeing us in there real soon. We have a lot of divers coming here from Belgium and hope to see many more!
Chen Wang is back here to do her Instructor Internship after becoming a PADI instructor at Asia Divers back in May. She has already been assisting on several courses including with Emjay above, who did a “Discover Scuba”. Asia Divers offers a one month internship included to everyone who does their IDC with us. It’s a great way to gain lots of practical experience working right along with the instructor team here. Contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re ready to “Go Pro at Asia Divers”
Last week we had 9 painters go over to Verdi Islands’ San Agapito Elementary school to paint the roofs green in a charity ride sponsored by the Perth Australia Rotary club Subiaco – District 9455 president Geoff Down and co-organized by El Galleon. It was to have been a ten day job, but after hiring three more guys over at Verdi and with the kind donation from Rene Sten of the amazing corrugated roofing paint rollers, it took just three days! Riza Ebora headmaster was so thankful and surprised with the job, she took loads of photos and sent them with lots of thanks. Next week we are sending twenty orbital fans along with a real electrician to install two fans in each of the classrooms and admin office. We would like to take this moment to thank the Subiaco Rotary and in particular Geoff Down and our own Paul Jones for their help in making this happen.
It was a fun time having this wonderful group from Canada with us and a chance for Alli brush up on her Canadian eh?! Most came from Edmonton area, but there were a couple from Ottawa and also from Quebec. A bit of a change from those cold lakes up there! They all got to experience the best of Puerto Galera including some lovely sunny calm days, beautiful colourful reefs, and some different underwater creatures. Highlight of the trip was Verde Island. Thanks to Kirby Feng, the group leader and to Fly & Sea Dive Adventures for organizing this trip here.
“Doc” Michael Chatenay and James Stewart both celebrated their birthdays with us.
Thanks to “Papa Joe”, Joseph Robinson who kindly donated some fishy books to our library. You’re welcome to come and read and enjoy…
Imagine doing one of your DPV training dives on Verde Island! Yes…you can do it too. Congratulations to Long Long Turner, Michael Lee, Daniel Bristow, Jim Bristow, Tom Hardcastle, and Katie Lee for getting their PADI DPV certification. “To scoot is a hoot!”
Celebration getting their Enriched Air certification were Michael Lee, Katie Lei, Meiling Yip, Miranda Bristow and Tom Hardcastle. Congratulations!
Way to go Edison Chan for earning your Advanced Open Water on your recent trip to Asia Divers!