Ocean Dive Supply in Cebu

feb17c7Ocean Dive Supply Philippines had their annual Staff meeting in Cebu in the weekend. Only missing was Krizthel from PG who took care of recording the diving and Melgy in Coron that could not make it.

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After the more serious part of the weekend where Tommy went through how the stores are doing, sales training, work procedures and marketing the staff went for a city tour of Cebu.  Dinner of course was a highlight with all 24 together having Pasta and Pizza in the new Time Square area of Cebu.

Lost and found

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It was a bit of an unlucky day for one of our guests who had left here recently. Unfortunately he had lost his underwater camera at the Boulders on his last dive, and no one could fine it. So, many days later we’re out there and Alli mentioned to everyone to have a look round for it. BINGO….it was found!!  Martin and Arjan “Candyman” found it at the same time. They we’re both laughing because they say “it was a German and a Dutchman who will make the Frenchman very happy today”.  Cedric and Juliette are very happy to know that his camera will come back home to Singapore soon.

Asia Divers 30th Anniversary

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It’s hard to believe, but this year marks Asia Divers 30th anniversary. It just seems like we just celebrated our 25th! We’re going to have our Anniversary party the weekend of November 24, 25, 26th. More exact details will be published later about what will be happening, but believe me it’s going to be fun. Check out some of our “Oldies” photos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/asia.divers/photos/?tab=album&album_id=158818000907642

Book in for our fun-filled weekend to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary at admin@asiadivers.com

Team Sweden

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Jonas Knutsson, Patrik Korp, Ola Forsberg, Patrik Linder, Robert Thorsson, Orjan Viklund Staffan Ladestrand, Daniel Tiger Dahlstrom, Michael Kinder, Mia Braten, Patrik Ekelund and Malin dalstrom enjoyed getting out of wintery Sweden for a lovely trip to Puerto Galera. They enjoyed the beautiful reefs and sunshine and are now off to Chuuk to get “wrecked”.

Look who’s here!

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It was very special for us to have PADI’s Richard Evans at El Galleon Resort Puerto Galera this past week. We always enjoy his visits and getting some very interesting information about the dive industry. Above photo shows him studying hard in preparation for his PADI DPV course. The second photo shows him and Troy out on one of their scooter dives, having a great time of course. Congrats Richard!

Creature Feature

Soledad Navarro took this photo of the Juvenile winged pipe in the Clam area. It’s something you don’t see every day for sure. Here’s a bit of information on it.

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Juvenile winged pipe fish

Scientific Name:Halicampus macrorhynchus

Family: Syngnathidae

Subfamily: Syngnathinae

Category: Pipefishes

 

Also known as Ornate Pipefish and Whiskered Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs on reef flats and sea grass areas, among coral rubble and algae covered rocks. This Pipefish has flaps along the dorsal surface (back) of the fish and under the snout giving the fish an irregular outline. Skin flaps and wings are more exaggerated in juveniles. Varies in colour from place to place. They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths. Length – 18cm, Depth – 3-25m, Widespread Indo-Pacific. Pipefish are like seahorses in that the male gives birth! The female deposits their eggs after fertilization into the males pouch to incubate the eggs for one month before giving birth.