It was great to have this fun group here with us from Always Dive Expeditions in Australia. The whole gang was very experienced divers and most have been to PG before, so they knew about the amazing diving awaiting them. Thanks to Grahame Selleck for bringing everyone here (Eddie Hamid, Geoffrey Nangle, Martin Clarke, Aiden McGilvry, David Inglis, Vincenzo Mirarchi, Peter O’Donoghoue, Brett Wallace, Robert Porter)
We said goodbye to a wonderful group from Klein Scuba. A great week was had by all and we hope to see them back are way again…along with Alan Struble, George Hoehn, Jacqueline Michael, James Tischer, Janis Hoehn, Jessica Kramer, John Waring, Judith Jaggard, Judith Struble, Karen Tischer, Kathleen Cordes, Kathryn Hartung-Kramer, Kelly Hoehn, Kenneth Sedemak, Kirk Baumann, Marcia Klein, Paulette Linder, Philip Klein, Rebecca Bartow, Robert Linder, Sandi Waring, Thomas Bartow, Timothy Federwitz, Cinthia Federwitz, Timothy Kramer
We’re in the midst of our amazing summer weather … Calm seas, warm clear water and lots of great fish action going on. The whole resort is a busy, happening place this week with a wonderful group of 24 folks from Wisconsin U.S.A., from Klein Scuba who booked through Caradonna Adventures.
Klein Scuba was founded by Phil Klein. Phil’s interest in diving began in the mid 70’s and was sparked by his older brother, who was already a diver. Phil loved diving and in order to get more involved, he decided to help the only local instructor with his classes. That continued for five years until that instructor decided to move to Florida. At that time, there were no other scuba instructors within several counties. So, Phil went to PADI College in San Diego and achieved his instructor certification. Have a look at their website to learn more about them: http://www.kleinscuba.com/ . Thank you to Philip and Marcia Klein for coming back to El Galleon/Asia Divers!
Chris Doyal and his wife Julie were here with us recently and he took some amazing photos that we wanted to share with you.
Chris became interested in underwater photography after becoming certified to dive in 2001. He has been diving and taking photos all around the world, winning awards in several photography contests and has been published in numerous publications.
Chris also teaches several classes at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan and elsewhere. They include underwater photography, land photography, and computer skills classes. He’s am also certified to teach the Nautical Archaeology Society’s Level III Underwater and Artifact Photography course. To read more about Chris and view photos from his recent trip to Puerto Galera please visit his website:
It was a great week spent with Discovery Divers Tokyo. We not only had awesome dives together, but also had fun in point bar ringing the bell. Such a cool group of people and we would love to see them back again! Yu decided to take the DPV course and flied underwater together with Ad. She quickly mastered it and fell in love with scooter dives–Ad not only got a scooter buddy but also a Fiancé! Yes, you read it correctly: big congratulations to Ad & Yu’s engagement on this trip! A very special thanks to Ad Timmering for organizing this great week along with such a awesome team: Aleksandr Lopashev, Alexander Jaspers, Aya Hanada, Charles Han, Daphne Wesseling, Fumio Arai, Hager Bassyouni, Hiroaki Yoshida, Ilya Nekhay, Jan Brezina, John Kawase, Kelly Clodagh, Laurens Schaberg, Nekhay Ruzana, Pascal Kuyten, Pilar Camila Zarate Ortiz, Thomas Wasser, Yu Matsuzaki, Yuko Murakami, Yumi Tahata
It’s been quite a journey for our newest PADI Divemaster Louise Kim. She arrived in March and got right into the dive shop learning the skills to become a Divemaster. Louise had lots of experience helping out on real courses with real students and also got lots of training in dive guiding. At Asia Divers we make sure our Divemaster candidates are kept nicely busy. Congratulations Louise you did an amazing job!!
It’s been wonderful to have the Island Dreams Travel group of 27 with us this past week enjoying the sun and the sea in Puerto Galera. The group has seen the best of the area including the beautiful healthy corals, heaps of fishes, some weird and wacky critters and the stunning Verde Island. Thank you so much to Ken Knezick for all your support in getting this together! With Sandy Alexander, Alena King, Jacquelyn Coles, Anson Phetteploce, Jackie Reid, Catherine Tolbert, Chester King, Christie Guion, Diana Green, Eva Buskas, John Amador, Jon Haddan, Karen Flynn, Lance Glowacki, Lucinda Sherry Elliot, Mary Lou Reid, Meiyin Yap, Michelle Gourley, Patricia Low, Raymond Janik, Richard Crofoot, Samuel Maslowski, Stacey Janik, Theresa King, Theresa Whiteside