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:
It’s been a full-on heavy metal time with several photographers here over the past couple weeks. Here are a few images taken by a couple folks which we though you would appreciate.
On Sunday Alli logged dive number 11,000 with awesome conditions and an awesome group of people including Ariana, Hanno, Ross, Brad, Steve and Beth. Most of those dives have been done in Puerto Galera.
Check out this amazing photo from Hanno Jansen taken this week with good spotting from Ferdi!
A few more amazing photos taken by Gino Symus from his recent trip here.
It was a fun weekend with these ladies in town. Welcome back to Akiko Tada, Sue Breniman and first timer with us, Gail Willow who celebrated her birthday during this long weekend! Highlights of the weekend included Canyons and Verde that were at their best, Gail receiving a special little birthday present by spending some quality time with a lovely blue-ringed octopus and of course a few too many drinks.
Spectacular sunsets at the Barrel bar these past few days with many enjoying the view and of course the cocktails!
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)
Congratulations to Alexander Nelson for completing his PADI Open Water course today! He did an amazing job and we got the added bonus of two turtles and one big frogfish. It’s always nice to have Kimberly and her dad, Jim visit us along with many members of her family over the past years.
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: