Congratulations to Jos for doing his 600th dive with us with 90% of those dives having been done with Asia Divers. Jos lived in the Philippines for nine years, but now he lives in Norway and we don’t get to see him too much, except on Facebook! Welcome back Jos, it was wonderful to see you back.
It’s always nice to see our old friends come back to visit. Mike and Elfriede Gould have been long time Asia Divers customers, in fact for more than 20 years! It was wonderful to see them back again and hope it won’t be another eight years before we see you again.
This week we welcomed Dolphin Scuba all the way from Australia Perth. The guys at Dolphin Scuba heard about Asia Divers a couple of years ago when they met Allan and Tommy on their tour around Australia, so they decided to come over and find out what all the fuss was about. It’s been a fantastic week with great weather and even better diving with sightings of Hairy Frog Fish, Soft Coral Crabs and Pygmy Seahorse, not to mention the great drift dives at the Canyons and Verde Island. Special thanks to Emma and Ben for putting the trip together.
A great Moray shot.
Dave is a Canadian/Australian living in Perth who originally became a diver as part of his marital obligations to Michele Mannix less than five years ago. He recently made his 200th dive with Asia Divers here in Puerto Galera at the Boulders site. When he is not force-feeding mathematics into the minds of unwilling Aussie teenagers, he likes to spend his time photographing the world above and below the sea. His dreams include being a financially kept house-husband, world peace, and better camera gear. All of Dave and Kelly’s dive pictures can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvanv333/
Great Macro shot
Smile for the camera please.
If there is a better way to escape the rat race I don't know it.
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All work and no play?…not for this group! A team of 15 visited Puerto Galera for the Intercept Technology annual resource summit. They came from Australia, Phillippines, South Africa, United States and Germany. In the group were five first time divers, and few who were already certified. Congratulations to Neal Duffy, David Mckenna, Frank Boardward, and Keith Donaldson for taking the plunge and to Matt Hill who went on to become a PADI Scuba Diver. You have to admit, El Galleon is the perfect place to hold a conference on company money and get in some great diving too!
On November 22nd, the European Commission announced the long awaited proposal for closing the loopholes in the European Union’s ban on shark finning. And the European Union has become a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Sharks.
These are important steps forward in Project AWARE’s work to protect threatened and vulnerable shark species.
It was a case of second time lucky with the weather for the “Aussie Fundraiser” on Sunday and the weather this time around was perfect. The event was a joint effort with Dive Ski & Surf (Dive Locker Fremantle) and Perth Scuba (Dive Locker Canning Vale).
The idea… To do a clean up event for Project AWARE’s Dive against Debris at the same time as raising some money for a couple of very deserving charities. [more]
Leaving Karumba we headed off back towards Normanton and back onto the Savannah Way passing through, lovely Glenore Crossing and stopping for fuel at Georgetown a population of 200, one being a very nice guy from Singapore who was running one of the two gas stations in this small town. After Georgetown we then stopped at the Undara Volcanic National Park and took a two hour tour through the Larva tubs, interesting, lots of wildlife in the park. [more]
Aussie Fund Raiser's First Beach Cleanup with St George Dive Centre
This week is the Aussie Fundraiser, in which our boys Allan and Tommy are motorcycling over 13,000 Km around Australia, raising money for charity.Money raised will go to the Springboard Foundation, helping street kids here in the Philippines and Project Aware Foundation, fighting to stop ocean debris. [read more]
On Saturday August 13, I visited the ASCF (Asian Student Christian Foundation) projects at Payatas, the Cashew Tree pre school, Mango House and Papaya Academy and the Payatas rubbish dump site, that according to the national government does not exist! I seen hundreds of people of all ages working, sorting and living in what can only be descried as extremely pour conditions.
The ASCF, Craig Barrows and his team of dedicated volunteers and workers are doing an amazing job, helping kids that have been terribly abused (physically and physiologically), abandoned, forgotten about. The need to do more is everywhere, read more…
We are please to let you know we just in time for the summer have received the NEW long sleeved Rash Guard from Cressi. Same designed as the short sleeve we already have but with the long sleeves to give even more warmth and protection.
Protection from the sun while on the beach or on the boat. Also great to wear under your wetsuit while diving or on a really warm day just wear as it is.
Rash Guard Ladies version
Cressi Rash Guard the male version.
You can find these in our stores in :-
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