It was great to have Vision Divers here with us again. Mostly from Melbourne Australia, Vision Divers have been visiting us for at least 10 years, and always have a great time. Scott, Kaite, Dave,Rob, Emma and Eliz all carried on that tradition . All the usual activities were at hand, including a great day out at Verde Island. There were lots of critter sightings on our local dives, including an encounter with an eagle ray on their final dive. Of course Vision are no wimps when it comes to post diving activities, so the Point Bar is always the venue of choice. We are really glad the new look Point Bar got the seal of approval from these guys. See you next time!
Notable people missing from the trip were, Pete Webster and his Mrs Deb Lord who could not attend this visit. We missed you!
Congratulations to Scott Brickell for getting his PADI Open Water certification this weekend. Scott did his Scuba Diver course in 2011 and felt it was about time for an upgrade! On Sunday Scott did his 4th dive with Alli who happened to be on her dive number 11,111!
It’s Asia Divers 30th Anniversary this year as many of you know by now, but it is also anniversaries for these three ladies. We had a small party in the Point Bar to celebrate a many years spent working here at El Galleon/Asia Divers. Rhuby 24 years, Angie 20 years and Alli 20 years. Time has flown by!
The annual Dive Show in the Philippines is taking place this coming weekend, September 8-10th at SM Megatrade hall, Manila. Tommy along with the Ocean Dive Supply team will be there together with Cressi as previous years and Alli will be in the Department of Tourism both representing Asia Diver/El Galleon. If you’re in Manila please drop by.
The new Point Bar is up and running and has added some new bar snacks. These are the delicious Pie Sliders. There is a whole new menu of bar snacks awaiting you!
John, Rene and Larry were indeed happy boys in Truk with Tech Asia last week. Larry, always thinking about his friends knew that Malcolm Ward would be here while he was not, so he cunningly arranged a new beautiful new regulator case for Malcolm. I think the “Hello Kitty” regulator case could be a big hit in the tech diving community!
Allan, Rhuby and Paul went over to Verde Island to deliver a nice gift for the school. EL Galleon/Asia Divers have been doing several projects at the school and this was the latest one. Daniel Ninofranco, ANTONIO Gacusan, Joshua Dolotina and Julio Endara owner of Volenday kindly gave the computers to the San Agapito high school. Julio is a member of the B&B Manila which is where Allan and Paul met him. This will be a huge benefit for the kids and the teachers.
A few more oldie photos from “back in the day”. Asia Divers 30th Anniversary celebration is getting real close. Contact us if you would like to attend this fun-filled weekend. The dates of the event are November 24, 25 and 26. Contact email@example.com
The annual Dive Show in the Philippines is happening September 8-10th at SM Megatrade hall, Manila. Tommy along with the Ocean Dive Supply team will be there together with Cressi as previous years and Alli will be in the Department of Tourism both representing Asia Diver/El Galleon. If you’re in Manila please drop by.
Very exciting to see the finishing touches on the revamped Point bar. We have an artist here now, painting some very cool motifs on the walls.