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El Galleon Resorts

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With a wide variety of marine life and its warm climate, Asia Divers provides a year-round paradise.

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The El Galleon Resort gives guests luxury, relaxation, and convenient access to recreational activities.

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Our PADI diving school is one of two diving programs in the Philippines qualified to teach at all levels of scuba diving from novice to PADI Instructor.

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Asia Divers and El Galleon PADI Diving Resorts in Puerto Galera.

Asia Divers and El Galleon Resorts are located in Puerto Galera on the North East tip of Mindoro. Puerto Galera was originally a fishing community. Then in the 1980s, the Philippines Government discovered just how many species of fish and corals there are here and declared the entire area a Marine Reserve. Once a thriving fishing village, Puerto Galera soon became the premier scuba diving destination in the Philippines.

The Philippine Department of Tourism became involved and convinced the villagers to diversify and to become involved in tourism. Puerto Galera had two big things going in its favour is its beauty and the marine sanctuary.

It was around this time that the El Galleon resort came into existence along with Asia Divers who have been catering for top class vacations ever since. The El Galleon resort is a premier diving resort just a couple of hours South of Manila,where you can enjoy comfortable  accommodation starting as low as $59 a night

The diving here is some of the best in the Philippines and Asia.

PADI Diving in the Philippines

El Galleon Beach Resort is home to Asia Divers, which is a Career Development Center and can teach scuba diving all the way from Bubblemakers for the kids to instructor level courses. Whether you would like to learn to dive or to improve and fine-tune your existing skills, this is the resort for you.

A survey by the Philippine Government found that anyone diving in Puerto Galera is almost certain to come and dive here again.

Scuba diving in Puerto Galera is the best in the Philippines.

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What the scientists have to say about Puerto Galera’s biodiversity!

The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth and the Verde Island Passage – the narrow body of water separating Luzon and Mindoro islands – is a biodiversity hotspot!

Just recently The California Academy of Sciences co 6nducted an expedition in our area “The 2015 Verde Island Passage Marine Biodiversity Expedition: Puerto Galera. The expedition, the CAS said in a statement, affirms that the Philippines is the "center of the center" of marine biodiversity. "The Philippines is jam-packed with diverse and threatened species – it's one of the most astounding regions of biodiversity on Earth," says Terry Gosliner, PhD, senior curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the CAS and a Principal Investigator of the expedition.

 You can read more about this on the links below:

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/06/marine-scientists-discover-100-new-species-filipino-easter-egg-hunt
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/caos-cao060715.php#
http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/environment/95782-verde-island-passage-yields-new-marine-species

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Read the latest happenings, events or promos at Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort. Monday Newsletter at Puerto Galera
MondayNews at Puerto Galera
 

Animals on the prowl...

Welcome back to “the Animals”! Every year for many many years this awesome cast of characters joins us for some great diving, distinguished birthdays and perhaps even some fun times in the Point Bar:). Here we have a group of happy “Animals” and friends (Tom, Zsolt, Larry, Russ, Helen, John, Robert, Rene, David, Terry and Pete) getting ready to head off to Verde Island.

It was all good fun for Larry Bird and Christopher Dillon doing the PADI underwater scooter course with Pete.

John Tucker also got in on the scooter action doing the DPV course withPETE.

 John tucker had a small little blue birthday wish and casually mentioned this to Alli in the morning. It was to see a blue ringed octopus. Of course WE ALL want to see one every day, but it is still very rare to see one. If we’re lucky as a dive guide/instructor we could see one or two per year, and that’s after doing quite a few dives! They are always around, but are very cryptic and difficult to see because they can blend in so well and they also hide in-between the rocks and corals and even like to hide in the sand. It was on dive number three for the day and Alli was cruising though the muck area at the Clams with her magnifying glass and the little treasure was just sitting casually all blended in to its background. WOW!!! The tank banging begins to gather all the divers and especially to make sure that John gets to see it. We got to spend a good 20 minutes with it, just watching it walk around and pose for photos. Happy birthday John…this one’s for you! Thanks to Gareth Bowen for getting this superb shot.
 
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What’s been happening


Ocean Dive Supply team at our booth at the dive show last week in Manila. We were very busy showing off all the different products we sell (Cressi, Waterproof, Surface Marker, Underwater Kinetics, Trident…) plus offering packages for PADI courses and diving at the resort in Puerto Galera. Thanks for coming by to everyone who did.

Nice to spend time with Beth, Dave and Rebecca at the dive show in Manila. Beth gave two awesome photography seminars too.

It was a wonderful time this week having Colin and Robyn Moore andEliz Annand back with us once again and to meet for the first but hopefully not the last time Khayyam Miran- Khan. Congrats to everyone on earning some very special dive club T-shirts too. 400 for Colin, 500 for Eliz, 200 for Khayyam and a very special Turtle snorkeler for Robyn!
 
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Mid-Autumn Festival at El Galleon

This holiday is celebrated in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Korea. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with full moon at night. We’ve been very busy with many people from China over the holiday celebrating the extra few days off work and the chance to go diving. 

This Mid Autumn Day is very special for our brave and fun students--Lin Yuansheng, Han Xiaoyu, Chen Zhuomei and Ning Fang. Congratulations to your achievements of completing OW course and see you next time for more diving!

Love is in the air! An underwater proposal was very well planned and carried out by ... And she(...) said YES!!! Thanks to all of the friends (...) coming along for support and kept it a secret for so long;)
….and happening now in the pool. Six PADI Open Water students from China starting off the fun with Chen and Troy.
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Team Singapore

A few "Freeflowdivers" from Singapore who came for a visit that proved to be way too short for all the activities planned...

While Achim and Lutz explored the reefs and wrecks, Juta accomplished her Open Water Diver certification with flying colors. And on her very first dive as a PADI diver, Juta already took part in the Dive Against Debris -what a great start!
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Asia Divers Instructor Development


Yea! We did it again! Our September Instructor Development Course (IDC) started in style with a very fun Dive Against Debris in the Sabang Bay. We recovered 13kg of trash including rice sacks, fishing lines and unusual steel items and reported all data to Project AWARE. It’s a great feeling to get involved in ocean conservation and being able to take direct action. Some of our fun divers joined right in and helped to fill the sacks for a good cause...High five to Alex, Michael, Juta, Lutz, Jamie andSabine.


Up coming IDC’s in 2016:
MSDT Prep. Course starts the 3 of October and ends the 7 of October

November/December IDC: 20 of November to the 7 of December with the IE the following 2 days. The MSDT Prep. Course starts the 10 and ends the 14 of December  

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Fun Divers

Achim Granzen
Alex Siegel
Colin  Moore
David Coller
David Mccracken
Eddie Kwok    
Eliz Annand
Fang Ning
Gao Yi
Gino Symus
Helen Mccullam
Hubertus Keultjes
Hui Peng
Jianan Huang
John Tucker
Jun Xiao Yi
Jutamat Pengjantuek
Khayyam Miran- Khan
Li Ru Gu
Lutz Seidemann
Mat Watts
Michael Lee
Natalie Koeppe
Rebecca Lin
Rene Sten
Richard Sewer
Robert Merrique
Russell Carter
Shasta Fisher
Shen Li Jun
Stuart  Pugsley    
Sue Goodman
Tang Ting Ting
Terence Graham
Thilo Koeppe
Tian Liu    
Tom Rheiner
Wai Chau Kot
Wei Gu
Wei Kai Ren
Xiao Ning Wang    
Xiaoning Tang    
Xiaoyu Han
Yi Chen Cheng
Yi Wang
Yuan Bo
Yuan Su Li
Yuansheng Lin
Zhi Min Xu
Zhuomei Chen

PADI Open Water e-Learning Course
Jutamat Pengjantuek
Michael Lee

PADI Open Water Course
Fang Ning
Jia Jia Chen
Liuyang Li
Qian Wang
Wei Gu
Xiaoyu Han
Yi Feng Zhu    
Yuansheng Lin
Zhuo Chen
Zhuomei Chen

PADI Advance Open Water Course
Yuan Su Li

PADI Upgrade to Advance Open Water Course
Yi Wang

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course
Yi Wang
Yuan Su Li
Jianan Huang

PADI DPV Course
John Tucker
Larry Bird
Christopher Dillon