Breaking NEWS! Hammerhead Sharks and Whales at Apo Reef, report just in from Dugong Dive Center
GREAT NEWS!!! Palawan
at its very best!
© Gunther Deichmann
in from Dugong Dive Center in Palawan, they spotted on the last
three trips to Apo Reef Hammerhead Sharks and Whales, great news
for our Diving community. They also reported a record number of
Turtle nests on the Island right in front of the Guests cottages at
Club Paradise. Plus they have sighted a record number of Dugongs in
the last few days.
Turtle Eggs check for info @
Wow... now that is Nature at its best!
Palawan the last frontier, natures paradise above and below the waves.
paradise above and below the waves...
that is Palawan in the Philippines.
© Gunther Deichmann - a classic Palawan beach.
Palawan is considered to be the Philippines`last frontier´. Its group of islands has very diverse and endemic plants and animals. According to the Philippine Department of Tourism, Palawan´s tourism potential relies heavily on its natural assets.
The Calamianes Group of Islands is to be found off the northern tip of Palawan, is home to a majestic bio-diversity where you can experience….. Nature at its best!
A variety of Dive Sites can be explored, there are eleven Japanese Shipwrecks from World War II found at the South west side of Busuanga and one at the North east. There is Apo Reef Natural Park, where you can dive the Walls and see a lot of pelagic such as sharks, tuna, barracudas, mackerel, and mantas.
The diversity of marine life is so wide that it is a paradise of different species from micro-very small to macro-the largest fish you could ever find. Other Dive sites offer a good variety of soft corals where you can find nudibranchs, pigmy seahorses, angler fish, and ghost pipe fish. It is also the only place in the country where most Dugongs (Sea Cows) can still be observed in the wild.
On land, there are many islands where sea turtles don’t feel threatened and can still lay their eggs undisturbed, hence the name “Turtle Islands”. In Coron, you can find huge and dramatic limestone cliffs with beautiful lagoons and fresh water lakes. You can also still find many endemic species like the Palawan Bear Cats, Calamian Deer, Mouse deer in the Calauit Natural Reserve.
Others are freely roaming in the wilderness such as fruit bats, white breasted sea eagles, anteaters, monitor lizards, and all kinds of tropical birds, which makes the area…. A Real Paradise!
Sam's Tours Palau Micronesia at the Duesseldorf Boat Show 2010 Germany
Sam’s Tours Palau at the
Boat Show 2010 in Germany.
Sam's Tours participates in the Q Divers stand for
the first time. We joined the Quality Divers network at the last
BOOT Show and attended the Birmingham Dive Show in late Oct 2009 as
our first show with QD. This is our first BOOT. Traffic at
the show was quite good with lots of interested shoppers who seemed
serious about traveling and ready to buy.
Sam's Tours is also participating at the Palau - Yap Booth with other Palau operators including NECO MARINE and Palau Pacific Resort.
As always, the Stemmer Family is there in full force to support Sam's Tours with Kristina staffing the Palau Booth for Sam's Tours and mom Gisela covering the Quality Divers stand, while dad Bernd attends the BOOT representing China Airlines who offers direct service from Frankfurt to Taipei, with connecting service to Koror, Palau 4 times per week.starting at 990 EU in economy class.
Dermot Keane GM from Sam’s Tours and Vicktor at the
Sam’s Tours Booth in Germany
Sam's Tours good friend, sculptor Vicktor stopped by the booth. Vicktors granite sculpture of Hans and Lotti Haas will be unveiled at the show this week and then go to Vienna for display. http://www.vuam.net/
Presently Vicktors "Legends of the Sea" collection is on display at GOOGLE'S HQ in Cupertino, CA.
Vicktor has dived in Palau with Sam's Tours
His Pioneers and Heroes collection includes Valerie Taylor, Jacques Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Stan Waterman
Vicktor the sculptor www.VUAM.net
Happy New Year from the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance...we look forward to your next visit. Happy Diving in 2010
New Year from all the Alliance partners have a
fantastic 2010 and some great scuba diving.
Happy Holidays... have some great diving with us in 2010!
A very happy New Year - prost Neujahr - bonne année - onnellista uutta vuotta - gelukkig Nieuwjaar - ath bhliain faoi mhaise - selamat tahun baru - godt nytt år - szczliwego nowego roku - feliz ano novo - gott nytt år manigong bagong taon - sawatdii pimaï - kung hé fat tsoi - xin nian kuai le / xin nian hao - godt nytår - eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos - felice anno nuovo, buon anno - S novim godom - sreno novo leto - Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
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