Fins online...presenting Sam's Tours & Dugong Dive Center a recent get together in Manila...
DivePhotoGuide update... Matt Weiss with the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance...The DIVERS Choice
Editor's note: Matt is on an extended 3 month assignment for us in Southeast Asia, and so far he's been to North Sulawesi, Bali and the Philippines. We just got this update from our good friend Gunther Deichmann from the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance.
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the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance
Alliance Partner Resorts in the Philippines, Matt Weis from DivePhotoGuide is
arriving shortly to explore the marine biodiversity
of Puerto Galera and
Of course Matt is staying with Asia Divers and El Galleon in Puerto Galera and in Palawan we put him up at Club Paradise and Dugong Dive Center.
We all looking forward to Matt's visit and his report once his Journey is completed, the articles will be published in the DivePhotoGuide later this year.
Thanks to all the Alliance partners who have contributed and make Matt's visit a enjoyable one.
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Late News from Scuba Diving Magazine...Bottom Time...announcement of Sam's Tours Digital Photo Center including Aperture 2 in Palau Micronesia
News... just received this press release from Dermot Keane Sam's
Tours Palau Micronesia...please read below
the article in the online Scuba Diving Magazine...Bottom Time.
ALL - NEW DIGITAL PHOTO CENTER AT SAM'S TOURS IN PALAU
Sam's Tours' all new Digital Photo Center is fully equipped to cater to digital photographers of all interest levels, from those with handy point-and-shoot cameras to the most demanding digital photographers shooting in RAW format. Their six top-of-the-line Apple iMac workstations are loaded with terabytes and terabytes of storage, archiving and secure data backup systems, lots of RAM, and completely optimized for digital imaging with Apple Aperture 2 image management software, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Bridge, Toast, and topped off with DSL Wi-Fi internet access. No other photo center in Palau comes near!
Plus, you can rent new Canon SD850 Digital Cameras and Canon ZR830 Digital Minicams with underwater housings. Other camera-friendly improvements include an expanded "dry zone" for Camera Preparation and Charging and a new Camera Drying Station complete with towels and compressed air for post-rinsing camera care.
German VOX TV visits the Philippines and our Alliance Partner in Palawan, Club Paradise
Photos courtesy of Club Paradise and Dugong Dive Center,
nature at its best in Palawan, Philippines
have just received
this info from Carsten Warncke from Club Paradise
and of course Dugong Dive Center in Palawan
our partner in
the Philippine - Micronesia Alliance.
VOX TV visits Club
Paradise and Dugong Dive Center last month. The only place in the
Philippines for Dugongs, or dive the wrecks of Coron Bay surrounded
by spectacular limestone cliffs, nature at it's very best and if
you feel tired after diving or exploring the whole day book
yourself into our Spa and rejuvenate. All of this, plus a lot more
at Club Paradise and Dugong Dive Center, please join us on our
little tropical island paradise in Palawan, island hopping with the
Philippine - Micronesia Alliance is getting better and better, even
international film crews choose to visit us, so why
The Nature Lovers and Divers Choice.
I get more of the whole story with photos on the VOX TV (Germany) visit to Palawan and the Philippines soon, once I have more information I let you know also the screening time in Germany, just stay tuned or subscribe to our Blog.
Best adventure Trips 2008, now in the Philippines.
Lee is conducting some very interesting adventure and Kayak Tours now in Palawan, Philippines, I guess he might even paddle past Club Paradise and Dugong Dive Center.
His tour has just been in the top listing of the Concierge,
Best Adventure Trips 2008, read on below:
Best Adventure Trips 2008
A Masked Ball in the Philippines
This is the stuff of cubicle fantasies. Pristine coral reefs where parrot fish and angelfish swim. Tiffany blue snorkeling waters. Palm trees, brown-sugar beaches, and you, kicking back with a fruity cocktail to the ting of tropical music. Welcome to Palawan, a spray of 1,760 islands in the Pacific, most often overlooked by the Fiji- and Tahiti-bound. This April, you can spend 13 days snorkeling, paddling, and simply floating around Palawan's remote regions courtesy of Wilderness Travel. Mingle among the world's greatest concentration of whale sharks at the Bay of Donsol before kayaking into caves. Should a tiny bit of discomfort creep in, a masseuse will provide seaside therapy. Trip leader and marine biologist Lee Goldman sparks regular discussions on sea life and guides expeditions to the Apo Reef National Park, which brims with 500 types of coral and 500 marine-life species. You'll divide your time between camping at secret lagoons (with air mattresses, nightlights, fans, and screened ceilings for stargazing) and wallowing at beachfront resorts with four-poster beds in Fijian cottages. Your office mates really will hate you.
Departure: April 14–26
The Boys are back in town... from London
Welcome back to a warmer climate... now that is what I call a Climate change!
Alex and Jem are back from the cold European weather, London was the the place for their endurance and the climate change...
Alex and Jem from Blue Horizons attended the World Travel Market show this month, Jem send me yesterday a short report from the show, Alex and Jem are back in Manila, so if you need any travel arrangements just give them a call at Blue Horizons I am sure they are only to happy and work out some nice packages from the Alliance partners for your next island-hopping adventure or explore the deep, you never know what you might find, a sunken Galleon or even the lost city of Atlantis. Try and get that perfect shot? We have so many critters around who will model for you, just press the shutter on your camera, all of our partner resorts and dive centers are fully equipped for all your photography needs. GD
No matter where... we get you there.
The Divers Choice.
© Gunther Deichmann - This is what Alex and Jem dreamed about during their
sleepless nights in London, one of the Alliance destinations - a great beach in Palawan, Philippines
the first hand report by Jeremy Kemp:
The WTM in London was attended by over 30,000 global representatives (from over 200 countries) of the travel industry and the Philippines Dept of Toursism stand attracted a great deal of attention over the four days of the event. A large 160m area featuring a beach hut and dramatic colorful posters where hundreds of people came to discuss travel within the Philippines and the development of new destinations.
Alex Stutely and Jem Kemp from Blue Horizons our travel partners held many meetings greeting old friends and making new contacts. They report an impressive interest in diving opportunities and many visitors were particularly interested in the concept of two centre holidays combining Boracay, Busuanga or Club Paradise and Palau or Truk.
In fact many visitors were impressed to learn that Manila is one of the best routes through to Micronesia with regular direct and connecting flights to both Palau and Truk. The idea of combining great diving with excellent beach and adventure holidays in the Philippines and Micronesia is increasingly attractive. Additionally there is much interest in land based and water based activities whilst diving in this part of the world such as kayaking, biking and trekking.
As well as existing travel partners Alex and Jem report that there are exciting new possibilities with tour operators and agents from the UK in particular but also Spain, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Lithuania, Russia etc. The combination of tropical waters and weather, blue seas, sandy beaches and of course fantastic diving is proving irresistible.
Courtesy of our Alliance partners there were also some great raffle prizes on offer. Everyone that visited Blue Horizons on the stand was encouraged to leave extra business cards behind with the promise of great diving offers for the winners. The last day of the event saw the raffle and the first prize was a combined Boracay and Puerto Galera package with accommodation and diving for two people at Calypso Diving and Pinjalo Resort Villas (Boracay) and Asia Divers and El Galleon Beach Resort (Puerto Galera) with Manila Hotel accommodation included. The lucky winner of this great prize was Eric Prins of Namaste Reizen (Netherlands) who are looking to promote diving activities in the Philippines for the Dutch market.
Second prize of a diving and accommodation package at Sam's Tours and West Plaza Hotels was won by Kate Philipps of Regaldive (UK). Regaldive feature Boracay, Puerto Galera and Club Paradise on their website or in their brochure.
Lastly, Chris Hawkins of Blue Lizard Travel (UK) won a 10 dive package at Dugong Dive Centre, Club Paradise Resort, Busuanga. We wish all the winners a great holiday with their prizes.
In addition, t-shirts and cuddly soft turtles and dugongs supplied by Club Paradise Resort were enormously popular and were presented to many of the visitors.
Overall a highly succesful event with the message on diving in the Philippines and Micronesia being spread to an ever wider audience.
Books, Underwater photography and a lot more
Download the full article as pdf file: http://www.deichmann-photo.com/publications.html
New guidebooks on Palau Micronesia and Puerto Galera in the Philippines have been given some nice write ups in the i-mag Photography Magazine, a paradise pair, Palau and Puerto Galera two of the best dive destinations in the Asia pacific region. Thanks to i-mag Magazine for publishing this four page article in their current issue.
They have also published in the same issue a nice article on the recent GD PhotoWorkshop in Cambodia with the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging or PCCI.
You can download all of the articles as pdf files under Publications/Spread on this website at:
For dates on photo workshops in Cambodia, Palau and Tibet please go the link provided below:
Dive in paradise - yes, you can have the time of your life with the Philippine - Micronesia Alliance partner resorts and dive centers throughout the
Philippines and Micronesia.
Dive the famous wrecks of Truk Lagoon, experience high voltage shark dives in Palau, or explore the ultimate in marine bio- diversity in the Philippines from Palawan, Puerto Galera and to Boracay with its famous white sandy beach. All the Alliance partner resort and dive center offer you very special island hopping tours and safaris, join us to explore the sea and its marine life. As the saying goes in German, inselhuepfen und nach dem tauchen, einfach ausruhen am strand.
Remember the Philippine-Micronesia website is now in 9 languages and soon we add one more:
Welcome to the The Philippine-Micronesia Alliance, your partners in quality diving holidays!,
Willkommen bei der Fillippinen-Mikronesien Allianz, ihr Partner für erstklassigen Tauchurlaub!
ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ К НАШЕМУ ФИЛИППИНЫ - МИКРОНЕЗИЯ АЛЬЯНСУ ЭТО ТВОЙ ЛУЧШИЙ ПАРТНЕР ДЛЯ ПЕРВОКЛАССНОГО ПОДВОДНОГО ОТПУСКА
Bienvenue à l'Alliance Philippine-Micronesia, vos partenaires pour des séjours plongée de choix.
Benvenuti nell’Alleanza Filippine – Micronesia, I vostri partners per vacanze di qualita’ nel campo delle immersioni!
Bienvenidos a la Alianza Filipinas-Micronesia , sus compañeros para esas vacaciones de buceo de calidad!
and of course Japanese, Korean, Chinese and very soon Polish.
For all your diving needs and or next vacation please check out the Philippine-Micronesia Alliance. The Divers Choice.
It is here where you can order these latest books direct online at: