Come June 1, ALL course fees will go up.
"Open Water Diver"- and "Advanced Open Water Diver" course fees will go up by hkd 100.
Speciality courses will go up by hkd 50.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and we'd still be the one with the most flexible course schedules and value for money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sign-up for your next course(s), BEFORE May 30 for 2014 course fees. You'll have untul November 30 to complete
Join us in Bali for the Mid Autumn Festival, September 27 - October 3.
For details, go to the Dive Bali page.
Raja Ampat, December 20 - 27, "Ocean Rover" Liveaboard.
PG --> Apo Island --> Coron, Feb 6 - 13 on board Rags II.
If you're thinking of doing a liveaboard trip some other time, check out...
book thru Sandy Bottom Divers for favourable rates :-).
Our newest Sandy Bottom Divers members......
Raja Ampat during EASTER 2015 was GREAT.
Read about it... https://sites.google.com/site/sandybottomdivers/dive-raja-ampat
watch the two videos of SPECIAL encounters.
Looking for a camera + housing and you're a serious photographer.
Check out this set, second hand.
Is the diving in Hong Kong really that bad ?
See for yourself. This video was shot on November 1 by Tom Platt (his first attempt at this).
http://youtu.be/-8VBaxItS9s (OpenWater Final Day)
1 of 3 Fish habitat made with pallets. The "top" was added later, after rocks had been added as weights.
Sunday Nov 23 we'll visit it and see whether it has attracted some tenants yet.
For recently completing their respective course(s), CONGRATULATIONS to:
Scuba Diver: .
Open water diver: Torben M., Pinya N., Ella Z., Zoe B., Angelo T., Sid M.
Advanced open water Diver: Fay L., Joseph K., Trevor S., Jefferson L, Mark C., Alison C.
Specialties: Tracy (Nitrox), Trevor S.(Nitrox), Cheuk M. (Nitrox)
First Aid and CPR / AED: .
Rescue Diver: .
Master Scuba Diver: ,
Dive Master / Master Scuba Diver: (Divemaster).
PROMOs for May.
Underwater Navigator Specialty + Night Diver Specialty. (shore dives, 2x afternoon + evening).
hkd 2,500 for members. hkd 2,680 for non-members.
Nitrox course at hkd 950. non members hkd 1,050.
Sign up together with another person, and pay hkd 900 pp only (non members hkd 1,000).
Though one of our members missed out on the trip due to a last minute accident/injury, our trip to the Coron Wrecks
and Apo Reef was a success !!
We dived for 2.5 days on the famous Coron Wrecks, and 3 days around the amazing Apo Reef, 21 dives in total, all on Nitrox.
It was our first trip on the "Rags II" and it was all worth it.
for images of diving in/around Coron: http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&biw=1920&bih=979&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=coron+diving&oq=coron+diving&gs_l=img.3..0l2j0i24l2j0i10i24j0i24l5.9024.11946.0.12188.8.131.52.0.0.0.857.857.6-1.1.0....0.0..1c.1.20.img.7GcfvwzV7XI
Can't wait to get back diving again, but you don't like the cold ?
Join us on our next Cebu trip.
Great place to do your Advanced course and/or Specialty courses.
Price is ex equipment, flights (about hkd 1,600 for DIRECT flights with Cebu Pacific, ex luggage allowance), based on twin share/double room and at least 4 pax going.
More details soon.
LATEST NEWS, re the plans for a "man-made beach" at "Lung Mei", next to Tai Mei Tuk.
February 18 there was a hearing regarding the plans for the beach. Outcome still to be presented.
The Government and the beach's supporters are convinced they can just relocate the rare creatures that
live there. A type of sea horse, rare to HK, has been spotted there and we'd love to find it too and get it
It's been a while since there has been a real development. There are however more and more people visiting the area, especially at night.
The latter ones, I'm afraid, are there to catch crabs. As they thrash around many creatures will probably be disturbed/harassed to a point that they will disappear.
Tire structures at D-site.
A quite a number of fish make the two "tire pyramids" their home. The one at 14 mtr depth has some larger snappers and groupers. Due to the bad/low viz
that is common, this one is a bit more difficult to find. A slow and careful appoach is need as not to scare away the larger fish.
The "pyramid" at around 8 mtr depth is very easy to find. Unfortunately it makes it an easy target for fishermen, and spear fishermen (on scuba). Over the
past 2 months there hasn't been a single large fish that I've been able to see more than 2 weekends in a row. Last week a large, abandoned-, net was
removed from next to it. A spear was picked the week before :-(.
DIVING in Philippines.
We got another dive resort with whom we can get good deals.
Easy Diving Sipalay.
They are based in Sipaly, Negros. More details later.
We can now offer good deals to those who want to dive in Phuket, Thailand,
with Phuket Pro Dive.
The best weather is during the "dry season, November - April. More details will follow. For now, visit their website.
More details will follow. For now, visit their website.
New members for 2013-2014
James A., Rachel A.,Robert A., Russ, Terry B, Eduardo B., Jacqueline D. Krzysztof K, Amelie s, Emelie D, Dylan and Kimberley T.
Cath S, Anthony W, Misa C.
Who are we?
Advanced Diver course, course happening through-out the year.
sign up NOW.
Sandy Bottom Divers' artificial Reef project is "growing"..
Read about the latest developments and see the latest images.
WHERE are we going, and WHEN ?
- , Long Ke.
- , Nine Pins.
- , Po Toi Island.
- , East Dam.
Schedule and Events
check out what we are up to: What's Bubbling
Read about our recent trips in our diary
- Mactan, Cebu, December 2010
- Mactan, Cebu, March 2011
- moalboal, Cebu March. 2011
- Layang Layang, April-May 2011
- Mactan, Cebu, July 2011
- Hanifaru, Maldives, August-September 2011
- Moalboal, Cebu, October 2011