We got some used gear for sale again, BCD and mask. Check it out on the "used gear for sale" page.
It is still a loooong time from now, but we are already looking at our next BIG trips. We plan to go to:
* Moalboal - Cebu, July 1 - 10 period and again late July. Join us for any part of this trip.
DEADLINE for the Cebu trip is June 15.
* RAJA AMPAT (CNY 2017).
* a "round MINDORO" trip for Easter 2017.
Why so early ? This trips and destinations are popular, and as such places fill up quite fast. Let us know if you're interested in joining us.
For those who'd like to go on trips on different dates and/or different places, maybe Sandy Bottom Divers can help you with your bookings and getting a discount.
We can now offer agent rates for the MERMAID Liveaboards.
Our SBD trip to KOMODO National Park, onboard the "AMALIA" was a great success..
Read about it and enjoy some photos and some videos later this month.
Likewise, the CNY trip from PUERT GALERA, via APO REEF, to Coron, aboard Rags II,
was good. The viz around APO REEF not as good as last time, but around the CORON
Wrecks it was better than last time :-)
Photos and videos to come.
As agents for live-aboards of the AGGRESSOR- and DANCER fleets.
If you're thinking of doing a luxury liveaboard trip some other time, check out...
book thru Sandy Bottom Divers for favourable rates :-).
Our newest Sandy Bottom Divers members......
Visit the Sandy Bottom diver FaceBook page for photos and videos of our dives with
Benthos Bali. We dived with Mola Molas, Mantas and even a school of Dogtooth Tuna !
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.
For recently completing their respective course(s), CONGRATULATIONS to:
Scuba Diver: .
Open water diver: Melodie H., Sven H., Catriona S.
Advanced open water Diver: Chris bW., Alastair McV.
Specialties: Guilhem (Nitrox), Likui (Nitrox),
First Aid and CPR / AED: Warrick S., Michael N, Nick H.
Rescue Diver: Warrick S., Michael N, Nick H., Nuno.
Master Scuba Diver: Rachael A.
Dive Master / Master Scuba Diver: (Divemaster).
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.
PROMOs for July.
Underwater Navigator Specialty + Night Diver Specialty. (shore dives, 2x afternoon + evening).
hkd 2,550 for members. hkd 2,750 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..0l2j0i24l2j0i10i24j0i24l5.9024.11946.0.12220.127.116.11.0.0.0.857.857.6-1.1.0....0.0..1c.1.20.img.7GcfvwzV7XI
More details soon.
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 2016
Carrie L., JP, Ricky N., A Kee., Rachel A., Robert A., Jeff H., Cheuk H.
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