Dive Asia flood relief on the way

Today Dive Asia donated lots of groceries and other supplies to the Kusoldharm Foundation here in Phuket at the Provincial Hall. This donation is now on the way to Thailand’s flood-stricken Northeaster Provinces. 21 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and Central Plains where hit by torrential rain and floods last week. Altogether 814,406 people were affected by the floodwater’s and 15 people had died as a result.

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Dive for Dogs

Dive Asia is proud to welcome you to yet another Dive Asia Charity Event which will be held on the 23rd of October 2010. This fun filled day will bring us to Raja Yai Island where we are going to do two dives from board the MV Dive Asia II.

This Charity is dedicated to support Soi Dog Foundation. Soi Dog is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization here in Phuket, Thailand. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand. During the day members of Soi Dog will introduce you to their work. Here you find more Information on Soi Dog: http://www.soidog.org/en/about-soi-dog/

All profits of this day will be donated to Soi Dog Foundation and you are welcome to donate by yourself too and or possibly adopt or sponsor a dog from the Shelter.

The event includes free transfers from Kata, Karon (Pick up about 8:30 am) & Patong Area (Pick up about 8:15 am) return about 5 pm, 2 dives, 11 liter tanks & weights, dive master service, breakfast, lunch, fruits, coffee, tea and drinking water.

The price for the event is 3200 THB for Certified Divers (plus up to 750 Baht for rental Diving Gear if needed), 1600 THB for Non-Divers and 4900 THB for two try dives (Equipment included) with an Instructor.

Please try to attend our Charity Day for Soi Dog. The number of entrants is limited to ONLY 30 Divers so please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information or to make your reservation call Juergen at 0818953320 or send an email to reservations@diveasia.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Awesome dive conditions!

Raja Noi’s South Tip offered us on August 30th one of the best dives ever. Perfect surface conditions, an estimated 50 Meter visibility, a huge School of uncountable Barracudas and much more! What a dive! Who says the diving in Phuket’s green season is not worth getting wet?

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Pro-Tech & Dive Asia

pro tech logoDive Asia are pleased to partner with Pro-Tech Dive College, Phuket, Thailand. Introducing a complete and professional training experience allowing divers the opportunity to train and experience new adventures here in Phuket. Pro-Tech will conduct all the Technical diver training from entry level tech right through to Trimix, Cave and Rebreather and Dive Asia will manage all the PADI Professional training at  the CDC center here in Kata.

This season will see some new and exciting course introductions and daily experiences for those looking to try something new. For more information feel free to email info@protechdivers.com or reservations@diveasia.com

 

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Ship Yard Stories

Done! After almost two month in the ship yard your M/V Dive Asia II looks nicer than ever before. Besides the “normal annual maintenance” we focused on refurnishing the Lounge downstairs and on a bigger kitchen. You can enjoy now great underwater footage on a Big Screen, listen to good Music provided by a Surround Stereo System, identify with the help of our extensive Marine Life Library what you just have seen beneath the surface and study the original Royal Thai Navy Chart “308”  for directions to Phuket’s best local dive sites.  Come join us for some good day trips and have a look!

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Shark Savers

Dive Asia became a proud Supporter of Shark Savers today.  Join and sign the petitions too.

Shark Savers was founded in 2007 by six long-time divers driven by a shared passion and fueled by decades of business, marketing and media expertise. As divers, we felt an emotional connection to the oceans and in particular, sharks. And, we all witnessed what we came to love begin to disappear. We realized we had to take action. Today, over 10,000 members from 99 nations share that sense of urgency.

We focus on action and results, designing our programs to result in saving the lives of sharks. By leveraging professional experience and expertise, Shark Savers brings the issue to the masses in many compelling forms, motivating people to stop consuming sharks, serving as the voice for a maligned species, and focusing their attention on locations where sharks need to be protected.

Shark Savers enables people to make a difference and take a stand in their home, their local businesses, and throughout shark hot spots all over the world.

Please visit http://www.sharksavers.org/index.php and sign today!

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Photo by Chris Gawel at Shark Point!

And The Winner is:

Thank you to all of you for participating in our Quiz all month long. We received more than 900 answers from close to 200 Players and I believe that all of you had some fun and maybe learned a bit about the sport we love.

Here are all daily Winners:

1   Nasser Al-Khanjara
2   Jaquelene Teo
3   Marcus Krueger
4   Lisi Pokorny
5   Steve Gibbins
6   Cris Fraga
7   Jaquelene Teo
8   Nina Ho
9   Caroline Boysen
10  Alyson Hilbourn
11  Steve O Stewart
12  Doug Heil
13  Sabine v.d.w. Schroth
14  Scian Ray
15  Aurelia Schenkl
16  Herrebaut Dimitri
17  Alyson Hilbourn
18  Alexander Kleppe
19  Jens Bo Christensen
20  Paul Harker
21  David Hilbourne
22  Mats Kaellman
23  Peter Moeck
24  Wilda Oberacker
25  Britta Dildei
26  Bernd Sannemueller
27  Peter Henfling
28  Luke J Cox
29  Christa Himmelmann
30  Neil Parson

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nd the Winners are:

the 4th Prize goes to David Hilbourne
the 3rd Prize goes to Britta Dildei
the 2nd Prize goes to Jens Bo Christensen
the 1st Prize goes to Mats Kaellman

Congratulations to all of you from the entire Dive Asia Team.

Enjoy your Prizes and we look forward to welcome you here in Phuket.Quiz2nd

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Final Question No. 30, Dive Asia June Quiz, 30th of June 2010:

Your last chance to win fantastic prices. More details at: diveasia.com/blog/2010/05/dive-asias-june-giveaway.html

To choose the last Question was very though. We choose Questions from various PADI Exams, diving history and some were locally related – but not about Dive Asia – so I dedicated the last and final question to our great Staff.

The final question: Who is the Man in the picture below:

A: Chris
B: Lann
C: Dani
D: Marcello

Send your answer to info@diveasia.com or post it here. The Winner will be announced, tomorrow 1st of July at 12:00 noon Thailand time, just before we draw the four lucky winners.

The Correct Answer of June 29th Quiz is: A: Ted Nixon. Today’s Winner is Christa Himmelmann from Germany. Congratulations on entering the final Lucky Draw on July 1st.

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Question 29 of 30, Dive Asia June Quiz, 29th of June 2010:

Join and win fantastic prices. More details at: diveasia.com/blog/2010/05/dive-asias-june-giveaway.html

Today’s question: Who introduces in the mid 50s the red and white “Divers Down” flag?

A: Ted Nixon
B: Lloyd Bridges
C: John Cronin
D: Dick Bonin

Send your answer to info@diveasia.com or post it here. The Winner will be announced, tomorrow 30th of June at 12:00 noon Thailand time, just before we post the next question.

The Correct Answer of June 28th Quiz is: A: small bubbles in the bloodstream after a dive that do not cause decompression sickness. Today’s Winner is Luke J Cox from Oxford in England. Congratulations on entering the final Lucky Draw on July 1st.

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