On March 9th, 2015, Dean and I joined 20 incredible divers on a fantastic trip to Dumaguete on Negros Island in the Philippines. Our hosts at The Atlantis Dive Resort ensured that our stay would be the perfect combination of spectacular diving, luxurious accommodations, delectable food and most importantly, lovely, genuine people. We enjoyed "muck" diving at the local dive sites, where we discovered fascinating creatures on every dive. Our day trips to Apo Island and Siquhar welcomed us with endless landscapes of colourful corals teaming with fish, and breathtaking wall diving. Many thanks to Paul Ancla and his amazing dive crew, and all of the wonderful staff and Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete for an amazing trip. We will be back!
On Nov. 2, The Dive Academy descended upon Dive Flamingo Dive Resort in beautiful Bonaire! Thirty-four divers strong, we enjoyed 3 boats dives daily with the wonderful Divi crew, and unlimited shore diving on the fantastic house reef. Healthy coral reefs with an abundance of fish and sea life are the norm at Divi Flamingo. Some of the highlights included and incredible GoPro encounter with an octopus, many sea turtles, tarpon and eels. A macro photographer's dream, Bonaire offers great macro opportunities for the patient diver.