Continuing Dive Education….

What does “Dive Education” means to you?

Collection of diving certificates?

Understanding scuba diving better for self improvements?

Going further, deeper beyond the oceans?

Developing a career as a Dive Professional?

It will most likely mean differently for every individual.

Last weekend, I was conducting the PADI Rescue Diver Course over at Bintan Island. Yes, one of the most challenging and fulfilling recreational diver course.
I had 3 students, Philippe from France, Vivian and Shane from Singapore and they are a couple. It was a very nice, fun challenging trip. Their positive attitude plus willingness to learn made this course even more enriching.

The Beginning:
All dive courses begins with a briefing. As it was my first dive with the 3, I set down the expectations, ground rules, key point of the course

 

 

Exciting 2013!!

Scuba Diving means Going Places, Meeting People, Participation in activities.

Results of that means more friends, more parties and more memories.

I’m not sure if anyone going to disagree to the above. However, here in Amazing Dive, I’m confident that we have spend a good year 2013.

Looking back, it was a busy, crazy and demanding year for everyone. All hands at Amazing Dive are busy. Of course, lots of fun, laughter, achievements, problem solving,

Our Staffs, Resident Crews, Dive Masters, Trainees, Students

 

A Diver’s Dream Land – Raja Ampat (The Land of 4 Kings)

Most would be very familiar with the stories of the 3 Kingdoms in China.

Have you hard about the Adventures in the islands of the 4 kings?
Divers has the privilege to access to 70% of the world.
With the vast area to cover, naturally divers are all spoilt for choices.
Divers from Singapore not just has this Privilege, but also the convenience of accessing to the top few dive destinations in the world with minimal transfers or transit.

To name a few, there is Bali, Sipadan, Manado, Lembeh, Phuket, Raja Ampat. Just around the region.

While every destination features something different, Today we’ll look at the most unique place among all top favourites – Raja Ampat (Translate into the Land of 4 Kings)

Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. The four major islands found here are Waigeo, Misool (which is home to ancient rock paintings), Salawati, and Batanta.

Underwater enthusiasts flock to this region because it offers the world’s best marine sights. Two days earlier, some of these travelers had been at a deafening corner of a tourist trap in Bali. Once they took their flight to the bird head of the island of Papua everything changed as they embarked on a diving tour of a lifetime. In the Raja Ampat islands, divers can explore vertical underwater walls. The thrill of drift diving is another great challenge. These are the awesome experiences you will find in Raja Ampat.

Meanwhile, on this tour several divers were well equipped and looked advanced. The territory within the islands of the Four Kings is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. This makes it the most diverse living library for world’s coral reef and underwater biota. According to a report developed by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, around 75% of the world’s species live here. When divers first arrive here their excitement is palpable. It’s common to hear people praise God as they take in the remarkable scenery. Others prefer to remain in silence taking in the overwhelming sight of so many islands with crystal clear water that softly brushes over the white sandy beaches.