Today, Devocean Divers bid farewell to a happy group of 10 divers from China. Over the course of 3 days, they did between 5 and 10 dives each and left with huge smiles on their faces. These divers came to Malapascua Island for the same reason so many others do – to see the majestic Thresher Sharks. And we can’t blame them! After their first dive, they were completely charged up, full of laughter and excitement. If the Threshers were not cool enough, they also saw an Eagle Ray! Along with many memories, they also took home many photos of the Threshers (one they snapped, below)!
Many Chinese divers want to visit places like Malapascua Island but without knowing enough English, it can be challenging to coordinate transportation and accommodations in a country like the Philippines. That’s where Devocean Divers’ partnership with Chinese-based Diventure came in. Together, with the help of Team Leader Abby, they were able to bring the group to Malapascua Island for a fantastic dive adventure. Abby said that in addition to Devocean Divers efforts below sea level, they appreciated that Devocean helped organize transportation and made sure that everything ran smoothly while they were on the island too.
In addition to helping the group travel to Malapascua Island, Abby said the group enjoyed diving with Devocean Divers because the local guides know the sites very well and always showed them the best aquatic life. This group saw it all including, Thorny Seashorses, Frog Fish, Whitetip Sharks and of course the Threshers at sites such as Monad Shoal, Gato Island, Kalanggaman Island, Chocolate Island and Deep Rock. A few of them also took in a sunset dive at Lighthouse reef. Above the water, the group was memorized by Malapascua’s beauty and laid-back vibe – a stark contrast to the Chinese cities where they live.
Amongst the ten group members, there were only two couples. The rest were perfect strangers when they arrived at Devocean Divers. When asked whether this had changed over the course of diving together for three days, Abby replied with a resounding, “Yes. They are friends for life now!”
To find out how your group can dive with Devocean Divers, visit: www.devoceandivers.com/inquiries
Photos: Photo credit goes to the group