Creativity Goes Onto MV Nautica!

What is the best way to spend your December holidays?
Eat-Sleep-Dive FOR FREE!

 

This year, you may have your wish come true with MV Nautica!!

To celebrate the festive season with our Amazing Divers, we are working with our partner, MV Nautica to present to you a Snap & Win Contest.

Simply tell us why do you like diving on board MV Nautica by capturing your story in a photo, share this thought with your friends and you’ll stand a chance to win a free trip for 2 on board MV Nautica.

We are offering you the best we can – the Premium Room!

It is easy to take part in this contest.

1: Come down to Amazing Dive with your creative ideas & take a photo with your favorite caption we have!

2: Tell us what would you like us to say on your photo for you

Before you leave, do remember to like us at Nautica Diving & Amazing Dive Facebook Page.

Contest will end on the 18th Dec 2013 at 12noon and we will be announcing the lucky winner for the FREE pair of tickets during our Christmas Event held at 37 Hong Kong Street on 19th of December 2013 at 7:00PM. (Food and drinks will be served in this little get together party)

For more information on the contest, please feel free to leave us a comment or drop us an email!

As we are talking we are receive lots of entries from our creative, enthusiastic diver!

Here are some of the entries receive by Amazing Dive! Which are your favourites?

Expressions all prepared!
I Am Diving With MV Nautica Because...I have a Cute Minion Instructor.. I like to dive with him again!!
I Am Diving With MV Nautica Because…I have a Cute Minion Instructor.. I like to dive with him again!!

 

I am diving with MV Nautica because...I AM A DIVING QUEEN!!
I am diving with MV Nautica because…I AM A DIVING QUEEN!!

 

I Am Diving With MV Nautical Because....I AM A FISH!! CLOWN FISH!!
I Am Diving With MV Nautical Because….I AM A FISH!! CLOWN FISH!!

 

 We Are Diving With MV Nautica Because ... "OUCH!! It Hurts when We Can't DIVE with her!!! T-T"

We Are Diving With MV Nautica Because …
“OUCH!! It Hurts when We Can’t DIVE with her!!! T-T”

 

We Are Diving From MV Nautica Because.... We Live to EAT-SLEEP-DIVE!!!
We Are Diving From MV Nautica Because….
We Live to EAT-SLEEP-DIVE!!!

 

 

 

These are some of the few entries from the contest. Check out Nautica Diving Facebook Page for more photos and tell us which is your favourite!
Join Us In The Fun! This would be another good way to let out and get creative too!
Keen to express yourself?
Ask Us! Contact Amazing Dive at 9677 3627 or email to [email protected]

~xoxo~

Voice of a PADI Dive Instructor

As a PADI Dive Professional, the real learning starts after our PADI Instructor Examination.

PADI Instructor Examination might have been a stressful few weeks for many (including myself), with all the ongoing preparations. Be it the theory, where you seem to have to swallow the book of knowledge down to your heart or the practical skills that we aim for perfection during our training.

It have been almost 6 months since my graduation with Asia Dive Academy. When I look back to my Instructor Development Course , as much as all these skills and knowledge are important to the examination and practicality when an instructor conduct a course, it became so clear after the examination itself that my learning journey had just begun.

As my experience with Amazing Dive grew by weeks and trips, I realized that it takes more than just passing down the skills and knowledge to a diver to benefit them. It is also the preparation for the lesson plans, the trip logistic, making the trip safe and even conveying conservation ethnic. After all, what kind of instructor would I be, to have 1 more student under my teaching, only to have 1 more diver being unaware that the living organisms around him are vulnerable.

All these little learning opportunities are important points especially for an organisation of dive professionals, which I believe should be conversed to a uniformed voice to conserve what we have before it is lost.

Every bi-monthly, Asia Dive Academy organizes a gathering for all instructors within the organization (consisting of multiple dive shops). During the gathering we would aim to hear voices from different instructors, feedbacks are shared and training are discussed.

Family of Instructors at Asia Dive Academy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a full time instructor with Amazing Dive, this was definitely necessary for me to get to know what other instructors have for me to learn. Be it a hiccup they encountered on a trip, dealing with unprofessional behavior seen or tips on coaching students with difficulty on their skill, it helps me learn to prevent a situation on trip without having to go through the situation.

Looking at over 30 PADI Dive Instructors during the gathering, with everyone coming from different back grounds, jobs and experiences but all for a common passion – spreading the love for diving while we learn to be better, I am definitely at the right place, with the right people and glad to be where I am, doing what I am doing.

By: Nicholas (The Minion Loving Dive Instructor)

Monsoon Season – Bidding Goodbye!

With more unpredictable rain falls, November marks the start of our monsoon. Which temporary puts our Tioman trips to a full stop for 2013.

With the companion of our PADI Open Water Course students and Leisure divers, the Amazing Dive Team started with a wet trip. As though to prepare us for our dives on Saturday, the rain on Friday soaked us in our excitement and laughter. The rain persisted for the rest of the evening and only came to a stop just as our boat berthed by Salang Jetty. Allowing us to proceed comfortably toward Salang Beach Resort without much scrambling.

Saturday morning was beautiful, like a wish come true for a last trip to Tioman this year, the sky was blue with patches of clouds sitting on it. We had an average 12 to 15 metres of visibility during the day with sightings of turtles and ended our night dive at Soyak, bidding good bye to the cat shark! (Yes, we saw a cat shark at Soyak!)

The wind was picking up slightly on Sunday morning and we decided our dive site to be on Malang Rock. It was a right decision with at least 5 turtles waiting for us there where we have them filmed below:

Calm Turtle & Excited Divers. (Video credits to Jie Ling)

And some of photos taken during the trip:

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We bid the resort staff and boat crew goodbye with group hugs and much emotions on Sunday noon. Be it the staff, the resort, the food or the dives, we are definitely going to miss it badly this next 5 months!

Starting from this coming week, Amazing Dive will diving in Bintan Island and Southern Riau Islands. With monthly long haul trips to Maldives, Similan Island, Lembeh, Donsol, and many more! Do feel free to leave us a comment to ask for more details for trip destinations!

Xoxo! -The Amazing Dive Team