Ben and I went wreck diving in the Philippines over the long weekend in May. Vis was good and the weather was perfect. Most of the wrecks were WW2 but one of the most interesting was the San Quentin,scuttled by the Spanish in 1898 as an attempt to block American access to the bay. The ploy was a failure but 115 years later it is a very interesting dive site with quite a lot of marine life. We also visited the wreck of a Phantom aircraft, deliberately sunk at 43 metres.
Some photos and video below. The video shows a juvenile harlequin sweetlips dancing.
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Steering post, San Quentin wreck.
Superstructure on the El Capitan wreck.
Phantom fighter at 43 metres.
HKA is happy to announce their participation in the Scuba Santa Dive! See info below.
All donations will be centralized by Mr. G and donated to Operation Santa Claus.Please fill in the following form to confirm you participation, thanks. FORM
The new academic year is upon us and that means a new year for the scuba club as well. Keep your eye on the news section below for information about the courses we will run in Semester 1. Also keep checking the Club Trip 2012 section below for info on the upcoming Christmas dive trip. We are discussing the possibility of a dive safari this year. Check below for more details as we consolidate our plans.
HKA Reef Cleanup
Date: Wed September 26
Stay tuned for more info!!!
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Open Water Course information:
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Open Water Course, Semester 1 2012
17 students taking their Open Water certificate this semester. That is our second best numbers ever! Rescue Diver course running as well! Excellent! First meeting of the Dive Club held at lunchtime on Monday August 20. Seven students showed an interest, 4 of whom were keen to take the Rescue Diver course. Meetings and course work will begin next Tuesday 28th after school in Room 506. For course details and pricing contact Mr Gonzalez in room 501 on at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rescue Diver Course, Semester 2 2013
As we didn't get the demand last semester, we are looking at offering this course along side the Open Water Course in 2013. This course is open to all Advanced Open Water divers and will teach the basics of how to respond to injuries and illness in diving, and non-diving, contexts. As part of this qualification, candidates must also complete an Emergency First Response certification course. This is the minimum level that we want all HKA divers to reach, as it is the level of expertise that qualifies them to give something back to the sport and to the community. This also has implications for the CAS aspects of their IB courses. Sign up now!
Ben Gonzalez (PADI Instructor)
Kerry Hasell (organising dive trip)
3/F, Unit 305, Technology Plaza, 651 Kings Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
Quarry Bat MTR Station, Exit CEmail: email@example.com
Tel. +852 2554 7110
Fax. +852 2554 7121