Calypso Diving Blog

Time to Go Pro!

[:en] Ever thought that it would be great to have a diving job in paradise and share your passion of the underwater world with others? Then why not take the plunge and become a PADI Divemaster! By successfully completing the PADI Divemaster course, you will have the...
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Calypso Dive Team Pretty in Pink!

[:en] Last weekend the Calypso Dive and Resort team gathered together for their annual party. A great excuse to get unite all the staff, enjoy some great food, sing karaoke, sip a few drinks and enjoy a great time together! This year the theme was 'Pink', and all the...
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Calypso Dive Team’s favourite underwater critters!

[:en]As dive instructors we spend A LOT of time in the ocean...but its never gets boring as each dive lets us encounter such a huge variety of marine life and dive sites. People ask me what my favourite underwater creature is...theres too many to choose! But the dive...
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Scuba diving adventures for kids!

[:en]Scuba diving can be a great family activity and something you can work into your vacations and weekends. But we get asked quite often how old children need to be to start diving and what options are available to them. So hopefully we can answer some of those...
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Women’s Dive Day 2017 at Calypso Diving!

[:en] The 15th of July saw us celebrate the third Women's Dive Day. Started in 2015, the aim was to encourage more women into the male dominated activity and bring women divers together to share their experiences and have some fun! We were join by female divers, both...
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Specialty PADI courses at Calypso Diving!

[:en]With so many PADI speciality courses on offer, the instructors at Calypso often get asked, "Which one should I do?"or "Which one is the best?" There is no one answer to these questions and each speciality course is designed to teach you new techniques and give a...
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Time to level up to a Rescue Diver!

[:en]Most divers we speak to are happy once they have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. However, some are determined to level up and master invaluable skills needed to prevent, manage and solve problems that can occur before, during and after a...
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Time for a holiday?!

[:en] Is work taking its toll? Do you find your mind wandering to blue skies and white sands? Need to feel the sand between your toes? If you are feeling the need to escape to tropical paradise then heres a few reasons why Boracay should be top of the list! Previously...
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Dragon eggs and Code Blue

[:en]If you dive in Boracay you will see them in several dive sites, the hollow domes with holes through them. Some people call them space balls, others call them dragon eggs. The reef buds have many names, but just one clear purpose: help regenerating the dying coral...
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Yapak – the best in Boracay

We often get the question “which is the best dive site around here?”, and here at Calypso there are as many answers to that question as there are dive professionals.  After some discussions, we decided that the best way to settle this once and for all would be to ask...
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Time to Go Pro!

[:en] Ever thought that it would be great to have a diving job in paradise and share your passion of the underwater world with others? Then why not take the plunge and become a PADI Divemaster! By successfully completing the PADI Divemaster course, you will have the...

read more

Calypso Dive Team Pretty in Pink!

[:en] Last weekend the Calypso Dive and Resort team gathered together for their annual party. A great excuse to get unite all the staff, enjoy some great food, sing karaoke, sip a few drinks and enjoy a great time together! This year the theme was 'Pink', and all the...

read more

Calypso Dive Team’s favourite underwater critters!

[:en]As dive instructors we spend A LOT of time in the ocean...but its never gets boring as each dive lets us encounter such a huge variety of marine life and dive sites. People ask me what my favourite underwater creature is...theres too many to choose! But the dive...

read more

Scuba diving adventures for kids!

[:en]Scuba diving can be a great family activity and something you can work into your vacations and weekends. But we get asked quite often how old children need to be to start diving and what options are available to them. So hopefully we can answer some of those...

read more

Women’s Dive Day 2017 at Calypso Diving!

[:en] The 15th of July saw us celebrate the third Women's Dive Day. Started in 2015, the aim was to encourage more women into the male dominated activity and bring women divers together to share their experiences and have some fun! We were join by female divers, both...

read more

Specialty PADI courses at Calypso Diving!

[:en]With so many PADI speciality courses on offer, the instructors at Calypso often get asked, "Which one should I do?"or "Which one is the best?" There is no one answer to these questions and each speciality course is designed to teach you new techniques and give a...

read more

Time to level up to a Rescue Diver!

[:en]Most divers we speak to are happy once they have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. However, some are determined to level up and master invaluable skills needed to prevent, manage and solve problems that can occur before, during and after a...

read more

Time for a holiday?!

[:en] Is work taking its toll? Do you find your mind wandering to blue skies and white sands? Need to feel the sand between your toes? If you are feeling the need to escape to tropical paradise then heres a few reasons why Boracay should be top of the list! Previously...

read more

Dragon eggs and Code Blue

[:en]If you dive in Boracay you will see them in several dive sites, the hollow domes with holes through them. Some people call them space balls, others call them dragon eggs. The reef buds have many names, but just one clear purpose: help regenerating the dying coral...

read more

Yapak – the best in Boracay

We often get the question “which is the best dive site around here?”, and here at Calypso there are as many answers to that question as there are dive professionals.  After some discussions, we decided that the best way to settle this once and for all would be to ask...

read more

CADI

In October last year we were happy to welcome Cadi, the replacement to our old faithful dive boat Isla. Cadi is bigger, bluer and more comfortable than Isla, and she has served us well on many dives and day trips so far. But even the best needs an update every now and...

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Between the storms

Two typhoons have passed by the Philippines in the last week, and the coast guard cancelled all diving and watersports in Boracay for two days. We hope you are all safe now, and we are sending a thought to those who was affected by the horrible weather.   Despite...

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Welcome back Mario!

Course Director Mario “The loud one” Elumba is back! Some of you might already know him as one of the very first Course Directors in Philippines and a valued member of the Calypso team during the previous ownership. He is now back and will be teaching IDCs at Calypso...

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We are back!

We are back on the blog! It’s been a long time since we last gave you a proper update from our dive center, and a lot has happened during this time. There have been changes, both in the staff and in the dive center itself, but the old Calypso spirit is still here. Let...

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PADI Instructors Graduate!

CONGRATULATIONS to Ivan, Frank, Jeremie and Paulo - PADI Instructors! Following the IDC with Course Director Sue Gibbins and the Instructor Exam with Marc van der Poel, we've also enjoyed some great dives as part of the Specialty Instructor training, including...

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Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructors

Congratulations to Julius, Sergey, Angi and Gregory who became Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructors with Course Director and Specialty Instructor Trainer Sue Gibbins. Everyone had a brilliant dive at Camia 2 Wreck with it's abundance of marine life. If you would...

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The Fantastic 4 Triumph!

The Fantastic 4 of Bernie, Sergey, Gregory and Angi successfully completed the PADI Instructor Development Course with Course Director Sue Gibbins, Master Instructor Andrew Barrett and Staff Instructor Cyrus Zand, and then were triumphant in the PADI Instructor Exam....

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Rhoda Goes Pro!

Rhoda finally becomes a PADI Dive Professional. It has taken a little longer than she had hoped but Rhoda rose to the challenge of becoming a PADI Pro finishing her Divemaster Course off by guiding some of our guests and staff members at Camia 2 Wreck under her...

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Hi 5 With Calypso Diving’s IDC and PADI IE.

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Congratulations to our 5 new PADI Instructors. It has been an intensive couple of weeks at Calypso Diving. Prior to the Instructor Development Course (IDC) there were 3 days of in water and classroom preparation for the candidates to...

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