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Subic Bay Dive Association

This is a summary of the latest blogs posted by our members

 

Erie Canal

This week marked the 200 anniversary of the Erie Canal. Growing up the “barge” canal was just a few miles away. The “barge” canal was built a hundred years later that rerouted certain sections of the Erie canal and improved the original. The Eire Canal was the first “superhighway” of the United States. It had […]

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Standardbred Horse Racing

Those who know me, know that years ago I owned a large standardbred training facility and had a number of horses. Okay often over a dozen. However, negative impacts after 9 11 caused the racing industry to nearly collapse and I was one of many who could no longer stay in the industry. The cost […]

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Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spanish Mexico, it has a blend of cultures not seen elsewhere in Asia. Today, the Philippines is a predominate Catholic country. Over 80% of the people are Catholic with another more than 10% other christian faiths. This can […]

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Scuba Diving from a Cruise Ship

Diving from a Cruise Ship Cruise ship Scuba diving A Cruise vacation might not be seen as an option for a diving vacation, however, it can be. Millions of people each year spend their vacations on a cruise ship. Once considered a vacation for the rich or elderly, the cruise ships now see passengers in […]

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Church Book Cover

Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spanish Mexico, it has a blend of cultures not seen elsewhere in Asia. Today, the Philippines is a predominate Catholic country. Over 80% of the people are Catholic with another more than 10% other christian faiths. This can […]

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Churches of Pampanga Philippines

St James the Apostle Church: Betis, Guagua PampangaThis church is considered one of the finest remaining example of a Colonial Spanish Church. The details in the ceiling paintings and the quality of the carvings behind the alter attracted the devoted and art lovers alike. Churches of Pampanga Philippines From the late 1500’s to 1898, the […]

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The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes The Writer No Blogs

As a writer, This point came home to me as I visited different exhibitors at the DEMA show last week. DEMA is the Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association. Each year they have an annual convention and a trade show. It attracts thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies from around the world. It is not a […]

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Galapagos Islands Liveaboard– Is it your Bucket list Premier Destination?

Galapagos Islands Photo by pantxorama The Galapagos Islands often come up when divers and naturalist start talking about the ultimate destination for themselves. While not a mainstream destination, they do have their followers. If you are looking for high rise hotels, strange people or wild nightlife, this place is not for you. However, if you […]

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New: PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course

Follow @SubicWreckDiver Are you an UW Photographer or Videographer? A marine biologist? Are you (planning to become) a Divemaster? Or do you just want to become more self-sufficient while diving with a buddy, or in case you end up separated during a dive? Arizona Dive Shop is proud to announce, that we are now offering […]

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Diving Down Under

Dive the Great Barrier Reef There are many reasons to take a trip Down Under, and scuba diving is one of them. Diving is available year round so any time should be fine. Just remember that the season are reversed from the northern hemisphere. The Great Barrier Reef is the leading tourist destination in the […]

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