Boracay Divers

New Wave Divers: Facilities and Philosopphy



NEW WAVE DIVERS is located beside Guilly’s Island Bar and Restaurant: about a minute’s walk from Blue Lilly, One Crescent Place, Cocomangas and At Home. Our facilities include:

  •     Dive Boat with 20 diver capacity
  •     Comfortable Classroom
  •     PADI Books and Videos for student divers
  •     Confined Water Training in Swimming Pool
  •     Shower and Equipment Rinsing Areas
  •     Towels and Refreshments after your dive
  •     First Aid Kit and Emergency Oxygen


We conduct diving equipment inspections and maintenance every three months:

  •     REGULATORS Mares MR12 Axis with metric gauge
  •     REGULATORS Scubapro MK2+ R190 with imperial gauge
  •     BCDs Mares Origin sizes XS, S, M, L and XL
  •     WETSUITS Mares Tropic 3mm full suit sizes 1 to 7
  •     WETSUITS Mares Tropic 2.5mm shorty sizes 1 to 8
  •     TANKS Luxfer 80 cu. ft. with yoke valve (DIN adaptors available for rent)
  •     DIGITAL CAMERAS with underwater housing Canon A80


Other services:

  •     GIFT SHOP scuba gear and accessories, disposable cameras, film and batteries
  •     We also arrange island boat tours, snorkeling, banana rides, tube rides, jetskiing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fly fish rides, parasailing, kayaking, kiteboarding and windsurfing.


New Wave Divers: Instructors

Choosing a dive instructor is as important as choosing a dive center. Experienced scuba divers agree: Look for someone you can trust. The dive instructors of NEW WAVE DIVERS have years of experience and are very familiar with Boracay’s dive sites.

DEBBIE

Debbie Ngo is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Aside from the basic range of PADI programs and courses, she is also qualified to teach Deep Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Wreck Diver, Search and Recovery, and Underwater Navigator Specialty Courses. She started diving in 1996 when she moved to Boracay Island from her native Manila.

Debbie is the President of the Boracay Association of Scuba Diving Schools (BASS). She is also the editor of Blue News– the official BASS Newsletter. Aside from diving, her favorite activities are going to yoga, eating and sleeping—in that order!

NOEL

Noel Jimenez was the Operations Manager of Lorenzo Resorts for 14 years before he became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in the year 2000. Nowadays, he tinkers with his digital camera and shoots divers—shoots videos of divers, that is.

Noel is a true lover of nature. He likes to watch the Boracay sunrise surrounded by his three goats, 100 chickens, two ducks and three dogs in his mini farm. He is always praying for a little rain for his garden. At one time, he became known for growing gigantic bananas.

BOY

Rogelio Lopez Jr., or “Boy” as he prefers to be called, is a PADI Divemaster. He is one who truly worked his way up the ranks– starting as a boat captain and a scuba equipment repairman before becoming a dive professional.

Recently, he was interviewed by a television crew for an environmental program. This could be the start of his new career– show business.

JON

Jon-Jon Suarez has been diving for as long as anyone can remember. Coming from a family of dive professionals, he started teaching in 1994. Now a PADI Master Instructor, he has certified over 900 divers, including Debbie and Noel before they became instructors themselves.

Jon-Jon plays a mean game of poker, as well as the Filipino card game “tong-its”. He is notorious for eating like a starving horse, but never gaining any weight.

JECO

Before we met Jeco Suarez, we didn’t think that there would be anyone who could eat more than Jon-jon. But it seems like some things run in the family. Yes, they are brothers! Many people have mistakenly thought that they are one and the same person..

Besides working as a Divemaster, Jeco is also a dragonboat rower, skimboarder, henna tattooist, dive site map artist, fashion model and all-around active person.

 

Suggested Schedule:

Day 1 – Arrive in Boracay
Day 2 – 0900 Classroom, Lunch Break, 1330 Pool, 1530 Dive
Day 3 – 0900 Pool, 1100 Dive, Lunch Break, 1530 Classroom
Day 4 – 0900 Dive, 1100 Dive
Day 5 – Depart Boracay