We had the honor of meeting Dr Drew Richardson, CEO of PADI and seeing Danny Dwyer VP of PADI Asia Pacific again here at our Operations Center in Jomtien. It was a great opportunity to discuss exciting future projects with them and introduce them to our diving lifestyle. Thank you both for coming by to wish us a Happy 25th Birthday and our Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry Awards. It’s been an amazing 25 years and more to come.
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary as a PADI Dive Center on 29th July 2017. We would like to thank everyone who joined us at our 25th Birthday Bash, it was amazing fun with you all and those that couldn’t make it, we missed you too. Thank you to the PADI Asia Pacific Team, AquaMaster Thailand, Aqua Lung Asia Pacific and Apeks for flying in to join us for the night. We wouldn’t be here without our divers and suppliers and your continued support.
International Clean Up The Reef Days
September is our month of Project Aware International Clean Up The Reef Days. It’s another huge milestone for us as we are celebrating 10 years of cleaning up our local island of Koh Sak. So many divers, snorkelers and non swimmers of all ages have contributed to this massive event each year and we are proud to have such a positive impact on our local community.
We’ve got the Inter Schools Events on the 9th and 16th September and then the Mermaids Open Day on Saturday 7th October. Take part and help us keep our reefs and islands trash free. We’ve got everything arranged for you with breakfast and lunch to a T Shirt. For more information on the Clean Ups and to make a difference, please contact [email protected]
New Photography Equipment in Store
Olympus has just announced a follow up to the extremely popular TG-4 compact camera – the Olympus Tough TG-5. It’s packed full of features useful to underwater photo and video shooters. Not only is the camera waterproof down to 50ft (15m), but it is designed with the Olympus PT-058 UW housing rated to 147ft (45m). This housing is the most affordable TG-5 housing on the market.
The Olympus TG-5 also packs RAW photo recording for wide latitude when editing (including white balance), 4K video recording, 1080p video recording at 120fps (4x slow motion!), a super macro mode with minimum focus distance of 1cm, and automatic TTL flash control with Olympus and/or 3rd party underwater strobes. In Stock now and priced at 27,999 Baht.
Wreck Lovers Weekend Trip to Koh Chang
The Mermaids Koh Chang Wreck Lovers Weekend is coming up on the 17th to 19th November 2017. Put the date in your diary, we are doing 6 wreck dives on the awesome HTMS Chang. We’ve arranged all the transport and accommodation for you. This trip is open to any certification level and age. Nitrox is available, but if you aren’t certified, lets do it before we go.
Maldives Liveaboard Trip in December
Mermaids Maldives Liveaboard Trip still has a couple of spaces available. This is our chance to dive with Manta Rays, see Hammerheads and a whole lot more awesome marine life. The boat we have booked is amazing and we’ve got islands excursions in our spare time. Nitrox is available for certified divers. We leave Male port on 9th December and return 16th December 2017.
Bookings and payments for the trips can be made via our Pay Pal Link or for more info you can contact [email protected]
Fun Times at Mermaids Monthly BBQ’s
Get together and relax with your fave dive team and other divers at our Saturday Social BBQ’s every month here at Mermaids. It’s a great way to meet new people living in the area over some delicious food and drinks. We are a true International group of divers. Here’s the dates – 26th August, 23rd September, 21st October, 11th November and 23rd December 2017.