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ADA Ocean Reef Interntional Training Center

ADA is now an Ocean Reef International Training Facility

By Jacki Ng

Ocean Reef Visit – Jacki and Ricky go to Italy! Ricky and I just visited the Ocean Reef Headquarters in Genoa, Italy for business and training. The Ocean Reef compound is rather large, as we found on our first day. We were taken for a tour of the factory and the rest of the facilities. … Read more

3 things I never forget on Dive Trips!

By Monica Choo Yi Lou

This blog post has been lurking in the corner of my mind for some time and what better day to post it then on Women’s Dive Day. I am going to tell you about 3 things that have made my life as female dive professional much easier. Going for a dive trip not only entails diving, … Read more

100% AWARE Partner

ADA is now 100% AWARE

By Monica Choo Yi Lou

We partnered with Project AWARE this week to join their growing number of 100% AWARE Partners who put ocean protection at the heart of their business. Every month ADA will make a regular donation to PROJECT AWARE, a global non-profit, to protect the underwater world. It also means all our student divers will receive a … Read more

365 Days Of Countdown For 10 Days…

By Monica Choo Yi Lou

Day -365 to 1 (Non-Diving) PART ONE November last year, Tiger Airways fixed a new route from Singapore to Male. And here’s where the story starts. Me being me, flight promotion has always been my weakness and I just had to share this deal. Though I didnt expect my virus to spread like wild fire, … Read more

Rewind, Fastforward:: Xian Jie

By Monica Choo Yi Lou

Xian Jie joined us for the DMA Program between November 2010 and August 2011. He came with his buddy Edmund and the two of them quickly became invaluable members of our team. Why – he was meticulous, responsible and willing to learn, but also, since he was fresh out of National Service, he was ripped! … Read more

Streamlining

Reflections on Equipment

By Monica Choo Yi Lou

Ack! My Gear : ( Recently, I found myself without my dive gear at the start of my dive trip; It was misplaced by the airlines. First there was denial. “NO! It must be here, find my bag, it’s orange and black – it’s easy to spot!” – I yelled to my sisters from the … Read more