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Diving with the President
International Clean-Up Day
" I Speak Softly"
DIVING WITH THE PRESIDENT
| The historic Tubbataha divetrip in April was a once in a lifetime
opportunity. Not everyday does one get to be the dive buddy of the dive buddy of the President of the Philippines! And that's what I had thought that it was a once in a lifetime thing..... until I got a call early Friday morning, 20 September 2002.
4 days later I was on-board the
" Ang Pangulo" headed for Coron.
With me was an entire army of PSG personnel also being deployed to Coron and the surrounding area to watch over
the President as she went around
Palawan visiting different municipalities. She wasn't going to Coron just to dive. This was an official visit, the diving was just
something that she wanted to do in
her spare time.
We left Manila Bay late in the evening.
| Aside from the PSG personnel, onboard were some TV crews with us, including famous underwater photographer Marisa Floriendo who was my assigned roommate. That first nigh, Marisa and I had the entire VIP lounge to ourselves!
The " Ang Pangulo" arrived in coron sometime Wednesday morning were we rendezvoused with the other military boats and the other divemasters. The President wasn't due to arrive until Thursday but we were all busy arranging the logistics for the diving, deciding where and how we are going to take her and how to group the dive teams.
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|SCUBA WORLD PARTICIPATES IN WORLD CLEAN-UP DAY
| We hit the South Super Highway just as the first rays of the sun peeked out of the horizon. As we pulled into the parking lot of the Petron gas station,we spotted familiar faces- divers all!
Everyone was in a good mood as high fives and helloe were exchanged. It was
Clean-Up weekend and we were all
|looking forward in giving Mother Earth a hand in cleaning up the underwater gardens we all loved.
After McDo and Starbucks dipped into the wallets, we were off to Dive Solana. By 9:30, it was a beehive of activity as the Seals of Unilever, the Ayala Divers and the
webfooted doctors of NBI and Joy Guevara
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