20 September 2011

Review us on scubadviser.com

You heard of tripadviser.com, now our scuba industry has our very own scubadviser.com!

Having been ranked number ONE in Wori, Manado, North Sulawesi and always among the top 10 in Sulawesi on tripadvisor.com, we are calling for more reviews of Cocotinos and Odyssea Divers to be added to our listing on scubadviser.com to help potential visitors to make a better choice in picking their resort, dive centre and most importantly, their hosts (our staff!) in a foreign country. Everyone can read about destination dive sites from published articles on print or the internet but can only rely on a few sources for information from discerning paying guests on resorts, dive centres and their service ethos. So why not share your experience with everyone? 

You can add your review here on scubadviser.com and those who have already put their reviews on tripadvisor, help us reproduce it on scubadviser.com and make your review seen by more than one site! Share a something good with someone today!

PS: You can also add a review to our tripadviser.com page here if you had not done so!

09 September 2011

James Mamoto... Scuba Instructor! Congratulations!!!

James (2nd from left) with the rest of the Instructor Candidates and PADI Examiner Jim Woodlull (fifth from left)
Odyssea Divers :: James Mamoto, one of the pioneer members of Odyssea Divers, could not even swim when he first joined our company and on 5th September, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a Scuba Instructor!

Learning to swim first , progressing to snorkeling and then finally becoming a diver in less than a month, James finally got his break to start his career as a dive guide back in 2004. Through the years, after logging hundreds of dives a year guiding Odyssea and Cocotinos' guests, he became a certified Dive Master in 2009. In 2010, he enrolled in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

Without a doubt, 2011 will be the most memorable year for James. In April, James won the Asian Diver Magazine's "Best-In-Class" Individual Award and 5 months later successfully completed the PADI Instructor Exams (with flying colours!) to become a Scuba Instructor!

James also became the first staff member in our Odyssea Divers' sponsorship program to start from entry level diving to becoming a Scuba Instructor.

We will also see another staff member become a Scuba Instructor this year, stay tuned for our next broadcast!!