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Base of operations: Philippines
After visiting The Philippines during his travels, Dutchman Bj Schaap started his first Dive Center in Moalboal back in 1981. Slowly in the 1980's tourists were starting to find their way to the Philippines, diving became ever more popular, so it was time to expand and in 1990 a new dive shop was established at Panglao Island, Bohol. The last decade has seen plenty of tourism development, the industry is still growing and so are we.
In 2010 we will open a third dive shop in Malapascua Island, our newest destination. Thirty years of operating resorts and dive centers has given us valuable experience. We are one of the longest established and most experienced scuba diving operators in the Visayas. M06016 organization now consists of two dive centers, and two dive resorts. All dive centers have the 5 star PADI Gold Palm ranking.
The success of the organization is the professional atmosphere combined with welcoming friendliness. Bj Schaap and his wife, Maritess, who is responsible for the beautiful gardens and homely decorations throughout the resorts, have worked hard to get where they are today. Their efforts have resulted in a steady flow of new and repeating guests who enjoy the holiday environment that they have created. Our guests come in as strangers but leave as friends!