In 1986, Christian Heim a Swiss national and avid dive enthusiast came to the Philippines. He discovered the opportunities it had to offer and the irresistible charm of the warm tropical waters, pristine beaches and hundreds of species marine life.
In 1989 Chris opened his first Sea Explorers Dive Center in Panglao (Bohol), which is today the famous Sea Explorers Alona Beach, that quickly established itself as a trusted and reliable dive center.
Discover the wonders of the waters of the Central Visayas to share this underwater treasure with divers from all around the world.
Very quickly customers spread the word about Sea Explorers quality and service, and further exploration of the dive sites around Bohol led to the opening of Sea Explorers Cabilao.
Cabilao is a fantastic untouched island with pristine reefs and excellent macro diving. It is the perfect environment for a relaxed vacation away from the crowds of other destinations.
Between the wild nature on Negros and the fantastic colours of Apo Island, Sea Explorers found a fantastic world of underwater critters just right in front of the “caramel” brown beach of Dauin.
This special location offers next to a multifaceted house reef, impressive corals as well as world class muck diving. Each diver has the chance to find a personal favorite dive spot.
The year after the opening of this branch, Chris Heim became a PADI Course Director and Sea Explorers Dauin-Dumaguete turned into a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Center, one of the first in the Philippines. Now a PADI CDC (Career Development Center) Sea Explorers Dauin/Pura Vida Beach Resort is crown jewel of the Sea Explorers Empire.
Following the discovery of the thresher shark encounters in Monad Shoal, very close to Malapascua Island, Sea Explorers opens a diveshop in the center of Bounty Beach.
This spot has become one of the most popular diving spots in the Philippines, and offers encounters with many other pelagics like manta rays, mobulas and scallop hammerhead sharks.
Sea Explorers Cebu Office was established to offer our guests and agents the most convenient way to book diving and accommodation in our different locations around the Visayas through one centralized point.
The office has a great staff and replies to enquiries from around the world within 24 hours daily.
Chris Heim Founder of Sea Explorers is now part of the Silver PADI Member Club. During the DEMA show in Las Vegas, PADI CEO and President Drew Richardson handed personally the Award and Certification over to Chris Heim.
Sea Explorers decided to reclaim the leadership of the PADI Professional Development Courses in the Philippines with 2 young Course Directors on board and hence the birth of GoPRO with a Smile.
Become one of the best PADI Career Development Centers ever operating in Southeast Asia, helping our students and candidates to achieve their goals with a smile and get closer to their dreams.
Rubi was born in Roses (Spain), a popular tourist destination due to its fantastic seascapes. Being all his life in deep contact with the sea, he discovered diving in the nineties at a very young age introduced by his middle brother. He kept diving for several years in the fantastic national marine mark of Medes Islands and surroundings, while studying Physical Education at the Sports University in Barcelona.
In 2006, Rubi discovered the underwater treasures of Thailand and he started his affiliation with PADI, which he still keeps in exclusivity. After diving many of the most popular divespots in the world, Rubi settled in the Southeast of Asia, working in different countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines, where he lives since 2011. Rubi started staffing IDCs in 2012 and felt that his life had a new goal: “I love to teach instructors how to take care of other people, making them strong and confident, and sharing our respect for the nature and the marine environment”. Rubi is a passionate conservationist, alma mater of BuceoMalapascua and member of the Blue Nomads organisation.
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