By Doc Amores

The FCD Cave Diving Training Batch 2 is composed of Dean Apistar, Ferdinand “Bong” Edralin and Mark Berame. Dean is an avid diver and a marine biologist; Bong is a seasoned topside photographer for the Freeman Newspaper (Cebu) and an avid underwater photographer; and Mark is a divemaster by profession, freelancing in many dive outfits here in Cebu.

The group went through the very intensive FCD pool and cave sessions. Over the last 3 weeks, all 3 of them has fulfilled the “Final Dive” in Pawod, a voyage to the bottom of the well, completing the group’s Basic Cave Course.

I now proudly present them for acceptance to the Filipino Cave Divers.


(Dean, Mark and Bong are now required to contact FCD Bernil for their short bio)

End of Report

One thought on “NEW FCD MEMBERS

  1. Hi! I have seen your video exploring the Hinatuan river at Surigao and I was tremendously amazed and would want to become one like all of you. I know it’s not that easy though. I have read a lot about cave diving/penetration diving and just would like to ask if, do I really have to enter professions like the 3 new FCD members pursued? I am 18 years old and I am educated but not experienced when it comes to cave diving. I believe I’m young and would still have time to learn where even my mere interests and will would suffice proficiency to the said profession. I hope I’ll hear something from you with this message. Thank you!

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