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The Pink Argonauts Launches Golf and Dive Event, Announces Beneficiaries | Monchster Chronicles

Getting their scuba gear set-up briefing from PADI Master Dive Instructor Joe Padua (right-most). The beneficiaries from left to right: Joseph Apostol, Laurence Matibag, John Ralph Maliglig, Jomar Pabelonia, John Rey Sapusao, and Jovani Vener Valdez. Taken on April 24, 2024 at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort in Mabini, Batangas.

The PINK Argonauts formally launches its first Golf and Dive Event happening on May 24-26, 2024 to be held at Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club and at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort respectively. The launch also announced the beneficiaries of this worthwhile project. 

The Pink Argonauts' proceeds will fund the certification of aspiring local Dive Masters and Dive Guides in Anilao, Batangas and promote marine conservation by educating and empowering the next generations of ocean advocates.

The Pink Argonauts (TPA) presented the beneficiaries composed of boatmen (forefront) on April 24, 2024 at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort in Mabini, Batangas.

Gracing the launch, which happened on April 24 in Mabini, Batangas, was the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region IV-A headed by RD Maritess Castro, and DOT Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO), headed by Dr. Katrin Buted. Also present was Torben Bohn of Pacifica Dive, one of the major sponsors of the three-day event. 

The Pink Argonauts (TPA), composed of a group of divers, golfers, and conservationists share their passion through the sport they love and at the same time, are taking this opportunity to give back to the community where they operate. The TPA is Co-Founded by Tessa Neri, and Marivic Verdadero-Maramot, the core group is also composed of Jocs Reyes, Brie Reyes, Arabelle Jimenez, Monch Henares, Joe Padua, Joyce Villarosa, and Marco Santos.

The Pink Argonauts appreciates the support of the Department of Tourism. From left to right: TPA members Monch Henares, Arabelle Jimenez, DOT Batangas Provincial Tourism Officer Dr. Katrin Buted, DOT IV-A Regional Director Maritess Castro, TPA co-founder Tessa Neri, Brie Reyes, Jocs Reyes, and Marco Santos.

The "Zero to Hero Dive Master Program," offers a transformative journey from novice to certified Dive Master. Combining diving skills with marine conservation, participants learn the intricacies of underwater exploration while actively engaging in conservation efforts, which in return will promote dive tourism.

The beneficiaries who were recognized during the launch are mostly composed of boatmen who live in Mabini, Batangas. These boatmen come from humble backgrounds and entered a rigid selection process. 

The beneficiaries learning the basics and classroom theory of scuba diving with PADI Master Dive Instructor Joe Padua.

Simultaneously, a Scuba Diving event for underwater photography enthusiasts will be held around the area of Anilao, Batangas, a popular diving destination known for its rich marine biodiversity. A distinguished panel of judges is expected to fly over to the Philippines for the Underwater Photo Shoot Out on May 24-26, 2024. The judges are Michael Aw, founder of Ocean Geographic, David Doubilet, and Jennifer Hayes, both are legendary underwater photographers of National Geographic.

The Pink Argonauts co-founders Avic Maramot and Tessa Neri presented the 3-day activity of the golf and dive events.

The 1st Pink Argonauts Golf Tournament is co-presented by Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, Batangas Scuba Academy, Batangas Dive Association and Pacifica Dive. Event partners are BuildMeUp Corp., Ocean Geographic, Scuba Studio, RedCrane Studios, and Play It Right. Major sponsors are Armscor and Scubapro. Hole-In-One sponsors are Hatasu E-Bikes and Parikit Manila Restaurant. 

Join the 1st Pink Argonauts Golf Tournament at Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club, and the Underwater Photo Competition in Anilao, Batangas on May 24-26, 2024. 

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Call Tessa 0917-8842-774, Avic 0936-921-5666, Email:

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