Diving is all about fun. At the end of the day we meet in front of the dive shop for a drink and to exchange big fish stories. Most weekends we have a barbecue and gather around the fire with a case of San Miguel and some of our lethal Sangria.

Meet the Team
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Meet the Team
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  Rick Kirkham

Rick is a TDI Advanced Trimix Technical Instructor Trainer and PADI Master Instructor with more than 24 years experience as an instructor.

He first came to Puerto Galera in 1992 and has been here ever since, now teaching technical diving to 100m and also the whole range of PADI Courses

His log book maxed out at 11,000 dives - He can walk on water and breathes like a fish.

Rick is a keen environmentalist and is Deputy National Chief of Staff for Search & Rescue for the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron [PCGA] as well as a member of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network


Rick is married to Yolanda and has one son Nathaniel

Harry   Harry Ambong
  Harry has been with Frontier for more than seven years and is one of the most experienced divemasters in the area. He is a keen photographer and is an expert at finding those hard to see critters - pygmy seahorses, flame scallops and ghost pipefish. Harry has over 5000 dives in Puerto Galera.

Harry is an Ensignin the PCGA and a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network . Harry is married to Sheryl with two children

Romell   Romell Paner

Romell is also a full time divemaster having trained using both the PADI and SDI systems. When not guding Romell also services our diving and first aid equipment

Romell is an Ensign in the PCGA and an Emergency First Responder and lives with his partner Mimi





Ton Ton   Anthony Castillo
  Anthony 'Ton Ton' Castillo is our nitrox and trimix blender and service technician. He can be seen hard at work filling tanks and calculating gas mixes for accurate nitrox fills. Usually his fills are within 0.1%. Ton Ton is married to Myrenne and has one son Andre Miguel
Myrenne   Myrenne Castillo

Myrenne works both as our secretary and nurse. She is a state registered nurse and helps with the training of all first aid courses, as well as tending to divers with scratches. She also responds to emails and is the person to write to when Rick is on safari.

Myrenne is married to Ton Ton and has one son and is an Open water diver



the lads

Left to Right - Vic, Harry and Ogie


  the rest of the team

When we get busy we have several very experienced local divemasters help us out - amongst them are

Vic - thousands of dives and a bundle of fun

Ogie - older brother of Romell

Bam - Boatman





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Contact Details
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+63 (0) 43 287 3077


+63 (0) 917 540 8410




Address / location

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Or.Mindoro

Mailing Address

Frontier Scuba, PO Box 30442, Puerto Galera. Oriental Mindoro 5203. Philippines


13°31'16.12"N , 120°58'25.29"E

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