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Crystal Blue Resort

Proud DEMA Member since 2012

Mike Bartick


About You and Crystal Blue Resort...

My name:
Mike Bartick

My job function in the company:
International Sales and Photo Pro

Years in business:
6 years

About Crystal Blue Resort:
Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao, Philippines Our resort is built in the picturesque township of Mabini,Anilao. A place that is synonymous with UW photographers "in the know". 25 camera stations and well appointed rooms are just the start. Our knowledgeable guides, will help you find your holy grail critters and our staff will make you feel like royalty.

Business mission/values:
To create a dive experience that is educational, adventurous and at the same time provide exceptional value.

About You, "The Professional"...

How I was introduced to the professional diving industry:
I was introduced through Photography and a curiosity for finding new critters.

What I like best about my job:
This may sound a bit cliche but, The ability to meet people from all over the world that share a common interest and passion for the ocean. Introducing new guests to the critters in Anilao and seeing the response. Repeat clients coming back to the resort or new guests coming by referral.

Words of wisdom for those starting their career in the diving industry:
Let your passion be the guiding light but dont quit your day-job.

Best way to keep a competitive edge:
Stay positive,communicate with others never believe your own press and be willing to embrace change.

Biggest change I have seen in the professional diving industry since I started:
The advent of UW digital photography has helped fuel the industry from an unexpected angle.

Keep Smiling..

About You, "The Person"...

Something you'd find on my bucket list:
Being published in National Geographic, or finding a new animal and having it named after my father, spacewalking

What I am most proud of:
Ability to see the good in people.

How I like to spend my free time:
Shooting photos of critters and diving with my guides. Traveling with my sweetheart and cooking for mom.

Favorite quote:
David Doubilet-silver banks (paraphrasing) To shoot a photo of something no one has ever seen before or To shoot a photo of something everyone has seen before, differently.

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I rarely sleep.

My 5 dream Jeopardy categories:
Cooking, ocean critters, music, everything I didn't know about women


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