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    Guppy
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    Any one know wha thappen to Gekko Scuba Divers in Phuket Thailand?



    Just found out Gekko Scuba Divers in Phuket Thailand has closed for business due to the passing of Marcia Fisk Ong (their managing director).

    Can someone here confirm this sad news? My wife and I are planning a stopover to Thailand in March 2015 to dive with them. Thanks





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    Marcia Fisk Ong was indeed Quero who was the owner and managing director of Gekko Scuba Divers in Phuket Thailand who passed away unexpectedly. RIP Marcia

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    Marcia was killed last October in a diving accident in Australia while on vacation. She was a friend of mine - we both "worked" on ScubaBoard together for a lot of years. Her family dissolved the business and I believe her associate went back to freelancing on his own. He helped with interim charters right after it happened before her family members arrived there.

    Some pertinent links:

    http://forum.scubatoys.com/showthrea...ighlight=quero

    http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/acc...australia.html

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/scuba-dive...007-2v3bx.html

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    Thanks for the info diversteve. We never meet Marcia in person and we plan to meet and dive with her in March 2015. That's how I found out the business was closed and Marcia unexpected passing. It's a sad day for my wife and I.

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    Did they ever determine what the cause of death was. She was a very special lady.
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    I agree Quero loved thailand and had convinced my to put diving with he on my bucket list..... not so sure now....
    I miss her and I never even spoke to her
    she was always so excited about diving and sharing her love of Thailand with anyone that would listen.
    her death has caused a large hole in the diving world. 8(
    God is good, no matter what!!

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    There was a lot posted about Marcia but in the end I think it wasn't entirely clear what happened. There was some speculation. I didn't really know Marcia. So I cannot even begin to comment on the validity of any of it.
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    They're still waiting on the official coroner's report.

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    I'm stunned by this news. She will be missed.

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