A memorial service was held over the weekend for a PADI – BSAC dive centre owner, Philippe Kloos and his dive buddy and customer José Luis Santamaría Ría, a Guardia Civil Sergeant who disappeared and are presumed dead after a tragic scuba diving accident on March 20th off Palm Mar near Punta Rasca.

Phillippe KloosPhillippe Kloos,(picture) a Belgian national living in Arona, is a BSAC dive leader and PADI staff instructor who owned and managed Coral Sub Dive Centre, a PADI 5-Star Gold Palm IDC resort and BSAC Dive Centre.

The buddy pair went missing at about 10am on March 20 while scuba diving with eight other divers on a Coral Sub boat diving trip from the port of Las Galletas.

The other divers called for help and authorities immediately launched a massive air and sea search, but there is no trace of the buddy pair.