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Congratualations to Five New PADI Open Water Divers :-)

March 12, 2012 · 2 comments

It was a fantastic 6 days diving with the gang from the Dubai, Hardi, Sarah, Ali, Blair and Semeer. After a gruelling trip from Dubai via Hong Kong there was no rest as we ‘dived’ straight into the academics before supper on the first night.

On a school trip from Dubai, 53 students as well as 5 teachers made the journey with 41 choosing to learn or extend their diving abilities with 12 choosing to learn to sail. My gang of 4 students (pictured above) and their teacher Hardi undertook the PADI Open Water Course which lasted three days.

All worked very hard with day one consisting of pool 1 and dive 1, day two, pool sessions 2,3,4,5 followed by a 70 minute dive 2 where we finished most of the dive flexible skills, skills that can be performed on any of the mandatory 4 dives. This led to a ‘relaxing’ day three where we finished the course with two dives, one at Sabang Bay and the other at Sinandigan Wall.

All worked extremely hard and over come any problems they encountered with grit and determination. The next three days were followed with five fun dives to gain the benefit of all that hard work at Coral Gardens, Giant Clams, Monkey Beach as well as Kilima Steps. Fun was had by all and hopefully many more dive experiences to come once back in the UAE.

To finish the holiday, presentations of dive certifications were performed and a fun evening of dance, partying, fire dancing amongst other events were enjoyed on the Pontoon! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all :)

 

 

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Ali Hassani March 14, 2012

Hahahaha. Notice how in the picture alongside the blog post, i put my regulator on the tank before the BCD. Typical.

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steve March 15, 2012

Yes, but you soon realised Ali when you tried to put your BCD onto the tank ;-)

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