Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thank you message from Karin & Wes

Karin and Wes visited us a few weeks ago and did a huge 20 dives each including the Advanced Open Water diver certification for Wes . It is always lovely to get such an email as shown below. Thanks guys!
Happy divers


Hi Glynis,

A big thank you to you and all the team for looking after us so well over the last couple of weeks.  We had such a great time with you all.

Enjoy the peace! Hoping to get to Egypt soon (foreign office permitting) to get Wes up to 50 dives so we can do our live aboard. His AOWD cert card arrived already so we're going to celebrate that one with a few beers!
 

Please send our love to all the team - we miss you guys!

Many thanks,

Karen & Wes

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MTC get ready for water work

Having completed all 5 chapters of the Open Water diver manual, passed all Knowledge Reviews , tests and final exams  the students of he  Maritime Academy .are ready for water skills training. 
This starts with how to set up equipment
SCUBA equipment can seem very odd when first used but with practice it all comes together well
We needed to take the first Group Photo with everyone in wet suits ,masks and snorkels
11 very excited students for Instructors Tony, Sabrina and Dive Master trainees Ruby and Joanna 

Simple confined water training fro skills sections  1 and 2 is just off the beach in front of the Dive Centre, BERJAYA Resort
Water  deep enough to stand up in  starts the class A

Practicing breathing through the regulator  begins the training


Training begins again tomorrow with skills for chapters 3, 4 and 5 . If time is on our side there will be a boat dive later in the day.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

More Photos from Tom Chaplin 8th September 2016

Tom has send me photos for each day of diving ....so 8th September  see below
Dad ,Mark with fusilier 

Bream ..bottom fish

Impressive Jelly fish !!.

More photos from Tom Chaplin

Here are photos from dives on 09-09-2016 .
Porcupine Puffer Fish

Eagle Ray

Star Fish

Deflated Porcupine Puffer fish

Red  Aquapora coral

Big Eye  with red coloring

Big Eye having changed color to silver 
Tom has sent some really great photos ......thanks Tom.

SEYCHELLES Maritime Acadamy come for PADI dive courses

 Every year we are pleased to train several students for Open Water and Advanced Open water diver certification.  This year , as normal starts with  classroom and the PADI DVD.
PADI Open Water DVD for Chapters 1, 2,and 3

Chapters 1, 2,  and 3 is a lot of concentration..but they all did well with the tests
 Each student must read the chapter , watch the relevant DVD and have theory overview  with  instructor for Knowledge Reviews and  chapter quizzes . Only if they get over 70% can they progress to the next chapter ..........so all students  will continue with Chapters 4 and final chapter 5 tomorrow, Monday 26th September and then start with the water skills training and sea dives

Good luck to all students!!

Calmer sea allow us to visit Longer Distance Dive Sites

We cant wait for the SE Trade Winds to settle so we can visit the longer distance dive sites more regularly . Luckily this week we managed Shark Bank ......always a favorite and the Conception Island  sites .
South Point of Conception  Island and the North Point Island Reef 
2 great dives  at Conception Island ....granitic boulders to the South Point and Coral Reef on the North Point .............fantastic morning dives ( 9am till 1pm)  !!

260 dives today ..September 24th

Today we have Beat do his 260th dive...........that's a lot of dives!!  Well done Beat  
Mile stone 260 dives today 24-09-2016