Monday, February 21, 2011

Three Island Day trips with beach BBQ very popular

 We have been very lucky with spells of great weather allowing us to vist three islands in one day for diving / snorkelling and beach BBQ

 First  dive / snorkel is at Grouper Point on Mahe  Island followed by a trip across the  gap to Conception Island. Diving / snorkelling the south point of this Island is always rewarding and visability has been the best ever for January!!  Then its off to Therese Island  for the beach BBQ  with a Creole twist.......lots of fish , chicken and local style salads

On days when  taking the boats out of the West of Mahe has not been  so good we have  taken trips to St Anne's Marine National Park.
 Here, during the day  we can visit Cerf  Island, snorkel around St Anne's and Moyenne Islands and have lunch on Round Island .  Traveling from the East coast is an easy departure from Marine Charter  and only about 25 minutes by boat .    It seems to be a favourite  for the new Divemaster trainees with regular requests to be on board  every Friday !!

Good-bye to Louise

Louise has been with us for 6 months and has trained  from  Advanced Openwater Diver to Divemaster and Divemaster  DSD leadership

. During her time with us she has assisted with many course , beach BBQ's, snorkelling trips , childrens training classes and enviromental dives and snorkel trip .

She returns back to the UK with the intent of starting her PhD in Phsycology.......we all wish her well   with her endevours and studies in 2011.  Hopefully we will see her back again some time soon.......... she promised to show her Dad the beautiful Seychelles islands  and he never managed a visit this time round .  Such a good excuse Louise!
Dont get too cold in  10.C England.

Congratulations to all our January Students

Well done to all our January student:

Jr Openwater Diver: Emil Kraus

Openwater Diver:  Andrew Bruce,Dan Chernett, DagAndre Leireng, Trude Johnsen, Michael Mason,

Advanced Openwater Diver: Andrew Laboudallon,

Underwater Navigator: Lynette Ferreira

Divemaster DSD leadership : Joshua Mathias, Robert Howard, Dave Wilson, Louise Jenkins

Happy New Year to all our Divemaster Interns

Our current PADI Divemaster trainees  come from all over the wolrd including Mark from Australia, Vanessa and Trsitran from USA
Brain from UK , Leon from Ireland and  Hanna from Sweden  . They bring with then a variety of life experiences  ranging from medical care, tree surgery, architecture , engineering and so much more!! Langauges are also   varied and mulitiple  from English, German, Swedish and  Dutch. ..absolutely fantastic.

Training is progressing well and soon they will be fully fledges DM's

Merry Christmas 2010 and Happy New Year 2011

 All the Staff at Underwater Centre plus all our new PADI DiveMaster Interns wish all our divers, snorkellers , students and regular visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year of 2011.

It is the ONLY time that Underwater Centre will be closed ..........December 25th and Janauary 1st!

We trust everyone had a great party   just like us!!