Monday, April 23, 2012

More Rescue Courses

Brianna, Sabrina, Johan  and Meggy
This month has been exceptional for PADI Rescue Diver training .............the serious fun course  for accident management .  This week we have another 2 students   going through their paces  with Instructor Sabrina and Divemaster trainee Johan .  Next step PADI Divemaster and or Master Diver !!!

Paul & Nathalie get engaged

Congratulations  on getting engaged to Paul and Nathalie!!

  Paul had booked a stay and dive package with us  spending time in Mahe and Praslin with dives booked  to explore both places but all along he had another ask his girlfriend Nathalie to marry him.
Nathalie & Paul before leaving for Praslin

So as you can see we had very happy people all week long and a very sparkely ring.!
The  beautiful saphire and diamond ring

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dive to L'Ilot Island 22-04-2012

This morning we did a dive to L'Ilot Island..............a large granitic rock island with encrusting corals and  hanging coral garden.............always great for turtles, schooling fish and rays.  So no dissapointments today!!
Eagle Ray

Hawksbill Turtle

We often find Hawksbill turtle  slowly eating the soft coral  that they love so much. This means that they usually stay still and allow divers to get very close . Do not disturb them or try to touch them and  and it is possible to get the best photos ever
Several  Eagle rays were seen  today all swimming at about 12 meters .  This one made a good display of its spots.

Divers love schooling fish !

Schooling fish are very common here  and alway a delight to every diver .  We will be back to L'Ilot  very soon    as its always a great dive.

Seychellois staff do well

We are delighted to post that two of our new  Seychellois  staff have done excellent work by gaining their 10 miles skipper licences.

Andrew and Yannick  are both graduates from the Seychelles Maratime Training College and have proven to be excellent   skippers with their ability to handle the boats and divers at  the various dive sites.

 Andrew is also a RESCUE diver and we will be training him to Divemaster level soon

Yannick has just qualified as a Divemaster and is very popular with the clients as he is patient , attentive and knows all the local fish!

3 month Divemaster Internship has started

Once  again we have started our 3 month Divemaster training  with internship  program .  We have
three students  with us : Callum Gilbert from Scotland, Glyn Curtis from England , Johan Karlsson from Sweden


So far the boys have been busy with their theory lectures but having more fun  taking divers and snorkellers out over  the various dive sites around the NW Bay of Mahe .  Next week is a big week for them...........lots of water work , skills training and a few exams!! 

Octopus everywere

We have been seeing many octopus on every has been fantastic.  Just look at some of the photos that you might also take !!