Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We are pleased to announce that the first of our PADI Instructor Development Courses for 2010 started on 15th February. This intensive course will take qualified Divemasters or Assistant Instructors through the teaching methods for theory presentations, confined water skills training and Openwater skills evaluation . All candidates must be certified to dive for 6 months , hold a current CPR and First Aid certification and have a minimum of 100 logged dives.
Going PRO is a serious affair but its not to say that fun cannot be had during training as some photos will show. Now on day 4 the candidates are starting their Openwater Evaluation training and the fun continues.
Final exams are scheduled for the end of the month and we wish everyone the very best of success.
Monday, February 22, 2010
7 students took part in the PADI Enriched Air course often called NITROX by most divers.
The day was spent covering the various principles relating to the use of SCUBA tanks filled with enriched oxygen and dive table calculations for EANX 32% and EANX 34% .
Happy to announce that everyone passed with flying colours and that 6 of these divers have joined the INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPEMENT COURSE for later this month
Our group of Divemasters completed their training course on New Year's Eve 2009 and have spent the last 6 weeks gaining experience in the INTERNSHIP SECTION of the program. Finally Graduation Day came on February 14th and there were happy faces all round.
All the staff at UNDERWATER CENTRE would like to wish everyone lots of love and happiness for the remaining year .
Monday, February 1, 2010
It's all about furthering your diving education here at the Underwater Centre. We have had a number of new PADI Advanced Openwater Divers complete their next step in scuba diving.
Andrew Hoyland, Thalia Lewis, Gemma Britten Practicing their navigation skills, in preparation for the navigation dive.
We would also like to congratulate Fredrick Shane, Julian Pierrat, and Ivana Germanovic, all now qualified to dive to 30 metres, and very keen to continue with their diver education... next step PADI Rescue.
It's been a busy few weeks here at the Underwater Centre, with cold Europeans wanting to experience something new and exciting.... and of course warm sunny weather.
We would like to congratulate: Danielle Puchalski, Andrew Hoyland, Ingo Kreuyburg, Konstantin Kemppainen,Adam Clough, Dane De Nobriga, Wills Collie, Charly Mesli, Friedrick Shane and congratulations Yvonne... All new PADI Open Water Scuba Divers.
Yvonne Habble with Instructor Tony receiving her PADI Open Water Certificate
Yvonne was in Seychelles for a couple of weeks holiday, and decided to learn to scuba dive. Her fabulous instructor Tony, said she was "fantastic" in the water, mastering all the necessary skills like she had been diving for ever!
So congratulations to everyone, we look forward to hearing of your future scuba diving adventures... the fun is only just beginning.
Navy ship- ETNA along side- Victoria Port, Mahe, Seychelles
Annika (Divemaster), Micheal, Micheal, Peter, Kayla (Divemaster), and Dimitriou
It was a fabulous day diving, stunning corals, and fish, visibility to die for... you could see forever.... and we all had a huge amount of fun, thanks guys, safe travels and we look forward to seeing you all back here soon... safely.