Thursday, April 22, 2010


HMS CHATHAM   has visited Seychelles several times in the past and this visit was exceptional 

     View of HMS Chatham  in Port Victoria taken from the hill of Bel Air

Dives included  a visit to SHARK BANKBRISSAIRE ROCKS, L'ILOT Island, Grouper Point, and  the ENNERDALE  wreck, a Royal Auxulliary Fleet tanker that hit uncharted  rocks in1970 .

The boys could not resist flying the WHITE  Ensign flag  on this dive!!!!.   Several  crew members completed  PADI  OPENWATER and  ADVANCED OPENWATER courses   during a very short visit by using the new PADI  e- learning  system.  This  on-line  course allows each student to complete all course theory and exams using their ''home'' computer so only requiring time to learn  all water skills  and  complete 4 certification dives whilst  in  the Seychelles.We wish them safe and enjoyable diving at future destinations as they petrol the Indian Ocean.

From 19th to 23rd  April  2 full day excursions were done with picnic lunch stops taken on ''SECRET BEACH'' of Anse Duree. This ideal spot offers a beautiful sandy beach, very welcome shaded areas  and a fresh water stream and small pond.  Although  many elected to snooze on the beach  for most of the afternoon some  also went for a third dive of the day.
14 students completed Openwater diver certification with Instructor Sabrina Dodin and 3 completed their  Advanced Openwater  training with IDC Staff Instructor Tony Marie- Jeanne 

   Dive group before descending 30 meters to the Ennerdale wreck

A Safety Stop at 5 meters for 3 minutes  is required  after  a deep  dive

A safe return to the Dive Centre  at BERJAYA   BEAU VALLON BAY RESORT 

         Bon Voyage and Bon Plongee


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