Thursday, March 29, 2018

Skipper trainee DEAN passes his exams and takes out dive boat

Dean has come to us from Seychelles Maritime  Academy and has been training  as a boat skipper .
 On Monday he passed his 10 miles skippers exam and took the boat out today to Grouper Point and
Bay Ternay Marine Park
Congratulations to DEAN

Today's dives

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

View of the dive boats from the Dive Centre

Yesterday was a beautiful day and we have 2 morning boats . The afternoon had both divers and snorkelers on board
A gentle stroll up the beach and back to the Dive Centre

Dive Boats'' REEF DIVER'' and ''REEF DIVER 111''

Monday, March 26, 2018

Meet Terry and his side mounted equipment

We do not get side mounted equipment requests very often so when Terry decides to come  for a second visit we are ready !
2 tanks each dive 

Meet Instructor Terry who likes to dive with 2 tanks each dive

Christianne and Andreas return with the kids

We have known the Kinsky family since before Christiane and Andreas got married . Now they are a family of 6 children and all  are great swimmers  ( excluding the new baby!) . snorkelers and slowly all becoming divers.
 Last visit it was Carlotta's ( Lola's)  turn to get certified .This time  it is Max and Philipp's  turn . Next will be Nicolas and  then Otto
Meet Max
Meet Carlotta

Meet Philipp

Great time for diving

At last we seem to be in the  between  Trade Wind seasons and the Doldrums are just perfect ..........flat calm seas and good visibility with lots of marine life around.
 We are also lucky to have lots of returning  guests   as they know its a good time to be a diver and to be in Seychelles !!
Terry Maxwell returns for 15 dives 

Horst and Harold go diving almost every day for the 3 to 4 week holidays. Dagmar is a good understanding wife of Horst!

The Kinsky family are back

Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Open Water students

We have two classes running . One in English for Diane  and 1 in German for Karl. However they do cross paths when it comes to learning water skills in the pool and going on dives
Meet our OW student  Diane

Meet our OW student  Karl 
Diane has competed the theory with just the Dive Tables to master .................. Karl gets this part to do tomorrow!!
3 tables to learn . 1st dive, Surface Interval and Repetitive dive table  

The wedding party decide to try SCUBA

The  new husband and wife decided to get all the guests to try SCUBA , first in the pool and then on the afternoon boat dives .
 So Sabrina  and assistant Earon were busy yesterday morning  with a class of 10
Meet some of the brides girlfriends  

I'm happy! 

We are ready!

Such a lot of equipment, mask, suits etc .  Sabrina and Earon  helping everyone in to the gear 
 The afternoon dive went to Corasire reef  and all 10 did really well with the assistance of Instructors Sabrina, Darius and Stella

Sunday, March 18, 2018

St Particks Day 17-03-2018

Saturday was St Patrick's Day ...the national day of Ireland . Although we had no GREEN divers we had our morning divers  help to celebrate the day
The days activities  on 17-03-2018

Morning divers visit   Grouper & Bay Ternay Marine National  Park

Wolfgang and Armin wish a Happy St. Patrick's  day to all 

A visit from the Navy of the Republic of South Korea

 We had a quick visit from the Korean Navy who wanted to go diving , Snorkeling and to  do Introduction to SCUBA courses with shallow water boat dive after training.
Navy Tee shirt
Introduction to SCUBA  training class for the  17-03-2018
We practice our Korean.......not an easy  language to write!!! 

Instructor Tony getting ready for the pool training session

Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's look down on our dive sites

 During the  Whale Shark  research monitoring season  we used out micro lite aircraft daily and managed to get some rather nice Ariel  photos of Mahe coastline and some dive and snorkel  sites
Sunset Beach Hotel

Bay aux Chagrain  ( Willy's Bay)

Conception Island  ...south point

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scenic views of Victoria's Post Office

 Just next to the clock tower is the Seychelles Post Office . a wondrous place of statues and ornamental window security bars
The famous clock tower

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy 18th Birthday for Earon

We have a work attachment student from Seychelles Maritime Academy  called Earon who has turned 18 years old today .!! ..........a big  birthday.  So a quick birthday breakfast of sweet  breads made at the local good you cant stop at just 1
Happy birthday Earon ....  bottom right 

2017 certificate of excellence from TRIP ADVISOR

The staff are thrilled to get the 2017  Certificate of Excellence  from Trip Advisor . They work hard and have good customer relations
The Happy  Underwater Centre Team!

Monday, March 12, 2018

New divers sign in at the Dive Centre

Every few days we get new divers signing in fr our boat dive trips. Today it was the turn of  Wolfgang and Annette  . Initially we thought maybe a medium sized BCD.  but it turned out  that a large was needed . See Generio helping Wolfgang to check out BCD sizes
Generio - skipper and rescue diver  with Wolfgang and Annette
They have booked the morning  2 dive site trip  for Wednesday 14th March

Sunday, March 11, 2018

New look for the Underwater Centre

Well the boys have completed the  painting of doors , shutters and the  inside walls .........the dive center looks fresh and bright again!
Michael in painting  action

The new look

Reception is open 

Diving Sunday morning 11-03-2018

Today was a beautiful day... .clam seas and blue skies .just the way we like it
Both senior staff  were on board ....Tony and Michael  as well as Darious completing the French  OW course for  Gauthier .
Loading the morning boat

Today's dive sites
Sharks , rays , turtles ...wonderful!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

We love our marine life

We are so very fortunate to have a massive amount of fish life in our waters  so take a look at a few images below:
White mouth moray ell

carpet anemone with cleaner shrimp

Hermit crab in his new house!

Barbel ells


Goby  on whip corals