Tuesday, August 11, 2009

PADI Open Water diver course, it's been a while!

PADI Open Water diver course

It's been a while since I taught an Open Water diver course but today I completed one with my friend Marc and his wife Myriam who are visiting us on Koh Samui. Under a beautiful blue sky and a flat ocean we cruised by speedboat to Sail Rock and completed Open Water training dives 3 and 4. After yesterdays update about their daughters Discover Scuba Diving experience on this blog, today was the day reserved for the certification dives for their course and a good day it was.

Visibility was 25 to 30 meters and we had a very relaxed day of diving with two fantastic dives where we saw plenty of fish. This picture shows Myriam practicing her underwater compass skills, as part of her dives with Marc looking on in the background.

Beautiful blue water at Sail Rock and here we are, all three of us during the first dive of the day, with thanks to Gav for taking the picture. On the left is Myriam and at the right is Marc.

A shot of Sail Rock on the way out, back to Samui. We reached Samui again by 1.20pm and we ended the diving part of the day with filling out the certification paperwork and making plans for going out for a lovely dinner tonight.
Today was a great days diving and it was good for me to reconnect with Marc, who haven't seen for almost 25 years but also to reconnect with an Open Water diver class again and teach something else besides IDC's and Instructor level Specialties.


1 comment:

Steve said...

What a great story and excellent conditions to boot! I am sure your old friend appreciated it greatly. How many OW cards carry a CD on it. Any plans for wreck diving with Danny and Co. this Feb?