Last course of the year; Steve's Assistant Instructor course
It's official, Steve met the performance requirements of the PADI Assistant Instructor course and this is also the last course of 2009.
This AI course was conducted in the local SSS Recompression chamber in Bang Rak rather than at World resort, due to the fact that there was only one candidate and it was going to be very busy in the resorts swimming pool, so I used a different pool as well. We also had some good food, at Il Mulino one day and the remainder at the Picnic Basket. James staffed and helped out during this course, thanks for that James! Here is Steve in James' pool together with Graham who's in the middle of his Divemaster course.
Considering the circumstances, we did well, with Steve having to work hard on his endurance and skill circuit, after being two years out of the water and heart surgery about a year ago (with a good assessment of his physician, who cleared Steve for diving) it was a bit more difficult for him than anticipated to get in a dive swing or mode again but we managed in the end
Congrats to you Steve and good luck with the direction you're about to take with diving.
Labels: Assistant Instructor course, Chaweng Beach, Hyperbaric Chamber, Training