Saturday, July 17, 2010

Teaching an Open Water Diver Course

Teaching an Open Water Diver Course

This time to the sons of my sister and her husband, who are all on vacation on Koh Samui for 10 days in total. Last year both of them completed a Discover Scuba Diving experience on Chaweng Beach and this year it was time for their Junior Open Water diver course!
It's great to teach Open Water diver courses, especially since I don't get to teach them so often any more. It's been almost a year ago when I last taught one with my Dutch friends Marc and Myriam.

Four days ago I started with Niklas and Nino, doing their Knowledge Development and Confined water skills over two days. The picture above sees them setting up their equipment repeatedly!

After these two days, it was on to the boat for two days of 4 open water dives in total. The first day we were off to Koh Tao. Today we had 2 dives at Sail Rock. All those tanks and the equipment had to be loaded on to the boat, early mornings for the staff!

On their way to Sail Rock, full of energy and looking forward to some great diving.

Nino getting ready to jump off the boat. He was really impressed with a moray eel we saw at Sail Rock.

Niklas getting ready for a giant stride entry. He really enjoyed a seeing a scorpion fish towards the end of the last dive of the course!

On the way back home, tow exhausted but satisfied brand new Open Water divers, Well done guys!



Bill said...

Were they pretty good students? I wish I had started diving when I was that young!

Camille said...

Hi Bill,

Yes, they were good and enjoyed it, especially today at Sail Rock!

Diving Discoveries said...

I like how both of the kids have big smiles in the first photo and look completely tuckered out in the last.

Camille said...

They were absolutely knackered by the end of the day!
They loved it though!

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