Instructor Specialties for September are in the bag
Today I completed some beach dives with Joep and all specialties for this month have been bagged.
We started out with both Aldo and Joep for two days at Sail Rock for the Deep, DUP and Night dive Instructor specialty dives. Above is Aldo at around 27 meters, half inside a thermo cline.
The bight dive at Sail Rock was a first for me and it was awesome! First of all, from Koh Phangan
it only takes one hour with Haad Yao divers
boat to Sail Rock but than seeing the rock in a totally different (night) perspective was fantastic. The hermit crab above was just one of the creatures we saw.
This cowry shell
, guarded or sandwiched (?) by two sea urchins was another awesome shot and view during the night dive at Sail Rock.
After these two days worth of diving, Joep and me took off to Koh Samui
to complete more specialties and Aldo went to the Perhentian islands in Malaysia to participate in a PADI IE
, since had to leave 26th September, back to France. He passed the IE
successfully by the way! Well done Aldo!
The coral bleaching was a lot less compared to one month ago!
One of my highlights was this Conus Betulinus
, a massive big Cone shell
. However, just like last months Textile Cone shell
(amongst the three most dangerous cone shells to handle!) at Sail Rock, with a guest living in it, this one also had a guest living inside, at least, that's what I think since he didn't attack! It's the biggest cone I've ever seen so far and I was really impressed, once more showing what interesting creatures can be found at Chaweng's
beach! During the other dives today I saw a big sting ray and a cuttle fish amongst others.
The next IDC
is also on it's way and starts in two days, 26th September, so stay tuned, plenty of updates and posts coming your way!
Labels: Chaweng Beach, DSAT Gas Blender, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Specialties, Training