Saturday, November 17, 2012

First recreational PADI side mount course taught

At last it was time to get my first recreational side mount certification under my belt. During the PADI IDC on Malapascua which is about to start tomorrow, Johan is going to staff, just like during the recent IDC in Dauin, earlier this year. He has a Razor side mount harness and dived already a lot on it and now wanted to get certified.

Side mount diving Malapascua, Philippines

Side mount diving Malapascua, Philippines

That worked out fine, since I just received my teaching credentials for this specialty from PADI and was ready to give it a go myself. One thing lead to another and here we are on Malapascua, teaching the recreational PADI side mount course to Johan over the last two days. We completed a confined open water with skills and had 3 open water dives with a repetition of more or less the same skills, spread out or partially repeated during the open water dives.

Side mount diving Malapascua, Philippines, Johan

Johan showing off his aluminium parts

We had some good dives and this morning we went to Monad Shoal and spotted a handful of Thresher sharks. All very exciting stuff, the training, the new equipment set up and seeing the sharks, a great start of the day!

Side mount diving Malapascua, Philippines, Johan certification dive

Certification dive

get your own PADI recreational side mount certification or instructor certification with Camille. Contact me for more details for the course in the Philippines or in Thailand and Indonesia.

Camille

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