After the successful PADI IE on Phuket, we had a deserved sleep in and some time off before we started the much anticipated specialty instructor training.
Koh Dok Maai under pressure during a deep dive
4 days with 11 dives and 16 specialties lay ahead of us, with 2 days with 3 boat dives per day, a beach dive with 3 dives in a day and a beach day with 2 dives. Besides this busy schedule we also found time to complete the Emergency Oxygen provider
King Cruiser wreck, Yoann gliding along
The first started off with a 3 dive trip to Koh Dok Maai for the first deep dive
out of 2, the King Cruiser Wreck, which I dived 15 years ago for the last time, for the first wreck dive
out of 2 and Shark Point for a Fish ID dive
King Cruiser wreck, Tanya
The next day it was off on a boat again to Racha Noi for the second and deeper deep dive followed by a Digital Underwater photography
dive and the second wreck dive at Racha Yai with penetration drills.
King Cruiser wreck, Tanya's reel
Day three brought us to the pool in the morning and to Kata Beach for a day of 3 side mount
dives for the diver level certification. Each dive the confidence and comfort with the new equipment set up grew.
Racha Yai wreck
The last day, yesterday, brought us back in the classroom to complete the Emergency Oxygen provider course and finish off all required classroom stuff associated with the specialty training.
Racha Yai wreck
After that it was off to Kata beach again for a side mount instructor dive for Tanya and the Underwater naturalist
dive for Yoann during which we combined Nitrox dives
This was followed by a nice night dive, a great closure of all the diving and specialties we have completed over the last 4 days. Thanks Tanya and Yoann for the fun and the diving opportunity and to show you around in the specialty training world, it was my pleasure.
Kata beach sunset
Labels: Phuket, Side mount, Specialties, Wreck diving