Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018
March 2018 was a busy diving month and part of this was the Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018 with Tim. This was done in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.
Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; We got caught up in thermo cline, also knows as the 'green monster' during one of our deep dives at the Raya islands. We were at 25 meters when first we were engulfed by the green monster and viz was reduced to 3-4 meters and the temperature dropped a few degrees. However, moments later we had zero visibility and a strong current kicked in. It was pitch black. We ascended and at around 7 meters, viz returned and we managed to take this picture, before we were engulfed once more by the green monster and aborted the dive. I've been in such a thermo cline before, mainly in the Similan islands, but never as bad as this one.
Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; Tim entering the water for our dusk and/or night dive at Kata beach
Tim took on 5 instructor level specialties, including the Night-, Deep-, Digital Underwater Photography (DUP)-, Fish ID- and Underwater Navigation instructor level specialty courses.
This is besides the two PADI Instructor level courses that are included for free during all of my PADI IDC programs; the Nitrox or Enriched Air Instructor course (with as prerequisite that you need to be a certified Nitrox diver) and the Emergency Oxygen provider instructor course.
Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A big Carpilius maculatus or clown crab we encountered during the night dive at Kata beach. They can grow up to 18cm.
We had some good diving and saw a few interesting sea creatures, including a lot of nudibranches at Koh Doc Mai.
Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A blue dragon or Pteraeolidia ianthina at Koh Doc Mai
WE also had some interesting experiences, as the story about the thermo cline tells. There's always something that can happen that you never experienced before, even after a couple of thousand logged dives.
Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A Coryphellina rubrolineata nudi at Koh Doc Mai.
It was good fun with good company over the couple of days diving with Tim.
Wake up, eat breakfast, dive, morning tea, dive, lunch, sleep, dive, afternoon tea, enjoy a beer with another beautiful sunset, dinner, some small talk about the days diving, and sleep again ... very stressful.
If this sounds like your kind of life style, come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you!
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The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand
in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines
, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.
for more detailed information on my PADI IDC programs.
See you there,
Labels: Phuket, Specialties, Training