After returning from the wonderful Singapore and ADEX show it was time to get down and dirty, and over the last week we have done lots of sidemount diving in Bunaken.
Elias and I did a very nice sidemount dive to 50m at Fukui with eagle rays, a shark (small, but still a shark) and an excellent last stop at 6m with a rather curious turtle who kept us company almost the whole 20 min while at that depth.
On Friday Nigel, one of our most experienced guides Kres and I headed out to see a rarely dived site behind Siladen island in the hope of seeing some sharks but the luck wasn’t with us this time. But all hope is not lost – the current and the good conditions were there so we will be monitoring that place more frequently and hoping to see some big fellas soon.
There are also new DM interns in da house – Azura from Italy and Reto from Switzerland. On Monday we kicked off with a small portion of theory, followed by equipment configuration and pool session using twinsets and sidemount. In the afternoon it was time to take the preferred configuration to the sea. As you can see from the pictures they both chose (to my great delight) sidemount as the way to go.
In addition of getting a good trim and tank configuration quite fast they both also improved during just one 60 min dive remarkably. Good job!
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Over and out for now,