The last weeks have all gone under one keyword – planning – despite there being resorts and dive centers on Bunaken and Lembeh the process of getting helium and oxygen in all desired combinations is still quite slow. That in turns means we need to look quite far ahead with our planning (specially for divers wanting to dive deeper on trimix) to have stock of all gases for all dives and all situations.
I’ve been also over to Lembeh to get the managers Dani and Matt updated about our plans, upcoming courses and technical diving internships. We’re also planning of running a scheduled DiscoverTec day in the near future in Lembeh. So for those interested go ahead, ask Dani and Matt about technical diving! Oh, and by the way diving in Lembeh is awesome. Saw creatures that were probably from another planet and that I’ve never seen before like the small Lembeh sea dragon and blue ring octopus on the pictures!
What about the title “women on sidemount” you ask – well, Tuuli was over from Singapore doing some sidemount diving on the walls of Bunaken and Theresia is here to do her divemaster internship (along with advanced trimix and gas blender courses with many tec dives on sidemount!).
And also our divemaster intern Anna is very much into sidemount. We jumped into the pool yesterday evening with her to try twinset and sidemount configurations for today’s morning dives. Looks like I have to start breaking those twinsets down because Anna was yet another student who did choose sidemount over twinset and as you can see from the pictures with great success!
Like already mentioned we will be running an advanced trimix and gas blender courses from the 11th of June on Bunaken for our divemaster intern Theresia. The courses are being run by the owner of Blue Label Diving Ben Reymenants who will come over from Thailand. In addition to that we will conduct couple of deeper dives to look for the elusive coelecanth fish from the deep waters surrounding Bunaken.
Stay tuned and be ready – exciting times coming ahead! Find out more about Tec diving in Bunaken & Lembeh.
Over and out for now,