I’ve now gone through the first 10 days of my divemaster course and it’s time to write a little about my experiences over the last week.
This week has primarily been about improving my skills. There are 24 specific dive skills to be mastered at demonstration-grade level, to allow me to assist a PADI instructor in Open Water training sessions. In addition to this I’ve been practicing leading groups under water and being Divemaster on a dive boat.
It is both fun and challenging and quite the deviation from my normal job in IT.
In addition to the regular recreational diving, Two Fish Divers has a Technical Diving setup Blue Label Diving Indonesia, managed by Sandy and Hiro. In this course we also get a taste of the dark side, and I was introduced to sidemount in the pool under Hiro’s able supervision. Great fun and more comfortable for me than the usual setup. If I ever buy my own gear I’ll want it to be sidemount compatible!