Behind the scenes we’ve had a busy couple of months technical diving in Bali and Lombok. At our Amed centre, we hosted our first DMT Tech internship, added gas blending facilities, taught just under 20 courses – and found time for a little bit of exploration as well.
Divemaster Tech internship
Two Fish offers a unique Divemaster internship that gives candidates a thorough grounding in technical diving as well. It’s something we introduced a little while ago, and recently graduated Divemasters Nathan and Sam were not only the first to enquire about it, but they’ve also just graduated as TDI technical divers to 45 metres. The package includes Sidemount and twinset training, after which students can choose which configuration to take into decompression diving. Nathan and Sam were here whilst tank valve servicing and cleaning was going on, too, so they also gained experience in equipment maintenance.
Brand-new gas booster
We’ve added a MPS gas booster to our facilities here in Amed, making it easier to fill tanks for our CCR divers as well as provide decompression gases in house.
Over the next few months, we will expand our gas blending area, too. At the same time, senior recreational instructor Cedric is adding to his credentials by training as a gas blender.
Courses galore and some tech fun dives too
Simply put, over the last two months it’s been a busy time. We’ve just under 20 courses and trained a number of divers on both twinsets and Sidemount equipment, introducing them to the ins and outs of decompression diving. The sloping reefs of Amed and Tulamben are simply perfect to access depth easily, by boat or from the shore and get used to managing decompression schedules for a team of divers. We’ve also had self-sufficient divers qualifying with us.
In between there was time for guided dives, both on air and trimix as well as a bit of exploration. As a result, we now have another lovely dive site on the list for the Amed / Tulamben area, and there are plans for South Lombok. Mostly renowned for its scalloped hammerheads, the area around Belongas Bay is also home to schooling Mobula rays (devil rays) and there are plenty of deep overhangs on the pinnacles there. Too much for this blog, but safe to say, we’ll be going back. Stay tuned for more information!