Welcome to our weekly round-up #14, April/May 2014. This is the week of some great macro life in Bunaken with a picture of amazing hairy shrimp – thanks Vanessa and Marco for the photo!
In Lembeh we’ve seen quite a few TINY Flamboyant Cuttlefish which must mean that some of the eggs that we’ve been seeing on several sites have hatched. And in Lembongan we’ve had lots of Manta’s but also an off-seson Mola came to say hi.
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN……… Manta Rays, Mola Molas and sharks in Lembongan, have been apart of our exciting encounters! Everyone over the last week from, discover scuba divers to experienced divers, have had the chance to dance with these giants. Even getting close enough to snap this perfect Manta Ray Identification photo.
THIS WEEK IN TEC….There has been a lot of gas blending of rich nitrox mixes for our students doing their advanced nitrox course on sidemount. Both Two Fish Instructor Stephanie and our latest divemaster Trine have been able to extend their dive bottom time with the use of extra tanks and mixes of nitrox over 40%. In total, these mighty women have been carrying 3 tanks underwater in order to optimise their dive time especially in the 20 to 40 meter range. Their tec instructors Hiro and Sandy have shown them a new way to plan multi level dives and understand the calculations behind their dive computers.
This week we get into the details of the PADI TEC 50 course to plan advanced dive profiles using air/EANx/oxygen for accelerated decompression. This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the PADI Tec Deep Course: the first article provided an overview of the PADI Tec Deep Course; the second article explored the details of the PADI TEC 40, considered to be the gateway into TEC diving; and the third article explored the details of the PADI TEC 45 course for extending your depth and time using 100% nitrox.