It’s September and it’s that time of the year again! The PADI Instructor Development Course has just begun with PADI Course Director Marlies Lang here at Two Fish Divers Bunaken. A frequent visitor to Two Fish Divers, James, has put himself up to the challenge of becoming a PADI instructor. He’s only just started this journey a few days ago, beginning with his Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor course. Here’s a sneak peak into some of the seriously fun times he had during his EFR Instructor course. His students, Marlies, Ken and Sandy weren’t the sharpest to begin, but he James helped correct their mistakes. Can you find what was being done wrong?
This week in Bunaken…. we’ve been experiencing a shark attack on almost all of our dive sites – no, don’t panic, we’re not talking something out of a Jaws film – all of our dive groups have been seeing loads of sharks during almost every dive they’ve had here this week. The most common sharks we’re seeing these days are the white tip reef sharks, but there are also a few black tip reef sharks mixed in there as well. We think the unusually cold thermoclines have been bringing the sharks closer into the shallow reefs.
The new PADI Open Water course has a new big push on safety and there have been some new skills added which reflect this. These new skill revolve around safety equipment, giving the newly certified divers the skills and knowledge to help keep them stay safe.