So this week we say congrats to Hugo who just finished his PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course here with us!!! Hugo is a more than keen underwater photographer who came second in our 2008 photo competition. He decided to take his “Nitrox” course to extend his bottom time and increase his photo taking opportunities. He’s taken photos of many critters this week: several Mimic Octopus and one with only 4 legs (which he would like to name a “Mim” octopus), Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Thorny seahorse, and Hairy Frogfish to name a few. Well done Hugo!
Nitrox is getting more and more popular!!We had 5 people joining the course last week. Congratulations to Ollie, Mariah, Greg, Scott and Albert for your Nitrox certification! Now you can have longer bottom times and since you are breathing less nitrogen you can enjoy safer dives!!
Congratulations to Pekka & Jari from Finland (both left in the photo) who did their Divemaster course with us, they are our first DM’s of 2011. They did the DM course over 3weeks, they said it was hard work but great fun, and they are now spending a week in Lembeh doing some fun diving. Good luck with your careers in diving guys!
Also congratulations to Peng from Singapore, our first Master Scuba Diver of 2011 (right in photo). He completed our Master Scuba Diver challenge by doing his Rescue course and 5 speciality courses – he chose Night Diver, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Nitrox and Deep speciality courses.
All three of them passed their snorkel tests the other night and are therefore fully qualified to administer to other DM’s and MSD’s!
Thanks for spending XMas & New Year with us as well!
The day after Christmas Day most people are having a lie-in or feeling ill from eating or drinking too much but not Sara, Rickard and Kurt who decided to complete their Advanced Open Water with Two Fish Divers here in Lembeh starting on December 26th!
We started with the Deep Dive and enjoyed seeing Pygmy and Ponthoi Seahorse alongside a Giant Frogfish, Devil Stingers and Ribbon Eels. All the divers wanted to improve their buoyancy so we spent the second dive playing Peak Performance Buoyancy games and almost straight way you could see an improvement. This dive they also got to see Seahorses, Wonderpus and another Giant Frogfish!
After a rest in the afternoon we headed out to complete the Night Dive – which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Squid, Decorator crabs, Seahorses and Pipefish all come out to greet our students!
The following day we completed an awesome Wreck Dive on the Mawali Wreck with loads of nice reef fish, Nudibranchs and awesome visibility. After that we concluded the Advanced Open Water Course with the Navigation dive on which we saw two huge reef Octopus, Nudibranchs and loads of Waspfish!
It was great fun teaching all three of you and hope that you continue to enjoy your diving!