My last week and a half (yes, I extended my stay by six days because I couldn’t bear to leave) in Lembeh has been absolutely fantastic. I got the rest of my course requirements completed – guiding certified divers, scuba review, assisting on continued education and my skills and rescue assessment.
My first week of DMT was not all fun and games. I started directly with studying and watching the video’s that come with it. Apart from that there was some diving.
It’s been a long silence. And that can mean only one thing – we’re busy, especailly with rebreathers and sidemount! So here’s the Bunaken and Lembeh technical diving update for the past couple of weeks.
Just after I had finished my second blog, a telephone call from Bunaken brought good news: There had been a last minute request for an open water course. So I got over there the next day and that was the beginning of a great week.
I arrived in Lembeh after a very easy transfer and was shown around by the other DMT here, Sylvia. A few guests who had been in Bunaken with me had come to Lembeh and everyone is lovely so I felt very welcome and almost like I had not moved location at all.
To summarize my second week in Lembeh: it was very busy, tons of fun, in some times very disgusting (but rewarding) and I learned a lot. The week started off with a beach clean up. When we came up from a dive on the house reef that morning, a truckload of rubbish had washed up…
My DM internship is slowly coming to an end. I had a great last week. We had an Open Water Course with three participants going on and I was able to assist in it. So great to see the big steps the students took during their course. I’m now done with all the exams, swimming…
My second week in Bunaken went far too quickly for my liking. I enjoyed a range of things from fun dives where I saw lots of beautiful marine life including many turtles, a bamboo shark and a pontohi pygmy seahorse to doing equipment repairs with the head dive guide, John.