Tim and Ali from North London in England just competed their Padi Open Water course here at Simple Life Divers.
The guys rocked up here for their course orientation on day one and watched the a couple of videos to get an insight of what to expect in the days ahead.
The next morning we arranged for the team to meet up for 10:00am and spend time going over some theory work. This helped the guys gain useful knowledge of scuba diving such as how pressure of the water affects the human body, the meaning of good buoyancy control and the importance of safety procedures.
That afternoon we made our way to Japanese gardens where the guys practiced setting up their scuba equipment and making sure everything was checked before entering the water.
After a briefing we headed to a shallow area of Japanese Gardens where we worked through a number of underwater skills to help the team get used to their equipment. The guys had a little trouble at first with the mask skills (yes I mean you Tim ) but with a bit of patience and practice they started to get into the flow of things and managed to clear the mask perfectly.
The next morning we made our way to Twin Pinnacle for open water dive 1, with underwater visibility of ~15 metres. The guys really enjoyed seeing the corals and marine life and were full of confidence. For the second dive we headed to White Rock where again the visibility was great. The guys were starting to relax and become much more competent underwater, and we enjoyed a great dive exploring the scattered granite boulders, pinnacles and reef.
On the final day we went to Koh Nangyuan where the visibility had dropped from the previous day but was still decent, and gave the guys a taster of what it’s like to dive in different environments. The team had a few scuba skills to perform at deeper depths than previously and did well, overcoming all anxiety and performing the skills perfectly. On our final dive we got down to the open water course limit of 18M, with the guys starting to look like seasoned pros underwater
That evening we met up for a few cold beers and I signed Tim & Ali off as new PADI open water divers. Congratulations guys – well done!