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Didn't mention this before but for anyone considering to be a Dive Master or Dive Instructor. Planning a sea Change or just want to live the dream. Be warned, its not all sunsets and palm trees. Its early mornings, carrying dive boxes to the pier, carrying boxes onto the boat, carrying boxes off the boat, putting boxes onto the truck and back to the shop to take boxes off the truck to be rinsed in fresh water; This I paid money for, must be nuts!

So here you see me in the back with the boxes Renee says I can sit in the front when I have earned my wings(or fins? whatever you know what I mean). If I'm with Giel I ride up front perhaps he just likes to smoke in the back.

Nice dive in the morning, if you read a few days back my comments about Racha Yai an the coral dying off well I was on a different part of that site today and I could see some small patches growing back despite the water temperature in my dive log still being 30 degrees. The little returning patches of coral make me feel there is some hope and things might improve if we take care.

Dive number 2 today was Home Run, there was a mild current this dive so I barely had to kick throughout the hole dive, we drifted leisurely along the reef and came up in a small bay before the tip of the Island. My group with Giel & Team Borris came up in the small sheltered bay protected from the current while the less experienced instructors came up a little further out and slowly drifted out from the Island. Good lesson for me if there is current stay close and wait for the boat or you might end up 500meters or more off shore. My 1st instinct was to swim out and look for the boat, wrong!(if there is current) Hopefully I remember this lesson. Hail the all knowing and mighty Giel!

Oh I forgot to tell you Dive number two was my one hundredth dive. Contrary to popular belief I was not required to dive naked, maybe no one wanted to see that anyway!

Didn't mention this before but for anyone considering to be a Dive Master or Dive Instructor. Planning a sea Change or just want to live the dream. Be warned, its not all sunsets and palm trees. Its early mornings, carrying dive boxes to the pier, carrying boxes onto the boat, carrying boxes off the boat, putting boxes onto the truck and back to the shop to take boxes off the truck to be rinsed in fresh water; This I paid money for, must be nuts!

So here you see me in the back with the boxes Renee says I can sit in the front when I have earned my wings(or fins? whatever you know what I mean). If I'm with Giel I ride up front perhaps he just likes to smoke in the back.

Nice dive in the morning, if you read a few days back my comments about Racha Yai an the coral dying off well I was on a different part of that site today and I could see some small patches growing back despite the water temperature in my dive log still being 30 degrees. The little returning patches of coral make me feel there is some hope and things might improve if we take care.

Dive number 2 today was Home Run, there was a mild current this dive so I barely had to kick throughout the hole dive, we drifted leisurely along the reef and came up in a small bay before the tip of the Island. My group with Giel & Team Borris came up in the small sheltered bay protected from the current while the less experienced instructors came up a little further out and slowly drifted out from the Island. Good lesson for me if there is current stay close and wait for the boat or you might end up 500meters or more off shore. My 1st instinct was to swim out and look for the boat, wrong!(if there is current) Hopefully I remember this lesson. Hail the all knowing and mighty Giel!

Oh I forgot to tell you Dive number two was my one hundredth dive. Contrary to popular belief I was not required to dive naked, maybe no one wanted to see that anyway!
 



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