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postedbyYousef

Done with Advance Diving Course

I went yesterday to my last diving class for the Advance course I’m taking at Bubbles. It was a night dive. We left the marina at 6:15 and returned sometime around 8:30. It was a 40 minutes dive, I didn’t consume much of my tank, which proved that I was getting better and better at controlling my breathing and that I’m not having a hard time navigating under water.

The night dive is more relaxed than the other dives, and it also kinda humbles you, especially when you get to see the sea creatures, the icky and the marvelous ones. The colors at night are more pronounced, less blue, more natural tones.

As I told you earlier, I’m now done with my advance diving course. I learned the following new things in this course:

1-Navigate using a compass.
2-Natural navigation: The use of compass or observing natural marks and counting steps, so I could dive and come back to my starting point all by myself.
3-Drift diving: as the name suggests; Diving in a drift, go with the flow, which is pretty basic.. and soothing!
4-Search and rescue: How to search for a lost item/person in the sea.
5-Deep diving: We dove to 35 meters under water.
6-And the night dive.

With all that done, I’m now unofficially an advanced diver till I get my license, which is soon :)

This diving thing got me hooked. I don’t know why but it feels like this is something that should’ve happened long time ago, I’m enjoying it a bit too much.

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 9:13 am

3 Responses to “Done with Advance Diving Course”

  1. Marzouq says:

    Very cool! Looks like you had a lot of fun! I still have to get around to it!

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  2. Bo9ale7 says:

    sho3ooor 3ajeeb when you dive , you basically forget everything et7ees enek ib denya ebroo7ek

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  3. Intlxpatr says:

    I’ve done dangerous things in my life, but I’ve never wanted to dive. Your description of the night dive, however, ALMOST gave me another perspective. It bordered on lyrical. :-) Well done, becoming an advanced diver.

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