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New SSI Open Water Divers

Katie SSI Open Water

UWE and EcoSea Dive are very excited to announce that we have a ned Open Water Diver.  Ms Katie came out and hit us with storm and she flew through her training with no troubles what-so-ever!!

Day 1, had Katie breezing through the book work.  She made easy work of the knowledge reviews, and was very fast to pick up on the Dive computers section.  When it came to exam time, she made short work of it, and put away a passing mark without even breaking a sweat!! Well done!

Day 2 and 3 had us out on the island.  We started off with the Confined Water skills which Katie showed she had no troubles completing so it was simple to get Open Water 1 and 2 completed.  On the third day, Katie volunteered to help out and be a casualty during the Rescue course that Jarred was working on.  She once again made easy work of the Open Water Divers skills, so she then once completed became a drowning casualty that Jarred had to react too.

Well done Katie and thank you so much for the assistances!!! Safe travels!!!!

We Have Three New Dive Masters


UWE and EcoSea Dive are very excited to announce that we have three new Dive Master.  Emilie, Andy, and Christina successfully completed their Dive Master Internship at the end of April, after three very hard working months with EcoSea Dive.

Andy and Emilie, joined up on Jan, which Emilie already being an Open Water diver, and Andy hold no certification at all, so for him he started and the very beginning.  Both Emilie and Andy did a fantastic job with their training.  Emilie, excelled in the booking office, and being a native French speaker she helped my on many many courses translating my English and very poor French into a usable and successful team training many students who were in their own


right French speakers.

Andy, not to be out done joined in on many of the Specialty courses as my Dive Master. He

learned quickly and had not problems adapting as the course went on.  He was called in to assist in many of the SSI courses I taught even though he was doing his training as a PADI Dive Master.

Christina, was a natural, she can certain organize and lead in order to get the job completed.  She joined in the training as an Open Water diver.  She successfully completed


all of the courses that were required to get her to the DM level.  She made short work of the academics, and put the time need to lead dives, and supervise certified divers.  Overall she did an excellent job!

Well done, and congratulations to all of the new Dive Master.  It was truly a joy to work and train with you.  I would like to wish you all the greatest success in the future!!

Congrates to Our New PADI Open Water Diver

Mylene PADI Open Water

UWE and EcoSea Dive are very excited to announce that Mylene of Montreal Canada has successfully completed her Open Water training with PADI.

On Day 1, Mylene was hard at work in the classroom, learning all the does and don’ts about diving.  Judging by hear marks she had no problems with that area of the training.  We could tell she would be a natural.

Day 2, had her meeting me out on the island, and that is where we got started on doing all of her confined water skills.  Mylene was a little nervous at the start, and we had a couple of little hiccups, but with her determination and hard work we made short work of all of her confined water skills.  We went from there right into Ow dive 1, which turned out being the most unbelievable drift dive I have seem inside the bay.

Day 3 and we were back out doing the Open Water portion of her course.  Mylene, had no troubles and was treated to some of the nicest diving I have seen in Cambodia, seeing Blue spotted rays, Puffer Fish, Scorpion Fish, and many many other things!  Well done to you Mylene!!

We Have a New Rescue Diver – Way to Go Chris!!


UWE and EcoSea Dive are very excited to announce, Chris from Canada, has successfully completed his PADI Rescue course!! Well done Chris.  The funny part is Chris is a natural.  He had little problems with his training.  I was working on a students Open Water classroom session when in walks Chris.  I knew him to be a fellow Canadian right off the bat.  He said “out” funny…who knew us Canadians had an ascent.

After talking over the course requirements, I discovered we had something else in common, he was a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and I being a retired one, we kind of hit it off right away.

While out on the island, Chris completed the confined water, and open water skills as well as all of the academics.  Being that he is a member of the Military, the rescue skills came easy.  So really other then making sure all the requirements were met, we simply enjoyed some good diving!

Well done Chris, hope you get to use the rescue skills and be safe my friend!!

We have New SSI Open Water Divers!!

Nina L

UWE and EcoSea Dive are excited to announce we have three new Open Water Divers. Nina, Lila and Charles-Edouard came into us and asked to do their open water divers course.  They chose to do the SSI version of the course.  As we know there really is little difference between the two training agency.

Day 1 had the three in the classroom, watching the training video, and doing the various academic requirements in order to complete the course.  They learned about pressure, dive computers, physics, and then a quick review of what skills we would work on for day 2.

Day 2, was a lot of fun, though the students decided not

Charles-Edouard L.

to remain on the island so they did the day trip version of the course.  All three quickly showed they had no problems doing what they needed to do for the confined water skills.  They all looked like pros right from the first moment in the water.

Lila G

Day 3 had us out on the reefs diving at Corner Bar, and Back door.  The three students showed how comfortable and how easy scuba diving was coming to them.  All three students had great air consumption rates so that meant we could enjoy nice long dives!

Overall well done to all involved!  I hope you get out there and use your new certifications!!  Interested in diving…let us know!

UWE’s First SSI Certification!!

Lai Wa

UWE is very excited to announce we have our first SSI certification!! Lai Wa, came to us through EcoSea Dive and wanted to do her SSI Open Water course.  So, we were certainly more then excited to take on the student.

Day One was conducted in the classroom at EcoSea Dive Center in Sihanoukville Cambodia, Lai Wa had little problems with her book work, and she certainly excelled with the academics.

Day Two, had Lai Wa out in the confined water training.  The gear weighted twice what she did so there was some issues moving around out of the water, but in the water, she was able to demonstrate all the skills needed to be certified.  once we hit the Open ocean dives on the third day, it was obvious that she was going to be a great diver!!

Well done to Lai Wa for all of her hard work!