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Drysuit factory, another off the assembly line!!

UWE and Suncoast Diving are happy to congratulate Kyle H. for his successful completion of the Drysuit course. Once the [singlepic id=235 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]knowledge reviews were completed, it was off to the training grounds of Tuwanek, and as many must know already the visibility is less then good…ok, way less then good!  But, Kyle was certainly equal to the task.

Dive One, went well, with all skills being completed with little to no problems. We made our way out to the right mooring buoy, but even at 65 ft, we could only see about 10 feet, in large chunks.  But when we shallowed to the safety stop then visibility droped to less then 5 feet.

Dive Two, was know porblems either, and Kyle looked like he had been diving in a drysuit all his life.  Skills got completed pretty quick…but still the big talk about todays diving was how poor the visibilty was…but never worry we will always be out there, etting the dives completed!!

Interested in taking the drysuit course…well be sure to get signed up….you can even bok your course right here at UWE…so don’t miss out!!

New Drysuit Divers

[singlepic id=233 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]UWE would like to extend a big congratulations to Jason and Jak for there successful completion of the PADI Drysuit course.   Both students made their way to the Sunshine Coast wanting to do some diving, and decided due to the winter conditions that they would do their Drysuit course.  We were a little concerned whether we would have a Drysuit in Jaks size as he is around 6’3″ tall, and though certainly not the tallest diver, but certainly he is up there.

Needless to say, we go the suit fitting completed, and got hard at it doing the videos, Knowledge reviews.  It was finally time to [singlepic id=232 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]get in the water and get to the diving.  On dive one, we discovered that visibility is about 5 foot, and it remains that short all the way down to around 35 – 40 foot where it finally opens up to about 20 -25 feet.

Both students had no problems completing their drysuit dive skills!!  Well done!! Interested in Diving?  Want to do some dive trianing, be sure to visit our course tabs, or go to Suncoast Diving for more information.

Drysuit Course

UWE would like to congratulate Tania O. and Duncan T.  for their successful completion of the PADI Drysuit Course.  Not only did they brave the cool waters of BC, but they decided to head out on the zodiac and do these dives in the snow!  Well done to both students!!

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Tania O. Duncan T.

Winter Wonderland

[singlepic id=216 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]Not so new to the Sunshine Coast is the snow, but in this case, I have to admit it has been hanging around for some time now.  UWE planned an awesome charter to the HMCS CHAUDIERE back on the 19th of Dec, but we ran into a problem, when the throttle control froze and we were not able to get anywhere.

The 28th of Dec, was a busy day….we still had snow on the ground.  Duncan and Tania came out and did their drysuit course, and thankfully the throttle thawed out and away we went.

Dive One had us out to Pipers Point, to complete the few skills that we had to do, and off onto the wall we went.  Surface water conditions were calm and flat, with a temperature in and around 43F, with huge huge clear visibility!  We spent 30 minutes or so out on the wall, things were beautiful as is always the case while we are out in the inlet.  Both students did an awesome job with all their skills.

[singlepic id=218 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]Dive Two, had us head over to Tuwanek Pt, where we planned to jump in on the sailboat wreck, and do the couple of skills that was needed to complete the drysuit course.  Do to some equipment problems, we had to split the dives up, so I took Duncan, and completed his drysuit skills, then returned to the boat, and picked Tania up after a quick regulator exchange…and off we went to get her qualified as a drysuit diver!

Overall a great day out diving…interested in winter diving…want your drysuit qualification….then stop by and visit Suncoast Diving.

Busy Weekend of Training

What a great weekend.  Victoria and Brett came up from Vancouver to take their Drysuit course and to do some fun diving!!  Things started off really well, we got the video done and out of the way, and then got to the fitting part of the course. 

[singlepic=205,320,240,watermark,right]Brett had no problems with a suit fit, however, the suit we got for Victoria though in great shape, it was a little short, and the neck and wrist seals were a little on the large size!  We did our best to tape the seals, but as Victoria can atest to, it LEAKED!! and leaked big time!!  I was very very impressed with the strength Victoria showed…soaking wet she still finished the skilles from dive one…and though not able to make back in for dive two….she actually showed up for day two, and completed her course!! So, my hats off to her!! Great Job!!

Another Busy Day of Training!!

[singlepic=55,320,240,watermark,left]UWE, and Suncoast Diving were out in Tuwanek, three courses running.  We had a Rescue Course with 4 students, Drysuit Course with 1, and then 2 on the PADI Advanced Course.  It is easy to tell that we are into the fall diving season, as water temperatures are dropping, and visibility is opening way way up….with it being crystal clear from depth to the surface.

Sam had the Drysuit and Advanced course out, with her completing the first dive for the dry suit student, and then she worked on the Navigation Dive for the Advanced course.  Its a good thing that everyone was in drysuits as the surface temperature is at 50 and dropping…though Sam reported she found a patch of 48 ou there!! Brrrr!!!

I had the 4 Rescue course on the go…where we were working on the top 10 confined skills….with being successful in completing them all with the exception of the response from shore…which we will be able to complete in tomorrows trianing session.

Well dune to all the students for their hard work and understanding that even though they are all excited about getting underwater…and exploring….in order to be successful the skills must be completed!!