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Tail end of 2010

UWE and EcoSea divers has had a very very busy time closing out the 2010 season.  We have had a fury of training, fun diving and some new videos.  I have been out on the island since the 24th of Dec, and busy working on Open Water, Advanced Open Water, fun divers, refreshers, try dives, and just plain old having fun for little old me.

I would say that 2010 was the hardest year I have had to date. April had my wife leaving me, for greener pastures, and she met a new beau, this came out of the blue and certainly knocked me on my can.  Then, I was laid off in Sept…and left with no work.  Eco Sea came to the rescue and offered me a position and there has been no looking back since.

So, here goes the honor role to end out the 2010 year.



He joined EcoSea to do an introduction dive at first but he changed his mind and did the Junior Open Water course.  He was a little timid at first but then he found his comfortable spot and just smoked through the course like a real pro!!  Josh, had a fellow student join him on his course.


Bryan joined in the course with Josh, and he is a fellow Canadian, which was nice
since I have not seen many of my home country people in some time.  He certainly did excel at his training, having no difficulty at all with any phase of the course.   Well done to both students!!

There were three other students who joined in for training, one an Advanced Open Water student.  He is from the UK, living in China.  He did an amazing jog getting through all of the skills that he needed to show me, during his training dives.  His was a difficult course since we had a couple of huge wind storms.


The next student (Jens) I worked with successfully completed his Digital Underwater Photography course, and that gave him the 5th Specialty he needed to complete all of his requirements for the Master Scuba Diver rating.  Congratulations on completing PADI’s highest none professional rating possible for non Professionals!!

Well done to all students you certainly worked hard and did bang up jobs!!

New Open Water Divers…and 2 Adventure Dives to Boot!!

UWE is excited to congratulate Ed and Anya both from the UK, on their successful completion of their PADI Open Water course.  It ws as always a busy couple of days, with all the classroom completed on day 1.  Day 2 had us out at EcoSea Bungalows for their confined water dives for Day 2, and we were able to squeak in Open water dive 2 as well.

Day 3, had us complete three of their Open Water dives where both people showed how great they were doing…and that they had certainly mastered all the skills needed to be safe Open Water Divers!! That evening, Anya had a bit of an accident and was not able to proceed until there Adventure Dives series that had been planned.

With Anya being injuried, Day 4 had Ed and I in the water working on his Fish Identification course, as well as his Digital Underwater Photo dive as well.  I was able to bring along my video system so we were able to get a little footage which has been included on this post.

Well done guys!!  Great work and happy diving in the future!!

Been a Busy Couple of Weeks…..or so!!

UWE, has been busy out training the past week or so….and boy have we had some great diving!!  Neil, from Phnm Penh has come and completed his Open water course with us.  He was a natural!  There is a diver who would make and outstanding Dive Master and Instructor.  Though he would have to loose the speedo!  He joined us out of the blue…thanks to Scuba Nation and went through his book work in record time!

We headed out to the island and he sure excelled in his Confined Water skills…and he was a natural in the Open Water dives!  Well done to you Neil.

We also completed an Advanced course with a lovely young lady in from Sweden…but for the life of me I can not remember her name lol.  She was a natural, she had said she had not dived since a year ago, and when we hit the water right from the very beginning, you could tell she was a fish.  Good diver, good dives!  She picked the Digital Photo Dive, drift dive, and then the Fish Id dive….for her dive choices…well done!

New PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

EcoSea Dive Center

UWE would like to send out a great big congratulations to Conner L.  for his successful completion of his AOW.  His training went fast a furious, as the weather was not agreeing to the schedule we had set out.  The wind was up and the seas were rough, and sadly we had to cancel the Night Dive scheduled the first night…but we have no control of the winds and waves.

Day two had us completing his night dive, Digital Photo dive as well as the UW Naturalist dives.  Needless to say, it was busy, but Conner was up to the task.  Well done!!  Hope to see you back for some more diving!!

Best of luck in your travels!  Standby I am still working on the video, so I will add this to your post when its done!