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Busy Couple of Days

[singlepic id=180 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]UWE, has had a couple of busy days, we were out enjoying the fine weather on the inlet.  Friday had us diving on the Powers line up near Salmon Inlet.  This dive is a sheer wall drop off kind of dive.  Buoyancy is a must, but for the recreational diver you want to drop down to the 130ft mark and then slowly ride your no deco time into shallower water.  Things to see on the is wall, ar nice size glass/cloud sponges, which are found deeper then 110ft.  The wall in the 40 ft and shallower is excellent for marine life as well.  This is the wall that we got some excellent octopus footage, which was used in the Diving in Sechelt video.

The other dives were conducted on Pipers, 9 Mile Point and the ever favourite HMCS CHAUDIERE.  The visibility at 9 mile and Pipers was excellent, and we were treated to Ocotpus encounters on both of the dives.  The layer is clear to about 30 ft, then the visibility starts to come in closer and closer the deeper we headed.  The HMCS CHAUDIERE dive today, was an interesting one.  As we decended down the stern mooring line, it was evident that we were not going to be able to see the Chaud until we actual swam into her…and sure enough that is what happened.  Though I have to admit there was a lot of Ling Cods hiding around and on the wreck.  As always we had a great dive.

With the on set of warm weather it is sure getting nicer being out on the boat.  Don’t miss out on a great charter!

Weekend of Taining

[singlepic=66,320,240,watermark,left]This past weekend was spent training with Suncoast Diving. We were working on the PADI Advanced Diver’s course along with PADI Nitrox, and TDI Nitrox. We had three students, Rebbecca, Heather and Jeremy. Day one was spent in the classroom doing the knowledge reviews for both courses. Friday afternoon had the class out in Coopers Green working on their PPB and Nav dives. Both Friday and Saturday were late nights as we pushed to get all requirements done in such a short time.

Day two, had us headed out to the HMCS Chaudiere for the Deep and Wreck dive requirements. I am happy to[singlepic=62,320,240,watermark,right] report that the visibility is improving and currently it is in the 30 – 40 foot range. As always it is nice to visit the Chaudiere and see all the changes she is under going. There certainly is a lot of life on her this year, and that is very nice to see. Upon returning to the shop, we finished the PADI and TDI Nitrox training and all students were successful!! Congrates to all.

[singlepic=64,320,240,watermark,left]Day three, had us down one student as Rebbecca had to work, and was not able to dive that day, but Jeremy and Heather headed up the inlet with use to dive the Power Lines and Zoonie Narrows. The weather was great, the diving great….and the students were able to complete all training as planned!! All in all, another great weekend…..thanks to Suncoast Diving!