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Wreck Trianing

[singlepic=108,320,240,watermark,left]Another outstanding weekend full of diver training!  I would like to congratulate Nancy on completing the PADI Wreck Divers course.  She was able to meet and surpass all challenges that were presented her on this course.

The course started off on Sunday the 24th of Aug, with the normal paper work and video’s that need to be completed.  Afterwords it was analyzing all the NITROX tanks we were going to use and then it was off to the water.  After the 25 minute trip up the inlet on the Suncoast Diving Zodiac, we briefed, dressed and rolled into the water.  Visibility was certainly murky to say the least after the day or so of rain, and temperature changes.

After dive one, it was off to the beach to enjoy some down time while we prepared for dive two.  Once we finished the brief it was back on the wreck for dive two.  Points of entry were explored, and planes were being prepared for the next day.[singlepic=120,320,240,watermark,right]
Day Two, had us back up on the Chaudiere, just in time for Nancy to do the reel work on the outside of the wreck, and as everyone knows who have tried to use a reel, it is no easy task!  Nancy, had little problems and was able to make short work of this skill, so it was off to investigating more penetration points!

Dive 4, was spent with Nancy doing a nice swim through, and then exploring the wreck some more.  Once again congratulations Nancy…well done!!

Interested in taking a wreck course….stop by Suncoast Divings web site and see what’s happening in the trianing schedule!!

Busy Week Training

[singlepic=104,320,240,watermark,left]Another busy week has passed with many different course going on. Jeremy and Bruno were completing Dive 3 + 4 of the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course. Congratulations to Jeremy for completing his Advanced Nitrox!!! The training dives were conducted out at Tuwanek Point and then Tuwanek Island Left.

The first dive was all skills, though challenging both students did a fantastic job. The skills completed were V drills, S Drills (No mask), Donning and Doffing of cylinders with and without mask. Lift bag deployment, and then actual decompression stops…and NOTOX switches.[singlepic=102,320,240,watermark,right]

The next training dive was more of an exploration, with another S drill and full v drills. Knowing how dry skills can be…it is so important to ensure that the drills become second nature in the event there is an equipment failure.

Jeremy’s next dive is going to be a decompression dive on the HMCS CHAUDIERE. I am so looking forward to the one.

[singlepic=103,320,240,watermark,left]Interested in doing some training….there is a Wreck Course starting on Friday, the 8th of Aug…with one more seat available…or you interested in doing some Technical Dive Training….be sure to visit Suncoast Diving for more information.

Dive Training

Hard at work

This weekend was spent training, and boy did we do a lot of that!! Saturday had us conducting a Drysuit course, with three students. We did the skills dive out in Coopers Green. The students did a great job getting through the skills, and staying together in the not so stellar visibility. Once completed, we all headed back tot he shop where, we completed the knowledge reviews, and then prepared for the next days training in NITROX.

Sunday had a full boat headed out to 9 mile point and the HMCS Chaudiere. We were doing a Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox and Decompressions procedures course. So, the Nitrox group teamed up with the Tec guys doing there training. Nine mile point was a good dive, visibility was much better but still at depth. Dive two on Sunday had us on the wreck, and on this occasion we did the dive towards the stern. I was amazed on how much more life there was on the wreck this year. We stayed up the wreck as we headed aft, and then along the keel until about mid ships where we brought one of the NITROX Divers up to the 70 foot ascent line and headed back down to the bridge, and a nice swim through through the bridge, ops room and then through the sonar control room.

It was another great day Scuba Diving and training with Suncoast Diving.

Tuwanek Abyss

Cloud SpongesDive one back in BC, and out on the zodiac, and off to the Tuwanek Abyss. We rolled into the beach at the Abyss, and I took my time making sure all the equipment was set correctly…and I was amazed how heavy and 20 lbs weight belt feels again. Bob, took the customers out on the dive while Sammy was stuck with me…making sure I was alright.

We got everything situated, and short surface swim later we were descending into the deep. The vis was mucky, and dark…but still 20 feet or so, and the bottom came into view at about 45 – 50 feet. We slide down the wall and settledCoopers Green into the 100ft mark and proceeded along, and though the number of fish are far less then what it is in the tropics, but the topography is amazing. With about 8 minutes bottom time remaining, we slowly slide up to the 40 foot mark as our turn around started us back towards the beach.

Overall it was not as dramatic as I first thought my first cold water dive would be in the last 6 months. I am certainly looking forward to getting back at it.

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