[singlepic=131,320,240,watermark,left]Another excellent weekend spent out on the Sechelt Inlet visiting all the great dive sites the inlet has to offer. Saturday had the charter on a three tank dive day, with the first dive on the Chaudiere, where for some it was the very first time on the wreck. It is always nice having the first timers…as the cheer after the dive is amazing.
Dive two had us down on the Tzoonie Narrows for a drift dive, which for some, was not as enjoyable as they thought it maybe. The tide was on the ebb, so we dropped the three groups in bay side of the narrows, up on the wall, so they could have a good long drift. The worse case should have been a 2.8 knot dirft right at the top of the tide, but we arrived about an hour before slack…so it should bee perfect.[singlepic=129,320,240,watermark,right]
Once we had the divers out of the water from that dive, we put the peddle to the metal in order to get back to Pipers so we could get our third dive in. Pipers was a rewarding dive, as finally we were able to show Nancy an octopus…so all is good!!
Great day diving, good dive group….here is hoping we get to dive together again!!
[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!
Well it has been a busy couple of days. Saturday had us finishing up a Dry suit course, and the Deep and Drift dives on an Advanced Diver course from PADI.
After completing some knowledge reviews, we set out on the zodiac to hit the Chaudiere first, for around 11 am, do some Deep skills and just enjoy a nice tour of the Chaud. Dave did a great job with the skills, while Vas completed his first dive carrying a stage decompression cylinder, as he is preparing to train with me for the Decompressions Procedures/Advanced Nitrox course.
The vis was a little rough on our way down the mooring line, but opened up around the 50ft mark and then it was easily 100 ft. The water temp is still in the 46 – 48 degree range surface to depth, so the water is still a little cool…but it was great being back in the old stomping grounds.
The afternoon had us diving on the Tzoonie Narrowes, which is always a great dive…even though I lost my wrist seal, and flooded my dry suit.
Great weekend out training and diving thanks to Suncoast Diving!