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Decompressions Course Complete

[singlepic=61,320,240,watermark,left]Yesterday had us out at the Power Lines in the Sechelt Inlet to complete Vassili’s Deco course. The dive plan was for 150 for 20 minutes. Everything went off without a hitch and what an amazing dive we had!! The Glass Sponges were huge in the 150 to 190 foot range, with visibility being close to 100 feet.

So, six dives later, and Vassili has completed his Tec Intro training!! Well done….who will be next? Interested in training in Tec Diving, be sure to contact me through here, or at Suncoast Diving.

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!


New Download Additions

OMG, I finally found software to use on my new Intel Macbook, so I can download my dives from my Suunto Vytec DS. I first loaded the software parallel desktop, and though the install of dive manager 2 seemed fine, it somehow assaulted my senses that I still was tied to the Windows program. But, finally I have done it. So take a look for MacDive and the USB drivers for the usb suunto cable in our downloads section on the site.

Explorer Trip 1

Suncoast Diving and Uw Explorers headed out on our first Explorer Trip. Rob, Vas, Linda, Sam, Clayton and Myself all suited up and got 20 cylinders between the 6 of use and headed out for a 4 dive day. Our plan was to cut new trail and find some new sites to dive here on the Sunshine Coast.

Once we got the zodiac all loaded up, we headed off to Coopers Green to launch the boat and head out to Pirate Rock, and Mary Island. The trip was short and we arrived at Pirate Rock in about 10 minutes. Rob and Linda suited up and were the first group into the water. Clayton was driving, and Vas, Sam and I got suited up and headed in about 10 minutes after Rob and Linda.

Visibility was only about 5 feet, throughout the dive….but the dives were still very good. There is an excellent reef off the rock, and it heads down into deep water. We stopped our descent in the 80 level, but it was certainly dropping further down as it was evident of a few steps down. During our dives, we found ourselves a Pacific Octopus, many nudis, and I am pretty sure I happened across a Rat fish. Over all a great day…. be sure to stop back and see where Explorer 2 is headed off to!