Thursday, June 24, 2010

So its been a while since the divewise blog has been out but we all know distance makes the heart grow fonder and now that summers here the dive shop is packed there's plenty to report back on!

Now, as one of the newer, younger members of the divewise team, its been a few weeks of getting used to the way things are run here. The holiday feeling has worn off, actually lets be honest I don't think that will ever wear off, my Scottish skin doesn't know what the big, bright, hot thing in the sky is!! But I now know how the compressor works, so yes I get to fill tanks, new systems and find my place in the hierarchy- i tell you its a very long view from the top, i mean to the top!!

Since the Instructor course run by Alan earlier in the year we've got a lot of brand spanking new instructors who are all very keen and fighting over Open Water Courses, DSDs and anything they can get their hands on, so if you walk into the diveshop and see lots of smiley people looking like they'll pounce on you do not fear they're just hoping that you're their student for the day! In the past week we've had plenty of these courses going on, congratulations to our welsh boyo Owain for finishing his open water course today and going straight into his advanced doing some navigation at Zurrieq.

Also on Sunday we had to part ways with our beloved group from Dive Wimbeldon who we were honoured with for the week. We watched them grow, improve and qualify- open water, Deep and Enriched air specialties and one of their own tech courses along the way. The were also involved in trip to Gozo, Comino, tho house reef and everything in between. Diving aside, they also saved a flat tire on Hannah and ended up having to push one of Maltas renowned buses while they stopped for ice-cream! Could of used those muscles to move some more of those tanks!!

I was lucky enough to join a beautiful trip to Comino with a boat full of newly certified divers, we had Viktor who had just finished his open water course and showed off his brilliant buoyancy dodging the many jellyfish the wind brought us, Asa on her first dive as a qualified Advanced diver watching over Phillip and Christoffer, our fantastic Swedish twins, as they completed their boat and deep dives that day! Congratulations to all our divers that day, all surfaced and not one sting between the lot of us!

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