On a recent North Safari on board MY EMPEROR REGENCY, Dave Carrick, from England, arrived wanting to â€˜do more than sleep between the dives, and get something extra out of the divingâ€™.
The answer was simple â€“ Specialty Courses! And where better to do them than with Emperor Divers in the warm waters of the Red Sea!
Report by Simon Richards (IDC Staff Instructor and Emperor Fleet Safari Guide) and Helen Chambers (Emperor Fleet).
During the week, Daveâ€™s surface time was spent looking at all of his equipment and talking about how to maintain it, check the proper functionality, the various components he could replace without needing specialist tools, etc and even found and replaced an â€˜Oâ€™ ring that had burst that he was unaware of. During his O2 course he was able to look at the emergency equipment carried as standard on the Emperor Fleet boats, understand the situations in which it may need to be used, and actually use it.
When it came to getting wet, Dave was also able to carry out his Deep Diver training in places such as Umm Gamar, Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed where he successfully performed a variety of skills.
Dave says â€œThe courses were great! I learnt a lot of useful stuff this week; it was a very well organised trip with very professional staff â€“ thanks to Simon for the teaching and lots of hints and tips and also Wali for being my buddy!â€
Dave & Wali
Congratulations to Dave on successfully completing THREE Speciality Courses - Equipment, Oxygen Administration and Deep Diver Speciality.
Good Luck from all at Emperor Fleet with your continuing education for the PADI Master Scuba Diver challenge and we hope to see you back soon!
If you would like to take a speciality course on a liveaboard holiday, pre- booking is advised! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org