Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Now an Advanced Open Water Diver

After sucessfully passing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, I'm now an Advanced Open Diver.

The best part of the Advanced Open Course is that it shows you how much more you truly need to learn to become a proficient diver.

My Advanced course was composed of the following 5 dives: Navigation; Search and Recovery; Night; Deep; and Wreck. All of them certainly helped expose me to new skills and experiences. Diving at Night was very cool, as was the Deep dive. The course was held at Portage Quarry, which is a great place to get wet, practice skills, and learn. The Quarry had excellent visibility and plenty to see such as a school bus, cars, boats, airplane and silo.

In addition, during the weekend I went on two more dives with two divers who were taking their Open Water Course and their friend who was a very experienced diver. Lots of fun, and very good people to dive with.

I'm now booked on a Great Lakes wreck dive for August 11 to see the Regina and Sport. Should be fun.

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