After completing the theory and pool work, I knew that this was going to be an easy PADI Open Water Course. Anthony and Joanne, both from England took to diving like a fish to the sea. The guys excelled in the pool, completing all the skills with ease and when it was time to do our first two Open Water dives I knew we wouldn’t have any problems. The First dive was at Twin Rocks and the conditions weren’t perfect but that didn’t stop both students doing an excellent job, we saw moral eels, nudibranch and lots more cool fish that call this dive site, the second dive at Sairee Reef were we had to complete 2 mask skills and a few others which the guys made look easy. The final 2 dive and an early 7 am start. With one of the shops videographers in tow we made our third dive of the course on the popular Koh Tao dive site of White Rock. Descending down to 18 meters for the first time, we saw a cool blue spotted stingray and lots of angel fish. Dive four we decided to go to twins again and this time the conditions were much better, with good vis we did our first free decent, a few more skills and a great dive.
So after lots of great diving, waving to the camera and a very easy course to teach, I am very happy to give Anthony and Joanne the their PADI Open Water cards. Well done guys and I can’t wait to teach more great Open Water Courses in 2010.