The year started for me already the first week of January in:
El Nido, Palawan
We yearly run 5 IDC’s per year with Deep Blue Safari and I am lucky to travel there and enjoy the stunning sceneries, sunsets and of course great diving
After the IDC it’s time to say goodbye to Palawan and on my way home to:
This is where my whole adventure in the Philippines started. We are working with Sierra Madre divers and having great facilities to make the IDC even more relaxed.
Having the Dive centre on the beach is a fantastic and easy way to organize the open water presentations and the speciality dives.
And having the IDC centre 5 minutes away in a nice and quiet environment makes it great to do lectures and focus on the practice exams and of course a massive pool for training as well!!
After some programs in the Philippines, it’s time to go and see some SHARKS!!!!
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
In peaceful Port Elizabeth, we are teaching at Pro Dive.
In Port Elizabeth, the IDC is not only to become an instructor but also for most of the candidates the last step of a long internship from scratch to OWSI but also experience in compressors, service gear and becoming a skipper.
Diving with Seals, penguins and of course sharks is part of a daily job when diving there.
I am about to leave home to go to PE again this month and can't wait to finally see what summer is like hahaha.
When we are diving we all wanna see fish, plants and corals, but there is more to see like WRECKS and than we have to go to.
Coron is the Mekka of wrecks in the Philippines where we conduct the IDC’S at
REGGAE DIVE CENTER.
Not only the relaxed atmosphere in the centre but Coron itself is a great place to visit and of course dive one of the many wrecks they have there. Its all WWII wrecks and all the guides and instructors will tell you everything about the history of the wrecks.
Maybe you even luck to do the mock IE on a private Island as we did on the last IDC!!
But also one of the weirdest dive I did in my life was in
You go out with the boat for about 10 min and then jump in with just scuba and swimwear. And yes I think its cold but in about 5 minutes I would find out why…
After a 2 minutes swim at the surface we had to climb up the shore and take some steps up over a little cliff and then you will see the lake. Looks normal at the start but far from that when we jumped in and yes still cold for me 27 degrees, till we dropped down to 14 meters and there the temperature was 36 degrees WWWHHHAAATT??
Yes, it was a crazy experience!!!
Overall 2018 was a great year with lots of new friends, instructors and adventures.