The trip started out differently from our other trips. For one, we departed from Harbourfront Centre instead of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. And, GS-Diving PADI DiveMaster Gary Lim was sick that day which meant that GS-Diving PADI Instructor, Katherine and I were running the trip ourselves.
This trip has probably been one of the most fun trips I’ve had on the Seaborne (LOB). My 3 PADI Open Water Students were all in their early 20s and playful, but they also knew when to be serious. I was running the PADI Open Water Course and Katherine, was running the PADI Advanced Open Water Course.
I think most instructors have heard at least one student complain about how salty seawater is and though we all want to roll our eyes, we smile and we acknowledge the fact.
My student, Elwin, was doing his 10 minute survival float in the sea and started complaining about the salt. Before I could even respond, his friend, Felix, shouted out to him, “Maybe you’d want to swim a little further out. I think the water is sweeter over there.” I burst out laughing and so did everyone else on the boat.
We continued with the 3 Open Water Training Dives while Katherine started off with the Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation and Night Dive. Here’s a picture of us after one of our dives.
On day 2, Katherine followed me on their training Dive #4 and helped take some photos for them.
As we didn’t have a PADI Divemaster on the boat to be in charge of underwater videography, we didn’t manage to get much underwater footage. I’m not sure if you are aware, but PADI Instructors are not permitted to record whilst teaching. But in any case, here’s a short clip of our weekend.
You can watch the HD version of the video on our Facebook Page!
Cheers, GS-Diving PADI Instructor, Denise