The last dive trip of 2014 was enjoyed by all onboard with 2-3 metres visibility. I was glad to see the visibility had improved from Christmas Day. We were diving a local Singapore dive site called Hantu, just a short boat ride from West Coast Ferry Road, departing from Republic of Singapore Yacht Club.
Regulars Ann, Boon Leong, Kelvin and Yvonne were onboard and brought a group of 7 friends. There was another group of 8 friends onboard that where having a great time judging by the amount of laughter I heard from them all morning.
I was being lazy and did not dive. I just helped everyone gear-up and get in and out of the water. That was until two of Yvonne’s friends were having all sorts of problems descending and staying down. I took one of them for a dive and Francis then took them on the second dive, one at a time. It turns out these two ladies learned to dive 2 years ago and have not dived since.
It is not a good idea to try and dive if you have not done so for a while, even more so if you have not dived since your Open Water Course. It is best if you request a dive guide to help you and/or complete the PADI Reactive Course.
Anyway, everyone had fun and it was a nice way to end the year.
Cheers, Gary Savins
Thanks to Kelvin Pung for the use of your underwater photos.