We have had a burst of specialty courses at Bunaken this week; our dive master in training Guillermo has been completing his Fish ID, underwater Naturalist, and Search and Recovery courses. He has been joined by Scott who arrived last week from Lembeh to start his Divemaster course, Scott has completed his Search and Recovery, Nitrox and Deep specialties and we have a guest from Belgium, Manu who joined in and has completed his Drift and Deep. Fair play guys for continuing with your dive education; though going on a certain final search and recovery dive there is still a bit of education to go! Luckily they are still with us for a few more weeks. Congratulations too go out to Ellen, also from Belgium, who completed her Open Water course with Dion.
We said goodbye to our coral scientists, Pim and Kyra, who had a great week diving some of the deeper reefs here, but we have a new deep diver coming to visit from Koh Tao. Chris needs to log deco dives for his technical diving instructor course later in the year and what better place to do them than here.
Despite us finally getting some rain this year, conditions for diving are perfect. Mild currents, good viz and at least on the surface warm water. We have had a few shocking thermoclines down deep, but I haven’t told Chris about that yet!