Here I describe to you in detail what we are doing in the Advanced Course.
By standards the course consists of five dives - no theory, only training.
In our Open Water Course we do more dives with you than we have to do. In the last dive of the Open Water Course we already teach you everything what you need to know about diving computers. Therefore, this dive will count as the first dive of the Advanced Course - diving with dive computers.
So our Advanced Course, for those who have taken the Open Water Course with us in the last 6 months, consists only of four dives - of course at a nice price:
But of course, everybody else can also do their Advanced Course with us.
Than the course consist of 6 dives: We tell you in detail how a dive computer works and do 2 dives from the boat with you, before you start the main part of the course on the next day.
|Nemo and I.||
Concern yourself a whole dive only with buoyancy is boring? - No way! We take
a ring with us to swim-through and start with hovering: Buddah position, lying and of
course up side down. Then we show you how to use the Frog Kick forwards and how to swim backwards.
After each practice session, we dive straight through the ring - training the newly learned technique.
Because of the exercises we hardly ever have air left after 20-30 minutes, but you are now much better divers.
One of my greatest compliments I have received was from a 65-year-old American, who has been diving for 20 years: "I have never learned so much in one dive before!"
It's not easy to orientate yourself underwater. So far, you probably always swum
behind your dive instructor or guide.
We'll explain to you how to read and
draw a dive site map, how to use a compass and how to orientate with the help of natural formations.
Now it's your turn! To get started you are navigating a straight line and try to come back to your starting point. The second task is to navigate a quadrangle and finally you use your dive site map and try to find your way around.
Good luck :-)
|Linda and Ellen navigating.|
Deep Dive 30 meters
We take you for the first time to 30 meters.
We will revise what is especially important when you are deep diving: nitrogen narcosis and nitrogen absorbtion.
Often we play a little game like this: We solve a number puzzle - first on the boat and then the same game again at 30 meters. Everyone will find out that you are a lot slower down there.
Now let's see what there is to discover in your new depth range! Mostly you can see a one-meter Giant Grouper or a school of Barracudas.
Wreck Dive – HTMS Sattakut LCI 742
One of the highlights of our Advanced Course!
In June 2011 the Royal Thai Navi sunk a decommissioned warship in front of Koh Tao for us. Previously, of course, all the harmful substances from the ship where removed and it was prepared so that it is easy to dive.
It is located between 22 and 28 meters depth and has already attracted a lot of fish.
We discover the ship and even have a look in the captain's cabin. Unfortunately, you are only allowed to go really inside the ship in the advanced wreck diving specialty course.
|Last picture above water.|