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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rescue course, incidental sightings and more on week 6 in Pez maya!

Week 6 has seen lots of study with more and more people passing their fish or coral exams by the day. Several people have also spent the week on practice monitor dives and everyone is now getting quite excited about getting to do their first real monitoring dive. Well done everyone for all the hard work!

This week has also seen the start of the PADI Rescue Diver course with the newly nicknamed Jockstrap, Old boy, Mr Galaxy and Achilles forming Team Hero under the close guidance and instruction of the Dread Pirate No Beard and Party Mart, both being assisted hansomely by the Boyo Wonder. All four are finding that although it is both a mentally and physically challenging, it is such a great and rewarding course.

Base itself is currently going through a few asthetic changes with construction continuing on the compressor roof as well as new plans to paint the volunteer huts. Volunteers have been getting on with sanding the huts in preparation as well as a general tidying of the grounds making our Caribbean retreat even more pleasant to live in.

We've also had a few rare and welcomed aquatic visitors on our trips into the sea with people spotting Turtles, Nurse sharks and much more. Even a Hammerhead popped in to see the PADI Open Water students doing their underwater skills!

Until the next time, Neil, Freja and Thalie.