SPECIALITIES: Remember from the lectures in the Ow course that the only way to improve on your diving skills is by regular diving and by enrolling in Advanced training . Now is the time to do your training in the warm waters at the coast. In this issue we are going to look at a couple of courses and courses that changed.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
The PADI Rescue diver Course teaches you to focus on other divers as well as yourself. Showing you how to recognize and prevent potential diving accidents before they occur, and how to handle them if they do . The Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience beyond a recreational level and is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training (Dive master , Assistant Instructor ,Openwater Scuba Instructor) To enroll for this course you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Diver or equivalent and have completed a MFA course.
5 EVENING LECTURES OR ONE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LECTURES
Topics include : Self rescue ,diver stress, diving first aid ,emergency management, equipment problems , and rescue and assistance procedures for both conscious and unconscious victims .
The trip started of with the journey to the border. One of the party made a quick decision on the way and bought herself a off-road trailer as we passed Pretoria. Everything went well at the border and after half an hour we were on our way.
I have to take a break now. Our breakfast has just arrived.I ordered my favourite “peri-peri chicken livers” not recommended for the ones that get a bit sea sick (ask Fred) .
Apart from a wiper that came loose and one of the 4x4’s that had problems with its auto gearbox the journey went without any problems. Not even one roadblock. Before the trip I warned everybody about a disease that you get “Pomene fever” for the people that haven’t been to Pomene it is very difficult to explain. You have to experience it for yourself to know what we are talking about. In severe cases you find it very difficult to adapt to our rat race again. One of the group is even considering moving there. If you are a nature lover and like to live from nature this is a trip not to be missed (a good 4x4 is a must). Start planning now for next years trip to Pomona and get your share of the fever.
Oh wait, Swinnie is calling us, it is time for us to go and prepare for our next dive