Master Scuba Diver
After a fabulous week diving in the red sea on the Blue Horizon liveabord I was rewarded with my master scuba diving certification.
Blue O Two is a superb company to dive with; the boats were luxurious, teams were very helpful and food incredible bearing in mind the facilities and that comment comes from a seasoned restaurateur.
Once you have dived this way it would be hard to do anything else, the boat teams helped you with your kit; you had your own storage areas and you never had to take the tank from your jacket as it was filled with air/nitrox by boat teams.
When the bell range we dived, when it rang again we ate breakfast…….the next bell summoned our second dive followed by lunch bell.
One more ring and we were back in the water until it rang for afternoon tea and in my case for studies & lectures.
When we weren’t in too harshly protected areas we even managed a few night dives.
I felt like an experimental mouse, scurrying around every time the bell rang!
But perhaps one of the luckiest and pampered mice in the world!
We saw sea turtles, barracuda, large Napoleon wrasses, a myriad of brightly coloured and amazing species as well as Thresher, Grey & White tip reef sharks in abundance ~ just awesome.
The master scuba diving certification is given after completing 50 dives, taking the open water course & exam, the advanced open water course & exam, special first aid course, a rigorous rescue diver course & practical exams, five speciality dives and an underwater review by master scuba diver examiner.
The master scuba diver is nicknamed the black belt of scuba diving so of course I had to add this to my array of black belts! OK one New Year’s resolution completed with a few more still on my pad……..