Andy Gilligan, a good friend from Koh Tao, has come to do some diving with Team Blue Immersion. With interests in both sidemount and rebreather training he is sure to be spending his fair share of time in the water. The day started off with an extensive lecture on the course outline, equipment configuration, types of units, and the many benefits of sidemount diving.
Below, Andy starts training off in the the shallows and works on proper buoyency, trim, and finning technique during a 2 hour skill workshop.
Dive two was an early morning dive with calm waters here in Dahab. Andy decided to take the lazy route to the dive site on the back on the trolley proving further a great advantage to sidemount diving and the ease of getting to and from dive sites. A bit of a rocky entrance also made the the use of sidemounts a bonus while mounting the tank in the water proved for an easy entry with multiple cylinders.
A shallow water dive from Mashraba to Lighthouse followed a decent and bubble check. Multiple cylinders and gas reserve allowed for training invovling unclipping single and duel cylinders simultaneously with frequent stops for marine life. The 1.5 hour dive ended with some play time in the obstacle course right infront of the exit point.
Instructor training is next for Andy and is currently preparing academic presentations and equipment config lectures while fun divning on the Hollis SMS 100.
Pefect training before his rebreather course which will include a sidemount configuration for the bail out gasses.
more to come