We are always very lucky here at Blue Immersion and Dahab Divers Technical to have great groups of both people and divers cross our path. The past couple weeks were no different. Lieven and William came as independent divers for recreational and technical sidemount training and instantly became a great team along with fellow divers Dimitri Galle (normoxic trimix) and Nene Kurronen (trimix instructor). After initial training on the Hollis SMS 100, the guys took a break to utilize the depth and amazing environment that is the Blue Hole (article on the Blue Hole here). Both experienced technical divers had a dream of hitting the magic 100m mark and realized the Blue Hole is the perfect location for such a dive.
The dive was perfect. Jonas Samuelsson was dive leader, Aron from Blue Immersion FX was filming, and Erik was support. Check out the video here or others at the Blue Immersion Vimeo page. With a day off to relax and the enjoy their accomplishment, instructor training back on the technical sidemount configuration followed.
New student Kerry Thorp has come to do video training with Aron, and for the many reason listed in (Why Sidemount) started off her course with some sidemount training. The safety of redundancy while filming is an important concept while filming here at TBI. William and Lieven started the morning with great briefs about how the course will work, the benefits, and equipment configuration.
Team Blue Immersion would like to thanks William and Lieven for a great couple weeks and wish them safe travels home to their respective countries. Cant wait to get you guys back for some more diving. Congrats again on your sidemount instructor ratings and your 100m dive.