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Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Coral Reef Conservation Specialty
ghostdiver - 4/30/2008 11:16 PM
I have been privileged enough to earn the Coral Reef Identification Specialty from the actual author of the course, along with about 10 other students from various agencies, from PADI "Master Instructor" Dr. Mel Briscoe. Mel taught, mentored and certified myself and another MSDT as speciality instructors on the Honduran barrier reef in Utila in mid March 2008. I am really hyped about having had the experience of learning from such a reknown instructor as Dr. Briscoe. I mean who better to teach t...
S.C. Wreck Diving
ghostdiver - 4/21/2008 10:03 PM
First of all, I have to thank the crew down in Murrells Inlet, S.C.! These guys are a first rate SCUBA diving shop and diving outfit. Southern hospitality and professionalism at its best. So, on with the story: The first day of three was spent a "staff only dive". Just a day for the Sterling Silver SCUBA staff and a few close friends to get in a fun dive without having to concentrate on the needs of students and recreational divers under our charge. Anyway, we got underway without a hitch and re...
Coral Reef Id Specialty
ghostdiver - 4/07/2008 6:25 PM
I will be adding a photo of the trip later but I just wanted to share what my dive trip to Utila, Honduras was like. First of all this was a return trip, since my shop "Sterling Silver Scuba" has been travelling there for a number of years (long before I started working/DM’ing there). Anway, we took a group of about 12 folks to the Laguna Beach Resort and I had a great time! I am sure that everyone else did too, since we all made fast friends. I cannot stress how diving has been responsible for ...
ghostdiver - 2/06/2008 10:55 PM
I`ve just about worked out a schedule for with my IDC instructor and as soon as he says the word..., It`s ON! So, the cool part of this is that I won`t have to impose on my buddies. These guys where cool enough (no pun intended) to get into 36 deg water just to help a brother out!...
PADI AI completed!
ghostdiver - 1/11/2008 8:07 PM
I just finished my last open-water dive/test for my PADI Assistant Instructor rating. Not a whole lot to speak to other than it was COLD! After almost 20 years of diving I recently embarked on the "professional path". The IDC isn`t as tough as some folks have made it out to be but nowhere close to being easy either. In any case, I am looking forward to working with & learning more from my Instructor(s). I would like to get my delivery and demonstrations polished to a point where it comes across ...