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Yay! OW certification done! Diving in Dahab, Egypt is phenomenal!

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by mwemery1000, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mwemery1000

    mwemery1000 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Grand Cayman
    15
    2
    3
    Just finished my OW course in Dahab on Friday - did the final exam and bingo - got my cert! (actually, in the mail :p ) Because of the fantastic instructor I have (which is one-on-one due to this being the slow season in Dahab - gotta be able to withstand the 46°C/115°F temperatures here) I've decided to go ahead and do the advanced OW over the next week or so. I did the Peak Buoyancy dive this morning - fun times! Learned a lot of tricks that will take practice. Trim and weights are good - can hover indefinitely(well, until the tank runs OOA), which we worked on quite a bit over the last few days. It really was fun doing a bunch of skills solely to work on buoyancy. Have to find a buddy that wants to have fun working on those skills, too. This afternoon we did the navigation dive - piece of cake! Scheduled to do the deep dive tomorrow at The Canyon, maybe go up to the Blue Hole for a fun dive. Night dive later in the week. Still haven't decided which kind of dive for the fifth dive for certification. Thinking drift dive or naturalist.

    Diving in Dahab has been phenomenal! Definitely a must-do for reef diving.

    Cheers!

    Mark
     
  2. String

    String Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Cayman
    8,505
    363
    83
    Drift will be interesting in Dahab. There are no currents. A waste of an option if you do that (or find someone willing to "teach" it here).

    Enjoy the heat - its the hottest time of the year right now (hence the quiet period). Pity the water hasn't warmed up enough yet!
     
  3. mwemery1000

    mwemery1000 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Grand Cayman
    15
    2
    3
    String,

    Coming from swimming in the North Sea, this is bath water! The flip side is the temp on land is brutal for us!

    Any suggestions for a good 5th dive here?
     
  4. String

    String Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Cayman
    8,505
    363
    83
    Depends where you've been. For AOW option maybe do photography or similar. As for sites, have you done Islands yet? Gabr El Bint? Or my personal favourite of the local sites, Talha?
     

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