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Shelby’s Open Water Dives

07Sep

Written by Zico
Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Diver Course

Having completed her theory and pool training in the States, Shelby came to Ko Lipe for the four open water training dives she needed to do in order to earn her PADI Open Water Diver certification. After two great days of diving with our instructor Claudia, she is now a certified diver and can look forward to doing lots of amazing dives in Southeast Asia during her next few months of travel in the region!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Instructor Claudia giving a predive briefing before Shelby’s first dive in the ocean

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – In position for her backroll entry into the water

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Shelby at the start of her first dive, with Claudia observing

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – A couple of Star puffers passed us by in the blue

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – A blue sea star lounging on some coral

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral

Day 1 – School of Bigeye snapper

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Lunch break and surface interval on Ko Kra

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Shelby demonstrating what to do if she had a leg cramp

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – A pair of Moorish idols hanging out on the mooring line

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Shelby practicing clearing water from her mask

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Claudia gives Shelby a handshake to say “well done!”

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – Shelby is already comfortable enough to take out her regulator to smile for a photo!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 1 – First two dives done!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – Claudia explaining to Shelby how to use a compass before leaving the dive center

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – Predive briefing on the boat

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – A fun photo before some more skills practice

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – Shelby demonstrating her hovering skills

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – More practice clearing her mask

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – We got caught in a passing thunderstorm

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Referral Shelby

Day 2 – Backroll!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Diver Course

Day 2 – Swimming past the soft coral covered “walls” of Ko Yang East

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Diver Course

Day 2 – A well camouflaged scorpionfish

 

Ko Lipe Diving - PADI Open Water Diver Course

Day 2 – Officially a certified PADI Open Water Diver now!

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