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Team D-Vil from France rocked their PADI Open Water Water Diver course!

08Aug

Written by Zico
Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Scuba diving certifications are earned, and over the last 3 days, Julie, Pablo and Eric certainly worked hard to earn their PADI Open Water Diver certifications. Day 1 was a full day of theory in French with Eric (owner of KLD) as the three of them felt more comfortable doing this part of the course in their native language. As Eric was not going to be available for the rest of their course, Claudia took over on day 2 for confined water training and their first open water dive. Day 3 proved to be the most memorable day of all, and not simply because they had three open water dives. We were caught in the middle of an unexpected storm in the morning, delaying our day for two hours as we made our escape from Koh Taru. We battled big waves, rain and the chill from being wet on a boat with the wind in our faces. They maintained high spirits, treating it as one big adventure. In the end, everything worked out, the weather cleared up and we even got a bit of sunshine again. It was a long day, and celebratory drinks were very much enjoyed back at the dive center in the evening. Thank you Julie, Pablo and Eric for choosing us and we definitely hope to see you again!

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Picking them up in the morning from Castaway Resort on Sunrise Beach

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Excited for the day ahead! The sun is shining, the sea is flat, the weather looks great!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Briefing at Koh Taru

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Setting up their equipment

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Storm headed our way

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Still raining a bit after the worse of the storm – at least it’s warmer in the water than on the boat!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Skills practice in open water

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Pablo clearing his mask

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Julie and Pablo achieving neutral buoyancy by hovering in the “Buddha” position

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Julie practicing the tired diver tow on Eric, who is clearly enjoying the ride

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Pre-dive safety check on the boat

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Getting ready to backroll into the water

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Ready to descend for their fourth and final dive of the course

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Julie

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Pablo

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Eric

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Team D-Vil!

 

Ko Lipe Diving - Team D-Vil's PADI Open Water Diver Course

Congratulations to 3 new PADI Open Water Divers!

 

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