We had early starts in the pool, to avoid the holiday madness, which has already begun, and our lectures were really fun, it is always great to teach divers who really want to learn to do things better. We did two very different dives on Saturday and Sunday, on the first dive the visibility was really. The second dive the visibility was so bad we decided to get back to the kelp line where it was a little cleaner.
I never got to take any pics in the ocean, I decided with the low temperature, I did not feel like fiddling with my camera with numb fingers, this proved to be a good call, albeit for a different reason...poor viz.
Something that is pleasing me no end is that my divers seem to be as excited about me about the arrival of Pelican. We were discussing our forthcoming adventures and it has made me even more determined to get back to Veldrift to do the finishing touches so that I can move her and we can get on with diving operations.
While I am talking about the adventure, it brings me to an important point which I have allowed myself a week to think about. A few of my previous students, guys and girls who are working very hard at improving their diving were upset by my remarks about swimming pool disciplines in a recent blog.
Sorry guys, I really did not mean any offense. I guess I am just so excited about the summer and getting out into the ocean that the last thing I want to think about right now is the pool. But do not confuse my lack of love for the pool with disrespect for the hard work and effort you guys are putting in. And I also acknowledge that the pool has its virtues, I will be getting back in the pool for regular sessions with my swim trainer Maik Diercks in just over a month from now…perhaps that is where my pool attitude came from! Nevertheless keep up the good work guys. :)
I still have a month to go before Maik gets to chase me up and down, until then I have a number of courses coming up in Cape Town and Durban and I also have sea trials on Pelican to look forward to.
Have a great week everybody!