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Lionel’s 1st Ever Night Dive in Grand Cayman

Thursday, January 27th 2012

I completed my first night dive this evening. I was somewhat nervous going in but is was great and I can’t wait to do more night dives. As part of the training I had to practice some of the navigation skills I had learned in the navigation training earlier in the day. At one point during the dive we turned off our lights to see the¬†phosphorescence in the water. Although it was cool, I was very happy when we turned the lights back on!

Advanced Open Water

I received my basic dive certification through the YMCA in 1985. My open water test was done in the dark & freezing waters of Lake Simcoe with 10ft visibility.  My first dive in the Caribbean was an eye opening experience and has quickly become a passion.

I decided that one of the items I wished to accomplish on my sabbatical was to do an advanced diver training course and cross over to a PADI certification. I signed up with Don Fosters which is a great dive facility close to our Cayman Paradise and where I do most of my diving. They are professional, very safety conscious and fun!

To get your certification you have to do five courses which include classroom theory and actual dives. Two of the courses are compulsory – Deep Diving & Underwater Navigation. My electives are Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Multilevel & Computer Diving.