OW4 and OW5 - The practical training concludes.
Maddie, Rowan and I set off for some more Ocean Diver training dives hopefully the last; it was to be outside Bazs again at the Spit.
When we got there Michelle was finishing off her Evo course - WELL DONE.
It was a public holiday so as tradition dictates it was a dull wet day.
The water was still warm enough for the wet suit to get another outing.
I decided we would do all the sessions components but not in the order specified so the first dive was OW5 with the depth element of 20m+ added.
I also added an extra mask clearing plus breathing off a free flowing regulator, BC inflator stuck open drill, securing a casualty and towing a casualty just to keep him alert.
I thought I would add them in just for good measure as well as I was playing the part of a useless diver (yes - I know you don't have to say it.) to see what his dive leading was like.
The boy done good.
This just left OW4 but without the depth element as that was achieved in the previous dive - (only just) - 20.1m as the tide was out and we had to dive for several hours to achieve that depth.
He did the rescue drills from start to finish without any problem whatsoever.
I told Rowan the good news as we stood in the shallowsthat all elements of his diving had met or exceeded the standards required by BSAC to become an Ocean Diver. He was delighted and exhausted. That just leaves a couple of theory lessons and the exam.
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE - THERE ARE TOO MANY TO NAME INDIVIDUALLY - BUT THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT CLUB EFFORT SO THANKYOU.
ps I will be handing all the borrowed kit back this week - once again thanks.