Hello again! Our trip took an unexpected turn and we had to head straight up to Saint Lucia due to problems with some on board equipment. This move was not a bad one however because it meant I could complete my Advanced Open Water diving qualification. I started my course on Sunday January 24th with the Dive Saint Lucia dive school, with whom I completed my Open Water qualification last April. The first dive we did was the Deep Dive, at the Superman’s Flight dive site, which consists of 1 dive down to 30m. I didn’t take many photos on this dive however because I wanted to focus on my air, buoyancy and my dive watch to make sure everything was going smoothly.
The second dive was the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, which we did at the Anse Cochon South dive site. Again I didn’t take many photos because there was a lot to achieve during this dive. I did however shoot some video during both of the dive of the day which is part of a couple of quick videos I posted on my Instagram account. You can view the first HERE and the second HERE.
The second day of the course consisted of a Navigation dive and a Wreck dive. The navigation dive, at the Turtle Reef dive site, also had a lot to concentrate on so no pictures here but again I did take some videos that are part of the videos on my Instagram account.
The Wreck dive was incredible! We dove through the wreck of the Leseen M Wreck, a purpose sunk ship for the purpose of wreck diving. Nothing interesting in the way of the ship but the marine life in and around the ship was something else! We saw all sorts of crabs, lobsters, parrot fish, glass eyes and a barracuda, just to name a few. I wish I had a dive light for my GoPro because inside the ship it was terribly dark so we couldn’t really see much.
The last day of my course consisted of an Underwater Videography dive and a fun dive. We did the Underwater Videography dive, at the Piton Wall dive site, in the morning. Naturally I concentrated on taking videos rather than photos but I did get a couple.
The fun dive in the afternoon was much more relaxed and better for photos. We saw a Hawksbill Turtle feeding next to a reef so hung around to watch it for a bit. I did take multiple photos of the turtle and some video.
That concluded my dive course, ending on a super high! I am now a qualified Advanced Open Water Diver, which means I can dive down to 30m if I so wish.
If you ever do want to dive in Saint Lucia I whole heartedly recommend Dive Saint Lucia as the people to go with, all the guides and instructors are amazing and the rest of the staff are just as brilliant. I wouldn’t dive with anyone else over there.
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