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Continuing Education After The IDC

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MSDT at Candidasa

So I decided to continue my education and make myself a bit more employable by doing the MSDT, Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

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In the next week I’ll be doing a lot of diving, and learning how to teach 5 new specialties. I chose to do Deep, Wreck, Night, Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider. Both Nitrox and O2 provider is already complete. Short theoretical courses.

And today we headed out to Candidasa to do the Deep specialty. It included preparing and setting up all equipment and extras needed to safely do a deep dive.

We also brought some fun stuff to do while down there. A plastic bottle, eggs, pingpong balls, and colours, to see how it reacted to depth and pressure.

I got a bit freaked out when we got to around 35m since I heard a loud POP from my bcd. Took me a few seconds to realise it was one of the pingpong balls that popped. I actually thought, for some ridiculous reason, that it was the bladder on my bcd.

We also brought a few coke bottles, and drank them at around 30m depth. Kind of tricky if you’ve never done it before, but with some practice we got it to work, and without drinking any salt water!

But one of the best parts of these dives was at the beginning of the first dive. We had a Mola Mola! And that’s actually weird, since they’re not supposed to be around for another few months. It’s way too hot in the water for them. But hey, I’m not complaining!

On Monday we head out to Tulamben for a overnight stay where we’re gonna tick off both Wreck and Night over the duration of two days. I’m really looking forward to the night dives there, since I heard it’s really amazing during the dark hours of the day.

After that I’ll be done. All I need for the MSDT rating is to certify 25 people.

It’s going to be a bit weird not studying anymore, but I’m really looking forward to get to work. After all, I became an instructor to get to teach people how to dive.

It looks like I’ll be leaving Bali soon, to go to Thailand. But since nothing is ever sure, I’ll be updating more on that when I know what’s going to happen.

Until then, happy diving!

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I’m Robin, originally a Swedish diver who grew tired of the cold waters and moved to a tropical island. I live in Bali, where I’m diving and writing pretty much every day. Living the dream, so to speak! Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/robin-hajnos/

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