The last weeks of June and July have seen the summer hit Dahab. Beautiful but hot days have surrounded the shop and we had a lot of great people from all over the world come in to do some wicked diving and the team has done some exploration into new dive sites!
Mark Carmichael came to us for TDI Advanced Trimix with Erik and some deeper diving culminating in 130m in Bells with Adam. Mark also completed his MOD 1 on the PRISM II with Erik spending the last days of his stay loving the silent world.
July also saw another course being written by TBI, this time Aron had approval for the TDI Ocean Reef Technical Integrated Dive Mask. Now TBI can offer TDI Technical training on the T-Divers mask, which we developed to a depth of 100m.
Our instructor interns Tamara and Anna have been keeping busy doing their theory exams, deep guiding workshops and emergency scenarios during deeper dives with previous intern Huw joining in!
Our operational manager Adam had his father Keith D Miller and his wife Sandy stop by for some diving, and Adam surprised him with teaching him Tec Diver Level one. Teaching students is always rewarding but introducing your passion to close family members is always priceless.
Greg has been doing lots of exploration in July, starting with mapping and finding new places around Tiger Canyon, Abu Helal and culminating with a 90m dive at Canyons with Tamara where they explored Neptunes Ravine. Also there has been lots of Sidemount students coming in. Simon Gurney, Mansoor, Thomas and Dominika, Fatima and Freag all have been bitten by the freedom of sidemount with Greg during this month!
The last week has seen a lot of Hollis Explorer diving, with PADI Regional Manager Teo Brambilla stopping by and trying the unit, he will be releasing a blog soon on PADI Pro Middle East page. Fatima from Kuwait also had a go and loved the unit for its silence and presence with marine animals and photography.
Last but not least Adventurer Annelie Pompe came and tried the unit, a world record holder in freediving she found the unit absolutely amazing describing it like freediving, silent but for up to 2 hours at a time!
Mansoor, Artem and Bertie all started TDI Advanced Nitrox, Deco Pro and Extended Range with Aron teaching and Anna and Kathrine assisting having a great 10 days getting into the fundementals of technical diving culminating in some great decompression dives around Dahab.
Another great friend Toby stopped by right after and finished his Extended Range with Adam and Trimix with Aron.
Thomas has been racking up hours on the PRISM looking forward to his MOD 2, so everybody in the shop has flocked to buddy up with him for some exciting dives around Dahab.
All around a great summer so far and looking forward to the rest!