I started to explore the fascinating world under water in September 2013 with my Open Water Diver on Madeira
. Christina was really, really patient with me. I don't know if I had proceeded otherwise. Since then, it has become one of my favourite hobbies. After my OWD I did the Advanced Open Water Diver in Thailand
in January 2014, where I did my first dive from a boat. I proceeded with the Rescue Diver in Dortmund
with Ekki in summer 2014, which was a lot of fun. From the courses I have done so far, it was the one I learnt the most. Even if you are not up to 'rescuing people' I really recommend this course. I also took two specialities: Enriched Air and Deep Diving. Up to now, I (only ;) ) have done roughly 50 no-compression dives. I also started to get some equipment, but since it is a quite expensive hobby, it probably will take some time until I am fully equipped.
I still feel like an advanced beginner, since there is so much to discover, but feel free to send questions (or proposals where to dive next ;) ).
I had really good experiences with the following dive centers (chronological order):
- Atalai Diving Center Canico de Baixo (Madeira / Portugal): Open Water Diver
- Action Sport, Dortmund (Germany): Enriched Air, Scuba Recovery Dive, Rescue Diver
- Poseidon Dive Center, Ao Nang (Krabi / Thailand): AOWD, ~20 dives
- The Dive Shop Ltd., St. Michael (Barbados): 2 dives
- Teide Divers, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife / Spain): Deep Diving, ~10 dives
- Y-40, The Deep Joy, Padua (Italy): 2 dives
- Aquanaut Tauchzentrum, Frankfurt / Diez (Germany): Dry Suit Diver, 4 dives
- Acquanauta Florianopolis, Florianopolis (Brasil): 6 dives
- MY Sheena, Meemu-, Laamu- and Thaa Atoll (Maledives): ~15 dives
Diving a wreck in Tenerife in September 2014