What we see in the blue

Last week was really busy.

First the Emergency First Response (EFR) course Thursday and then Rescue Diver theory for 5 hours Friday evening.
Before that I had the joy of reading the Rescue Diver book – a really interesting book full of good examples.
The theory exam wasn’t that difficult, probably because our instructor Michael Jensen was really great and  I did spend a lot of time reading the book (full day)…

Saturday and Sunday was booked for in-water exercises in the nice cold Danish water. I guess picking a weekend in the end of June was a good choice by me, because it was full sun and 26C, so I did in fact manage to sunburned in the forehead and on the nose (no shock) and with a 7mm wetsuit the was was nice…  but ALSO because  there was a lot to do in the exercises – in was far from the usually concept of lazy diving to not spend too much air…
The exercises was great fun, but also somewhat hard (at least) and I’m looking forward to do some extra practicing in some of the areas – I guess this Rescue Diver is just like getting a drivers license – then you’re ready to learn, but the big difference is that you dont really hope to get the posibility to try your Rescue Diver skills (that would mean that somebody is in serious problems..).
Anyway I’m very happy that I did take the Rescue Diver course and I do feel good about getting to know about this – it might come in handy one day..

And in the end of the last day we did a bit of fundiving on a small wreck called U3…

In June I’ll be back at the PADI-School-bench again doing first the Emergency First Response course and then just 2 days later the Rescue Diver course. And its going to be in the good cold Danish water around Køge – a little south of Copenhagen.

I’m looking very much forward to go diving again – even though its not “just” fun diving…  and especially the Rescue Diver course sound tough and really interesting with the focus on how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they do occur.

PADI describes the content as:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

And after taking the Rescue Diver course there’s further posibilites for education – maybe Divemaster in the future…  but let’s see..  on thing at the time..

Diving at Mosede Strand in Denmark

November 19th, 2008 | Posted by NK in Denmark - (0 Comments)

Back in August 2008 I was on my first dive in Denmark ever and it was at beach dive at Mosede Strand 20 km south of Copenhagen.
The visibility was in fact better than I could hope for and I might even try diving in Denmark even though its not to compare to diving at Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt or Koh Tao in Egypt, but even so close to beach and boats we did see crabs and had a nice first dives for my cousins who joined me.

Entering the water at Mosede Strand

I did of course bring my Sony camera in the underwater pack with me, even though I didn’t really know what to expect from the dive, but I did manage to make some social pictures of my cousins and Irina and I did also come across 2 crabs.

First Crab in the water around Mosede Strand

And another Crab

I must admit that the dive was better than expected, but not really much – the water in Denmark just hasn’t got that great visibility and there isn’t that much of a marine life. But I have heard that wreck diving should be rather good in Denmark – the waters of Denmark should in fact be full of wrecks in all sizes and with many special stories behind.

My cousins doing their first dive