Posted February 19th in Diving Courses
Nico (Netherlands) and Luka (Germany) have completed their PADI Advanced Diver Course with instructor Karl here on Koh Tao.
The PADI advanced course consists of 5 training dives; Mandatory are the deep dive (exploring to a maximum depth of 30M) plus the underwater navigation dive (using a compass and natural navigation observations to find your way underwater). Plus students get to choose three elective dives. This time round, Nico and Luka chose to make a peak performance buoyancy dive, wreck dive exploring the HTMS Sattakut, plus underwater photography dive.
The underwater photography dive was one of the highlights of the course, capturing underwater images of Sairee Reef. Underwater photography is trickier than you might imagine, maintaining good buoyancy control whilst operating a camera, and using a combination of natural and flashlight to get good photos. Plus on this dive underwater visibility wasn’t super clear, making the guys job even more challenging. Yet both Nico and Luka managed to snap a few decents shots – pretty good for a first effort.
Here’s a collection of images from their underwater photography dive.
Think you can do a better job? Underwater photography dive in Koh Tao PADI Advanced Course.
Christmas Tree Worms. Not bad for a first effort.
Barrel sponges on Sairee Reef.
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