Today’s the first day of my NAUI Scuba Diving Course. I actually remembered reading it somewhere, but till then it never crossed my mind that the word SCUBA was actually a noun, later do I rediscover that its actually an acronym- Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus S.C.U.B.A. haha talking about neat acronyms. Mingled around & made quite a few friends on the first class which started at 9am today. Had a period of ice-breakers & bonding during lunch.
Notorious is Singapore muky waters, as bad as milo-ice-dinosaur, so as joked by the instructors & lecturers. The instructors strongly recommend the Malaysia Pulau Aur Dive Trip scheduled this weekend for an additional $160. Which covers a return trip to the protected dive resort with 2 days, 2 nights stay with food (all 3 meals) & accomodation provided. Come to think about it, its actually quite a good deal you ask me, personally I had seen the waters around Singapore (esp around labrador park area where the Singapore dive site would be launched from) & yes, you can’t see your hands in front of your when underwater, its that bad. Pulau Aur waters claims to have a visiblity of an astonishing 10m with a large array of marine life, the perfect Scuba diving experience they claim.
Today’s Theory lesson covers:
- Dive Tables
- Scuba Diving Apparatus
- Dive Safety (Ascends/Descends)
- Dive Environment & Planning
- Dive Mechanics, Physics, Medicine & Physiology
- Decompression & Recompression
Tomorrow will be a break from Scuba Diving, so its very much back to land for Track & Field Training. Wednesday will be interesting, with practice sessions in the school pool on the lineup. woo exciting!
Met my class tutor/lecturer Mr Ting who wanted me to run a personal survey about Colorectal Cancer awareness in Singapore, gladly accepted the job as he’s actually one the better lecturers I’ve came across, so I guess I was very much paying him back the favour. Moreover I actually had some contacts & time to help him with it.
Pumped up 3 sets of my usual upper body rountine at the poolside gym thereafter before heading down to BM Central for dinner, nothing great, but I just simply love the Curry rice there, together with a hot beancurd dessert, whoa yummy! Dropped by Lester’s pad to do & discuss some coding & work, he even gave me a lift home thereafter… a good way to end a long hard day. Whee!