Today I learnt about rescue whilst observing the instruction style and participating in two elements of the BSAC Ocean Diver rescue dive, namely the 'air assisted assent' and the controlled buoyancy ascent.
I was asked to be the 'casualty' and after being shown by the instructor, the client was asked to perform the exercises. Up and down I was hauled and sent. My right ear took a bit of a bashing, but even that was an interesting experience.
Simon the client was a great guy and his beautiful family (wife and son) came along for the ride to the dive site.
Later I went on a pleasure dive with Simon and the instructor seeing:
• - a cuttlefish
• - 2 angel sharks
• - grouper
Simon touched and held an Angel Shark's tail which made his wife and son very proud, when they were told after the dive.
Tonight I am going to visit Omar Sharif's house in Lagomar with a few of the guys I have met since arriving. The gardens are meant to be amazing.