Diver Diver I'm a Rescue Diver!
Trip Start Apr 14, 1992
47Trip End Ongoing
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The fact that a typhoon is in the process of coming and hitting the island didn't make the course much easier, with high winds and huge, choppy waves, rescuing and towing someone back to shore or the boat while trying to give rescue breaths wasn't really the easiest thing. I felt bad for the person who had to act dead while I was doing all the practice on them because the waves were massive and kept splashing on their face, and since they're not really dead they kept breathing water up their nose. Another difficult bit about the rescue course was the third day. The third day is spent just doing the final scenarios which head out at 10am. The thing is is that the night before that, all the instructor students passed their final exams and we threw them a massive party. Everyone was invited and lets just say it was not an early night, even though everyone that was involved in my rescue course knew we had to get up early. The instant we all saw each other the next morning you could just tell no one wanted to be there. It also didn't help that the waves were the biggest that day compared to the previous two. This was the closest to being sea sick I've ever been, and you could just tell that everyone wanted to get out of there as soon as possible, so I made sure to save my victim pretty quick. And just like that I passed the rescue diver course!
A few other things I'm getting used too on the island at this point is having no hot water for my showers, and such low water pressure that I've resulted to taking buckets instead of showers. So literally I'm just dumping buckets of cold water over me for my showers.... Also I still have to get used to the fact that my mattress is about 3 inches thick, and every way I turn I can feel a wooden support digging into my body....other than that everything else is golden.