The first course is a deep diving specialty which will allow me to dive to 40 meters. This should open up some pretty cool wreck dives around the world. Unfortunately on the dive we were battling a massive strong current so we only got to about 31 meters, but that is still technically a deep dive. The second course is Nitrox specialty, which is a special air mixture with a higher oxygen content and lower nitrogen content. Diving on Nitrox lets me stay at deeper depths for longer without reaching no decompression limits. Also, after coming up from these dives I was definitely feeling a buzz of energy, so the higher oxygen content seems to give me a bit of a high....again I say BONUS! The last specially I have really been looking forward to is wreck penetration, which will allow me to go inside of sunken wrecks. This course was a lot of fun, and I have to give a special shout out to Verity, who was an amazing instructor.
Of course, I was not allowed to bring a camera on my courses, but the pictures below are from Koh Tao's Sattakut Wreck, which I have now penetrated (no matter how many times I say it, it still sounds dirty), and the last two are of Chumphon Pinnacle, one of the deeper sites around Koh Tao.