The last few days went really quick and before we knew it the day of the exam was here. After the Theory exams we had to change the original plan as the south wind started to blow. The Lighthouse was definitely not “confined water” anymore so we actually went to the Red C Villas. The candidates were all of a sudden really well organized, as the temperature of the pool was 5 degrees less than the sea!!

Then we went back to the classroom for more presentations and finished quite early for the day. A big thank you to Examiner Nicole for her great organisation.

The next morning the Lighthouse was almost back to normal – well at least the weather was. So the Open Water and Rescue presentations could be done as planned.

So congratulations to all the new PADI Instructors in Dahab!!!! Well done everyone – specially Noora, Eddie, Urchin and Ortega from Sea Dancer Dive Center!! You guys made me proud!!!!

Also a huge congrats to Sami and Andrew for becoming a PADI Staff Instructor!!! It was fun having you in the course!! Looking forward to many more!!!

Check out the photos Sami took over the last couple of days!!! Thank you so much Sami for taking them!!!


after the cold pool briefing Eddie briefing Nicole briefing Noora briefing Ortega briefing Urchin briefings confined water 2 confined water congratulation PADI Instructor Ortega debrief Ortega debriefing dogs and cats Eddie just before open water Noora Open Water 1 Open Water 2 Open Water Ortega relief Rescue Sea Dancer setting up at Red C Villas tension the team The youngest candidate Urchin