Randil, Anushka and Ravi get ready for their initial pool training.
Beautiful sunny day , calm sea and on the way to Pigeon Island Marine National park
Randil assisting Anushka with the equipment
And she is ready to get wet!
The whole group missing Deidre
Randil and Ravi take their first breath underwater
At the Pigeon Island National Park
Anushka takes her first breath underwater
86 wonderful 1st year degree students at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, University of Ruhuna, began Snorkeling and Scuba Diving training.
The University of Ruhuna is a beautiful campus situated in Matara in the deep southern coast of Sri Lanka. It has over 8 Faculties and the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science is one of the best places to study Aquaculture, Oceanography and Marine Biology in Sri Lanka.
Very keen an enthusiastic students were so eager to learn Snorkeling and Scuba Diving and to explore the amazing underwater world.
Great start today with an amazing dive to end the day. Nethmi and Aditya worked hard with theory and pool training.
Looking forward to 2 amazing dives tomorrow with Turtles, Sting rays and hopefully some Black tip reef sharks.
Rev. Ridgeway and the team
The Youth President
School of Jacks (Parauw)
Just getting the feel
Rev. Ridgeway and his team of youth visited Poseidon Diving station in Hikkaduwa to experience and see a glimpse of God’s amazing creation under water.
The Ocean covers 70% of earth, and so much more of God’s creation is found in the Ocean. From Blue whales that can be larger than 2 CTB busses to tiny sea horses and little shrimps smaller than your finger. All creation proclaims the Glory of God!
Mankind is God’s highest creation, how much more should we proclaim the glory of God through our lives, decisions, words and actions?
Dynamite fishing was banned in Sri Lanka over 100 years ago, but sadly in a few areas this is practiced illegally.
This is a very destructive form of fishing, killing and damaging a lot of marine life in the area close to where it is done. Plus a lot of the fish are not collected and hence a large qty is wasted.
In this video you can hear the explosions if you switch the volume on, and you can see the reaction of the divers. The explosion most likely is done more than 6 km’s away from the dive site. Maybe this could be a reason for the aggressive behavior of the puffer fish in my previous post. Please feel free to comment on this.