OAPGRC Staff Become NAUI Certified Divers
29-31 May 2016
Members of the OAPGRC Team recently became National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certified advanced divers. Taking an intensive three-day course at the Global Scuba Diving Club, monitoring and data collection specialists Abdullah Hilal Al Balushi and Haitham Khamis Al Busaidi, completed six dives over the course of the three-day program. Training covered a variety of dive topics and skills that included: reviewing open water license; learning underwater buoyancy and balancing; diving to 25-32 meter; an introduction to underwater photography; underwater compass; and identifying marine organism.
Commenting on the course, Abdullak Al Balushi remarked: "With attention to detail and a strong safety focus at all times, this was an outstanding learning experience and one that will help tremendously with our marine work at OAPGRC."