During January, Andrew and Erika visited Shanghai American School, Pudong to complete PADI Confined Water and Knowledge Development for the SAS Caring for Coral program.

We were lucky enough to be able to use the pool at the school, which is easily the nicest training facility either of us have ever used, as well as being very photogenic.

20 of 21 students completed the training; a student who was ill on the final weekend will complete her Confined Water training at Big Blue in Shanghai before we go to Kota Kinabalu for the Open Water training and research in a few weeks time. We are looking forward to getting all the students certified this year, as well as having 2 teachers and a student complete their Advanced Open Water certification.