Vaughan’s Open Water Cert.

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Back in April of this year Vaughan signed up to do his PADI Open Water Diver course with me and from start to finish we had a ball!

We met over dinner in Mersing in June 2014 and got on well from the get go. Vaughan and his lovely wife Lauren had already visited Salang Bay, here on Tioman Island, been snorkeling and were very keen to get certified for diving.

Because of their hectic lifestyle as teachers, IT consultants, and travel bloggers it wasn’t until April 2015 that they could finally find the time to learn to dive. In the meantime Lauren had become pregnant. While this was wonderful news, it also meant that she could not take the course.

Vaughan’s Open Water Cert – Here are some images from his course.

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

<img src="padi-vaughan’s-open-water-cert-tioman-island-malaysia.jpg" alt="PADI Vaughan’s Open Water cert, Tioman Island, Malaysia" />

This is one of the very few pages on this site where none of the pictures are mine! Vaughan took most of them himself, while the first two were taken by one of the members of staff at the dive shop, and I believe the shot of us both at the surface with boats in the background was shot by Lauren.

I employed Vaughan as a webmaster to help me update this site – one of the projects that delayed his course. I think he did a fantastic job and I am deeply grateful for the skill and dedication he bought to the project. If you need his skills, please leave a comment below and I will gladly pass it on.

More Lauren and Vaughan’s exciting work can be found on his travel blog – The Travel Manuel.

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