Due to the current algae bloom, there have been no dives for the past few weeks. Those of us taking qualifications therefore took the opportunity to practice necessary surface skills. Will Hunt and I are doing the BSAC boat handling course, and so Liam Beckett and Roxanna Preston took us for a spin and we went through various maneouvres and navigational exercises, before heading back to pick up Neil Watson, who would instruct them in their rescue training. Will and I got our gear on and played the role of the casualties that needed rescuing. After three successful scenarios we headed back to port and secured the boat.