CCEF scuba divers trains for rescue diver certification upgrade

CCEF divers doing a simulated underwater rescue during their NAUI rescue diver training.
Raffy Martinez | April 25, 2012

Fresh from a successful SPR expedition in Tubbataha Reef, CCEF scuba diving staff trained to upgrade their certifications to rescue scuba diver. The training was facilitated by NAUI instructor and SPR divemaster Ethan Lucas, who was a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and CCEF staff.

Jun Amolo, Michelle Baird, Danilo Delizo, Dean Apistar, Nipnip Porpetcho, Pedi Caet, Jimi Paguio and Raffy Martinez were the scuba divers who received the training, This forms the second batch of CCEF divers that upgraded their certifications.

Assisting Ethan Lucas was returning staff and divemaster Roxie Diaz. Incidentally, Roxy was part of the first group that was trained by Ethan for Rescue Diver certifications. That group included Agnes Sabonsolin and Paula Lozada.

When the present batch finishes their first aid and CPR course, they will receive their certifications thus making CCEF field staff ready for emergency situations in water and on land.