First Blog Entry for the Hearst Expedition to the Philippines
The first wave of CAS researchers are leaving for the Philippines in only 4 days. Myself and a few others depart on May 7. In preparation for SCUBA diving, I have had to renew my Scientific Diving certification and satisfy CAS diving requirements. This includes a battery of medical tests, X-rays, a physical exam, refresher dives, and the DAN "Diving First Aid for Professional Divers" course - Thanks to Elliott Jessup for holding the course here at CAS.
I am also assembling supplies for collecting, snorkeling, SCUBA, underwater photography, hiking and processing specimens.
-Simison post #1