Finley's first trip from Sydney was to the Dominican Republic to join PADI Course Director candidates on their Course Director Training Course. After an exciting wreck dive on the Patricia at Punta Cana, Finley joined in the training classes with the 42 candidates from 23 countries. Finley was the star attraction at the Digital Underwater Photography workshop and featured in many photos.
Finley the shark, star of Shark on Tour, was unceremoniously squeezed into my dive bag for the 40+ journey across the world from Australia to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for the PADI Course Director Training course. She arrived unscathed, and joined me and the PADI staff for a dive on the wreck of the "Patricia" just off the fringe reefs of Punta Cana. She then joined the group of candidates from the CDTC, and was formally introduced during Suzanne Pleydell's Project AWARE presentation.
By Mike Holme, Associate Director, Project AWARE Foundation