A few pictures of our Saturday evening spent with 1st Foston Scout Group and the video can be watched here
A few pictures and video from Rhiana's Scuba Party on Saturday 12th January 2019.
A good time, with lots of smiles (and a great review left by mum)
Absolutely 5*service from Tracey and her team. 9 children to contend with for my daughters “Scuba Birthday Party” professional and most of all made all feel confident to get in the water and have fun. A great introduction and will definitely be back. Can’t Thank you enough.
Thanks to Mark Nicoll for taking the pictures and the Dive Rutland Team - Bridget Weid, James Dames and Tiago Rosa for their help and support.
Another string to Tracey Roberts bow as now qualified as an Ocean Reef Full Face Mask service technician.
A couple of pictures from the Ocean Reef Instructor training program that Tracey one of our instructors attended this week and we are happy to say is now a qualified Ocean Reef Instructor
So much has been said out on the various news forums about things destroying our planet.. but do YOU really know about Coral, do you know, they provide an important ecosystem for life underwater, protect coastal areas by reducing the power of waves hitting the coast, and provide a crucial source of income for millions of people.
Can you answer the questions:
No, then you could complete the Coral Conservation speciality, its a shortish course, dry and you will learn lots.
Are you 8 - 14 years old and interested in learning more about our oceans, then watch our media channels as we are launching some events for the February Half Term, where you can learn to snorkel, interact with Virtual Reality, build your own coral reef and much more. You do not need to be a diver to attend, just ready to have some fun.
So, thats the classroom and confined water sessions completed (yesterday), with today spent preparing for teaching demonstrations in open water on Thursday and Friday before the instructor exam on Saturday and Sunday.
The confidence of our candidates has grown so MUCH all thanks to Steve and Janet Prior.
On every course there is something that happens that as they "what goes on tour stays on tour" but hey... staff instructors observing the IDC we think are fair game... after all navigation is a skill taught on lets see: PADI Open water course, PADI Advanced Open Water and a few other courses!
Dive Rutland is a PADI 5* IDC centre in the smallest county in the country. Being a small county it should be easy to navigate from your hotel to us, but sometimes no matter how often you drive that route (today was the sixth time!) you always find a new way in. On a positive note you have seen quite a lot of our lovely county... but maybe you need a new one of these for Christmas!
Another great day on our Instructor Development Course with our Course Directory Steve Prior and his lovely wife Janet.
Lots of laughs, great team work and everyone is gaining in confidence. It is great to see.
Recent research from San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt the money was better spent.
The thrill of purchasing things fades quickly but the joy and memories of experiences, from epic adventures to minute encounters, can last a lifetime. So for those special person's in your life gift a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience this Christmas via a Dive Rutland Gift Certificate
Day two classroom spent on teaching confined water and then applying in the pool later in the day.
Good to see the progress of everyone as they start to relax
Day three... policies and procedures.. Great course so far.. see you all next week for part two.
Dive Rutland Staff members undertaking continued education with Steve Prior today.
What is your next piece of diving continued education?