So on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year a few of us did something a little special and went diving.
Diving - whats special about that?
Running a dive centre and being an instructor you see a lot of different people, all with different experiences, and varied needs. The under lying aim for us is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. This might be a little bit of moral support, friendly and empathic coaxing(occasionally a little stern, if that is what is required), providing a safety net when a new skill is practised but generally going on the journey of diving with you.
We will experience your highs and lows with you. That Saturday was all about one person and that was not the Dive Rutland dive team.
The aim, to get in, have fun and remind someone of the fun of diving. Did we do that? I think so, the smile (and flowers and whiskey) said it all.
The dive was fun, if a little difficult to get into the water, with the wind causing quite a strong movement of water at the shoreline, but once in and under the visibility was good at 5 - 6 metres. Life was quite prolific underwater, we did see a tiny perch (nearly missed it, as it was settled on the bottom and only a couple of inches long), fresh water shrimps, freshwater grasses and some form of freshwater sponge (need to go back and take pictures). The second part of the dive was a drift, lift your feet and along with time we flew.
Thanks to Robert O’Rourke and Bridget Weid for giving up their Saturday to be Thomas’s buddy and support, and providing surface cover. To Will at Anglian Water allowing us to have this special dive in Rutland Water and James Frieland for the pictures.
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