Some of you may have noticed, that over the last few years here at Dive Rutland, there have been some changes (loads I hear you say). We have concentrated on building a high quality diver training centre in fact we like to think of it as a ‘Diver Training Centre of Excellence’
The club decided last year that they wanted to go and dive Scapa flow in its anniversary year of 2019. That raised a number of questions about what our future technical offering should look like, particularly as Tracey decided she wanted to refresh and update her skills in preparation for the trip.
Tracey chose to refresh her technical skills with Garry Dallas, a RAID instructor trainer. Which raised the question why another agency, well it wasn’t necessarily at that time about the agency it was about finding someone who she was happy to work with - a bit like when a diver comes into the dive centre and wishes to learn to dive, its a bit like an interview to answer the question… Do I like you? Can I work with you? Will I learn what I want to learn?
Well the answer with Garry was yes and he came highly recommended by Charlie who is also a RAID instructor. It was not about the agency at that time.
During the time with Garry, we established that the values and ethos of RAID are similar to those of us here at Dive Rutland.
A small agency (in diving terms) with high standards, some may say they even match Dive Rutland’s.
Here at Dive Rutland we believe that learning to dive is not about ticking boxes, its about producing divers that are safe, with the right mindset and most importantly the skills required to do the type of diving they choose. In life you never stop learning, why should diving be any different. You might hold a particular qualification it doesn’t mean to say you should never revisit those skills originally learnt - things change - hence Tracey revisiting hers.
We are pleased to announce that Dive Rutland has become a RAID dive centre with the aim of offering RAID technical courses.
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Dive Rutland is the trading name for Dive Rutland Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 9433835.
Registered address: 8 Horn Close, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6FE