We’re really proud of the dive training we offer at Seaventures. As a PADI 5 Star, TecRec and Freediver dive centre we offer the full range of PADI Recreational courses, the PADI Freediver course and PADI Technical diving courses up to Tec 50/Deep. We strictly adhere to PADI standards and aim for all of our students to leave here with superb buoyancy skills, an understanding of how we can protect and enhance the ocean environment and a desire to carry on learning about diving, and diving itself. It helps that we dive at two world class diving destinations every day and have a multi-lingual dive team with over 100 years diving experience between them.
We’ve seen the diving market change drastically over the last few years. There’s been a massive increase in the recreational rebreather market. We have seen freediving, Tec and the Chinese diving markets grow. And we, as dive professionals, are now able to get entry-level students into the water quicker than ever. Finally, and long overdue, we’re seeing a much greater awareness of the threats facing the ocean. These are all really positive trends and provide great opportunities. It means we can share more and more of the underwater world that we love, with more and more people.
One of the challenges that comes with this, is making sure that we, as an industry, maintain our emphasis on safety standards, developing good buoyancy skills and educating divers about the ocean environment. Students, at any level, must leave us relatively confident and capable, and with a good mastery of whatever skills they have come to learn. And as dive professionals, we must resist the temptation to cut corners. Recently, I was teaching a PADI Cavern Diver course in Turtle Cavern at Sipadan. I was surprised to see a group of about 12 divers, some of whom looked like novices, about 50m inside the cavern, 19m deep and with no line. Some had lights, most didn’t. This contradicts the safety advice, from all training agencies, of diving in overhead environments. And it prompted an interesting conversation with my student on why lights, lines and thorough training are important. It’s not for us to criticise others, or make judgements on incomplete information. However, it’s important that as dive professionals, we set an example in how we dive ourselves, and how we take others diving.
So we are proud at Seaventures Dive Rig of the diving we offer, and the way we do it. We’ll carry on offering our guests and students the widest range of training and diving options, will carry on emphasizing safety, conservation and good buoyancy skills, and we’ll match that with excellent customer service topside. And as we’re doing that, we’ll continue to set an example for our guests, students and all those that we meet underwater.
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