We have continued a busy program of PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences, led by PADI Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving Leader Pete Vickers. With Pete at the helm, we are introducing more people to the wonderful World of scuba diving than ever before, and he's setting a great example to our new cohorts of PADI Divemaster trainees whilst he's at it too.
We are also thrilled to see so many junior divers donning tiny fins and masks and throwing down the gauntlet to the adults by completing their PADI Discover Snorkelling, PADI Skin Diver and PADI Bubblemaker programs. Whether learning independently, with friends or family, or as part of a kids party, we have been so impressed by our smallest underwater adventurers this summer. They have absolutely blown our socks off with their enthusiasm and ability.
Of course, our standard PADI courses continue unabated. It's always so rewarding to see non-divers turn into competent and confident qualified scuba divers, and our PADI Open Water courses this summer have delivered tons of smiles. This has included a very special group of young people under The Georgia Williams Youth Diving Programme launched this year, in Scholar Lois Adams and runners up Chloe Forrester and George Ellison who have all progressed amazingly well with their PADI Open Water courses. Lois will be posting shortly on her experiences as The Georgia Williams Diving Scholar, so we won't steal her thunder!
With so many students continuing their dive education with the PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Specialty courses, it's no wonder so many students are achieving the respected PADI Master Scuba Diver rating this summer, often referred to as the black belt of diving. It's also lovely to see our brand new divers continue to progress all the way through to commencing their technical diving training.
Perhaps the nicest of all has been to reintroduce a whole load of qualified divers back into scuba diving with the PADI Scuba Review program, and to head out into UK waters together. For some this has meant learning how to dive a dry suit and experiencing cold water diving for the first time.
We believe that superb divers are made of excellent tuition, experience in the water, and exposure to different diving experiences. Our students really get this ethos, pairing time spent on course learning new skills and extending their abilities with a practice makes perfect mindset, getting valuable experience under their belt with Club Immerse and becoming better divers for it.
As well as our usual week end and mid-week dives at inland sites such as Stoney Cove, Dosthill, NDAC Chepstow, Capernwray, summer is of course the time to get out and get as salty as old sea dogs. This summer has not failed to deliver. We have had the greatest of belly laughs with trips to Cornwall, the Farne Islands and Anglesey; with Weymouth coming up in just a few weeks too. We also had an unforgettable week on the Club Immerse 2014 liveaboard diving trip in Egypt, diving some of the most spectacular wrecks and reefs in the World. Malta - you have a lot to live up to in a couple of months!!
Just in case our dive technician Tony was not busy enough with teaching scuba diving, it's been busy busy on the scuba equipment servicing and repairs too. He's been mending dry suits, servicing regulators and repairing dive kit like a good'un to keep our divers immersed and happy.
As autumn approaches we continue a busy mixture of formal dive training and Club Immerse diving, as well as rolling out even more new initiatives and programmes. Want to take your diving further or just get out diving more in a friendly and supportive environment? Drop us a line, and we'll be pleased to help you out! T: 0777 377 1619 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.immersediving.com