I can already feel the hot Mediterranean sun as out trip to Spain is now booked! In June we will be visiting a protected dive site with students from Cardiff University. This will allow them to gain experience in the field, giving them an edge when applying for work after their studies. It gives them experience working on an active environmental diving sight through volunteer work, that will aid the local community.
The cohort of students have all completed their PADI Advanced Diver and are now ready to dive in the protected site. All that was required to reach this level of skill was the complete their PADI Open Water qualification, consisting of a theory exam, one pool session and four open water dives. The PADI Advanced diver was also completed which consists of five open water dives using an increased skill range, such as navigation and buoyancy skills. All qualifications are taught locally in the Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales area allowing us to use multiple dive sites.
We are also embarking on a trip to the Grenadines in the coming months where we will dive multiple sites. The water is so warm there wet suits will be unnecessary, a commodity that is unheard of in the UK.
The skill of diving unlocks a whole new world of adventure for anyone who wishes to learn it and with this skill set anyone is able to venture into the depths of the great blue, and experience the wonders that preside there.