Today was an excellent sunny September day for diving.
We completed the following courses with students:
Peak Performance Buoyancy course with Tom Cull.
Wreck dive 2 of the Wreck speciality with Laura Grange and Tom Cull.
Divemaster conducted programs with Colin McPherson and Gary MacFarlane.
Excellent work in and out of the water which was all conducted by Bill Wilson and Helen Acton accompanied by Divemaster James Buhl.
PADI’s regional manager Emma Hewitt paid a visit to Dive Machine today to update on the progress of diver training and how to maintain and improve our services to divers.
It was a very interesting afternoon and Aly Toullec joined in to advise on web improvements to our own webpages.
To top off a great afternoon Emma totally surpised us with a PADI award, an etched glass ornament. “In recognition of outstanding commitment to PADI diver training”.
Thank you Emma and PADI. And thank you PADI EMEA and all the their staff for the continued support of our diving business over the last 20 years. Also to Dive Machine’s long list of Divemasters and Instructors that have put in all the work and great efforts over the years.
Another exciting weekend of diving with happy newly qualified Open Water Rescue and Specialty Dry suit divers.
Although the weather and the water was a little chilly this weekend (6 degree’s) the enthusiasm from the staff of Dive Machine and the students made the weekend a great Success.
Saturday we had one newly qualified PADI Rescue Diver.
Well done Will.
This Sunday it was Samantha, Allen and Tammy who qualified as PADI Open Water Divers.
Well done to you all for braving the “nippy conditions”. The hot food and drinks from the burger van went down very well as a warming ready for the 2nd dive.
David Johnson, Chris Pelham and Allen also qualified as Dry Suit specialty divers with superb skills performance.
Elliott, we know you was unable to complete today due to a medical problem but rest assured we will see you back at the lake in 2 weeks time to get you qualified.
The staff of Dive Machine did an excellent job keeping the enthusiasm going and it was great to see so many newly qualified smiling faces at the end of the day, so I must say thank you to the team, Samantha Varns, Andy Munden, Helen Acton, Colin Beard, Kevin Hadley and Paul Cook for excellent professional work.
Tammy, enjoy Malaysia next week and Samantha have great time in the Philippines with you new diving skills.
Well done to Christopher Pelham on completing his EanX, enriched air diver PADI speciality course yesterday with Course Director Robert Varns. The enriched air course takes divers through planning enriched air dives with cylinder analysis of the mixed gasses and how to use an enriched air computer correctly.
Chris started his diving with Dive Machine in 2011 and has a renewed love of diving after completing his Advanced Open Water whilst in Cyprus. His AOW course included a deep dive on the well known ferry Zenobia. With his rekindled love for diving he is heading towards Master Scuba Diver over the coming months with 2 other specialities to complete. Well done Chris.