We’ll what a way to finish the year, and what an awesome year its been. The team has been busy diving, we had a great trip up to see Peter & Davie at C&C Divers in Largs Scotland, one for the diary next year definitely.
Plenty of training at both Capernwray and Eight Acres certifying new Open Water Divers and some starting up the ladder of professionalism and hopefully going a little further wink wink, you know who you are.
Bespoke Diving Adventures gained the Diamond Centre award, became a Mares Centre Partner, and also one of a few Dive Centres in the UK to be an Instructor Training Centre. All the hard work from the team is certainly starting to pay off.
Kerry and I gained our Assistant Instructor Trainer status which was a great achievement thanks to a lot of hard work and the help and perseverance from our trainer Ami Bignell.
We finally got back out to Fuerteventura to dive again with Deep Blue which was awesome, let hope we can start get back diving out there more often, just like before Covid tried to ruin everything.
So what else have I got to report ??
Well I’ve just become a Mares Service Technician. This means that not only are we a stockist of Mares Diving Equipment, I can now take care of servicing it too. This has been something I’ve been keen on doing for years but due to Covid it was put back till a couple of weeks ago.
The weekend came in the Mares Lab the other candidates were already technicians with other agencies, I on the other hand hadn’t taken apart or seen inside a first or second stage. It was a bit of a worry seeing all the equipment on the table knowing we were about to dismantle and reassemble it all, seeing the tools needed to dismantle it all (I love tools and stuff) and resemble it.
Hats off to both Hennie & Ed they were great Instructors with loads of patience and knowledge. Showing us from start to finish how to get the various jobs done, which tools to use and why. Learning how to use the various manuals and which O ring fitted where at times it was challenging, some O rings were so small a mouse could have worn them as a wedding ring.
The days went so fast, both the practical and written exams were all done. And that was that, a great time with like minded professionals working hard to promote the diving industry, keeping people safe while having a great adventure.
So I have to personally thank both Ed and Hennie for all their help and guidance, true professionalism from start to finish. Now what !! off to order a new tool kit and have a beer.