Every summer, Sea Dwellers brings in help for the busy dive season. This is in the form of Divemasters, Instructors, and Divemaster Candidates. This year, we had the pleasure of working with Daire Kennedy, a young PADI Instructor from Dublin Ireland.
Daire arrived at Sea Dwellers Dive Center in the nick of time! After a slow winter and an average Spring, we were weary of a less-than-great scuba summer. But as things worked out, the weather turned hot, the wind died down, the blue water came in, and the dive season took off big time. So Daire came at the right time. And being the intelligent young man that he is, he picked our system right up and, well…worked his tail off for 2 and a half months. We all worked pretty hard, which is nice after being so unusually slow before the summer arrived.
Daire was an excellent Scuba Instructor as it turned out, and we got quite a few compliments about his work. He’s also a good guy. Now he’s heading back to Ireland to go back to school….start back to work on his degree in….Neuroscience. Yes, you heard me correctly…Neuroscience.
So we had a going-away party of sorts for Daire a few days ago. The staff all got together to say good-bye, and thanks. We all engaged in…well… in general revelry. We all relaxed, cut loose a little, and had a few. It was good fun bonding after working very hard for the summer. We discussed our Scuba Instructional techniques; reviewed our Dive Policies; talked over possible improvements; and compared class grading scales. And we had a few.
But most importantly, we said good-bye to our new friend, Daire. We wish him all the best in the future, and hope to see him again in the not-too-distant future.
Here’s a perspective on “Learning to Scuba Dive, a Beginner’s Perspective”, a video done by Boulder TV here at Sea Dwellers Dive Center in Key Largo with Rob Haff. In it, Rob talks about scuba diving for the first time and how that feels to most of us “land creatures” when we first immerse into the blue. Rob also talks about how Sea Dwellers Dive Center understands this feeling that dive beginners have, and how we work to make it a good experience.
Diving in Key Largo for the first time is, for many, a wonderful experience that most will never forget. Rob believes that for a lot of us, the “beginner’s experiences”, are some of the best experiences, as everything is new and exciting.