Introducing the underwater world to studentswritten by Helen on
One of the really satisfying parts of the job of Scuba Diving Instructor is when you get to introduce the underwater world to a "newbie". Some fall totally in love with the whole thing and some people struggle with the experience.
We've just had a very determined newbie diving with us who was brought up miles away from the sea and didn't learn to swim until he was much older.
After theory and a few pool sessions his first attempted dive was a bit too nerve wracking, but on his second try he made it to the bottom of the line and managed a swim around the reef... his enthusiasm and pride after the dive made our Instructor's day!!! Such a feeling of achievement all round!