Updated: Jan 1
A massive thank you to all passionate divers who made amazing memories with us this year. Here is a look back on some of the most precious memories that topped the outreach stats.
1. PADI Instructor Development Course in June and September
We count ourselves very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from the world's most experienced Course Director Mark Soworka. Mark Soworka is the founder of Dive-Careers.com, the most successful international network for development of dive professionals in the world. His extensive experience in diving, teaching and management have proven invaluable to all aspiring dive professionals, and Adam Ashraf has made it possible for Maldivians to avail of this opportunity by bridging language barriers at the IDCs. Three IDCs are planned for 2020 at Bandos Island Resort, the first one starting on 18 February 2020. If your #2020Goals involves choosing a career in scuba diving, we are here to help you realize those dreams!
2. #MeetOurDivePros series
It's phenomenally cool to get paid for doing what you truly love, and dive professionals around the world will attest to this sentiment. Meeting new and fun people from different walks of life, sharing the love and passion for the underwater world and going on new adventures every time you slip into the ocean - these perks are what drives commitment and hard work from aspiring dive professionals. And each #PADIPro has a unique story to tell.
3. Empowering young people into the Maldives Dive Industry
It is our pride and joy every time we play an instrumental role in turning a young Maldivian into a knowledgeable, hard-working and disciplined dive professional, ready to enter the workforce of the Maldivian diving industry 💙
4. #OurDiveProShotz series
We strongly encourage our divers to develop their skills especially in underwater photography and videography and we gladly offer them our platform to showcase their talent.
5. Team effort to put Maldives on the Guinness World Records
As a PADI Dive Centre that offers PADI Basic Freediver and PADI Freediver course, it was our pleasure to support a group of young keen free-divers to participate in the national event that made Maldives go on the Guinness World Record for the most people freediving simultaneously!
6. Exploring reefs in Male' Atoll with #FridayFunDives
On most Fridays we head out on a boat with certified divers to explore reefs in North Male' and South Male' Atolls. It's time spent with like-minded ocean enthusiasts, share the passion for underwater photography and explore the beautiful geography of our island nation.
7. Getting our passionate divers actively involved in environmental conservation
Uniting divers wishing to protect the ocean planet we love through reef clean-ups & Dive Against Debris, Reef-Check EcoDiver Course, coral nurseries and citizen science, coral reef conservation awareness sessions, and encouraging to #KeepLearning #KeepExploring and #SaveTheSeas.
A heartfelt thank you for all your support in 2019! We start the new decade with the determination to do more, and hoping to work with you to make your #2020Goals a reality!