Thursday, December 16, 2010

Seasonal Greeting from Pro Dive Mexico

There is no better time to say "Thank You" to all our loyal guests/students and to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of health, happiness, prosperity and scuba fun !!
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Also for 2011 we have managed to add extra services and value to our worldwide diving community!

1) Changed our Scuba Academy into Mexico's one and only PADI CDC center.
2) Added a new 5 STAR PADI National Geographic dive center on Cozumel (Melia Cozumel)
3) Added super low priced "Stay & Dive packages" for all our resorts for 2011
4) Complemented our excisting GoPro training with Tec training and full Cave Courses.
5) Extra incentives for Scuba clubs/groups in 2011.

Have a great christmas season and a healthy 2011

Team Pro Dive Mexico

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pro Dive Mexico first Full Cave Diver Course.

On Monday the 6th of December Pro Dive Mexico hosted their first FULL CAVE DIVER course as part of the Go Tec Department with students Joe Lodge (USA) and Frederic Fabre (France).

Their Instructor is Pro Dive Mexico's techincal diving expert from Switzerland Alain Pocobelli.

Their journey from having no experience, to become trained cave divers over the next 9 days of training can be followed in these pictures.

In this picture Frederic (left), Alain (center) and Joe Lodge (right)

Soon in an a blog coming up, will be Joe's personal notes from the day to day activities and thoughts that go through your head, when training in one of the most extreme diving environments on the earth.

In the Yucat√°n Peninsula, any surface opening where groundwater can be reached is called cenote, which is a Spanish form of the Maya word d'zonot. The cave systems formed as normal caves underwater, but upper sections drained becoming air filled during past low sea levels. During this vadose, or air filled state, abundant speleothem deposits formed. The caves and the vadose speleothem were subsequently reflooded and became hydraulically reactivated as rising sea levels also raised the water table.

Joe and Fred both gave an amazing performance throughout the course and meet all standards and requirements for diving in these harsh conditions.

Congratulations to Fred and Joe for completing the course.

See all the pictures from the course here.
Video's can be seen later

Last MSDT course of 2010!

After 4 days of training, 5 instructor specialty course we have 8 new specialty instructors certified from Pro Dive Mexico's Career Development Centre.
In the course the new instructors learnt specialized diving techniques used for teaching PADI diver specialties.
It was great fun and a nice break from the past IDC presentations.

See pictures from Equipment workshop by ScubaPro, Deep diving in Cozumel Marine Park, Search and Recovery diving at Eden Rock and Nitrox/Wreck diving in Puerto Morelos!!

Pictures here taken at Pro Dive Mexico's flagship dive centre in Cozumel. Located only 2 min from the famous Palancar reef.
In the picture, from close to far; Victoria, Ivan, Ariane, Simone, Chance, Isable, Matteo and Nicolai.

See more pictures from this course by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

IDC November a huge success!! again 100% passing rate at the exams.

This Sunday was the day! After over 2 weeks of intensive instructor training all the hard work showed off.
Pro Dive Mexico with yet another 100% passing rate at the IE, impressed the examiners by the high quality and consistency in their presentations.

At Cenote Poderosa was the final day of the exams. Who could wish for a more beautiful place to pass your exam and become a PADI Instructor.

From left to right, top to bottom: Ivan, Rahel, Victoria, Matteo, Hanns, Erik, Nikolai, Chance,
Isabel, Simone, Jasmina, Ariane, Anders (CD) and Paolo (Staff Instructor)

"This IDC was a great experience. We had candidates from all parts of the world come together for 14 days of instructor training. Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Switzerland, Italy, England, USA, Brazil and France where the countries represented at this IDC and made it a very multi cultural experience teaching it.
The candidates showed an amazing ability to adopt the PADI system quickly and use it in their favor at the IE.
I wish you all the best in your instructor careers and hope that our paths will meet again.
Thank you guys and girls for making this a very memorable IDC." Anders Heegaard, Course Director.

See the pictures from the Instructor Exam here