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Training in 'Discover SCUBA'

On 6-7th August, 2003, fifteen Sandwatch students and two teachers had an introductory course in SCUBA diving. This was a part of the Sandwatch/Small Islands Voice activities in 2003 and was designed to create an understanding of the relationship between the coral reef, the undersea world and beach debris. The training started with a fairly intense classroom session, followed by a nearshore diving experience and instructions. Later on deeper dives on the coral reef were conducted. Most students went to a maximum depth of 43 feet.

Participants were issued with certificates that entitle them to dive within a one year period anywhere in the world with a PADI diver. The students now have the option to return to the Bequia Dive Adventure shop whenever they want, to continue their training.

The students' letters of appreciation illustrate the value of their experience in SCUBA diving, see also a newspaper article Bequia youth stand out.


Young SCUBA divers about to take to the water

 

To get involved, contact :

 
 
National Co-ordinators
Mr. Herman Belmar
Bequia Community High School
P. O. Box 75,
Port Elizabeth,
Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
T: + 1 784 458 3385
humpback_1952@yahoo.com
Mrs. Joanna Stowe
Bequia Community High School
P.O. Box 47 BQ, Friendship,
Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
T: + 1 784 458 3385
Joannas3@hotmail.com
 

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