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Well I've been in Turks and Caicos for just over 2 months. It's been a pretty good experience so far. I was invited to work in the dive shop at Beaches Resort. It is a pretty large chain of resorts along with Sandals International and they have resorts all over the carribbean.

I've been lucky though. The diving has been great as you can see in the pictures. Pleanty of turtles, sharks, rays and also lots of cool little stuff. And I've also got to teach alot of different courses as well. Starting at age 8, we are able to teach Bubblemaker and Seal Team programs in the pool, and starting at ten years old we are able to begin certifying divers. The resort  course or Discover Scuba Diving is our one day experience that is pretty popular and always booked up.

Most of the divers continue on to get certified as Scuba Divers, the most basic entry level of certification. We also do Open Water courses, Advanced Open Water courses and lately quite a few Rescue courses. Also right now we have a few divemaster candidates, so I've been pretty lucky to be exposed to all sorts of training levels to teach and assist with.

 

My favourite days so far have to have been yesturday when we visited West Caicos for a two tank dive. We saw a pod of 60-70 dolphins from the boat that just played around with us. And then during the two dives we encountered several sharks and a few turtles. Plus I was customer free and got to take plenty of pictures!!!

And today, I had 10 Scuba Divers, all whom had been certified in the last week with us, on a dive and at the end of our dive during our safety stop, had 8 dolphins come and play around us for a couple minutes! I've been diving 5 years with over 700 dives under my belt and have never been lucky enough to dive with dolphin, and these ten guests on the 3-4th dives had 8 dolphins!!!

 

Incredible!!!!

stian79 says:
Envious! Swimming with dolphins sounds so amazing! :D
Posted on: Aug 13, 2011
Octravelguy77 says:
Why didn't I see this or find you before we went there?
Posted on: Jul 16, 2011
Stigen says:
Proper paradise !
Posted on: Oct 04, 2010
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