Sunday, November 8, 2009
Last weekend, Dive Grenada made history! At just 12 years of age, Calum Noel proudly gained his PADI Advanced Diver Certification and became the youngest Grenadian to do so on the island.
Having first learnt to dive just a year earlier his infectious enthusiasm for the sport was enough to convince his father and now dive buddy, Mr Douglas Noel, to join him in working towards their advanced diving qualification.
Guided by Phil Saye,owner of Dive Grenada, the two as have exppanded their diving skills and knowledge with a series of adventurous dives. These dives included navigation traning, a thrilling opportunity to dive in a current 'a bit like flying', the exploration of a shipwreck and learning to find and identify some of Grenada's fantastic marine life.
Calum and his father are now looking forward to next weekend, when they will be taking their first outing as Advanced Divers on Shark Reef - renowned for its sharks, turtles, sting-rays and much much more.
It really is never too young to get started in diving and as Doug and Calum have found, its a great family activity.
Photograph caption: Proud father Douglas Noel looks on as young Calum is congratulated by Phil Saye.