Quite often we get asked “What do you do?”
Whilst we could give a simple answer, such as “Almost everything to do with diving”, that doesn’t really create interest or inspire anyone to get into diving. We have started to use the phrase “the centre for diving”, as that is what we do, we dive a lot.
So what do we actually do?
Our main aim is to go diving and to encourage others to dive. Whether it is shallow or deep, wreck or reef, squidge or spidge, we aim to help you get diving and to go diving ourselves.
On a day to day basis we:
- teach scuba diving courses
- escort qualified divers
- take scuba divers out on our dive boats
- take free divers out on our dive boats
- service equipment
- test cylinders
- sell new and used diving equipment
- drink a lot of tea
We also do a lot of more varied and fun stuff, not so day to day but very frequently we:
- hunt for previously un-found wrecks
- look for new potential dive sites in the area
- organise underwater litter picks from the beach or boat
- help with maritime archaeological projects
- visit protected historic wreck sites
- remove ‘ghost fishing’ nets and pots
- shuttle crew or supplies out to ships in the bay
- help with scientific research projects
- write for magazines
- work with students on various media projects
- film and photograph the underwater world
- release juvenile lobsters for the National Lobster Hatchery
- go snorkelling, sometimes with blue sharks from our boat
- drink more tea
The list of things we get involved with and have got involved with, is really varied, it is a lot more extensive than this list. The work we do with a professional maritime archaeologist and author, a professional marine biologist and an award winning cameraman is forever evolving and increasing. Not to forget our numerous TV appearances and the book that Mark Milburn wrote, “Falmouth Underwater”.
Atlantic Scuba dive school, Cornwall’s fun dive centre, UK.