Posted by admin | 11.04.2011 | Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, Sea Turtle Camp News

Diving Deeper

As we prepare for another season of Sea Turtle Camp, we want to recognize the contributions of our past campers. They were a tremendous group of students who demonstrated true dedication and passion, something we can all learn from. And here at the office we do just that, by taking the campers’ feedback and improving our programs. So yes, we really do read those surveys!

One area that students wanted more from was scuba diving. For those that participated in the Open Water course, those dives at the Hyde and Markham revealed a new world – one that they wanted to revisit again and again. And now they’ll have the opportunity in our PADI Advanced Scuba and Sea Turtle Camp.

This program is designed for teens currently holding an Open Water certification that are looking to take their skills to the next level. Campers will get certified to dive to deeper depths, learn the art of underwater navigation, participate in a night dive, and so much more! Since you’ve already learned about physiological responses and dive tables, we’ll bypass the classroom and spend most of our time in the water working on skills. This is the perfect next step in your diving progression.

The camp will still give you time with the turtles as we’ll get several days of volunteer work at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital. We’ll get hands-on, feet-wet instructions in marine biology field activities. And we’ll take some surf and Stand Up Paddleboard lessons, to really immerse ourselves in the sea turtles world. Dates for this program are: July 8 – 19. To learn more about the Advanced Scuba and Sea Turtle Camp click here or call our office.