This is Mark and Kristin's first time diving with us and they started their holiday by just doing some fun dives to get comfortable in the water. They had expressed an interest in completing their Advanced course and after enjoying their first fun dive so much, they started their course that very afternoon! For their Adventure dives they completed a Deep Dive, Underwater Naturalist, Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Underwater Photography. During their photography dive, Mark used their handheld point and shoot and Kristin used one of our cameras. Given what they had learned earlier in their Naturalist course, they snapped some great shots of our underwater marine life!
It was wonderful getting to watch their confidence grow throughout their course. Mark and Kristin were fantastic students and we loved getting to know them both in and out of the water. Before you know it, they had completed their Advanced course, but by no means were these two done diving! They joined us over the next few days for more fun diving where they could apply their new knowledge and skills. Mark even went out on his first dive! Wahoo!
Mark, who is a teacher back in Wisconsin, asked if he could take a few copies of the Roatan Marine Park's latest publication on how climate change will be impacting the Bay Islands and we were happy to oblige! We LOVE it when our divers share the same passion for conservation and environmental awareness that we do. Combine that with Mark's ability to share that knowledge with his students back home make us giddy with excitement.
Kristin and Mark great job to the both of you and we look forward to having you back here on our lovely little rock here in the future!
"Conch and lobster are key allies on the reef and are important for fisheries in the Bay Islands." Thanks @roatanmarinepark for this informative, visually engaging guide to what lies ahead for the Bay Islands. 🐚🐌🦀🦐#climatechangeisreal #climatehope #bayislands #diveroatan #roatandivers #risingsealevels