Diving with… Aquanauts, Grenada

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In this ongoing series, we speak with the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…


What is your name?

Gerlinde Seupel

What is the name of your business?

Aquanauts Grenada

What is your role within the business?

Owner

How long has the business operated for?

19 years

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

25 years, Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Scuba Yoga Instructor.

What is your favorite type of diving?

Easy, relaxing drift diving over a beautiful reef in Grenada.

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

Aquanauts Grenada has a great and friendly team of Divemasters taking you to beautiful reefs and exciting wrecks; safety comes first but fun comes second with us! With Aquanauts you can go snorkelling, start or continue your scuba education, explore technical diving up to rebreather diving or become a scuba yoga diver with me.

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

My favorite dive site is Kohanee because it is the most colourful reef here with lots of sponges, black corals, schooling fish and always something to encounter – from seahorses to manta rays.

What types of diving are available in your location?

Reef diving, Wreck diving, Drift diving, Deep diving, Scooter diving, Shark diving, Underwater Sculpture Park, Technical diving, Decompression diving, Rebreather diving and Yoga diving.

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

Meeting new divers and sharing their adventures.

What is your favorite underwater creature?

Manta Ray for its grace and intelligence.

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

Scuba Yoga weeks, CCR – Silent Diving weeks, Buddy weeks and Grenada Dive Fest.

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

The lack of a budget airline from the UK and declining diver visits from the UK.

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

Yes, lots of activities: Mangrove Regeneration Project at our dive dock, Mangrove Protection Awareness Campaign, regular underwater cleanups, reducing – reusing and recycling of Plastics, recipient of PADI Green Star the 3rd year in a row, campaigning to ban Styrofoam products on the island and more.

How do you see the SCUBA / Freediving / snorkeling industry overall? What changes would you make?

Less restriction – more fun!

What would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

At Aquanauts and in Grenada : Wrecks become Reefs – Staues become Reefs – Guests become Friends – Experience the Transformation!

Find out more at: www.aquanautsgrenada.com

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