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Aggressor Adventures CEO and Key Operations Team Members to become PADI Course Directors

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Travel brand, Aggressor Adventures, is certifying its CEO and three management team members as PADI Course Directors. This certification is the highest level of diving certification attainable, achieved through years of diving experience, as well as completion of all Course Director requirements. The PADI Course Director rating sets the standard for a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses.

Wayne Brown, CEO of Aggressor Adventures, says:

“Our team is always striving for better and attaining the highest level of professional scuba training certifications – this is yet another example of our approach to prioritizing guest safety and satisfaction.”

Aggressor team members working towards achieving this certification are CEO Wayne B. Brown, Vice President of Operations Larry Speaker, Operations Member Jay Roberts and Assistant Operations Manager Jeff McNutt. Having PADI Course Directors on staff will give Aggressor the ability to teach diving staff around the world as PADI Dive Masters, Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

All Aggressor staff members have more than 10 levels of certifications and they believe it is critical to stay on top of current industry standards and guidelines, in order to provide the best experience for customers.

For more information www.aggressor.com


Source: www.divenewswire.com

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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