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Pro Dive International partners with Nautilus for big animal encounters

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Socorro or Guadalupe combined with Riviera Maya/ Mexico – one trip, countless animal encounters!

Pro Dive MexicoPro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most established PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and recognized Career Development Centers, have announced their collaboration with Nautilus Explorer & Belle Amie for their ultimate liveaboard experiences to Socorro and Guadalupe.

Whether it´s great white sharks off Guadalupe Island, giant mantas, dolphins, humpbacks and several types of sharks at Socorro Island, or bull sharks, sailfish and whale sharks on the Riviera Maya, Pro Dive International and Nautilus Explorer & Belle Amie know how to get you into the water for the best big animal encounters you will ever experience.

“We are extremely excited to finally have joined forces with Nautilus, and to be able to offer the ultimate in big fish diving. It only takes one trip to scratch at least 15 big fish species off your adventure bucket list, while getting the adrenaline kick of your life! Pro Dive International is specialized in big fish encounters and supports local & global conservation projects like Saving our Sharks, Shark Angels, Shark Research Institute, among many other. Combined with Nautilus’ 25 years of experience, this collaboration promises a perfect match,” says Markus Fleischmann, CEO & Founder of Pro Dive International.

“Once here with us on the Riviera Maya, our adventurers might want to take advantage and check out another breathtaking highlight of this area – the stunning underwater lightshows and beautiful decorations of the Yucatan cenotes, the largest fresh water cave system in the world! For those who love to dip into the warm Caribbean Sea, enjoy colorful reefs and drop offs, we have the famous Cozumel marine park at doorstep,” adds Marike Hauser, Pro Dive International´s Reservations Manager.

Renowned for excellent quality in providing first class adventures including diving in the CENOTES, with BULL SHARKS, on WRECKS & FAMOUS WALLS at COZUMEL, SAONA & CATALINA islands, as well as Safaris with WHALE SHARKS, SAILFISH & HUMPBACK WHALES, Pro Dive International, founded in 2003, is the official onsite water sports service provider for several 4-5* RESORTS along the RIVIERA MAYA & COZUMEL/ MEXICO, and also now in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
Everything under one roof, Pro Dive International´s head office in Playa del Carmen/ Mexico features a multilingual reservations team taking direct bookings for diving, hotel accommodation, the VIP stay & dive concept ULTIMATE DIVE EXPERIENCE at Allegro Cozumel – unique in the Caribbean, LIVEABOARD options in collaboration with AGGRESSOR FLEET/ SILVER BANK and NAUTILUS EXPLORER/ SOCORRO & GUADALUPE, transfers and cultural tours, and also providing services to international dive travel agencies, an equipment maintenance department, excursions team and own competitive transportation system available to provide airport and hotel shuttles.

For more information, please visit Pro Dive International’s website www.prodiveinternational.com, or enquire by email at info@prodiveinternational.com.

For their GoPro programs contact info@idcmexico.com or visit www.idcmexico.com
Pro Dive’s Facebook Pages with lots of pictures and info is located at:

www.facebook.com/ProDiveMexicoOfficialFanPage

https://www.facebook.com/prodivedominicanrepublic

https://www.facebook.com/Pro-Dive-International

Pro Dive’s Twitter Account is twitter.com/Prodivemexico.

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Gear Review: Gemini Switch Box from Lungfish (Watch Video)

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In a video shot exclusively for Scubaverse.com, Jeff Goodman reviews the Gemini Switch Box from Lungfish.

For more information, visit www.lungfishdivesystems.com and www.facebook.com/divelungfish

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Jump into… A career in diving

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A career in doing something that you love… I have heard so many times that diving is just a hobby and not a career. A career by definition is ‘an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress.’

I started diving at the age of 17. I became a PADI Divemaster and from this point progressed to an Open Water instructor, to Staff Instructor, to Master Instructor, to Course Director. Surely by definition this is a career path? The only difference (in some cases) that would dispute this matter… the controversial subject of pay!

I am 100% not going to say that no dive centres in the world pay. I myself do, and I know others that do, too. It does however seem to have become very much the norm, that the ‘because I enjoy it’ philosophy has eradicated the UK diving career path for years. Divers volunteering their help for little or no reward (again… not everyone before you stop reading). To eventually realising, that they are doing hard work, for not much to gain… even paying to carry on doing courses, and to become an instructor to work for that centre. What is all that about?!

If you are the type of person to be happy with that, that is completely fine, so long as you are happy. I was at one point… and then realised that I had invested a lot of my time and money, and when this realisation hit, started to feel undervalued. The instructor I was ‘working for’, for a free hot chocolate at the end of the day, would sit in the cafe whilst I taught in the 3 degree waters in the middle of winter. Obviously the paying customer had booked his course through this person and not me… I was happy with a hot chocolate and having fun… but aren’t all of the best careers the ones that we do not see as work. They aren’t all volunteer roles. 

Those of you looking for a career in diving, don’t be put off. There are places that you can work, and a career in diving can literally take you all across the world. Those saying that there is no money in diving… ignore those guys too. There is. Obviously working for free is never going to get you there, but if you want to do it, then do it. There are plenty of places not only looking to employ scuba instructors, there are other jobs at aquariums, conservation roles, the Navy and many others for you to take a look at. 

There are also grants to look at for education, the open water instructor course, or anything else after that is not exactly cheap… but still nonetheless worthwhile.

So, please do not take away the fact of diving being a career. It is. The only thing that I will leave you with (dropping a bombshell), is that if we accept the fact of ‘working for free’ then it will never change and still be hard to make a career in diving… I mean, of course there is limited need when there is still the alternate option for a business to have free labour. 


Clare began Duttons Divers at just 19 years old and a short while later became one of the world’s youngest PADI Course Directors. Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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