Pro Dive Cairns made history in the diving industry in June when it issued its 130,000th PADI certification. A remarkable achievement to be remembered by both Pro Dive Cairns and PADI Asia Pacific (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) as a significant landmark.
It was also an occasion new PADI Open Water Diver Thomas Morey will remember well, as Pro Dive Cairns 130,000th student. Thomas first tried a few introductory dives when sailing the Whitsundays, and loved it so much he just had to dive again.
On his first open water dive off Cairns Thomas admits he was a little apprehensive, but gradually became more familiar with the ocean and just enjoyed himself. “I had an absolutely awesome time both in the pool and the ocean, making for a thoroughly enjoyable course”.
Off to New Zealand next to try the diving there. Of that experience, Thomas says, “I love the freedom diving brings — the extra dimension of movement makes it feel almost like you’re flying. It’s also a really great way of getting up close and personal with some of the world’s best wildlife. So far I’ve seen everything I’d hoped to, and a personal highlight were the sharks and turtles”.
This year Pro Dive Cairns General Manager, Paul Lim, and his staff celebrated 30 years of dedication and commitment to quality scuba diver training and dive trips on the Great Barrier Reef.
Commenting on the company’s milestones, Paul declared, “All the staff at Pro Dive Cairns are extremely proud of our achievement. We have worked hard to build our reputation over the years on an ongoing philosophy of ‘quality over quantity’ with a commitment and dedication to providing the best possible dive education and liveaboard dive trips. The fact that so many people have chosen Pro Dive Cairns to teach them to dive or take them diving on the Great Barrier Reef is very satisfying and further reinforces our philosophy.
Our longevity in business over the past 30 years, especially in challenging times like the present, is an outstanding testament to the dedication and professionalism of all our staff, past and present, as well as the quality and reputation of our product.”
Please join PADI Asia Pacific in congratulating the team at Pro Dive Cairns on reaching the remarkable milestone of 130,000 PADI certifications. Since 1983, the two companies have shared a strong and successful business partnership and are looking forward to sharing more success in the years ahead.
For further information about Pro Dive Cairns, visit prodivecairns.com