26th April 2017
Massive congratulations to our Aquarists Tom and Paul who have recently completed their Dive Master qualification! Here they are celebrating with their Dive Instructor Gen Mac-Callum and diving in the Lagoon of Light exhibit.
Splitting their time between 8 Acre Lake in Brough and Stoney Cove in Leicester, they had to confidently demonstrate skills in search and recovery, rescue, underwater navigation and stamina and were required to swim over 1200m and tread water for 15 minutes in 5 degree water!
Demonstrating leadership and responsibility, they took turns leading new students who were undertaking their Open Water Qualification and supervising them getting to grips with their underwater skills.
Both Tom and Paul are now qualified to enter our Endless Ocean Exhibit – we can’t wait to see them take to the water!