Caye Caulker leads Belize into the world of Tech Diving!

On October 08, 2012 in News

Chip Peterson, CJ Graham, Hilary Pike and Walter Williams

Chip Petersen, owner of Belize Dive Services here in Caye Caulker, continues pushing diving excellence by offering technical dives for his clientele.  Technical diving specializes in more advanced scuba diving techniques by using rebreathers and the use of breathing gases.  This offers the participants the ability to be able to explore parts of the marine world that would be beyond the possibilities the recreational range like say Cave or particularly deep dives.

Up until Belize Dive Service came along, none of this was possible as no dive shop in Belize had the equipment or the training to offer such dives – very much putting us at a disadvantage to our other competitive diving markets.

Chip is a qualified TDI (Technical Dive International) Instructor and has commenced today his second Technical Dive Course for the those interested in Caye Caulker.  The first course of 4 persons consisted of Pablo Bo and Eugene Bull (two of the very first technically trained Belizean divers, both on the Belize Dive Services staff) – and this course CJ Graham (BDS), Walter Williams (BDS) and Hilary Pike of Frenchies Diving.  All of which will be trained in Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression Procedures Diver at the end of their two week training!

Hilary commented that what Chip was doing her in diving terms was to push forward the boundaries of diving here in Belize and challenging those in the diving world here in Belize to go further and explore more of what we have here in this marvelous reef!!

What makes us proud is that it is all being undertaken here on Caye Caulker – proving that this small fishing village continues to set the highest standards for our tourists!!

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