Boy Scouts get certified

The recent graduating class of Open Water Scuba Divers of the Cayman Islands Boy Scouts took place 10 March at Cobalt Coast Resort.

The resort hosted the group to breakfast by the ocean, followed by awards for all participants. The youth worked hard over the wintertime to complete their open water diver certification on full scholarships from Divetech Ltd.

‘The dedication, learning and fun that they had is well deserved,’ said a press release.

The open water certification course takes place over approximately four full days and includes classroom with knowledge reviews and a final exam, confined water sessions in the pool or shallow water and four ocean dives.

In return for their experience, the Scouts do beach clean-ups and other community service activities to contribute to their education.

Many of the Scouts will be carrying on in their diving education this spring by enrolling in the Advanced Open Water course. Part-time work with Divetech is also being provided to those interested. The work involves filling and moving scuba tanks, supporting and assisting staff in the dive shops, cleaning and maintaining scuba equipment and lots of diving.

Scuba diving offers a variety of career opportunities for young people interested in the marine environment and an outdoor workplace, the release noted. From divemasters to scuba instructors in the tourism sector, to commercial, photo/video, military, police, environment and scientific work, there are many jobs that young Caymanians can be groomed for in the field of scuba diving.

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