Category Archives: Dive Leadership

Women’s Dive Month at Aquatic Adventures

This July we are celebrating spectacular women divers. Some people have the misguided idea that scuba diving is a “male sport.” This has been a long running theme, so in 2015 PADI held the first ever Women’s Dive Day. This event was celebrated in 65 different countries across all seven continents. Men and women alike spent the day diving in tribute to the contributions women have made to this amazing sport. This year PADI picked July 16 as the second annual Women’s Dive Day. Historically women have […]

Aquatic Adventures: A Look Back After 15 Years

This month marks an important milestone in the history of Aquatic Adventures. This January is the 15th anniversary of our incorporation and the 15th anniversary of the day we opened our doors. Staying in operation for 15 years is no small feat for any business. Operating a dive center in the Midwest where the dive season really only lasts for 6 months is a monumental accomplishment. So when I was asked to write a blog about how Aquatic Adventures came […]

Dive Leadership: The Importance of Experience

There is a bumper sticker that reads, “A bad day diving is better than a good day at work”. As a dive leader, I find myself a bit disturbed each time I see this sticker. Whoever came up with this line certainly never had a bad day diving! One of the things any experienced dive leader can tell you is that when things go wrong, our amazing and exciting profession can quickly turn stressful and even tragic. Whether we are […]