Scuba Diving Club Is Here!

Scuba diving is a wonderful activity that allows people to explore the underwater world and experience the ocean’s wonders. It is a thrilling experience that is both calming and exciting and is a perfect way to escape the stresses of everyday life. Scuba diving is often seen as a predominantly male activity, but that is about to change with the launch of Santa Maria’s Scuba Diving Club!

Thirty three girls from Years 10 and 11 have finished the e-learning component of the PADI Open Water course. They completed 12 modules, including quizzes and a final exam. After successfully completing this unit, the girls headed to the College pool this week to put their skills into practice. This will soon be followed by shore dives at the Rockingham Grain Trail, ending with a day at Rottnest where they will complete two boat dives. The girls are extremely excited but also filled with trepidation for the journey ahead.

The launch of this girls-only scuba diving club is an exciting and empowering moment for those seeking a supportive community to pursue their interest in scuba diving. With this club, they can come together, explore the underwater world, share experiences and build a like-minded community.

This community eliminates gender-related barriers and offers a safe environment for females to improve their diving skills. Members can develop camaraderie, boost their confidence, and achieve their goals.

Here are some of the reasons why the girls submitted their application to be selected for the course:

I’m interested in achieving my open water scuba diving course as my dad was a clearance diver in the Australian Navy and now works for Fremantle Ports as a diver. I have always loved the ocean. Growing up, watching my family go scuba diving has always interested me, and having this opportunity available to me, I had to give it a go. Isabella Coubrough, Year 10

I’ve always had a love for the ocean and everything in it. Although snorkelling is lots of fun, and you can see a lot of beautiful coral and fish near the surface, I’d love the opportunity to go deeper and explore the ocean further. I have family members who go scuba diving a lot, and I would like to be able to join them in the future. Emma Piu, Year 11

I have always loved water-related activities and want to know what lurks below. I am interested in achieving this open water scuba course because it seems like a fun opportunity you rarely come across and would be too great of an experience to miss out on. Isabella Schneider, Year 10 

I love the outdoors and I am really interested in learning more about the ocean and marine life. I enjoy snorkelling and would like to establish a deeper connection with marine life. I also would like to try something different and take this opportunity to challenge myself and grow as a person. Essentially, I think this course is a great opportunity and would love and appreciate the option to do it. Isayla Foster, Year 10

I would love to travel throughout my life, especially to tropical places where I can dive and explore the underwater wonders. I am very hardworking and can do anything I put my mind to. It is a great opportunity to spend time with my peers and experience the waters of Perth. Matilda Finlay, Year 11

I love snorkelling, swimming, and surfing and I believe this would be an amazing opportunity. Many of my family and friends have their scuba ticket, and it would be great to go diving with them. I live near Bremer Bay and would use these skills a lot and find it so fascinating to go down deep and see the marine life up close. Clancy O’Neill, Year 10

Watch this space for updates. 

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