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Complementary Equipment Packages
The equipment packages are complementary and are the campers to keep as long as full payment is received by May 1 in order to allow sufficient time for ordering and shipping of equipment. Campers enrolling after May 1 will need to provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel.
All equipment packages consist of new gear and correspond to the program that the camper is enrolled in. However, mask, fins, and snorkel are required for all programs, so modifications to these assignments can be made as needed. All campers must provide wetsuit and dive booties regardless of program.
Explorer I Package
Hold the student to the highest standard and they will meet that standard. It is no more difficult to produce an exceptional diver versus a poor diver if expectations are held high and they are led by a positive example. Students emulate what they see and if what they see is poor dive skills from an instructor, that is what they will strive for. No matter what level of training, Earth Immersion Instructors and Divemasters always maintain neutral buoyancy and horizontal trim. Even during the Open Water Diver course we do not teach our students to kneel, sit or stand on the bottom as we feel this is an uncontrolled and unsafe way to dive. We believe that safe diving means being in control by maintaining neutral buoyancy and horizontal trim throughout the dive. This is not a skill that is performed once and forgotten about, we practice neutral buoyancy on every dive. Mastering neutral buoyancy and horizontal trim is also much better for the environment and is absolutely necessary to be successful in higher level scuba courses.
"I am very indebted to Mr. Davenport for helping me be such a confident person. He is as good of a mentor as you could ask for. He taught me just as much about life out of the water as he did in the water. He taught me about the type of responsibility you need to be successful in life." - John