We hope you’re having a good weekend, have a read below to see what’s been happening here in the Musandam!
Most of our staff are back from leave, well-rested and ready for the upcoming busy season! Neil has been holding down the fort while the rest of us go off for a rest, so he’ll go off soon for a break of his own. Enjoy it Neil, it’ll be crazy-busy here by the time you get back!
As we come to the end of the summer season we find ourselves reflecting on what has been an outstanding few months. The speedboats have been running so consistently every Friday that we’ve decided to run them permanently through the year. Next time you’re booking your Friday dive, why not do it on a Sheesa fast boat?
We’re well aware that busy seasons don’t just happen, especially in the Middle Eastern summer time. We’re aware how fortunate we are and we attribute our busy summer to one thing; you! Our clients, divers, friends and students that come back time-after-time are the heartbeat of this operation. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for your continued support!
The training centre is busy and our instructors are enjoying the flow of properly committed students working with us at the moment. We’re passionate about the industry and the sport, and it gives us a kick when our students are as passionate as we are. We approach our training in a different manner here at Sheesa, and while our students must work harder during the training, they come out better divers and professionals for it.
We’d like to take a quick minute to congratulate Peter Rosewall for the completion of his PADI OWSI this week. We’re proud of you mate!
We’ve mentioned before that we’re aiming to become a 5-star PADI dive resort by the end of the year and that deadline is approaching hard and fast. We’re working flat-out with our PADI regional manager Teo to achieve this goal and we’re excited to take the step-up.
We’re also pushing hard on the environmental front, things are well on-track to be single-use plastic free by our deadline and our Crown of Thorns campaign grows month-on-month.
We’ve taken the environmental drive a step further and we’re proud to announce that we’re the first 100% Project Aware partner in Oman. We’re striving to be better, do better and to take accountability for ourselves and our actions. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Project Aware, they’re doing some incredible work in the area of marine conservation.
We, facilitated by PADI, have joined forces with Project Aware, to raise awareness and work toward the protection of the worlds oceans. Education is vitally important and therefore with immediate effect we’re offering environmental Project Aware courses to our clients. By teaching, educating and spreading the word, we’ll hopefully make a real difference in the way things are done in the region.
We’ll also be making a donation to Project Aware as a part of every single certification that we process. We believe that it’s our responsibility to give back and this is one of the ways we’ll be doing so. By training with us you’re not only getting the best education from the best professionals in the industry, you’re also directly supporting the conservation of the marine environment. For this, we thank you.
On a final note: it’s time to put a reminder in your calendar. We’ve got a very special day coming up and we’d love it if you could be a part of it.
Sheesa Beach and Brest Friends in partnership with the Al Jalila Foundation will be hosting an event to raise funds for something that has affected all of us in one way or another. We’ll be hosting a ‘PINK’ day of diving on the 19th of October 2018; from which all proceeds will be donated for use in the fight against breast cancer. We’ll have some breast cancer survivors onboard, diving with us, and we’re excited to be able to do our part to help.
We hope to see you there, this one really is important to us. Numbers are unfortunately limited and we’re already booking spots. Give Cecil a shout on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, your booking will make a difference!
We hope you’ll come and see us soon, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
Take care for now.