We met Steve Jellis and Alan Baldwin late 2016; inspired by someone close to me who had his family learn to dive at home as part of a private course, I thought let’s make some memories. We knew we would in time move to Australia and our dreams were to explore the ocean. So I contacted Herts Dive Club – Steve Jellis contacted me.
He came around to assess our pool and we immediately got planning. Each fri night Steve and Alan would arrive around 5-6pm with all their crates of gear and even emergency equipment (so professional!) – we (my wife and 11 year old son) were led through ground school and all the PADI skills. The quality of instruction was outstanding.
We had fun, worked really hard and were left with significant homework each week. I used to be. BSAC diver with over 150 dives and I really learned from this process. Most nights Steve and Alan would leave around 11pm and put SO much into the course. We used to have a buffet together as part of the evening to make it fun. We all completed the course with success and great enjoyment.
Steve and Alan are SO calm, passionate about their craft and extremely patient teachers. They even got our youngest daughter and middle son underwater to be a “bubble maker”. It was a wonderful experience and we would wholeheartedly recommend the team. It’s such a professional outfit.
We qualified in Western Australia on Morgan’s 12th birthday plus one day and now dive most weekends on the stunning reefs here. Thank you to Steve, Alan and the club for helping us start our journey of wonder in the oceans and to sharing their passions.