learn and who were open to the idea of SNUBA. The interesting thing about about this session was that the diving would be done from the beach rather than from the boat like all the other Sandals/Beaches locations. With a busy season and max capacity at the resort, we weren’t short for clientele! When I conduct training, I usually offer free SNUBA dives to guests in order to knock “training dives” off the potential guides. Usually we have to put in a little leg work and convince some people to join us for a FREE training dive, but always get people to join. This trip was the complete opposite. We had hordes of people wanting to try SNUBA, so much so, I was having people ask me if they could pay me to experience SNUBA. This is something that has never happened to me, but made training a little easier, and the guides gained more experience this way. All in all the training was a success. The service at the resort is top notch, the guides are professionals, and the water was warm and clear. Not much more a guy can ask for, right?
Over the last few years, I’ve charged with opening all of the Sandals/Beaches resorts around the Caribbean. Each time I have the opportunity to visit a new resort, I’m anxious to see what the resort has to offer. This particular Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos was the largest of their fleet with nearly 800 rooms. It included a water park for the kids, over 20 restaurants, and nightly entertainment for the whole family. It was a sight to behold! This training included four guides – all very eager to