New Child-Size Scuba Gear Photo Essay- Savedra Dive Center, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines
Is is common practice that a dive shop will go and buy new child-size scuba gear to be sure they are absolutely serving you to the highest most professional, safest manner? Is it the norm that a dive shop will pride it’s customer service and the quality of it’s gear so much that it will make investments that it knows will take a long time to repay. even for one client? Is it what you find all over the world in dive shops that they care so much, they take the time to be absolutely meticulous in their safety and precautions?
No. We’ve dove (or have we diven?) all over the world and our experience, and the irresponsible horror stories we’ve heard from fellow divers around the world, yells, “No!”
But, hear ye, hear yea, we found a diamond in the rough. Seriously. If you want the cheapest deal you can get, don’t come here. If you want a very reasonably priced dive shop with high quality gear and full child-size gear AND a staff who loves/adores/works beautifully with kids, then yes, you do want to come to Savedra Dive Center.
So, I could gush about them for hours for they became our family and treated us like family, right down to driving me crazy and picking on the kids like annoying older uncles who never grew up would do. The Street Smartology Education the kids got living in Panagsama Beach and the staff at Savedra, oh, duh, and the coral, and sea turtles and the prettiest oceans we have yet seen made our two months with Savedra one of those daily pinch-me-to-be-sure-this-is-really-my-life phases in our travels.
I think the pictures did a fine job showing how much they care, how much they love kids, and for me, how much we miss them. Have you ever dove with sea turtles? [Sigh] and every time I will sigh cuz they are amazing.
The reason we stayed in the Philippines for two and a half month was solely because of Savedra Dive Center. They are responsible for Gabi becoming Advanced Open Water Certified, for Kobi earning his Dive Master, for our kids dancing underwater with sea turtles and for Kobi and I getting lost in waterfalls and avalanches of sardines. Because of Savedra Dive Center we laughed tons, Kobi drank more than he usually does, and we made and our kids made friends who will remain in our hearts forever. Should you plan a trip to Philippines and have any desire to dive, with all of our hearts, we recommend diving with a professional super-fun staff and high quality equipment at Savedra. We felt safe enough to put our kids underwater with Savedra and that just about says it all. And if you go, tell Lee that Gabi is always, always, always right and that he sucks! On the other hand, tell Hermann that he is a God.
We’ve written a highly inspirational e-book about money and how you cantake these ten steps to make your travel dreams come true. It has helped many and helps us continue our travel dreams. I do hope you will consider spending the $8 and learning/ be reminded of what you can do, starting today, to make your family world travel dreams come true. You can do it too friends. You can. You can.
Thank you dearly,
Gabi, Kobi, Solai, Dahnya, and Orazi
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