DiveUnlimited began life under a different name in a different country; originally called Subaqua Academy and based in the UK where it existed as a small independant scuba diving school operating mainly on the weekends and weeknights. Here we gained valuable experience teaching both adults and children and so when we moved to Australia it seemed only natural to carry this on, after all it is a lot warmer over here! The DiveUnlimited name was the result of a re-branding exercise in order to better reflect what we are trying to achieve with our scuba diving school. We believe that scuba diving provides a unique opportunity for everyone to learn about what goes on beneath the surface of our oceans, consequently our aim is to provide that opportunity for everyone regardless of their individual situation.
Now of course bringing scuba diving to everyone is no small task; initially we looked into the possibility of starting a not-for-profit organisation so that we could apply for funding etc to help us support individuals that wanted to dive but were unable to afford it. Unfortunately finding funding for something that did not yet exist proved difficult so instead we decided to start a for-profit business with a view to starting a not-for-profit dive club that could utilise the services and equipment of the business once it was established.
In order to assist us with being able to teach as wide a range of individuals as possible we recently undertook a DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor training course, this course exposed us to a variety of adaptive teaching techniques that can be applied to enhance our SDI courses allowing certification either under SDI, DDI or both.