Due to the growing number of megayacht crew and guests who enjoy scuba diving, a Balearics-based company specializing in tailor-made cruising and touring itineraries has created a dedicating division, Yacht Scuba Safety.
Initiated by Ondine Escape, located in Mallorca, Spain, Yacht Scuba Safety is staffed by PADI-certified instructors. Yacht Scuba Safety’s director, Nick Stael von Holstein, has been diving for 35 years, with 25 of them spent as an instructor, and undertaken more than 10,000 dives. His co-director, Brad Robertson, has been diving for 20 years and spent the last decade teaching, in addition to working aboard dive vessels in Australia. The Yacht Scuba Safety team will work with your crew in Mallorca or travel to your megayacht, not only to teach them diving, but also to set up proper procedures aboard so that you and your guests can indulge on an ongoing basis, too. Yacht Scuba Safety works with PADI to ensure that the operations it sets up meet its standards. Furthermore, Yacht Scuba Safety can offer consultation services for new builds and even refits to determine the best way to set up a dive center onboard.
While the primary goal of Yacht Scuba Safety is to ensure the wellbeing of everyone participating in the sport, the company also aims to make diving more fun. How? For one, it has a cinematography department; imagine the terrific videos the filmmakers can make of your dive trips, above and below the water’s surface. For another, Yacht Scuba Safety has marine biologists on staff. Tapping the team’s expertise in identifying various marine life can clearly augment the diving experience.
Related to this, Ondine Escape has a marine-conservation initiative, Asociación Ondine, which has been supporting scientists, government agencies, and more on a number of projects ranging from beach cleanups to sustainable seafood education. Yacht Scuba Safety and Ondine Escape hope to raise further awareness within the yachting community.
Yacht Scuba Safety will officially kick off all of its outreach efforts at the Monaco Yacht Show next week.