Toronto Scuba Centre is getting it’s television premier on Breakfast Television this month. Those of you who tune into Breakfast Television each morning will get the chance to watch us introduce the world of scuba diving to Jennifer Valentyne on April 19 at our downtown training facility.
The opportunity came along after seeing Jenn trying SeaVenture at Discovery Cove in Florida. SeaVenture is an experience where you wear an underwater helmet and feel what it is like to breathe underwater. We wanted to help her take that extra step and get her in SCUBA.
The difference between SCUBA and the SeaVenture experience is that the air you breathe underwater comes from the tank on your back with a SCUBA device (Self-Contained-Underwater-Breathing-Apparatus). The SeaVenture experience instead provides air to the diver through a hose from the surface (connected to the helmet), which allows you to walk on the bottom of the pool (which is itself designed to look like the ocean).
During the show we hope to teach Jen how to put her gear on, do a giant stride entry and then learn a couple of skills like mask and regulator removal. Most of the time however we will just be encouraging Jen to swim around and feel what it is like to swim and breathe underwater. Just fun.
We are also going to have as many of our team present and assisting in the water. These include some of our wonderful Instructors and Divemasters who will be setting their alarm clocks nice and early to join us in the pool. We’re buying breakfast though, so we hope they’re happy to get a dive in before work starts!!
More importantly, this is an opportunity for Toronto Scuba Centre to launch it’s first charity event for 2012. Those of you who read our blogs and visit our website will know that last year we worked closely with TAVIS (the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy), which gives disenfranchised children the opportunity to try new activities. Charity and giving back is an important part of our business. Which makes it even more meaningful to us when it ties in with our philosophy of always helping people reach the goals they set for themselves.
This year, in association with Breakfast Television, we will be donating to a charity chosen by BT. And we will donate to that charity from every Open Water course taken with Toronto Scuba Centre in 2012 from April 19th on. Additionally, we’re working with BT to create a mechanism, so that those who see the television show will also get a discounted rate for their course. At the end of the year, we will then present what we raised on Breakfast Television.
So, even if you don’t normally watch BT, we ask you to please tune in on April 19th from 7am in the morning and tell your friends to do so too. And if you know anyone who wants to learn Scuba, our offer on the show is a great incentive for them. They’ll be giving themselves an opportunity of a lifetime and also contributing to a life-changing opportunity for someone else.
See you on Breakfast Television on the 19th April 2012 at 7am on!!!!