It's Almost Dive Time!
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we at Kraken Diving have been busy coming up with new "Hygiene Protocols" which has some changes to how we operate in order to try and make both you guys and our dive team as safe as possible. Most of these changes just effect the behind the scenes workings of the dive centre and don't effect you guys but we wanted to let you know the key ones that would do.
One of the main changes, is that we will only be taking one group of divers at a time now to try and reduce the risk of transmission between individuals as much as possible, rather than have various groups rock up at the same time. For you guys this is great news, with us having a maximum group size of 3 students to instructor it means there will be as many, if not more, Kraken Diving Crew at the site as there are students, so if you ever need help you won't have to wait. This change, combined with the fact we are the only dive school on the islands, means social distancing will be relatively easy at the shore diving sites. The downside of that it means we will have less spaces, so if you know you want to dive certain dates it might be a good idea to let us know! In the days coming up to your dive booking we will email you across a Covid-19 Health Declaration to check and return to us to make sure you are healthy to dive.
Anyone using our dive equipment will have it packed in a pre-labelled equipment crate which removes the need to check through each crate to try and find your gear and reduces potential for transmission.
One of the main challenges we have faced is trying to maintain the necessary levels of hygiene and cleanliness during all of this and also trying to be environmentally friendly. We have all seen the horrible photos with plastic gloves and masks left on beaches and found in the sea and we were determined not to add to this problem. After countless hours and days researching different products and methods we are happy to have found some that we believe balance the two requirements well.