Congratulations!

Summer is traditionally slower here in Mexico, but we still have lots of students to congratulate, who did some training and skills improving over the past three months! These folks were with us in August, September and October:

Connor G, Paul L, Mike B, Tory B, Bill S, Matthew S, Petra K, Andrea B, Jaroslava B, Jeff W, Susan D, Kushan J, Matthew R, Pamela G, Anthony G, Cathy G, Jason F, Joy O, Jamie C, Rick W, Tony V, Martin M, Monique W, Vince N, Ginny T, Les S, Luis V, Jeannette M, Carol J, Caroline T, Kari A, Collin D, Arthur C, Xie Y, Haan Wein H, and Marc A.

Between them, this group did Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Drift Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Underwater Navigation, and even an Assistant Instructor program! We also welcomed several new divers during Discover Scuba Diving programs, and touched up some rusty skills during our Discover Local Diving program. Way to go, all of you! Thank you for choosing Blue Angel Scuba School! What is your next dive adventure? Sign up now for your next scuba course!!

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Green Star Award!

PADI Green Star Award Blue Angel CozumelWe have reached an important milestone! A few months ago we expressed our desire to show commitment to the aquatic environment when we became “100% AWARE.” We then began working toward the PADI Green Star Award, and are so excited to announce our award!

During our application process, we reviewed all aspects of our business at Blue Angel Resort, noted areas where we are already doing well, made some changes in some areas, and also identified areas for future improvements.

“Your achievement helps prove that green initiatives are both environmentally and commercially viable, and in turn helps promote green initiatives among other organizations. PADI would like to thank Blue Angel Resort, Dive Shop and Scuba School for the outstanding performance in initiating green, business and social responsibility practices! Once again, thank you for your support and your dedication to the environment.”

This Award reinforces our commitment to the conservation and the aquatic environment, and we want to thank you – our customers – for your support!

PADI Green Star Logo Blue Angel Scuba School

Beach Cleanup SUCCESS!

Wow! We continue to be grateful for the generosity of our friends! As you know from reading this post, we arranged a Beach Cleanup to coincide with Project AWARE’s Debris Month of Action.

We selected a short stretch of beach on the east side of our beautiful island. Here is what it looked like Before…

before photo of september beach cleanup at blue angel cozumel
Before…

Birds and sea creatures like turtles eat this stuff. It fills their stomachs and ultimately, ends their life.

plastic, plastic everywhere
Before…

With eleven intrepid souls, we headed out for about two hours to pick this junk up! We were joined by an island visitor from Ireland, who was passing by on his scooter, and asked if he could join us! An enthusiastic YES!!! all are welcome.

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hard at work

There is still much to be done, but we did make progress…

beach cleanup, cozumel, mexico
…After!

Thank you so much to all who participated, and who support these activities! Special thanks to Eva and Blue Angel Resort for providing us with snacks and refreshments, and to Juan and Verna of chac-choc tours, for providing transportation and a helper!

beach cleanup crew, cozumel mexico
Thank you so much!

Congratulations, and thank you!!

BEACH CLEANUP! Save the date

As you know from reading this post, Blue Angel Scuba School is a big supporter of Project AWARE. September is Debris Month of Action, and we’re very pleased to be able to contribute! We have just confirmed a beach clean up afternoon for Saturday, September 29, 2012. Once again, we’ll be collecting trash on the east side of Cozumel where the sand, sun and surf deserve our attention in more ways than one. We can make a difference! If you’re around, join us; the more the merrier.

Thanks once more to Cozumel’s own chac choc tours for assisting with transportation! This is the third time they have participated, and in addition to providing us with a ride, the owner, Juan, is a wonderful addition to the trash picking team. Thank you so much! And thanks also (as always) to Blue Angel Resort for for providing snacks and refreshments, and for being such an awesome, supportive place to work, dive, stay, and hang out!

We will be posting photos to our facebook page, so if you haven’t pressed “like” yet, now is a great time!

beach cleanup poster

Congratulations!

It’s that time again; we’d like to offer our Congratulations to our newest batch of students in June and July!

Ling Z, Steven S, Ethan P, Kim D, Michael D, Dan G, Jo G, Jessica S, Casi M, Makiko F, Anthony D, Zoe A, Lynn J, Brad H, Craig H, Sharon C, Scott C, Jay S, Lori S, Bob A, Matthew C, Donna C, Samantha C, Aaron C, Carissa C, Ashley S, and Justine D.

Between them, this group did Open Water, Advanced Open Water and some specialty training! We also welcomed several new divers during Discover Scuba Diving programs, and touched up some rusty skills during our Discover Local Diving program. Way to go, all of you! Thank you for choosing Blue Angel Scuba School! What is your next dive adventure? Sign up now for your next scuba course!!

This could be your classroom, at Blue Angel Scuba School!
This could be YOUR classroom.