India’s FIRST EVER ‘Junior PADI Master Scuba Diver’
2012 News from Blue View Instructor Alex:
Blue View Divers were lucky to be part of an incredible journey of a young student diver called Jashan. Please spend some time to read about Jashan’s achievement.
Jashan loved being in the water from a very early age. In May 2008 in Egypt Jashan experienced the underwater world for the first time. When he was 10 years old Jashan signed up for his Open Water Course. This was the start of many things to come as he was determined to finishhis PADI Junior Adventure Diver . Furthermore, after successfully completing his PADI Adventure Dives, Jashan passed his PADI Junior Adventure Diver in March 2011.
Additionally, Jashan progressed onto more advanced and breathtaking dive sites Thailand had to offer. Dives sites including Bida Nok, Bida Nai, Malong, Palong Bay, Viking, Tonsai Wall, Pileh wall and Hin Bida. Experiencing leopard sharks, black tip reef sharks, hawks bill turtles, blue spotted sting rays and reef octopuses. Jashan’s passion continued to grow.
2012 Master Scuba Diver
In November 2012 at age 12 Jashan came to the Phi Phi Islands. At PADI 5 Star Centre Blue View Divers, under the professional guidance of PADI Instructor Alexandra, Jashan completed his Advanced! Additionally, he signed up for EFR and PADI Specialty courses. He chose Boat Diving, Enriched Air Diving and Night Diving.
Under disciplined and professional guidance, Jashan proceeded to become the very first Indian PADI Junior Rescue diver in March 2013. Along with his parents and PADI, we were extremely proud and honored to announce Jashan as the very first Indian diver, to obtain the rating of a PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver. This fantastic achievement being completed at the young age of just 12 years old.
“ We appreciate the safety standards set by PADI and the efforts of his excellent instructor Alexandra Bassarab. Both Jashan and I feel that PADI courses can inspire people of any age and make them SCUBA divers. Hats Off!!! The Books/videos and study material create interest and motivate children of Jashan’s age. Once again we thank you very much for appreciating Jashan’s achievement. Additionally we are thankful to Anindya Mukherjee of ‘Goa Aquatics‘. And of course Alex from Blue View for making his dreams come true. We shall always keep diving”Jashan’s parents
If you know of young potential diving cadets with dreams of learning how to dive, please let us know! We can help make their dream come true!
Diving Activities for Families/Kids on Phi Phi
We love teaching families, children and divers of all ages and walks of life. We have also expanded our diving programs specifically geared towards children.
Having a swimming pool on premises is a massive advantage as we can teach the PADI Bubblemaker program, Discover Snorkeling and Scuba Try-dives in a safe and fun environment. Additionally, we offer the PADI Junior Open Water Course, PADI Scuba Diver Course, PADI Jr. Advanced and much more!
Look out for our ‘Kid’s Page on the website for upcoming courses and programs, especially designed for adventure seeking kids and families!
Read the PADI Pro Blog about Jashan’s achievement HERE!