Diving: Tobago Dive Experience, Speyside

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name:

Sean Robinson

Position:

Owner

Telephone No:

(868) 660-4888

Fax No:

(868) 635-0320

Cellphone:

(868) 688-5071

Email:

email now

Website:

www.tobagodiveexperience.com

DIVE SHOP ADDRESSES

Main Shop:

Manta Lodge, Speyside

Branch:

none

RETAIL SALES

Diving:

Yes

Snorkelling:

Yes

Service/Repair:

Yes

CUSTOMER SERVICES

Collection/Return:

Yes

Credit Cards:

MasterCard, VISA

Languages:

 

TRAINING & COURSES

Classroom:

Yes

Courses:

All PADI Courses up to Divemaster, Emergency First Response, BSAC Ocean Diver and Advanced Diver, and NAUI Open Water and Advanced

Other Info:

Both shops are soon to have air conditioning, tv, video and dvd for training purposes.

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

Instructors:

3

Dive Guides:

2

Unqualified Guides:

2 trainees, used only as backup, not dive leader

Boat Handlers:

Mixture of qualified Boat Handlers and experienced staff

DIVE ASSOCIATION AFFILIATIONS

PADI:

Yes

BSAC/CMAS:

BASC & NAUI

ATDO:

Yes

SAFETY EQUIPMENT & POLICIES

DAN 02 Kits:

3

First Aid Kits:

3

First Aiders:

4

Dive Interval:

45-50 minutes

DIVE EQUIPMENT

Equipment Make:

Mares & Scubapro. Currently migrating to Scubapro.

Equip.Age (11/04):

less than 18 months. (Last full replacement March 2006)

BCDs:

18

Regulators:

12

Wetsuits:

12

Safety Sausages:

Yes

Own Compressor:

Yes

Other Equipment:

Torches, computers, digital camera, SMB

BOAT DETAILS

Number of Boats:

3

Boat Type:

Pirogue

Cover:

Yes

Engines:

Twin

Radio:

Yes

GPS Navigation:

No

DAN O2:

Yes

First Aid Kit:

Yes

Cell Phone:

at least one on all boats

Seats - Maximum:

12

DIVE GROUPS

Minimum Group:

1

Maximum Group:

12

Average Group:

8

DIVE PACKAGES

Normal Schedule:

Two Morning Dives. Other packages on request.

Minimum Dive Time:

45 minutes

Night Dives:

Yes

Nitrox:

No

Time to Dives:

5-20 minutes

Sites Offered

All North End sites (32-54)

OTHER INFORMATION

Notes:

One of Tobago oldest dive services, TDE has a very chequered history. Changes in management in recent years seem to have improved the previous poor reputation, but the business is now back with the original owner and I have increasing concern about whether the improvements will be maintained.

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