In Yorkshire we are blessed with a beautiful stretch of coastline, with wrecks, great scenery and the first official ‘No Take Zone’.
Living within the Yorkshire region means the east coast is within easy reach and offers a range of diving options. We also have access to inland dive sites ideal to start a diver on their journey.
Your Regional Coach
Carrie Pillow, Yorkshire Region Coach
I did a try dive in 1987 and I was hooked, but it was 1998 before I could follow this up doing my PADI Open Water course. I qualified as a PADI open water instructor in 1999, completing the BSAC cross over in 2009. I have been fortunate enough to dive in many countries around the world, and whilst acting as the Yorkshire Seasearch coordinator I have dived many different areas of the UK. I am often asked where my favourite place is to dive; I find this difficult to answer as the ocean has so many wonderful places but if I had to choose one last place to dive it would be somewhere in the UK.
Diving is a wonderful sport that has many specialities which appeal to different tastes, from wreck divers, tec divers, those that just enjoy shallow scenic dives and all that is in between. I am a firm believer in strong foundations, confidence and moving at your own pace to build confidence and skills. Within the Yorkshire region we have clubs and regional instructors with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, I hope to continue learning myself and help to build a Yorkshire regional community for us all to learn from.
How we help and support divers and clubs in the Yorkshire Region
As we move forward I hope to build an engaged and strong multi-disciplined region where our branches can help support each other, helping when branches are lacking an instructor in a particular area and potentially sharing some resources. As Regional Coach I would love to be invited to help on courses as there is nothing more fulfilling than see a new diver learn the sport, especially if they have overcome initial hesitancy.
Training and events in the Yorkshire Region
The Regional team offers a variety of SDCs and events each year which are driven by the demand from our branches. Specific courses can be requested, and the team will do its best to deliver them for divers who want to develop their skills. With the broad skills of the Yorkshire Region, we will offer a wide spectrum of SDC’s; I hope that we can offer some seamanship SDCs in the coming months. I would also like to hold Diver Training theory & practical events, to help members complete courses they are struggling to do in branch.
Want to join the regional coaching team?
If you are a qualified instructor and looking for personal development opportunities, or if you just want to help develop the skills and knowledge of other divers, then please drop an email to Carrie or anyone on the Yorkshire Regional Coaching Team.
Are you an active diver looking to take on the next challenge; why not come and assist the regional team and start your instructing journey.
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