I never, in a million years, thought that I'd have enjoyed learning to dive so much. From the first day checking in at Sharm I instantly felt at ease and very welcome. The atmosphere created by everyone in the whole team was amazing. From the bus in the morning to having a beer at the end of the day. This helped a great deal as I had real anxieties about the whole course.
I must mention the incredibly patient and calming way Mariann was throughout the course. From the paperwork to the final dive, she made sure every last detail was explained in advance and that I understood everything before we undertook any activities. I was most impressed at how clear and calming she was under the surface.
I had a FEAR of removing my mask in the sea. Just the simplicity of her demonstration and her relaxed nature made me able to complete this no problem.
I'm already planning to return next year and will definitely be taking another course with Emperor!
Nick Smith, Keighley, England September 2010