Val decided to learn to scuba dive with her husband Dave after she retired from work. For many years they had enjoyed snorkelling when on family holidays and thought it would be a good hobby for them to enjoy together during their retirement.
In 2014 they qualified as Open Water divers with the Canary Divers team. They immediately signed up to do the Advanced open water course as well.
Having enjoyed the good training with Canary Divers they volunteered to help out in the shop whilst other staff and instructors took diving trips abroad.
They also persuaded their daughter to experience a DSD and from then Chrissie followed two years of continual training and qualified as an instructor with the Canary Divers team.
Val and Dave have now done over 100 dives together including around the British coast, in Egypt, the Dominican Republic, both East and West coasts of Mexico, and both Sal and Boa Vista in the Cape Verde islands.
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver