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Infected wound developed during the course. - Picture of The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, Zanzibar Island

Photo: Infected wound developed during the course.

From Review : Padi Open Water Diver Course - Mixed Feelings of The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean
Infected wound developed during the course.
First best experience. 
Highly recommended.
First best experience. 
Highly recommended.
Diving during the pandemic - We felt safe and loved it! Thank you!
Diving during the pandemic - We felt safe and loved it! Thank you!
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Krisztián Kun wrote a review Dec 2020
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This was my first real diving experience therefore I can't compare it to other dive centers but our instructors Eva and Mimi seemed very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to diving. The negative experience is related to the lack of personal care. During the entire
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Date of experience: December 2020
Response from One O, Owner at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean
Responded Jan 3, 2021
Hello Kris Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Yes indeed both Mimi and Eva are very experienced and highly trained PADI professionals. The Open Water Course to borrow your expression is far from “Mickey Mouse” Once a student is qualified they can dive to 18 metres with another certified diver. While in reality this seldom happens, our very experienced and qualified PADI Instructors need to be confident that a student has learnt the theory and skills required by PADI. And gained the confidence to be safe for themselves and others. For some this comes easily and naturally – and for others it does not. The more time that needs to be spent working on the skills the less time can be spent on having “fun” because certifying somebody who has not been able to tick all the boxes, and who has not gained the skills required by PADI would be highly negligent if not potentially dangerous to the student, anybody who ever dives with them and to the professional reputation of our staff and company. Nobody is rushed through our courses – as previous reviews show we will spend the extra time to make sure that somebody is comfortable and confident before certifying them. And sometimes that leaves less time for fun. But really the point of the Open Water Course is that a life time of fun in the ocean follows once somebody has been properly and carefully trained. A specific example of this is buoyancy – any diver knows what we mean, but briefly, a diver needs to have enough control of their breath and their equipment to hold a neutral position in the water. Without it accidents can happen – for example you can crash into delicate corals causing harm to these fragile lifeforms and nasty cuts and grazes to yourself (much like the one in your picture) Your girlfriend battled with this skill and was unable to master it. As such Mimi and Eva were not comfortable to qualify her as a full Open Water Diver. And possibly this is the real reason for your dissatisfaction. Rather we certified her as a Scuba Diver – the reason, not to save us any money, we still have all the services and incurred all the same costs, but to keep her safe. As a Scuba Diver she is limited to shallower dives and most importantly will always have to dive with a diving professional and not simply with another certified Open Water Diver. As to the injuries, we of course have a full First Aid box on the boat and in the dive centre. Your girlfriend asked Eva for a plaster for blisters she had from the fins. This we gave her. Had any of us seen the graze (this is quite obviously not a bruise that became infected) we would have provided diluted hydrogen peroxide if it happened in the ocean and given instructions to keep it clean and disinfected (after providing first aid ourselves) As mentioned this looks like an injury as a result of a scrape against a rock or sand. This is one of the many reasons buoyancy is so important. But we would never have judged her - we are here to help and care for our students. This is exactly the reason our instructors take it seriously, make sure all boxes are ticked and are strict in applying both PADI and One Ocean standards at all times. Gary
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