We had never been scuba diving before and we’re sure what to expect. The crew soon put us at ease – as best they could with two 50-something “newbies”! We started with an introduction in a swimming pool, which we really appreciated as a good way to introduce us to the equipment and safety instructions. Warren was patient with us as we became acclimated to diving. Once on the boat, we appreciated Stephen’s briefing that was helpful and that indicated the company’s concern for the environment. Kelly and Alice gave us helpful introductions to the dive locations.The crew pointed out whales as we made our way to Puako. In the water, Warren was again patient, even holding my hand until I was confident enough to let go. As beginners, my husband I were under the Warren’s watchful eye to ensure that we were safe and having a good time. The more experienced divers had their guides and dove to deeper locations than we did. Plenty of snacks and drinks were provided. The crew helped to make it a memorable and thrilling experience. Who knows? We might do it again….