Instructor Q & A: Skanda

 

 

How long have you been at ProTec?

I started working with PT at the beginning of 2015, first learning aii of the cavern dives and ‘ciassic’ cave dives, then sIowIy began instructor development when I decided that Mexico wouId be home Ionger term.

 

 

What’s your favourite thing about working at ProTec?

Probably first, the amazing staff we have and the people we work with. Then the work that we get to do!

 

What is your most memorable moment in diving?

Lots of good memories! But for cave diving sharing some super fun dives over the summer in Europe with friends. Like reaching the puis four in the Ressel!

 

 

What is your favourite dive in Mexico?

Too many! But a recent favourite was down stream Nohoch Na Chich to the HeIIs Gate! So much history, reaIIy cooI seeing expIoration arrows from Chuck Stevens and Erik Huchenson from 1993-1997.

 

 

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student is individual and learns in their own way and own time. It’s our job to manage different learning styles and paces and have students always improve.

 

 

Any advice for people wanting to come and train with us?

Check with your instructor about what you want to achieve and make a plan to achieve those goals.

 

 

When not diving what do you do for fun?

Diving!! Cooking and eating good food.

 

 

If you weren’t a diver, what would your profession be?

Probably go back to teaching in high school students and boring them with stories about cave diving in Mexico.

 

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

ProTec forward base Muyil exploring and guiding from a secret jungle hideout.

 

 

 

If you could have a superpower for one day, what would it be and why?

Being able to teleport. Imagine getting to dive remote cenotes without hour long jungle hikes!

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Instructor Q & A: Jaime

 

How long have you been at ProTec?

Since the 1st of April of 2015.

 

 

What’s your favourite thing about working at ProTec?

The opportunity to learn and grow, not only from the amazing team that feels like a family and by far the best bosses I ever had, but also from the incredible people with unique life’s that come from all over the world to train with us.

 

 

What is your most memorable moment in diving? 

I can’t choose one so I’ll go with three.

  1. My first underwater breathing in a pool (2006), I remember it like if it was yesterday.
  2. The first time I laid line and explore virgin cave (2015)
  3. When I enter for the first time in Ryan’s Chamber in Malazamanga, Madagascar (2018)

 

 

What is your favourite dive in Mexico?

Scootering downstream Nohoch, jumping to  Hell’s Gate and then to the saltwater passages.

 

 

What is your teaching philosophy?

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

 

 

Any advice for people wanting to come and train with us?

Enjoy the learning experience, if you knew how to do it already you wouldn’t be on a course.

 

 

When not diving what do you do for fun?

 Kitesurfing, other sports or activities and socializing.

 

 

If you weren’t a diver, what would your profession be?

An Astronaut.

 

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

 

Cave and Ocean diving around the world in my private yacht.

 

 

If you could have a superpower for one day, what would it be and why?

Definitely to fly!

 

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