At Coral Grand Divers, we believe that to experience scuba diving is to experience a less ordinary life that isn’t ours and a life that we should preserve at all costs. It’s a fantastic adventure that we’re lucky to have every day. Today, we’re rolling out a new vision for our brand: Live Grand.
For most of us, scuba diving is an entirely different way of life. It’s an escape from every day, but also a reminder to live a little bit differently - to remember to keep learning, to try and be present every day, and to preserve and respect the underwater world even when we’re not swimming amongst it. We want everyone to Live Grand by taking the plunge for the first time, feeding their curiosity about the underwater world, and helping us protect a life that’s not ours.
How can you join the Live Grand Family?
1. Take the Plunge: Much travel to Koh Tao for a relaxing island escape, but it’s impossible to ignore the culture of diving, which calls Koh Tao Home. There are numerous dive sites within a few minutes of Koh Tao, and it’s the perfect place for beginners. Taking your first breath underwater is a strange but fantastic experience. Experiencing the underwater world is something we think everybody should try, and the first time you Live Grand under the sea is something we think you’ll never forget.
2. Feed your curiosity: Like everything else, the more we dive, the more experienced we become. There is always more to learn, starting with our buoyancy and breath control. Once we master the skill, the feeling of weightlessness is one of the most thrilling experiences we, as divers, enjoy. In the Advanced Open Water course, Peak Performance Buoyancy is just one of the skills we practice and try to perfect. But there is so much more to learn every time we dive - everything from navigating and managing our air at depth to recognizing and identifying problems in other divers. There is no shortage of skills to learn. And the more we learn, the more we’re able to Live Grand underwater and in our everyday lives.
3. Help protect a life that’s not ours: The underwater world is as beautiful as it is grand, and it’s important to remember that we’re there to observe and appreciate. When we dive, we take only memories and leave no trace behind. All underwater ecosystems are delicate and must be preserved at all costs. Some corals grow less than 2 cm per year; a runaway descent or accidental fin kick can destroy decades of growth instantly! What we do when back on shore also impacts our oceans. Reducing single-use plastics and reducing non-sustainable food products are two easy ways to help our oceans continue to Live Grand in their own right.
At Coral Grand Divers, we are passionate about sharing our love for the sea with everyone that walks through our shop. Our days are sometimes hectic, and going underwater gives us the perfect escape to find zen and appreciate a different lifestyle, if only for a short time. It’s a life worth living. Live Grand.
Posted by Ernesto Soriano III, PADI Divemaster Candidate