Team Builder is designed to encourage our students to learn to dive in 3-person teams by offering 15% off of their training, allowing them to formally learn how to dive in a team of 3 in any class.
We've found that divers trained in a 3-person team generally are more well-rounded divers and able to recognize and adapt to the dynamics that a team of 3 presents, while also enjoying the strengths and benefits an efficient 3-person team offers.
In short, the goal of this program is to teach not only the mechanics, skills and knowledge of the class the student is taking, but also expose the students to learning these skills and knowledge while diving within a 3-person team. This is a benefit to the student because they learn how to dive in this dynamic, in a formal class setting, making the transition to "real world" 3-person team diving much smoother.
Many divers feel at home diving in 2-person teams, but are a bit intimidated by or unsure how to dive efficiently in a 3-person team, causing them to be slightly less comfortable when diving in a team of 3. This program is designed to teach how to maximize the real benefit of a 3-person team, from planning & logistics to working cohesively as a team to post-dive debriefing, at all skill levels.
To facilitate this, and offer an incentive, we are offering 15% off any class to each member of a team of 3 divers who take a class (details and restrictions below) and organize their own team.
Dive teams consist of 2 or 3 divers. A group of 4 divers diving together will break into two teams of 2. A group of 5 will break into a team of 2 and a team of 3. And a group of 6 will break into two teams of 3 or three teams of 2, depending on the dive objective. This keeps the teams small, manageable and efficient. While the entire group may dive together, each team operates independently of the other(s).
Two person teams offer a degree of simplicity in communication, team awareness, positioning and roles/responsibilities. However, an efficient 2-person team cannot compare to the strength and resources of an efficient 3-person team.
A 3-person team presents a different dynamic than a 2-person team and does require a broader awareness, attention to positioning and more communication responsibilities to operate at full efficiency. However, a properly trained and efficient 3-person team has more resources (gas, equipment, eyes, brains and awareness) which is a significant benefit to exploration projects or more aggressive dives and the overall enjoyment of the dive.
In short, a diver trained and efficient in a 3-person team is, in our opinion, typically a more well-rounded diver, because he/she is able to function efficiently in in either a 2-person or 3-person team dynamic. Additionally, we feel the diver who is proficient in a 3-person team has a more developed, broader awareness due to the increased demands of diving in a 3-person team dynamic.
The Team Builder Program is designed to give students an incentive of training with a 3-person team, for several reasons:
Want to register your team? Please contact us with any questions or to register your team