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DESIREE: IF YOU ARE LIKE

MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE

TO TAKE A DIVE INTO THE DEEP SEA

THERE IS A PLACE IN THE VALLEY

THAT CAN HELP YOU TURN THAT WISH

INTO REALITY WITH SPECIAL

TRAINING.

HERE TO LET US KNOW HOW IS OWNER

AND INSTRUCTOR FOR CALIFORNIA

SCUBA CENTER IN CLOVIS MIKE

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

TELL US ABOUT SOME THE SERVICES

THAT YOU GUYS OFFER.

THE EASIEST WAY TO SUM IT UP,

WE DO EVERYTHING SCUBA, WE TEACH

ALL CLASSES FROM ENTRY LEVEL TO

INSTRUCTOR CLASSES WE ARE ONE OF

ONLY TWO INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT

CENTERS IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF

CALIFORNIA.

IF YOU DON'T COME TO US, YOU

HAVE TO GO TO I THINK IT IS

RIVERSIDE.

DESIREE: WE ARE LUCKY TO

HAVE I GUYS THEN.

WE TRY TO COVER ALL BASES.

WE ALSO DO FIRST AID TRAINING

ALL THE WAY TO FIRST AID

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.

DESIREE: WHAT ARE THE FIRST

STEPS SOMEONE SHOULD TAKE?

A COUPLE WAYS YOU CAN DO IT,

COME OUT AND JUST SIGNUP AND

JUMP INTO AN OPEN WATER CLASS, A

BEGINNING CLASS OR WE HAVE A

THING CALLED DISCOVER SCUBA, WE

PUT YOU INTO A CRASH COURSE,

THEN WE TAKE YOU INTO A POOL,

WHAT WE CALL CONFINED WATER

ENVIRONMENT, WE SWIM AROUND AND

GET YOU EXPOSURE.

DESIREE: IS THAT WHAT WE

SEE?

THAT'S ONE THE POOLS WE USE.

DESIREE: IT GIVES THEM THAT

FEEL RIGHT?

BASICALLY WHAT WE REFER TO,

YOU ARE UNDER WATER BLOWING

BUBBLES.

DESIREE: MIKE, WHAT MADE YOU

DECIDE TO START THIS HERE?

WELL, SO, HAVING BEEN A DIVER

R 20 YEARS AND HAVING

EXPERIENCE WITH LOCAL DIVE

SHOPS, I JUST NEVER REALLY FOUND

WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR IN A DIVE

SHOP, WHAT I REFER TO -- WHAT I

THINK A DIVE SHOP IS HERE TO

SUPPORT DIVERS.

WE DECIDED TO JUST TAKE A

CHANCE, WE DID, WE TAKE CARE OF

DRIVERS AND WE KEEP THEM BUSY,

WE KEEP THEM IN THE WATER, WE

DON'T LET THEM SIT AROUND,

DIVERS WANT TO BE UNDER WATER.

DESIREE: WHAT ARE YOUR

TYPICAL CLIENTS?

EVERYTHING, WE ALSO PROVIDE A

SUMMER PROGRAM, WE WORK WITH A

LOT OF YOUTH IN THE AREA, THIS

YEAR WE ARE EXPANDING, IT IS NOT

THROUGH US, WE WORK WITH A LOCAL

PROGRAM SO WE JUST PROVIDE THE

TRAINING PORTION OF IT.

THERE IS A LOT MORE TWO IT THAT

GOES ON.

WE TEACH KIDS FROM LIKE 12 AND

UP, AND A LOT OF THESE KIDS END

UP BECOMING CERTIFIED, NORMAL

WE'VE JUST BEEN DOING CLOVIS

UNI

UNIFIED, NOW WE ARE DOING FRESNO

UNIFIED.

THERE IS NO AGE RANGE, WE CAN

START AS YOUNG AS EIGHT AND AS

LONG AS YOU CAN PASS THE MEDICAL

QUESTIONNAIRE.

DESIREE: THAT'S AWESOME THAT

YOU HELP SCHOOLS AND THINGS LIKE

THAT.

WE JUST WANT TO GET THE

EXPOSURE TO A YOUNG AGE, PEOPLE

DON'T REALIZE BECAUSE WE ARE IN

WAYS.

THERE IS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO

GO DIVING, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO

SEE THE SAME THINGS, BUT THERE

IS STILL STUFF SO SEE.

DESIREE: I LIKE THAT YOU

MENTIONED THE WHOLE LAKE ASPECT,

YOU HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT COMING

UP.

EVERY MONTH ONE OF THE THINGS

WE DO, WE PROSTRIDE -- PROVIDE

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO COME

DRIVING FOR THREE IT IS OUR

SHOP. THE CERTIFICATATION

AGENCY.

WE PUT TOGETHER A DIVE WHICH WE

ARE GOING TO DO THIS SUNDAY, WE

GO TO A LOCAL LAKE, BECAUSE OF

THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW, WE STAY

AT MILLERTON, WE PICK THE PART

OF THE LAKE AND WE DIVE, CLEANUP

GARBAGE AND DUMP IT IN THE DUMP.

WE GIVE BACK A LITTLE BIT AND IT

WORKS IN A COUPLE DIFFERENT

WAYS, WE ARE CLEANING UP THE

ENVIRONMENT AND WE ARE GETTING

PEOPLE IN THE WATER AND KEEPING

THEM ACTIVE AND WE ARE HELPING

TO SUPPORT THE OVERALL GLOBAL

INITIATIVE THAT'S PUT OUT THERE.

E: EXACTLY, HE I LOVE

THE FACT THAT YOU GUYS CLEAN OUR

LOCAL WATERS.

AND IF PEOPLE WANT IT TAKE PART,

HAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN

THE DIVING ASPECT, YOU NEED TO

BE A CERTIFIED DIVER, ANY LEVEL,

JUST CONTACT US, COME OUT AND

SEE US, IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

GEAR, IT DOESN'T STOP YOU, WE

PROVIDE ALL THE RENTAL GEAR FOR

FREE, AT THE END OF THE EVENT WE

ALSO BUY LUNCH.

AS LONG AS YOU ARE CERTIFIED

DIVER, CONTACT US AT THE SHOP

AND COME BY AND LET US KNOW YOU

WANT TO BE PART OF IT.

WE MEET AT 9:00 A.M. AND FROM

THERE WE HEAD TO THE LAKE.

DESIREE: JUST REMIND THEM,

THIS IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND?

THIS IS SUNDAY THE 9TH, WE

ARE GOING TO MEET AT 9:00 A.M.

DESIREE: IF YOU WANT TO HELP

MIKE CLEAN OUR LOCAL WATER, YOU

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