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Big Blue Diving wins in SSI Australasia Dive Awards 2009

Big Blue Diving win top honors in the 2009 SSI Australasia awards.

Koh Tao, Thailand

Last night Gary Hawkes Managing Director from SSI (Scuba Schools International) held a meeting at the Big Blue Diving resort to present awards to the facility and individuals who performed well above expectation in 2009 and show gratitude for continued support of SSI programs and education.

SSI have issued several awards in different categories throughout the region and the world but Big Blue Diving came out on top for our category.

The informal meeting was welcomed by all diving instructor staff with over 30 in attendance held on the beach front classroom while the sun set into the sea. Gary called individuals up one by one to represent their winning category. After the awards ceremony SSI treated us all to dinner and drinks to celebrate our achievement.

It’s worth mentioning that our very own technical instructor Yvonne Fries earned the “Highest Certifying Instructor 2009 – Thailand Region (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore) which is a great honor. And Big Blue Tech received the special award for “Promoting Technical Diving in South East Asia”

It’s not often that scuba diving certification agencies take the time to recognize indivual effort in such a profound away and we say to thank you to SSI for making the personal touch!

The SSI awards are as follows:
“Highest Certifying Instructor 2009 – Thailand Region” – Yvonne Fries, Big Blue Diving
“Promoting Technical Diving in South East Asia” – Big Blue Tech
“Highest Certyifying Instructor Trainer in Asia” – Simon Garitty, Big Blue Diving
“Most Envrionmentally Friendly Dive Resort in Asia” – Big Blue Diving
Most Successful Dive Resort in Asia” – Big Blue Diving


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