Philosophy - Our philosophy is simple: “Love the Ocean, Love All”
We consider ourselves to be ambassadors for the Ocean and the Natural World. Our expeditions and experiences are designed to give you the best encounters and interactions with the Natural World. Through these encounters we believe that individuals learn to appreciate, love, care, cherish, nourish, and most importantly, conserve the World’s environment and ecology.
We strive to provide a service that is second to none. At the same time, we make our practices environmentally sustainable to ensure future generations enjoy the beauty of the ocean and Natural World.
We understand that many dive centres and training facilities provide the minimum number of days required by the certification agency to complete a course. We don’t believe in doing the bare minimum. While most people can complete and Open Water course in 4 days, we want to accommodate all learning styles and recognise that some may need or want more than the minimum requirement to complete their course. We quote for each individual course based on student input and our expertise to ensure that you leave well trained at your new level of certification as well as satisfied that your training was worth the price you paid.
Skilled & Competent Students
We believe in creating skilled and competent divers. We chose to represent multiple SCUBA training agencies to achieve this goal. By representing multiple agencies we offer a holistic approach to finding the best fit for each person – ensuring that goals and achievements go above and beyond the basic requirements of the agency’s dive standards.
State of The Art
Cortez Expeditions takes great pride in pushing our students to attain a high level of skill and finesse in their diving abilities. This starts with knowledge acquired in our state of the art classroom, through student materials (traditional book form or online via eBook, iOS, or Android format). This academic foundation is then cultivated in a confined water environment and then refined in open waters.
Our foundation comes from our experience as expedition leaders. Cortez Expedition’s top priority is our interaction with the Ocean and the Natural World. We believe that the foundation skill set for divers are proper weighting and buoyancy control.
We strive to effectively train our students based on this foundation, giving them the confidence and ability in skills critical to any diver, no matter how basic or advanced the training level.