Get Ready for the next Scuba Stupidty? Or Adventure?
Posted on August 12, 2009 by Scuba Herald
may be they are targetting silly Russian divers with a lot of money and not a lot of options? Or may be in fact this is the next BIG thing in scuba since… mmm since what?
Welcome to HELLI-SCUBA Diving
Niels Jorissen, owner of Dive Charter Curacao, has been taking adventurous divers to their dive site via his helicopter since November of last year.
“One of my local divers told me about a helicopter that kept coming close to the water and that got me thinking. I called the owner/pilot for that company and asked him if we could dive from his helicopter. He said ‘no problem’ and a week later we were all geared up and in the water.”
Jorissen, who also offers a variety of traditional dive packages from his facility just outside of downtown Willemstad, said the experience is unique and something divers talk about for a long time following the dive.
So far, there have been no accidents, but there have been many smiling faces and unique photos for diver’s walls back at home. Of course, this unique experience isn’t cheap, with a price tag of $250 per person. “We have many satisfied divers, but most only want to do this once.”
So I guess it is just another way of trying to keep divers motivated. but if you ask me… paying big $$$$ for a 2 meter drop with dive gear… mmm not for me.
What do you think?