Get Wet Scuba Divers
Scuba Divers mission is to train prospective divers to experience
the underwater world by providing them with an excellent training
program based on the students performance and comfort level in the
water and to inculcate in them safety conscientious attitude. In addition
to the initial training, we provide our certified divers many opportunities
to continuing their education. Get Wet Scuba Divers
offers local dive trips as well as trips to exotic dive destinations
in the Caribbean, South Pacific and elsewhere.
About Kathy Peper
Owner / Dive Instructor
Kathy was certified
in 1979 on Long Island on the east coast. Kathy became a Naui Instructor
in 1997and a PADI Instructor in 1998. Kathy had left the L.A. area
in 1998 and moved to Roatan, a small island off the coast of Honduras
in Central America, and lived there for a few months. After leaving
Roatan Kathy came to Palm Springs to visit a friend and decided to
stay here for six months.
I like scuba diving
because it is being immersed in another world. The feeling of weightlessness
is awesome. And swimming thru the kelp forest is like floating thru
a forest. I get to meet a lot of very interesting people and travel,
and I get to use some really cool scuba equipment.
by prospective students fear of sharks. It is not unusual for a student
to inquire on the likely hood of us encountering a shark on our ocean
dives. I tell them that in all the years I've been diving in California
I've never encountered a threatening shark. I had one student that
was really afraid of sharks and a few years after he got certified
he came into the shop with pictures of him diving with sharks in Tahiti.
That was amazing.
Breathing underwater is not natural and some of my students really
don't believe that the Regulator will give them air and they are just
amazed when they stick their head underwater and are actually breathing
without any water entering their mouth. Some of the expressions on
their faces are priceless. Also, taking them to Catalina and they
get to see all the fish and kelp. I've had students scream thru their
regulators with excitement.