After taking a 12 month Sabbatical from his busy marketing job in Soho, Mark decided to follow his passion for scuba diving and became a PADI instructor. He worked in the Caribbean, Red Sea and Thailand before heading back to the UK. In 2006 he set up Oyster Diving which has since twice won UK Dive Centre of the Year and Mark won Diving Instructor of the Year in 2010.
If you are reading this and already a scuba diver, you will only be too aware of the thrills that this exhilarating sport offers: a combination of intoxicating colours, weightlessness, adventure and being able to see a huge array of exotic marine life that others only witness in an aquarium.
However, the list of benefits the sport can offer children and young adults extends far beyond these amazing sensory factors.