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Creetion goes diving

In March 2019, a diving clinic for Creetion employees was organized in the Merwestein swimming pool in Nieuwegein.

Underwater everything is of course slightly different than we are used to; there is no oxygen, you cannot speak, the pressure on your body changes and you “float” through the water, as it were. That takes some getting used to when you do it for the first time. Therefore, before we went into the water, we got an introduction to the theory of sport.

Ruud Wanders is a certified diving instructor with a lot of experience. He explained everything about the underwater world and the equipment you use. In order to communicate with each other underwater, we have also learned the most important international hand gestures. After this introduction, we quickly moved on to the best part.

When we arrived at the pool we all put on the diving equipment and went into the water. Here we first practiced some important basic techniques such as breathing through an air bottle, descending and ascending using the BCD and clearing your ears. When everyone was a bit comfortable we could really start. We went down deeper and played several games there to practice with the changed circumstances. One of those games was, for example, throwing over with a Frisbee. That was a lot trickier than expected!

After the dive clinic we went into the cafe together to chat about our experience, while enjoying a drink and bitterballen.

In addition to a fun activity, this staff outing was also very useful for team building. Communicating with sign language is more difficult, sometimes you have to pay more attention to body language and facial expressions to understand each other. Learning together, discovering the underwater world together and helping each other, but above all having fun together. Those parts ensure a stronger bond with your colleagues. Pleasant colleagues will contribute to a pleasant atmosphere in the workplace. As a result, we can continue to deliver top quality to our customers every day.