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About You and Active Scuba Divers TM...
My job function in the company:
CEO & Founder
Years in business:
About Active Scuba Divers TM:
CEO & Founder Ronny Roskosch had at his age of 6 a vision when first seen on TV a documentary of the father of scuba diving, Jacques Cousteau. Since then, a dream had come truth. After years of fine tuning diving abilities in saturation diving and working in underwater ship repair and off shore, combining with education in business degree, finally in 1992 the first dive center in south Spain has opened the doors to Divers, combining diving activities with leisure sport, relax, beauty sessions, and full holyday packages, either rare those days in the eye of users. Since then, we haven´t stopped growing towards an excellence of service providing in the diving industry, being today a proud 5 Star IDC Dive Resort PADI Member with an incredible installations within one of the most advance Sport Hotel Resorts in the best diving destinations in Europe, Lanzarote, offering this way an authentic scuba wellness experience, where professionalism combined with fun and safety is our main goal and policy, such as in the more than 20 years. Constant grow into new directions, new challenges and the aim to give to most number of people the chance to feel welcome on board our diving community, the underwater world, and where everybody can enjoy an incredible journey of an adventure never ever dreamed about. Today, our four main columns of diving activities are:
- Scuba Diving, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, from cero to hero for all levels of diving activities all year round
- Free Diving, DQI 5 Star IPC Resort, from introduction level to Instructor training, offering from dives to day trips and Camps everything to free divers and snorkelers. We are also the home of Pipin Ferreras in Europe and the head quarter office for the Deep Quest Institute in Europe & Africa
- Handicapped Diving, IAHD Pro Training Center, diving activities since 1994 to divers with disabilities or those, who wants to enter into the diving adventure or join first a try dive in our heated indoor pool
- Tec Diving, diving, courses and training for those below the 40 meters, from side mount to CCR and everything around an elite of divers
Goal(s) for 2013:
Consolidate and fine-tune the next 3 year planning for the new Dive Resort at Lanzarote, introduction and inauguration of the Deep Quest Institute with headquarter for Europe & Africa, running the first Free Diving Camp with the assistance by Pipin Ferreras and Juscelina Nina Melo, creating first Instructors for our territory. Evaluate a free diving world record with Pipin on site, such as part production of the film “The Dive” by James Cameron.
Greatest achievement in 2012:
Establish at new location to be able to run 12 months the year all for columns of our Dive Resort and keep growing sustainably.
About You, "The Professional"...
What I find most rewarding about my job:
I love my job as I do what I always wanted to do, even after so many years, just loving it.
What I am most proud of (professionally):
Be part in life and business of one of my biggest idols, Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras: •Representative for Europe and Africa •Project Manager for Diving Operations •CEO Persistent Team Europe and Africa •President of the Deep Quest Institute Europe and Africa •Many other involvements in other projects in production, manufacturing, etc.
Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
Numbers comes from the head, truth business from the heart.
Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
The Dive Resort will be one of the leading and rewarded centers in Europe, which it is already, with the difference that it will highlight as it deserves due to the market situation and the road the industry is taking. Myself am looking into business advice within the diving Industry, assist authentic professionals to grow within our industry, be trendsetting, able to pass on my experience, work on the so many mistakes undertaken by manufacturers, training agencies, administrations, etc. and guaranty the grow of our community of divers, under assurance of fun, safety and professionalism.
About You, "The Person"...
Favorite place to dive:
The magic of a dive place makes the environment, water quality and it´s wholesome marine life, meantime you are surrounded with the right divers and people who make it possible to enjoy it, independent where you are. Love the Maldives, Philippines and Lanzarote.
Most memorable dive experience:
First encounter with a shark and Manta Ray, magic…
Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
Patience to teach and passion to work.