MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (February 27, 2012) – Total Diving - Montreal Scuba, a PADI Career Development Center located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is the first scuba diving school and dive center to receive the PADI Green Star Award in Eastern Canada.
"We take it as an encouragement to continue on our long tradition of teaching eco programs and practicing sustainable scuba diving activities while monitoring our business practices to be as environmentally-friendly as possible" declared Darcy Kieran, a PADI Course Director and President of Total Diving - Montreal Scuba.
About The PADI Green Star Award
"There’s more to going green than simply jumping on the eco bandwagon" The PADI Green Star Award is given to PADI dive centers and resorts for their "dedication to environmentally-responsible business practices and commitment to conservation of underwater habitats" as stated by Drew Richardson, President and Chief Operating Officer, PADI Worldwide.
PADI Dive Centers and Resorts who have earned the Green Star Award demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including (but not limited to):
- Water conservation
- Energy use
- Optimized waste management
- Use of sustainable materials
- Conservation leadership
- Paperless interactions with their PADI Regional Headquarters
- Donation to Project AWARE
About Total Diving - Montreal Scuba
Total Diving is a PADI Career Development Center (CDC), the highest rating level for a scuba diving training center in the world.
The Montreal-based dive shop and scuba school has been providing goods and services to scuba diving, snorkeling and freediving enthusiasts since 1975 from its location in NDG in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded by Bill Waddell, the enterprise is now owned by Darcy Kieran, an industrial engineer specialized in new product development and commercialization.
Darcy Kieran has been training recreational scuba diving instructors in Montreal since 2000. He is an instructor trainer for TecRec technical diving courses involving the use of mixed gases like helium and enriched air (nitrox), as well as an EFR and DAN Examiner to train first aid instructor trainers. He is an Industrial Engineer graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Montreal, and holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.