Brothers that love everything ocean
Shicorey and Tyrek Bertie, only 2 years apart in age, are natural lovers of the sea. With their Dad’s assistance and love they have become avid swimmers, kayakers, boaters, fishermen and divers. From days of jumping into the sea, to trying on their Dad’s fins they have been adventurers of the waters in the Virgin Islands.
Their parents enrolled them in the Sea Turtle Aquatics’ Advanced swim programme to refine their swim strokes and build on their water safety knowledge. This moved the boys quickly to the peak of the Advanced Swim level (Sharks) and readied them for other experiences. Since then both boys have improved their snorkeling skills, gotten certified as PADI OPEN Water scuba divers and also improved their kayaking techniques.
These skills have now allowed the brothers to explore and be more confident. Mr and Mrs Bertie stated that, “We have reflected several times that their confidence and willingness to try new things have improved. They are cycling and exploring other sports as well. I will always support my sons in any endeavour that they desire, especially anything related to the ocean.”
During the month of August the boys will be assisting lead swim instructor Ms. Camique Osborne with the training of younger swimmers at Cane Garden Bay. By the end of the year both boys will be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water divers.