About Oceans of Discovery
Oceans of Discovery was founded by David Quinlan in 2017. Growing up on the shores of Cork Harbour, he has always had a great appreciation and fascination for our diverse marine world.
He has been lucky enough to have worked as a Marine Biologist and Dive Professional both at home and abroad. He has worked in locations across the globe over the past decade. Experiences working in countries such as Thailand, Madagascar, Indonesia, Mexico and The Seychelles have fueled his passion for the marine world and his desire to share it with others.
At Oceans of Discovery, we aim to provide training and education in a fun-filled safe environment. The focus is for students to learn at their own pace with an interactive approach taken.
BSc Earth Science
MSc Marine Biology
MSc Coastal & Marine Management
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) instructor
What we do
Ever wondered what it would be like to breathe under water or what amazing wildlife lies beneath the waves? Well now is your chance! We offer 'no experience required' try dives along with a wide range of PADI diving courses, from our base adjacent to the Roberts Cove Inn, Roberts Cove, Co.Cork.
You can discover a whole new world and progress as a diver, by enjoying an introductory Discover Scuba Diving session or enrolling in one of our PADI certified courses (PADI Open Water, PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver and EFR First aid courses). All courses are taught by a fully qualified PADI Instructor, with training conducted at your own pace in a safe and fun-filled environment.
Oceans of Discovery Education
Oceans of Discovery will be marine education workshops during the school term. We will be running a range of interactive workshops for 6th Class & Transition Year students across the region, as well as interested adult education groups.
We aim to inspire young people from across the region and open their eyes to the incredible diversity and potential of our marine world, whilst also equipping them with additional skills such as first aid and Scuba diving/snorkeling.
Workshops can be tailor made for specific groups to include a combination of the following: Marine Education Workshops, Discover scuba Diving/Snorkeling Experiences & Emergency First Responder First Aid training (Certified).
First Aid Training
As a certified Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) instructor, Dave offers a range of first aid workshops and certified first aid courses to suit all.
He runs 'short' first aid workshops designed for students, teachers, employees and other interested groups. These short workshops are approximately two hours in duration but can be tailored to suit your needs, both logistically and in terms of content. Workshops will give participants the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of minor and serious incidents that may require first aid.
As a PHECC approved FAR instructor, David teaches the 3-day First Aid Responder course. This course is designed for individuals who wish to become certified first aiders in their workplace & is also great for members of the general public. Candidates will learn to deal with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions until the arrival of emergency medical services.