14 Mar It’s coming along fast – DSS 2.0 build progress report
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…. When Dive Spear and Sport was first opened 3 ½ years ago, it was always a bit of a pipe dream to build an amazing dive training facility. Something that would blow the socks off of anyone that walked into it. Something that would offer everything a diver, spearo or freediver a great centre that would support their passion. Something that would have offerings for all levels, all skills… for anyone who had the passion. The idea has taken a lot of twist as the business has matured and evolved, but the dream is still there… except now, it’s becoming a reality.
This build is not just exciting on a business front, this is a personal one. Something I’m really passionate about completing.
We are coming to the end of stage 1… the gear storage and compressor area. It’s looking good… the storage is looking AWESOME. Today we laid out the actual storage and bought all the racking, ready to install it tomorrow. A huge step up from cramming it all into the container! We’ve had some interesting times with the pool placement and the sewerage line below. It’s allowed us to get creative and add some extra cool features onto the new deck area as well. I think you’re going to like them. I know Fabio will.
We’ve learnt a few things about ventilation, drainage, concreting and roofing this last week or so…. also a few things about bureaucracy even after the DA has also been really interesting, but we’ve learned a lot. And you know what? It’s all going to be worth it!
So now, as we choose things like astro turf, paint and racking and we prepare to move the gear out of the container so we can start on the classroom and the foundations of the pool next week.
Here are a few photos of where we’ve gotten to so far….