In the Flow of Life
“I did not take vacation in twenty years because I don’t need it. If you love your job, if you truly enjoy it, then what is there to vacation from?”
When Andrey was still a child, his parents noticed that he had a certain passion and aptitude for photography and water sports. For his birthday, he received an underwater camera. This was the start of his life-long path. He got into diving and studied to become a movie producer. He was working at the Belarus-Film studio while trying to combine diving and filming. And then it happened, he decided to leave the film studio and get into diving full-time. He became a diving instructor and opened a diving club. This is how his hobby turned into his career.
This was twenty years ago. Today, Andrey is an authority in Belarussian diving. It is difficult to find a spot on the globe where Andrey hasn’t been. He explored the seas of the Philippines, Maldives, Galapagos Islands, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, Peru and many more paradises for divers.
It was in his school the Sea Pegasus that the majority of professional Belarussian divers started their pursuits of the sport. All in all, over three thousand students went through Andrey’s hands, heart and soul as he trained and taught them.
In the twenty years of operation, Andrey has acquired quite a collection of diving gear: masks, regulators, aqualungs, and much more. You can trace the history of diving as you look through the collection. Some of the key collectables: the first serial regulator, the legendary Royal Mistral, flippers Pirelli that are identical to those used by the well-known explorer, Jacque-Eve Cousteau, who lead some of the first underwater expeditions in the 1950s. There are many more pieces that make up this collection, which is on display at the Sea Pegasus.
“For some people, these things are worthless. For me, these are treasures; they tell a story which is so interesting”, – tells us Andrey.