I have just come to the end of the first week of my divemaster course with Two Fish Divers in Bunaken, which has been a great experience so far. Highlights of this week include the variety of corals and fish I have seen at every dive site and so many turtles that I have lost count!
The primary reason for wanting to do a divemaster course is that I want to improve my dive skills and challenge myself to perform at a higher level than that which I am currently at. The skills gained from the dive master course will be very useful for me because I will soon be studying tropical marine biology and fine tuned diving skills will be a great help when carrying out research dives.
I wanted to complete the course with Two Fish Divers firstly because I have wanted to travel to Indonesia for quite a while, but also because I was able to take an Eco internship across three locations (Bunaken, Lembeh, Lembongan) which offers shark and manta awareness and conservation specialties and courses such as fish identification, which are very well suited to my interests.
So far I have been introduced to the divemaster course and have begun working through my divemaster theory; completed my ‘deep’, ‘peak performance buoyancy’, and ‘ fish ID’ dives; recapped my open water skills; assisted one of my instructors, Karoline, with an open water course; given my first dive briefing; and been on a couple of fun dives!
I have really enjoyed my first week here and look forward to the remaining five! Fingers crossed for sharks this week :D.