Coming up on my last weeks here hmm where did it all go…
Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m one of the new DMTs at Two Fish. I started my 4 week internship about a week ago right after I finished my rescue course in Bunaken. That was really great cause I already knew the staff and some of the daily business. So it was quite easy to get in my role as a DMT, and all the people around me were ready to help if I had a question.
More than a week has passed since I started my 4-week divemaster internship with Two Fish Divers in Lembongan.
Well that’s it! I have finished! I am now a Divemaster!!
The last week has been so much fun and I feel quite chuffed with myself that I have completed the course.
I am now into the final week of my internship. The time has flown by and I can’t believe that I’ll have finished in just a few days time.
When I started last week I felt like I’d never get done all the stuff I still had to do and yet here I am with only two more things to do before I finish!!
Another week down, time is flying by too fast here. This week I started (simulated) guiding and looking after some extremely troublesome DSD and snorkelers!!. I’m glad they had some fun though, also started the confined open water skills mastering lots of real life flamboyant out of air situations XD but is good to learn.
Wow, another week has sped by in a blur!!! I can’t believe it’s gone so quickly and I feel that I still have sooooo much more to do!!
I have just come to the end of my first week in Lembongan and the fourth week of my divemaster course.
As part of my internship I’m required to assist on courses, so this week I assisted on a rescue course. This was really helpful in refreshing my rescue skills and I felt that I really learnt a lot too, despite having already taken the course.
Hello all, I am onto week three of my Lembongan experience and to be totally honest it has been the coolest three weeks of my life so far. I am more of a beginner then most starting a DMT so Laurent and Crowley and the crew have boosted my confidence in diving greatly by letting me dive in amazing places everyday.
Wow, how time flies!!! I arrived here to start my DMT a week ago and haven’t stopped since. It’s been very tiring but I am trying to soak up all the information and tips I can from Sandy and Tina, both of whom are excellent instructors so I feel I am in safe hands. It has taken me a while but I think I am now understanding the daily routines of the dive centre.
I am now half way through my internship and have just arrived in Lembongan for my final three weeks.
I have seen a lot this week, and it’s possible that my dive buddies did too as I had my 100th dive. This happened to fall on a night dive so, sticking to tradition, I ditched my wetsuit for a night of spotting octopuses, scorpionfish, and different kinds of nudis.
My fourth week into the Dive Master program is nearing its end and it’s time to blog about my experiences.
My takeaways from this week are primarily the challenges associated with managing groups of people. In the dive master program it is included to organization a skin diving / snorkeling tours and scuba review sessions. There is simply a lot to consider managing people on the surface and under water, and I have a lot to learn and improve there.
I have just come to the end of my second week, which went even faster than my first. This week I have completed a lot of theory, most of my specialties and my open water skills practical.
Third week has just flown by here on beautiful Bunaken and the weather (and visibility – yeah!) has improved significantly. Now it is as beautiful as I remember it three and a half years ago.
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!
I’ve now gone through the first 10 days of my divemaster course and it’s time to write a little about my experiences over the last week.
This week has primarily been about improving my skills. There are 24 specific dive skills to be mastered at demonstration-grade level, to allow me to assist a PADI instructor in Open Water training sessions. In addition to this I’ve been practicing leading groups under water and being Divemaster on a dive boat.
Divemaster internship first few days – Bunaken
I’ve now been on the Two Fish Divers resort in Bunaken for well over a week working my way through the PADI courses for “Advanced Open Water”, “Emergency First Response” and “Rescue Diver” to finally be able to start the “Dive Master” course.
I’ve now been on Nusa Lembongan for 11 days and had a mix of fun diving and working through the requirements for the PADI Divemaster program. I’m taking the program over four weeks, mainly as a personal challenge and to take the next step in my diving.
It is surreal that my time as a DMT in Bunaken has finally come to an end. My experience here was exceptional, in and out of the classroom.
Dion, my fantastic instructor, always had a smile on his face and finds ways to entertain in the classroom. The internship work wasn’t easy, but after my courses were finished I was pleased to see what I accomplished. Part of the satisfaction was the challenge.
Just two days ago, really only a day and a half out of the water, Sara and I took our final exam’s and turned in our final projects for our Dive Master program. It is hard to believe that we are finished.
Lots of excitement in Bunaken this week as usual, both in and out of the water!
Initially, my week started off on a bad note with visa issues. Let this be a note to all who are doing their Divemaster course, get your visa renewal done early. I had thought that it would be a quick process, and it would have been relatively so, if only I had gotten the wheel moving earlier. After I turned my papers into the front desk late last week, I was told the process would take longer than I had expected.
Padi has a contest for new Dive Masters. To enter you have to have just finished your DMT, so I will have to wait a couple of weeks to send this in,, but I thought I might share it with all of you in the meantime.
From Lembeh to Bunaken, my DMT course has been wonderful.
Dani started off my course in Lembeh with Search and Recovery as well as Wreck Diving, two of the included specialties. Search and Recovery was as it sounds, but Wreck Diving was like no other diving I have ever experienced.
The Return of the Magic – Assisting with Dive Classes
Tim and I greeted our students: Simon and Bronwyn from Oregon and Matthias from France. How incredible of a small world is it that we traveled all the way to Indonesia to meet people from Corvallis, Oregon – less than 3 hours from our home town?