DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 2 REPORT FROM TIM & SARA

Why are we doing the Divemaster Certification? Why are we doing it with Two Fish? Why did we leave the United States? These are questions we are asked around the Two Fish dinner table most evenings.  Tim and I want to become Divemasters because we would like to travel the tropical world and obtain skills to earn money while we are there.  I want to be a Divemaster because I love the ocean and its inhabitants and want to share that incredible underwater world with others.  And, I love teaching – seeing that light turn on for someone when they have understood a new skill. 

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN LEMBONGAN – REPORT 1 FROM MARCUS

Marcus Divemaster TraineeI’m already halfway through my Divemaster course, seems like yesterday that I arrived from Sweden. I pretty much spent the first weeks learning my way around the dive shop and the different routines with all the gear and guests, and of course a lot of diving, which for me meant that I first of all had to learn how to use the BCD for buoyancy and not the drysuit that I usually use back home. Also trying to get used to seeing so much fish on every single dive! 🙂  

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN LEMBEH – WEEK2 REPORT FROM SYLVIA

Sylvia Divemaster TraineeTo summarize my second week in Lembeh: it was very busy, tons of fun, in some times very disgusting (but rewarding) and I learned a lot.

The week started off with a beach clean up. When we came up from a dive on the house reef that morning, a truckload of rubbish had washed up on the beach. So during our service interval we organised a spontaneous beach clean up. In the afternoon we sorted everything (this was obviously the disgusting part) and collected data to send to Project Aware. We collected 53 kilo’s of trash, mainly consisting of plastic drinking cups (approx. 1000) and food wrappers. We did also find a yellow plastic rooster, a toy truck, 3 diapers and other weird stuff.

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – LAST REPORT FROM KAROLINE

Karoline Divemaster InternMy DM internship is slowly coming to an end. I had a great last week.

We had an Open Water Course with three participants going on and I was able to assist in it. So great to see the big steps the students took during their course. I’m now done with all the exams, swimming tests and so on. Just some little bits and pieces missing, those we will do today or tomorrow and then my DM internship will be over.

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN LEMBEH – WEEK1 REPORT FROM SYLVIA

Sylvia Divemaster TraineeAfter I arrived, I had a day of fun diving. It was a really nice day with 3 spectacular dives: 2 Bargibanti Pygmee’s on the first, 5 (yes five) frogfish on the second and a pygmee squid, which I had never seen before. And than the night dive at Jahir: in the first ten minutes we were so lucky to see: a stargazer, a reptilian snake eel and a bobbit worm (also a first for me J). And even though that was amazing it didn’t stop. We also saw 4 coconut octopuses, 2 ambon scorpionfish, 2 frogfish, another stargazer and many more critters. What a great welcome back!

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN LEMBEH – LAST REPORT FROM THERESIA

Theresia in ManadoToday I am with Two Fish for 2 months. Time passed by really fast and it seems like I have just arrived. Another exciting week in Lembeh. Lewis and I have placed the pyramid we have made and so extended the creation of the artificial house reef. It was rather difficult as the floating wood wanted to go back to the surface until we finally attached it to the concrete block we have placed on 15 m already the week before. It looks quite nice and some fish already started checking out our new creations. A Goby already made the pipe structure made by Sylvie and Joep his new home. The next day we went down again to measure the site and amend the map of the reef creation.

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 1 REPORT FROM IMOGEN

Imogen Divemaster InternHaving been diving since the age of ten, it has been a passion of mine for a very long time and I’ve always known that I wanted to see my diving education through to the very end. Now, fresh out of A levels and just turned eighteen, I decided to fly to the other side of the world from the (oddly) sunny England to the lovely islands of Indonesia, specifically Bunaken and Lembeh off Sulawesi, to do my Divemaster course.