DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 4 REPORT FROM ANDREAS

Andreas Divemaster TraineeMy 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. 

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 2 REPORT FROM ANDREAS

Andreas Divemaster TraineeI’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 IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 3 REPORT FROM STEVEN

Steven Ingersoll Divemaster TraineeIt 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.

DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP IN BUNAKEN – WEEK 2 REPORT FROM STEVEN

Steven Ingersoll Divemaster TraineeLots 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.  

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! 🙂