Divemaster Internship in Bunaken – week2 report from John

Week 1 of Divemaster Internship in Bunaken

Another week done as a divemaster intern. Halfway there. Wow .. how much I’ve learned! I spent time with instructor Dion in a Rescue Diver course, and was happy to both observe the skills and get some practice and refresher myself. We worked in both the confined environment of the swimming pool and then took it all to the open water and performed the skills there. There were instructional deep dives, drift dives, navigation dives, and even managed a little fun diving 🙂

Divemaster Internship in Bunaken – week 1 report from John

Week 1 of Divemaster Internship in Bunaken

And so one gets to spend his 51st birthday diving, studying diving skills, getting underwater experience, new knowledge of marine life, new friends … and a school of dolphins frolicking on the surface after a dive! It overwhelms the emotions to think of the winter I left behind and the warmth I find myself in.

Week 4 of Eco Divemaster Internship, almost finished!

Sarah Divemaster internshipWeek 4 of Eco Divemaster Internship now in Bunaken

What an eventful week this last week of my Eco Divemaster Internship has been!

The week began with assisting my instructor Dion on Eli’s Junior Open Water course. This was my first experience assisting on a whole Open Water course and it was very rewarding. I will never forget Eli’s first time under water. He was a bit stressed at the surface from salt water getting in his eyes but as soon as we pointed out a turtle swimming past he completely relaxed. For the rest of the dive every so often I could hear a muffled “wow” coming out of his regulator.


Sarah divemaster course in lembeh

Week 2 of Eco Divemaster Internship in Lembeh

My last week here in Lembeh has gone too fast, but I feel that we have accomplished a lot. I started the week with a day off, where I chose to do some fun dives in the morning, and Ivone at reception arranged for me to visit Tangkoko National Park in the afternoon. It was nice to see what wildlife North Sulawesi has to offer above the surface. After being disappointed at not seeing any in Borneo, I have now seen 4 Tarsiers.


Kris Divemasters course in Lembongan
Week 3 of Divemaster Internship in Lembongan
Third week has passed and things are great. I’m still amazed by the things you can see here – my friends from Sweden arrived yesterday, we went for two dives and on the second dive we saw a marbled stingray wich was insanely awesome. Their dive was also extra fun because I got to guide them!