7 weeks of diving down! Finished both my rescue diving course and my Divemaster. Its sad to say goodbye to all the new friends I’ve made but I hope to see everybody somewhere down the track.
Yeahhh! It’s done, I’m officially a PADI Divemaster. This last week just flew by and the time was over so very fast.
After 6 amazing weeks on Lembongan, with two ear infections that extended the time here a little, I finally finished my internship at Two Fish and officially became a Divemaster.
This week we gained a lot speed, I finished my theory and passed both the exams, yeah!
This last week started with the transfer back from Lembeh to Bunaken. I was sad to leave Lembeh behind, but knew I’d also enjoy the diving in Bunaken again and I hoped my ears would heal fast.
I am now half way into my six-week internship as DM in Bunaken and Lembeh. It has has been three weeks of lots of work, lots of learning-experiences and lots of diving. Well, last week has been out of the water. I have got something as trivial as a common cold, but equalising has been impossible! Oh well, done my theory, my exam’s and some workshops. But I really want to get wet again! I am going to Lembeh now from Bunaken for one week. Strange how much home a dive center will become in a short time. Almost like leaving home to leave Bunaken now. But so looking forward to Lembeh.
After two trips to Sanur to the highly recommended female ear doctor I finally recovered from my infection. So back in the water at last. Lucky me was able to assist in an Advanced Open Water course. It was much better to assist in a real course than in a course with fake students. Also I was very lucky that we had a Discover Scuba Diving student and it was very interesting to see him take in all the new impressions and help him explore the underwater world.
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.