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.
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN….Wow! another amazing week in Lembongan. Saw some small critters like a pair of robusts, some bubble coral shrimp, whip coral shrimp and leaf scorpionfish. Turtles, white tip reef shark and had 3 days in a row of epic manta dives, and yesterday our lucky divers saw a Mola mola happily being cleaned. They hung out for a while and exchanged email addresses. What do you think of this boy, not bad for out of season huh!?…. thanks thomas for the picture!
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Week 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.
Big congratulations to Matthias for completing his Open Water Diver course in Bunaken with us yesterday. On this photo Matthias standing in between his Instructor Meska & John, our new Divemaster Intern.
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A huge shout out to Kris, new Divemaster on Lembongan! Our DMT who is now not our DMT but DM after finishing up yesterday and completing his equipment exchange with Rein down in Lembongan. It’s been a great course and you’ve been a huge help to the operation (with the small exception of your short term memory issues!). Now, bring on friday and the snorkel test!
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