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.
It 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.
Lots 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.