Day 1: Today was my official start of my Dive Master Training! And yes I am doing the blog even though it’s day one. Lol. But I figured why not? Day one is actually a really important day and what I better way to celebrate it, then documenting it.
First impression, you may be wondering? Ok here it is; just like everyone said, it’s work. It’s a lot of information. It’s fun. It’s challenging your diving to a whole new level. It’s exhilarating when you get something correct and a bit frustrating when you don’t. BUT, that is the thing the part that says DMT for “training”. It takes practice and time and that’s why you take your time doing your DM so you have the chance to practice the skills, the demonstration, the professionalism, the behavior of being a role model, the knowledge, the experience of guiding the dives diving, learning from the dive guides about the local sites, establishing a mentor relationship with your instructors and most importantly learning how to be a fun, helpful, safe and inspiring DM to the new divers/students/guests that you will encounter. Practice makes perfect. And as my family always said “no pain no gain”
So I expect to have an achy body, exhausted mind and…..I’m not sure how my soul will feel. Lol……..probably lifted as I am finally carrying out a dream I have had for years. I am here on my “scuba moon” honeymoon. Yes, that means it is our honeymoon which is a year traveling to scuba dive around the world.
We are in the beginning of the trip, where I decided if we are going to be doing all this diving and planning on opening our own small dive resort, I have got to do my DM and possibly more. After researching extensively, I found Two Fish Divers online and knew they were the people to go with. Everyone has been great; friendly, communicative, fun and knowledgable. I am sure I will be crying with exhaustion later and wondering why did I decide to do this on our honeymoon, but it’s ok, I will get through it all and the reward will be totally worth it. I know this because I already on day one, I feel it is.