We are excited to welcome brother and sister team from California who enroll for the Divemaster course. Here is a little of their perspective.
“Already finished with week three of the DM course – crazy! Getting the chance to explore Indonesia together as a brother-sister duo has been everything we imagined it would be from back home in California. This week we arrived on Gili Air, and so far we are LOVING it! Warmer water, calm currents, and a lack of cars and motorbikes have all contributed to the overall awesome learning environment for diving at any level.
Although Lydia was dealing with an infected spider bite and wasn’t able to go in the water for several days, she was finally able to get back into the swing of things today. Turtle Heaven certainly lived up to its hype, and we saw the biggest turtles we’ve ever seen! From cuttlefish to eels to nudibranchs, there is always something to see in this gorgeous clear blue water.
So far, every dive site has blown us away in one way or another. Today, we got to dive in a beautiful spot and assist with some open water students. Colin got the opportunity to remain calm and act as a Divemaster should in a real out-of-air scenario by calming the student down, displaying how he had plenty of air to go around, and slowly and safely ascend with SMB in hand. It was an awesome experience overall because we now realize that after all this training, we have the skills and know-how to keep diving a fun, safe sport!”
Want to know what being a Divemaster is all about? Come do you Divemaster here in Gili Air.