The second week of my Divemaster training was already a bit more relaxed and yet very instructive. We repeated a few things like the skill circuit and practiced many new exercises. From deep dive, rescue training, search & recovery to dive site management and mapping project to only supposedly simple water skill exercises (like swimming, towing and more) that turned out to be quite exhausting.
In the search scenario, it’s obviously important to use the compass properly (yes, sounds easy, but the compass will certainly not be my best friend). In case of fake rescue breaths, it is better not to accidentally kiss the instructor on the cheek (could lead to irritations).
Later we conducted another “Discover Scuba Dive” with a young Dutch couple. This time it was up to me to do the briefing and demonstrate the skills in the pools. I was excited, but it feels good when the students trust you, do the exercises, and on top of that, they manage to do it well. As announced by my instructor, I could also learn exemplary that an error or an ambiguous movement on my part leads directly to errors on the part of the students.
At the end of the week, and thus my time here in Amed, it was time just to go fun diving once. Without guests, without responsibility, without skill training. Not that I seriously doubted it, but I was quite reassured that all the benefits.
I personally gain from diving still work equally well. Anyone who runs a hobby professionally is always in danger to lose interest or fun. I have no idea what’s coming up, but I see at least a chance that the combination could possibly work for me.