In this Blog we catch up with our latest Trainee Divemaster in Nusa Lembongan, David. David has opted to take his training on Nusa Lembongan Island just off Bali and in Amed on mainland Bali. This is a great way to experience life on a tropical island as well as the rich culture of Bali! Here’s David’s first report…
PADI Divemaster in Nusa Lembongan
“Chello chello, my name is David. After doing the PADI Open Water course, Advanced and Rescue courses at different places during the last few years I decided to take the next step and do my PADI Divemaster in Lembongan with a Divemaster internship at Two Fish Divers, the first two weeks here in Lembongan and the second half at Two Fish Amed Resort. I think it’s a great opportunity to be able to do the divemaster training at two different locations so you can get acquainted with different types of dive operations (although it is really hard to leave after you got to know all the great people here 🙂
After arrival day I had an easy day of fun diving to get myself comfortable in the water again and to get acquainted with the dive center and crew. From the next day on, everything moved into full swing; 800m swimming, helping with Open Water and Advanced courses, Skin Diver Workshop… I never had a boring moment.
I was very lucky that there is a PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) going on at the same time and I was able to participate and help in many of the exercises and training sessions as a pretend open water student or as a panicked diver. It was tremendous fun and I was able to profit immensely from the experience. I was actually so intrigued by what I saw that I decided to take the next step myself and do the IDC in January with Two Fish in Sanur (even though I said that I had no interest in becoming a PADI Instructor on the day that I arrived:)
Despite the days being packed, there is still time to do some diving just for fun. Although Mola mola season was already over by the time I got here, there is still so much to see here underwater.
The reefs are pristine and the amount of fish is stunning. Giant pufferfish, Napoleonfish, lionfish, nudibranch and the occasional shark.
Luckily for me, the conditions at Manta Point are getting better so I even might be able to see some Manta rays while I am here!
All in all, it has been a great experience so far. I’m looking forward to the second half of my internship and the IDC Instructor Course in January.
Would you like to join us for the PADI Divemaster in Nusa Lembongan? For more information about our unique Internship options and the chance to explore and dive in multiple locations in Indonesia, fill in the form below and we will get right back to you. We look forward to diving Nusa Lembongan with you soon!