Meet Jil and Yann: Divemaster Training in Lembongan
Jil and Yann are currently taking their divemaster training in Lembongan – read more here……
Jil (26) got her first diving certification already as a child, while Yann (28) did his OWD in 2014. Ever since our underwater adventure began, it has taken us to many different corners of the world; from the ice-cold waters of the British coastal line to the colourful reefs of Palau to some breathtaking wrecks in the Philippines. With so many places to explore on the planet, our scuba diving wishlist seemed unending.
The motivation to take Divemaster Training in Lembongan came quite naturally for both of us, as diving had become a huge part of our lives, and we wanted to improve ourselves and become better divers. After diving with Two Fish in 2017 during our first stay in tiny but beautiful Nusa Lembongan, we always wanted to come back to inhale the island flow and explore its breathtaking underwater world some more.
When we finally decided to take this next step in our diving career, we knew that we wanted to join Two Fish because we had a great experience in 2017, but having the opportunity to switch the resort mid-term and explore another location, really made the deal for us.
So with a bag full of expectations, and approximately 70 logged dives, we arrived on the 29th October to begin our Divemaster training in Lembongan with Two Fish.
Divemaster Training in Lembongan Begins….Week 1
Our first week in Nusa Lembongan was, well … a tough one.
It actually took us a while to see the ocean, as we were too busy with our classes and training sessions. The reason behind that was that we had to take our PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Responder course before starting with the DMT. So we were studying; practising and even more studying. Taken together, both courses, were really fun and the team at Two Fish did a great job to test our newly learned skills during this first week in which they probably used up the resorts whole ketchup supply. 😉
However, the PADI Rescue Diver course was different than anything we had probably done in our dive education before, as it forced us to shift perspectives and helped us to start focusing on other divers.
That transition took us a while to realize, but with the growing responsibilities underwater and at the surface, the rescue diver course was a smooth introduction for our DMT as it further allowed us to reflect if we felt comfortable in taking that first step to “the other side”.
During the second week, one of our instructors, Tom, approached us and asked if we were ready to assist with an upcoming PADI Discover Scuba course. Of course, we were excited and nervous at the same time! It was nice to see that our instructors Baron, Tom and Valerii quickly installed confidence in us, that we were kind of unaware of at this point.
But as time went on, we became more and more comfortable in our new roles as future divemasters, and our daily tasks with which we struggled at the beginning became a daily routine. So far we have assisted two Discover Scuba courses and two Open Water courses, and it was really exciting to witness how students improved and to see that sparkle in their eyes when they ascent from their first dive. All of sudden we were not only the new DM trainees anymore but had become a point of contact for guests and students which happily tell us their stories how they developed their passion for diving or that they have seen a Mola Mola or got a good shot of that colourful Nudi Branch. Awesome!
So after a bit more than two weeks, we find ourselves in a completely new world, and while our day starts at 6.30 to load the boat (or when the tide allows it), it usually ends with Bintang time at 5pm, which is best enjoyed while watching the sunset from the beach and shared with friends. We experience an enthusiastic and supportive team that not only took great care of the well-being of their guests but also gets along very well and had welcomed us with open arms; a thing we’re really grateful for.
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