Ok, so this is a little embarrassing. I’d like to say that ‘work’s been way too demanding’, or that ‘diving around the world has taken up all of my time’, but that would be stretching the truth to put it lightly :)
I have some exciting news, that from 22nd Feb 2012 I’ll finally have made a move on one of my dreams. I’ll be a fully qualified scuba instructor, ready and raring to show people across the globe just how amazing our underwater world really is. A few of us from the Tasmania University Dive Club have hooked up with a PADI Course Directory who, while spending most of his time teaching out of Borneo, has decided to meet up in Bali and put us through our paces. We’ll be based out of Sanur for 3 or so weeks, busting out our IDC, MSDT prep, Nitrox and a load of other specialties. So why instructing? Diving is my passion. It all started on a little lonely bommie in the south of Koh Tao, Thailand, and it’s grow primarily through the hundreds of temperate water dives here in Tasmania with the Uni Divers.
While I can’t wait to sink under for that first bubble off the coast of Bali, Tassie is where the heart is, and in my personal experience we are spoilt with some of the most consistently stunning temperate water dives. With winter bringing huge vis (in temperate water terms) and summer giving us calm seas and access to off shore seal colonies and massive house size bommies and caves, Tassie is the silent dive destination of choice. Over the coming months I’ll be posting up (now that I’m back in the hotseat!) a few targeted dive descriptions for you to check out.
If you’re intrigued about the scuba instructor or even dive master courses, you should definitely drop a message to Joanne at Bali Scuba on firstname.lastname@example.org. They are mega helpful and full of info.