Many divers look at their dive instructor or divemaster and think: “He/she is living the dream! Living in paradise, getting paid to dive every day!” There are certainly many attractive things about working as a dive instructor. But if these are the only reasons why you consider starting a career in diving you may have to think twice, because there’s a lot more to it.
Muck diving. It doesn’t sound very appealing, but it’s more exciting than you may think. The creatures you’ll find on a muck dive are the closest thing to aliens on this planet. But they don’t give themselves away easily! Besides that, muck diving comes with a few challenges. Read all about this underwater treasure hunt, and why I love it so much.
We’re all stuck at home. The reason why sucks, but let’s be honest: there are far worse things than just sitting on your sofa for a while. There are already many lists circulating on the internet with amazing ideas on how to keep yourself busy during quarantine. Here’s my little contribution, specifically for scuba divers or anyone who misses the ocean.
As a dive instructor I’m often asked what I love most about diving. It can be hard to explain why it fascinates me so much, especially to non-divers. And while I don’t believe that diving (like any activity) is for everyone, I do think that everyone should at least give it a try.
Believe it or not, I was never a big fan of the ocean. As much as I enjoyed relaxing on the beach, I would only go into the water if the heat became unbearable. And there was NO way I’d go any further than where my feet could still touch the ground.