PADI Divemaster Simone:her story!
On beachy sand, close to Gili Air’s pier, Lombok, Indonesia, stands a remarkable building. With the palmtrees, tropical coffee bar and swimming pool in the back, seemed this the perfect place for me to spend a couple of months. I welcome you to the dive shop, and my second home, Oceans 5 Dive Resort.
I am Simone, 23 years old and a proud Dutchy! Last couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of doing my Divemaster Candidateship (DMC) in Oceans 5 Dive Resort. I’d already been fun diving with them in November and instantly felt comfortable and happy. So it wasn’t a tough decision to choose a place to do my DMC.
When I arrived in January I was quite blank, I was an advanced open water diver and had 18 dives, but they took good care of me. We started with working on my dive numbers and dive techniques by just making a lot of dives, next to that we also did my EFR and Rescue course and even the Nitrox speciality. In this time we got a lot of workshops and started working on general diving skills. Luckily for me there were a lot of other DMC’s doing the same thing. This helped in so many ways, from just having a good time all together to helping each other out with certain assignments.
During my whole divemaster the instructors at Oceans 5 Dive Resort were all very helpful and competent, with each instructor having his or hers own talents and expertise. Of course different people cause different opinions but also more knowledge. Two know more than one right?! It’s a good thing that Oceans 5 Dive Resort let you work with all those different people so that in the end you have seen a lot of different ways to work and act.
In general I can fully say that the people working in Oceans 5 Dive Resort take a lot of time for you, that they work in a really professional and PADI correct way and that it’s just a nice team and place to be. I really enjoyed my time here and the most important thing is that I can say that I’ve grown a lot in this experience. In the end I’m excited to be at the start of my dive adventure and ready to learn more and more, building on everything I’ve learned so far. Thank you Oceans 5, it has been awesome!
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