What where you doing before you joined Crystal Dive’s team to complete your scuba diving internship on Koh Tao?
I worked as a medical intern in northern Thailand and Bangkok then I took a gap year and came to Koh Tao.
How long have you spent completing your scuba diving internship?
I spent a longer time than usual completing my divemaster which included some travelling and lots of chill time.
What was your favourite part of the scuba diving Internship and why?
My favourite part was being in the water everyday! I love the underwater atmosphere; observe the ocean environment and its resident creatures. Working with people around the world was great but I also found this quite weird as I’m only Thai DMT in my own country!
Dive site mapping was a challenging skill that I liked and I spent time with my buddy, Sunghee Kim. Each of us took turns taking underwater bearings using our compasses and depth readings off our dive computer while the other calculated distances using kick cycles. It was really fun.
The course itself was really flexible as well, it was nice to be able to take a day off, go fun diving, and speed up or slow down the course as needed. Koh Tao is a magical place.
What was your least favourite part and why?
My least favourite part was a writing exams!
Who was your favourite Instructor and why?
My favourite instructor was Bob Murphy. Although he was not officially my mentor, he is awesome and always dedicated to his students. I learned so much from him. I constantly had questions for him and he never failed to sit down and answer every single one. I am thankful for my mentor; Jenny Dowling as well as Suki, Justin and Matt Bolton because they has always pushed me to do well in my internship.
As a qualified PADI Divemaster what are you future plans with regards to scuba?
Be a good diver that can help others and promote ocean conservation.
And what about Koh Tao?
Koh Tao is always a charming place and it has a habit of bringing people back. I can’t say exactly what it is, but part of it is the people, the food, the atmosphere.
And your favourite restaurant on Koh Tao?
Koh Tao has a great selection of foods from around the world. The places I went to most often were Zest coffee, Yangs for Thai food, Famosa for Pizza and Safety stop for a Sunday roast and meet friends.
How did you spend your non diving days on Koh Tao?
Chilling in the bar next to the beach with friends.
Where are you heading next?