What PADI scuba diving Internship program did you complete?
Advanced Open Water (AOW) – Instructor Development Course (IDC)
What were you doing before you joined Crystal Dive?
Leading a boring 9-5 life like everyone else in the UK
How long have you spent completing your scuba diving internship?
I started in Mid Jan and passed my IE on the 25th of April. I completed my 2 week PADI Divemaster internship just before my IDC.
What was your favourite part of your scuba diving internship and why?
Assisting on courses. The great feeling you get from starting with people who are usually scared of the ocean and you helped them change their attitude and who are now in love with the ocean and you helped them to achieve that.
What was your least favourite and why?
Mosquitos in kit room
Who was your favourite instructor and why?
Every instructor here at Crystal I have learnt so much from, But Andrea, Tina, Manu and Brian especially.
During your scuba diving internship which of the additional Marine Conservation ‘ECO’ program activities did you take part in and which did you enjoy the most?
Reef clean ups are great but I really enjoyed the snail collecting.
Do you think our additional Marine Conservation ‘ECO’ program was beneficial to your Professional level scuba diving training and if so why?
Yes 100%. If you are going to be a Pro-level scuba diver you should know why Eco is important so you can pass that on to every student you teach.
As a qualified PADI Divemaster and now PADI Instructor, what are your future plans with regards to scuba?
I have just passed my IE and look forward to instructing and gaining experience at Crystal Dive.
And what about Koh Tao?
Paradise! I feel so lucky to be able to call this island home. You really feel a part of the community.
Favourite Restaurant? Bam Bams! Famosa for pasta, Reef for a burger and cocktails
How did you spend your non-diving days?
Diving or exploring with friends
Where are you heading to next?
I want to stay and gain experience here at Crystal for the summer. After I would like to spend some time at home. Then explore and surf around the world!