What ‘Diving Lifestyle’ Internship program did you complete?
Open Water through to Divemaster (Zero to Hero!)
What where you doing before you joined Crystal Dive’s team to complete your scuba diving internship (Diving Lifestyle Program) on Koh Tao?
Working in Sales in the UK.
How long have you spent completing your scuba diving internship?
Close to 3 months, but this was by taking my time with various days off etc.
What was your favourite part of the scuba diving Internship and why?
The whole course has without a doubt been the best thing I have done in my life in regards to a change of career and fun lifestyle, but my favourite moments have just been out in the actual water with the rest of the team doing what we all love – diving!
What was your least favourite part and why?
Paperwork! I know this has to be done but it’s not my strongest skill.
Who was your favourite Instructor and why?
As cheesy and cliché as it sounds, I really liked everyone and got on with the whole team. But my Mentor and Instructor from the beginning with my open water, Peloto was a ledge who made it so easy to get help and learn from.
Also Manu who helped me through the whole course and sorted me out with certain specs I wanted to do. Two great blokes who made it really easy and enjoyable in all aspects.
As a qualified PADI Divemaster what are you future plans with regards to scuba?
Definitely my new career, going to work as a Divemaster around Koh Tao and possibly Asia and Oz until I have had 6 months between my open water so that I can start my PADI IDC course.
And what about Koh Tao?
Koh Tao has been what I was told it was going to be like by people who have been coming here for the past 6 years – the place is amazing! Diving everyday with mates, great food options, partying, drinking, beaches, scootering around different areas. It’s the full package here – love it!
Strongly recommend people to come here for travels, holidays but most definitely to start diving.
And your favourite restaurant on Koh Tao?
Duck 995. An expensive option in the UK but cheap and great quality here. Also Yang’s cheap great food, Reef Burgers while watching footy is always great, Hippo Burger best burgers on island and Barracuda if you want to spend that bit more and have beaut cocktails.
How did you spend your non diving days on Koh Tao?
There hasn’t been many days out of the water to be honest, but chilling around the various beaches and bars is always good and Natural High bar towards Chalok is a beautiful place to chill and watch sunset.
Where are you heading next?
Staying here for a while and then to Bali, Australia and to hopefully eventually do some DM or Instructor work in Central and South America.