What where you doing before you joined Crystal Dive’s team to complete your scuba diving internship on Koh Tao?
Working at a government based job.
How long have you spent completing your scuba diving internship?
What was your favourite part of the scuba diving Internship and why?
I have so many best bits but I loved that as part of the internship you get to work with Eco Koh Tao. Beach cleans, dive site cleans and coral reef checks, I learnt so much and it’s amazing to be able to contribute to preserving the underwater world!
What was your least favourite part and why?
Leaving! The island had me hooked right from the start and it’s so hard to leave all the amazing people you meet. I even got a 9 day overstay and had to pay 4,500 baht fine!
Who was your favourite Instructor and why?
Kiwi. That man is a true legend! What you see is what you get with Kiwi. He has great banter, will quite happily take a good wind up (be prepared to get it back), he can fix anything and if I ever had a question or was struggling with something I would always go to him, he always had the answer.
I learnt so much from that guy.
As a qualified PADI Divemaster what are you future plans with regards to scuba?
Firstly I want to get more diving experience in different parts of the world and then hopefully come back to Crystal to complete the instructor internship and help people transform their lives just like I have mine.
One day I would love to open my own dive centre but for now I’m just enjoying the diving and being able to call myself a divemaster.
And what about Koh Tao?
Koh Tao – one word – paradise! A small island of white sandy beaches, post card worthy views, Muay Thai, fresh fruit shakes, laid back divers, day drinking at Maya beach club and a great night life. So whether you need a chilled out beach day or a big night out, in my opinion this island has it all!
And your favourite restaurant on Koh Tao?
Portobello Mediterranean Bistro. Amazing stone baked pizza!
How did you spend your non diving days on Koh Tao?
Hiking to the most amazing places on the island like Two view point or Love Koh Tao view point, kayaking, rock climbing, climbing the huge boulder at Tanote bay and jumping off with the GoPro, doing the fire limbo at Bar NX2 after a few Singhas, but mostly you could find me at Monsoons Gym, The best place for Muay Thai and gladiator training.
Where are you heading next?
Right now I’m back home in Canada working to save money for the next big adventure then I’d like to do some diving on a live aboard and work my way to getting my captain’s licence.
I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m back on the rock though!