What PADI scuba diving Internship program did you complete?
What were you doing before you joined Crystal Dive?
Before I joined Crystal Dive I was and still have a professional career in Sweden.
How long have you spent completing your scuba diving internship?
It took me about 12 weeks to finish the whole course, cause I was travelling back and forth between Koh Tao and Sweden so I did it in blocks so it could fit my life back home.
What was your favourite part of yourscuba diving internship and why?
Hard to say, but it’s a couple thing popping up in my head. You will gain plenty of new friends that are like a family on the island. And assisting is also one of my favourite part of the program when you see beginners evolving under a so short time gives you a kick.
What was your least favourite and why?
Shadowing, it’s like you being in the background and just watching how things are done, It’s a little bit boring but very good learning.
Who was your favourite instructor and why?
I should say Carsten cause he was my mentor and unfortunate I did not assist him in any time. So sorry Carsten I have to say ginger Matt on this one cause when I assisted him, he was good on giving me feedback, he is straight and honest.
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?
I dissipated in beach cleanup and dive site clean up as much I could, but what I did enjoy the most was replanting corals, it feels so good when you do some good for the environment and as a diver especially for the ocean.
Do you think our additional Marine Conservation ‘ECO’ program was beneficial to your Professional level scuba diving training and if so why?
Yes I think so. You learn about how sensitive the life under the surface is, and what you can do to protect it.
As a qualified PADI Divemaster what are your future plans with regards to scuba?
Heading forward to the IDC and be an instructor so I can teach about diving to other, and transforming my current career to a scuba career.
And what about Koh Tao?
What about Koh Tao? I can say this, I bought an apartment on Koh Tao.
I have to say Yangs, was almost there every night with my fellow DMTs.
How did you spend your non-diving days?
Was no non-diving days, when it was nothing to do with the internship I had fun dives on my schedule.
Where are you heading to next?
Back to Sweden and start planning for my IDC Instructor Course and what I’m going to do after that.