What PADI scuba diving Internship program did you complete?
I went through Rescue all the way to Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
What were you doing before you joined Crystal Dive?
I left the Danish army to spend time diving here in Koh Tao.
How long did you spend completing your scuba diving internship?
About 3-4 months.
What was your favourite part of your scuba diving internship and why?
I really enjoyed learning and teaching specialities, especially the wreck diver and diver propulsion vehicle specialities.
What was your least favourite and why?
Probably the fact that if you have a cold or problems with your ear, you are out of the water for a few days.
Who was your favourite instructor and why?
Andrea Warren, she was part of my instructor development course and did an excellent job in bringing the candidates together and working as a team and I really learned a lot.
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?
There are a range of activities, such as dives against debris, coral reef watch, beach clean-ups, and cigarette butt challenges. But the one I enjoyed the most would be diving against debris.
Do you think our additional Marine Conservation ‘ECO’ program was beneficial to your Professional level scuba diving training and if so why?
Yes, it changed my perspective on how much we pollute, even the smallest of plastics such as straws can impact our ocean immensely. One of my goals is to spread awareness about this, especially to the people whom I dive with. Their passion for the water will most likely also make them want to tell others about conservation practices.
As a qualified PADI Instructor what are your future plans with regards to scuba?
I am currently planning to continue diving for a while and see what that brings me. I am very spontaneous when it comes to making decisions.
And what about Koh Tao:
Lovely, lively, and atmospheric. I really enjoy my days on the island, it’s essentially a simple paradise for me.
Even though Zest isn’t really a restaurant but more of a coffeehouse and breakfast oriented restaurant, Zest is my favourite on the island. Breakfast, lunch, coffee with delivery!
How did you spend your non-diving days?
Exploring viewpoints on the island, or spending some time on the beaches around the island.
Where are you heading to next?
I have yet to decide, I don’t do planning that well!