Divemaster – the training to get there

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Before plunging into the depths of the underwater world for the first time (or at least to 18 metres anyway – you’re only starting out, after all), people experience a hint of fear… Or sometimes full-blown fear that keeps them popping up to the surface… It’s ok. I get it. It’s this strange new world you’re entering, and it just …

Unprepared – First Time Guiding a Dive

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We’d just come out of the water, ready for a break before the next dive when he said to me “how many times have you been diving at Siaba Basar?”. An odd question coming from the trip director aboard the liveaboard during my DMT course, but one that became clear when he’d told me I’d be leading the next dive …

Batu Bolong – The Jewel of Komodo

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It’s the jewel of the ocean in Komodo National Park. Most people come here knowing they want to dive it, and I can’t imagine the site would ever disappoint. It is, of course, Batu Bolong. With just a small section showing it’s location above sea level – a “hollow rock” giving it it’s name – Batu Bolong sits along the …

Divemaster – the “who”, “when” and “where”

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For me, the choice of “who”, “when” and “where” to do my Divemaster Training (DMT) was relatively simple. Generally, it comes down to just a handful of points.   1. Geographical location   2. Intended dates   3. Course length   4. Dive company You may consider other factors, but for me, these were the main ones. Geographical Location Geographical …

Discovering a Manta

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I discovered a manta! Well, sort of. Assisting on an open water course recently, we plunged into the depths at a dive site known as Mauan, in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. It’s got a reputation as having a few mantas around, and although we’re slowly heading out of the season now, we were in for a treat. Within five minutes …