Top Ten Finalist – Alec Hynek

Today marks the ninth announcement of Blue Season Bali’s top ten finalists into The Best Dive Job in the World 2012 scuba diving internship competition.

Today’s announcement confirms Alec Hynek as a finalist in this year’s competition. You can show Alec your support by clicking here and leaving a comment on his entry. Congratulations, Alec, for making it into the Top Ten of The Best Dive Job in the World 2012. You have done a great job and we wish you the best of success as the competition moves toward its inevitable close.

Like many of you, we had a quick email interview with Alec:


What is the most amazing experience of your life?
The most amazing experience of my life is what I am currently doing right now. For the last 3 weeks I’ve been touring around Europe with my cousin, who is a musician. We have been staying in hostels and couchsurfing for the majority of the tour, and we have been meeting the coolest people along the way. I’ve been filming our adventure to make a documentary of the tour, and I’ve also been rocking out on stage with him sometimes with my ukulele.

If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
I have actually never scuba dived in my life before. I have been wanting to scuba dive for years, and that’s how I found this contest when I was researching certifications and jobs in the field. One place I need to scuba dive at is on the north shore of Lake Superior, it was here when I was a little kid that my interest in scuba diving first started when I talked to some scuba divers getting ready for a dive.

If you were stuck on an island for the rest of your life but could take only three things with you, what would they be?First thing would have to be an axe. From watching tons of survival shows I’ve learned that an axe is probably the most versatile and efficient tool you could have. Next would be a hammock, because they are awesome for taking naps in. And lastly and probably most important would be a stereo with satellite radio and unlimited battery life, so I can throw awesome beach parties… for myself…

What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
While there are several things threatening the oceans, such as over fishing and climate change, I have to say pollution is the worst. It’s been going on for centuries and the effects go across a very large spectrum. Also, it is often the most expensive and time consuming problem to take care of.

What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
I would have to say my most positive attribute would have to be how open-minded I am. I love getting to know new people, learning about and experiencing their different cultures. I am always ready to try things that I haven’t done before, and also to teach people the things I know. The world is too cool to stick to the status quo.

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
The thing I am trying to get better at is initiating conversation. Once I get started talking I will talk all day long, but I find it tough to walk up to a stranger and start a conversation.

And finally, you get a chance to ask me a question so make it a good one! (and no, I can’t tell you quite yet if you will win!)
Can I drive the dive boat?

Can you driver the boat?

Ok, so that’s it for today. Tomorrow I will announce the next top ten finalist. Stay tuned!!!!

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