Top Ten Finalist – Allie Keen

Today marks the tenth and final announcement of Blue Season Bali’s top ten finalists into The Best Dive Job in the World 2012 scuba diving internship competition.  For all of you included in the top ten, well, a huge well done.  For those that did not make the top ten I want to thank you so much for your efforts and tell you not to give up on your dream of becoming a PADI Instructor.

Today’s announcement confirms Allie Keen as a finalist in this year’s competition. You can show Allie your support by clicking here and leaving a comment on her entry. Congratulations, Allie, 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 Allie:


What is the most amazing experience of your life?
When I was 18, in love and travelling the world! I experienced things I never thought I would do and had I not of gone travelling I don’t think I would of ever been brave enough to get in the sea let alone scuba dive!

If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
Kuredu Express, Maldives. I love this dive site as it is has 2 large overhangs teaming with fish and it’s the perfect place to watch sharks cruising by in the blue. The current is usually very strong which adds to the adrenaline rush.

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?I would have to say a flint so that I can make a fire and cook my catch of the day, my iPad so I can listen to music, watch movies and play games, and a gorgeous man of course!

What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
I would have to say pollution. As population has risen so has pollution. Cars, boats, toxic waste and oil spills are all major factors affecting our oceans.

What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
Open mindedness – Willing to give anything a try and can always adapt to any situation

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would love to click my fingers and be a size 8, sadly no matter how much I work out in the gym I can’t get that small! The only time I have is when I travelled around Thailand for 8 weeks…perhaps living in Bali would help me J

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!)
Why did you change your life to become a PADI Dive Instructor and what is the best thing about it?

I had to make the choice of doing the nine to five in sunny blighty (England) or travelling the world.   It wasn’t really a hard choice!  The best thing about it………well I guess that could be that I am constantly surrounded by happy people.  You never see unhappy PADI Instructor, plus I get to live in paradise.  I am sure there are more things but hey…..this Best Dive Job in the World 2012 competition is keeping me pretty busy :)

Ok, so that’s it for the top ten.  Well done to everyone….now the hard work begins!

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