Top ten Finalist – Dawn Doell

Today marks the seventh 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 Dawn Doell as a finalist in this year’s competition. You can show Dawn your support by clicking here and leaving a comment on her entry. Congratulations, Dawn, 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 Dawn:


What is the most amazing experience of your life?
Being my sister’s coach when my Niece was born. I got to cut the cord, hold, feed and bathe her first, I think that is pretty amazing because it is as close to having a child I will be and I have a special bond with my niece….ahhhh the miracle of life…. (learning to dive was pretty darn amazing too!!!)

If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
I’ve dived some exceptional locations, Cozumel, Fiji & Canada. Bali’s my favourite because I’ve been fortunate the have the best buddy. I met Wally Siagian, who has taught me about sealife, conditions, environment, sites & much more. The best was starting Batu Kelebit & ending the Coral Garden.

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?
a flint to start fires, mask/snorkel for fishing and another person to keep me sane!!

Ok if I could, I would take all my scuba gear, a compressor and solar panels for power…..

What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
Pollution- sewage, industrial waste, garbage, oil spills, I flew over the gulf, the spill was clearly visible, you could even see the black cloud from trying to burn it.

What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
In everything I do, I’m positive & passionate. With drive & determination, I chase my dreams, careers & follow my heart. I will jump in with both feet & give 110%. Being friendly, honest & caring while have a commitment to safety and having fun!!

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I AM the Queen of procrastination…. if it’s not important & I can do it later, I probably will… sometimes I get an adrenaline rush from the pressure of leaving it to the last minute and can think & act quickly on my feet, but I do like the feeling of just getting it over and done with too….haha

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!)
what is Jonathan Cross’ story? e.g., where are you from and how did you get where you are??

Oh wow…that’s a really big question.  If I didn’t have hundreds of comments to approve and emails to reply to I would answer that one right now.  Get yourself to Bali and I will tell you the whole life story :)

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

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