Today marks the third announcement of Blue Season Bali’s top ten finalists into The Best Dive Job in the World 2012 scuba diving internship competition. The finalists are being announced over the next few days and to be honest, we’re not yet decided as to who all 10 finalists will be, so there is still time to make a final promotional push on your entry as these announcements are made.
Today’s announcement confirms Ranjit Joseph as a finalist in this year’s competition. You can show Ranjit your support by clicking here and leaving a comment on his entry. Congratulations, Ranjit, 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 Ranjit:
What is the most amazing experience of your life?
The most amazing experience so far is definitely be my first boat dive, during my Open Water Certification in Redang Island, Malaysia. That was my first time ever being on a boat in the open sea, having just learnt to swim a little, i ventured out on shaky legs. The bahagian wreck was just the most amazing thing I had seen, the crystal clear waters, the beautiful fishes, it was just awesome, not to mention being shit scared at the same time!!
If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
Having been diving just for about a year and half, the best diving spot I have done so far would have to be Labas island in Tioman, Malaysia.Though not very deep at just around 12 metres, the series of swinthroughs in the rocks is still the greatest things I have seen so far, the tiny nudibraches on it and the amazing marine life.
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?
My ingenuinity, perserverance and patience, coz with these three, u can survive just about anywhere!!! oh..add a pinch of humor to that, just for laughs!!
What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
Though there’s been a lot of talk and action regarding the environmental issues about our oceans, like everything else, it does not have much impact until people actually and see for themselves what the damage is, as myself, I was not so environmentally aware until I started diving and realised how just a few degree change in the temperature of the water can just wipe out entire stretches of coral life, all the colour gone with just white dead corals left behind. People have to be educated more, and a good way for that is to make more people take up diving!
What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
I would say it would be my patience and my ability to make the best of whatever situation I am in!
If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Yeah, now about that super-can-save-the-world power, u say i can have it now ?? :))
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!)
Do u have like a small submarine or something by any chance, u know the ones u dont have to decomp to come up ?? :))
You mean like the ones they have in the James Bond movies? Oh how I wish I did!!!!
Ok, so that’s it for today. Tomorrow I will announce the next top ten finalist. Stay tuned!!!!