Top Ten Finalist – Renay Logan

Today marks the fourth 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 first ten days of March and we are yet to finalize the top ten, so keep on pushing!

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


What is the most amazing experience of your life?
Apart from winning the Best Dive Job in the World (!!), it would have to be backpacking on my own for 3 months visiting 20 different countries in Europe in my early 20’s.  I meet the most remarkable people, gorged my way through so much food & wine and stayed in some unique places.
Albeit, I’ve had so many incredible experiences that it’s hard to narrow this down to one!

If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
Sha’ab Sadd, Red Sea.
It was my first fun dive as an advanced diver & my buddy & I went in search of turtles amongst the bright coral & marine life on our last dive together.
After swimming through a cave & not getting lost coming out the other side, we stumbled across a baby hawksbill sea-turtle & spent a good 10 minutes following it at a slow pace admiring its curiosity. The turtle then swam into the distance & a HUGE Napoleon Wrasse came into forefront! It was a mesmerizing dive but I only have 50 words in which to describe it!

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?
If the Island is already considered paradise i.e. abundance of food and freshwater then I’ll take a surfboard. With all the extra time on my hands, I may be able to finally teach myself to surf.  Next up would be a portable solar-powered radio & for a companion my adorable, slightly mad Dalmatian, Cooper.

What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
Overfishing at sea and wasteful by-catch. It is leading to the decline of marine life, destruction of habitats & the collapse of many ecosystems. It’s a global problem but consumer awareness also needs to be formulated locally in order to start educating people about sustainable seafood/fisheries.

What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
It would have to be my enthusiastic nature. I’m always full of energy and passionate in everything I do. I like to create a happy and enjoyable environment and I try to encourage this with friends & family.

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Instead of wasting my time confined inside watching box-sets whilst the weather is miserable in London, I want to be out in the fresh air, getting involved in the community and outdoor activities. Not letting the cold weather defeat me! (Being part of Blue Season team in Bali, would help me achieve this!)

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!)
Would you rather be stuck in the ocean with a great white shark or a saltwater crocodile? And why?

It would have to be the Great White as I have never been stuck in the ocean with one of them :)

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

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