Today marks the fifth announcement of Blue Season Bali’s top ten finalists into The Best Dive Job in the World 2012 scuba diving internship competition. There is not long to go now until the top ten have all been decided so if you are not in there yet, it is not too late.
Today’s announcement confirms Uffe Jensen as a finalist in this year’s competition. You can show Uffe your support by clicking here and leaving a comment on his entry. Congratulations, Uffe, 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 Uffe:
What is the most amazing experience of your life?
That must have been before I was even born. I got to stay in the water for 9 months;-) No, seriously – I’ve been skateboarding, snowboarding, skydiving and bungyjumping, but my most amazing experience ever was the first time I felt absolutely weightless among colorful creatures and wonders of Nature..
If you are already a scuba diver, what is the best place you have ever dived, and why?
The British Virgin Islands, because I was there for 3 weeks, diving or snorkelling almost every day, and I got to see so many different types of animals, chorals and beautiful islands. Especially Virgin Gorda, Sandy Spit, Diamond Reef(nightdive) and the Indians. Awesome diving.
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?
Assuming I would have to survive on my own: Fishing equipment, a knife and something to make fire. But if the island was inhabited with cities, I would probably choose: a female companion, a toothbrush and money.
What do you feel is the most pressing environmental issue threatening our oceans?
Human behaviour! How we overfish and pollute the oceans, and don’t treat the animals and reefs with respect. There should be a natural balance, but a lot of people don’t care or don’t even know about the seriousness of these issues. Ignorance is definately a huge problem.
What would you say is your most positive personal attribute?
Either my ability to adapt into different environments, or my way of connecting with people. I am good at communication, and I am always looking at the positive aspects in life. People like me, and I like people.
If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Tough question. A little bit darker skin, or that I could play an instrument really well, or sing better, dance better? Maybe working with something meaningful like poverty or environmental issues could give me the extra feeling of belonging, like making a difference on a larger scale.
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!)
Let’s say I won the competition and stayed after the 7 months, to work as a dive instructor in Bali. Then after a while, if I found a woman, or for any other reason decided to stay in Bali. Would it be possible for me to obtain citizenship, or a permanent residence in Bali? Would I be allowed to own a house or land there? And what are the terms and conditions for such an arrangement? If you don’t know the answers by heart, perhaps you could drop me a link to a web page that holds the answers..
Big question!!! You can try this website for a load of information about this – http://www.expat.or.id/
Ok, so that’s it for today. Tomorrow I will announce the next top ten finalist. Stay tuned!!!!