I am on my way to becoming a rescue diver!
It has been a busy few days at Blue Season Bali! I have officially started my training towards becoming a rescue diver and am now certified in EFR. The course was way more fun than I anticipated! We started the morning learning about primary response care. I learned how to go through the cycle of care as a emergency responder. As the day progressed “accidents” happened around the shop and we were in charge of handling the situation. It was cool to get the chance to apply all the skills that I had learned. Since the accidents were unexpected it felt a bit like a real situation forcing me to think of my feet. After finishing the course I feel much more confident in my emergency response skills should I ever encounter a real emergency.
Adventures around Bali
Today was my first day off. My friends Erin and Charlie and I decided drive around the island on our scooters and do a little exploring. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this place! We headed down south to Ulu Watu. It took a little while to get used to the Bali roads the reward was worth it; we found some of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen!
It was an incredible feeling driving on the scooter with the beautiful scenery in the background. I felt so free. The magic of this place is already showing itself and I can’t wait to spend more time exploring the Island of the Gods. Once we got to the beach we spent the day swimming and relaxing. Next time I will have to remember to bring my mask and snorkel. After our day at the beach we stopped at a cute little island restaurant and had dinner. It was the perfect day, the only thing that would have made it better would have been diving!
My dream dive: Menjangan
I am super excited about what is in store for me in the next few days. Blue Season Bali is taking the interns and some instructors to the famous Menjangan Resort. It is located on the northern part of the island in the West Bali National Park. This place has world-class facilities to enjoy plus the diving is supposed to be some of best on the island! Menjangan is famous for having Bali’s most beautiful wall-diving. The walls descend to depths ranging from 20m – 60M+. It is also the breeding grounds for Mandarin fish. I am crossing my fingers that I get the chance to see some of theses beautiful little guys! I’ll be gone for the next couple of days diving at Menjangan, but when I get back be ready for an update about how wonderful it was. I am so excited I don’t think I will sleep tonight, this is even better than Christmas!!