Hi my name is Arthur Brenton; I currently live in Northampton, about as far as you can get from the sea in England. I am a scuba diver who learnt in the cold and dark waters of a Leicestershire quarry, so the prospect of diving day after day in the warm blue seas around Bali experiencing the fantastic, colourful array of wildlife is so much more appealing.
Becoming a dive professional would be a fantastic opportunity for me to start a new and diverse career path. It would also allow my wife Karen and I to start a new life for ourselves and to bring up our children (Oscar 2years 10months and ‘Baby’ Brenton due July 2011) in a new and exciting location where we will get to sample a new way of life and definitely ‘get out of the rat race’.
As it is at present I lost my job the day before I passed my Padi Open Water Course, therefore I have not been able to dive as much as I would have liked since then. Winning this competition and receiving this fantastic opportunity would be just the slice of good luck that we desperately need and must surely deserve, given some of the troubles we have encountered in recent years.
I was born and brought up close to the Dorset coast and my love of out-door living has been ever present whether it is hiking, camping, mountain biking, sailing or now with diving. I love being outside and to be able to touch, taste, and smell the real world.
In the past I have excelled as being a professional rugby player for 10 years, succeeded as a land manager for a number of large residential developers and delivered rugby coaching to a wide range of people including children with learning difficulties, both in the UK and in Hong Kong.
I strongly believe that the personal and business skills that I have developed will make me a highly valued and successful diving professional; who can easily transfer my own experience and knowledge to individuals and groups whilst instructing. I am also looking forward to being the face of Blue Season Bali during the duration of the instruction package and hopefully beyond, keeping the world ‘up to speed’ with both my progress and the diving experience in Bali.
I am game for a laugh; even dressing up as a big spider in the process.
I am someone who gives everything a go and puts in maximum effort, giving me the opportunity to ‘do something completely different’ will be a well rewarded decision as I will be a valuable asset to Blue Season Bali both now and in the future.