My name is Véronique Delisle, I’m 21 years old and I’m a student at Sherbrooke University in Québec, Canada. My first spoken language is French but I’m trilingual (English, Spanish, French). I want to become a PADI Instructor for 3 personal reasons. Firstly, I already studied in adventure tourism to become a guide in any outdoors sports I like. Secondly, I’m studying at Sherbrooke University in physical education, I love the dynamics with kids and teenagers but I want more outdoors. Finally, my life is based on water sports. I’m explaining those 3 points in the following text.
My Adventure Tourism Technique formed me to be a guide with leadership, communications skills and security knowledge in outdoor activities. I had courses that gave me interpersonal improvement and knowledge like Interpretation, outdoor cooking, wilderness rescue and first aid, white water rescue, etc. All those courses combined with many certifications on the side like my first level of the CMAS in 2008. I’ve learned a lot in the Saint-Lawrence Gulf but I want to know more about diving and about submarine life.
Now, I’m studying in physical education at the bachelor degree, it is my first year. I love sports and kids, but I want to stay in the outdoor, so becoming a PADI Instructor is a wonderful opportunity. I want to work with people, I want to move. I’m part of the University swimming club (Green and Gold or Vert et Or of Sherbrooke University) because I love water, water is my principal passion, I feel comfortable in it. Pool with chlorine is not the best environment for me and my lunges; I prefer the sea or rivers, but it’s easier to enjoy the pool in the winter and I can be in shape for the summer.
The last two summers, I was working as rafting guide and lifeguard. When I was young, I was working at my parent’s farm and sent two weeks at a canoe vacation camp. My parents are fan of sailing and this is one of the sports I enjoy since five years. This summer I’m suppose to guide 7 days per week in rafting on two famous river of the country. I did the rafting Canadian championship and the H2O Company hired me to guide on their river because they saw me and found I was a competent rafters and a passionate one too.
My final word is; my life is always changing. I don’t have a plan of life. I just do what makes me happy. I want to take this opportunity because it will make me happy again and again. I want to be in this element, I want to work with people; I want to show them how life is beautiful and diversified underwater and how our human activity can help or not the natural cycle. I always want to be in shape to dive and to live a wonderful life.