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How I Found Out About the Best Dive Job 2014

How I Found Out About the Best Dive Job 2014

Lorena Espin – Winner of the best dive Job in the World 2014/2015.

In 2013, I spent fourteen months in Australia. It was not until my last month there that I finally got my Open Water certification up in Cairns. I suppose you could say I was saving it for last. Foolish. My flight back to Canada was the following week, and I wanted to keep diving.


I begrudgingly went back to Canada because changing a flight is close to impossible and all my stuff was there anyway. I also missed my family and friends. But I had resolved to give myself one year there. One year to save up and pay my way to becoming a dive instructor and seeing my newfound, half-baked dream through.

I started bar-tending. And shortly after, I was sick of bar-tending.


There had to be another way to finance this. So I took to the Internet. I googled things like “Dive Master Internship” “Dive Shops Montreal” and “High Paying Jobs” Eventually I stumbled upon and clicked on a banner advertising the Best Dive Job.

 Make a video explaining why I wanted to be a dive instructor and I could win a Divemaster internship in Bali? This could be my break. I watched other people’s submission videos and I thought: “I can totally do this!”


Week One: EFR and Rescue Diver Certification

We don’t waste any time here with The Best Dive Job in the World. Week one and I can’t believe I’m already certified in Emergency First Response (EFR) and received my Rescue Diver certification.

I am a bit ashamed to say that up until this week I had zero first aide, CPR, or EFR experience, unlike the majority of my competitors/friends who have all had a bit of training in this field. Needless to say, I was a bit of an underdog, but I was up for the challenge.

Before we could begin the Rescue Diver course I needed to get my EFR skills mastered. After a 12-hour day in the classroom, and some very extensive hands-on training, I was confident in my ability to save or sustain someone’s life until EMS could arrive. The classroom dummy took a bit of a beating as we all took turns practicing CPR and abdominal thrusts.

The next few days were our water skills for Rescue Diver, which proved to be some of the most challenging and rewarding days of my life. We spent hours in the water getting wrinkly as grapes practicing our diver recovery skills using underwater navigation, saving panicked divers, and much more. We also received ample training on using emergency equipment on the boat.

One of the most rewarding parts of the training was when I managed to successfully pull Jason out of the pool by myself. He never did thank me for saving his life, but I’m sure he appreciated it.

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Best Dive Job in the World 2012 Winner – Marlies Tumolo!

It has been one year since we announced Kenzo Kiren as the winner of The Best Dive Job in the World 2011.  In the meantime, Kenzo has come and gone, having spent seven months with us fulfilling his dream of becoming a PADI scuba diving instructor.  We now look forward to welcoming Marlies Tumolo to Bali for a seven-month scuba diving internship as the grand prize winner of The Best Dive Job in the World 2012.

Choosing a winner this year was no easy task, and Jonathan and I have been discussing it for quite some time.  Like last year, we understand that this decision will have a big impact on someone’s life and while we wish the possibility existed to help everyone, it is just not an economic reality.  For those of you who have so positively influenced and participated in the contest, we’ll stay in touch with some special information about developments for next year’s contest.

It has been my personal pleasure to gain insight into the lives and personalities of you interesting people and I thank you for that opportunity.  Once again, I extend the gratitude of our entire family here at Blue Season Bali for your support and participation.

Please congratulate Marlies Tumolo as the winner of The Best Dive Job in the World 2012.

Sincere thanks,

Tom West
Jonathan Cross
Blue Season Bali

Brace for the launch… BDJ 2012 is coming!

Our 2011 winners are with us here in Bali and The Best Dive Job in the World is in full swing.  We have some exciting things coming up for both Priscilla and Kenzo in the upcoming weeks and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you.

One of the biggest things to be happening this month here at Blue Season Bali is the launch of our new and improved The Best Dive Job in the World 2012 program.  During the 2011 campaign, I spent a lot of time showing people just how cool our scuba diving internship programs are and showcasing the natural beauty of Bali as the perfect destination for professional scuba diving training.

Well, I don’t have to do that this year because many of you already know and because Kenzo is actively telling the world about his experiences through social media on his BDJ Winners blog:  www.bestdivejob.com/

This year we are expanding the prize offering from around USD 16000 to over USD 25000.  In addition to that, contestants will have an extra month to prepare and promote their entries into the competition.  We are also going to have some fun pre-launch activities which will likely be seen only by our 2011 faithful.  Now is the chance for our 2011 participants to get a head start on the competition.  How?  I’ll come out with full details soon, but here’s a pointer in the right direction:  THE LAUNCH 2012!

That’s all I can give away at the moment.  We are looking forward to our official launch date of September 30 for The Best Dive Job in the World 2012.

Stay tuned!

TW, out.

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