My name is Marc and I am 26 years old with a passion for scuba diving and adventure. When I’m in the UK I work a simple job that is bearable but it is frustrating knowing that there is so much more out there. Ever since I was young I’ve always been drawn to the unknown, hungry for more knowledge and experience. My first dive was an astounding day. I’ll never forget it, Instead of quenching my thirst for venture it left me with a longing for more. Since that day, I have been lucky enough to complete my open water and advanced open water and am yet to continue diving. There is nothing more attractive to imagine, then escaping the limitations of a normal life. What everybody else is happy to settle for, to me is just not enough.
The world is the most beautiful gift to all of us that are lucky enough to find ourselves on this wonderful planet. It’s funny how we know more about the other planets in space than we do about what is lying right under our feet on the bottom of the oceans. When you’re down there it’s like slipping into another universe where you can glide above the secret world that lies so close but yet so far away. It releases a feeling of complete and total freedom, a place so peaceful and undisturbed; a far cry from the busy traffic of everyday life. In the strange blue world so far below there are a million things to see. There are so many different types of fish darting down into the depths from the sharks with their sleek and powerful movement to the juvenile angel fish with their swirling blue and white brightness lurking in the shadows. I marvel at the way the ocean life moves in on our wrecked ships on the ocean floor; it is amazing that they seek concealment in our wrecked ships adding colour and breathing life back into the ghostly remains. It would be a privilege to be a part of it, and to open the eyes of other people to what they are missing.
This job shouldn’t just go to anybody, it must be somebody with a real passion for the ocean, someone with a real eye for detail that will enjoy every single second and not let a moment go to waste. I am definitely that person, because where one person would just see a fish, I can see so much more. I can see the opportunities and excitement a mile away and whilst I love what I see and I am always keen to learn as much as possible, I reserve a sincere respect for the ocean and always keep an awareness that I do not belong here and it was and always will be, the home of the creatures within it. I hope this answers the question, of why I want to be a PADI diving instructor, because it’s not just the best dive job in the world, it’s the best job in the world, period.