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Hi Blue Season Bali, my name is Yudi. I’m a freelance web and graphic designer, and I’m also working at dive center’s office in Bali. I will be 25 on July 4th this year and I love to make friends with anyone at any ages. I was grow up in bali, and now after graduated from university on East Java last year, I’m back again to lived with my family in Denpasar, Bali.
This is my story.
On December last year, I met someone on the road. He seem in a kind of a hurry, so I stopped by next to him and asked if he might need my help. With keep on walking, the gentleman replied with kindness, “I have to get to the airport ASAP”. After that, we began to chat and I delivered him to the airport. In short, He is a diving instructor from Poland. I didn’t get him in the first time, but then he explained about what does Dive Instructor do. Very interesting, I think.
Couple of weeks afterward, I was sending my job application to one of dive centers around Sanur beach in Bali, hoping a job and a chance to learn more about scuba diving. Thank God- I’ve got the job for the officer since I’m major on computer science. It is where I’m working right now. And was my first time to know about dive industry, esspecially in Bali . Very often I saw people come to enjoy diving, and I can only watch. Interacting with dive masters really made me want to be a diving instructor also, but I knew the company isn’t hired me to be one.
I’d love to experience every interesting new things in life, I joined press, bartender club, photography, and basket when I was at University. I’m also learning how to make eyeglasses from my father. I always want to improve myself more further.
I love sports. And scuba diving is very lovely thing to do. When I was first time to try it in the pool, I felt very excited. Everyone would, I knew it, but not every people have a chance to enjoy scuba diving.
I fully understand that something called ‘job’ is something comes with responsibility. however, best dive job in the world is very thrilled me up. In my opinion, the best job we could ever had is something we are really loved to do.
‘Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor’? It’s because I love scuba diving world and I want to experience more about it.
God bless us. Best regards,
MY WET DREAM !!!!!!!
Diving…. When I dive I am free, its almost like an outer body experience once I am in the water I leave my troubles on the surface, I feel at one with nature and I am home… living in the moment, living to the full!
Nama saya Gavin Donoghue, I am 30 years old and live in Manchester England-I know England is not the most exotic of countries to dive, cold murky waters and almost a few weeks of sunshine in summer, if were lucky! My passion for diving was born in Australia on the Great Barrier Reef where I had the chance to do my open water certificate and fell hook line and sinker for diving.
I have travelled the world and experienced many different cultures and met some amazing people from all walks of life, while on holiday in Cyprus I gained my advanced open water and have since dived with manta rays and bull sharks in Fiji, however I always get dragged back home to the usual 9-5 daily grind which is clearly not me “hey but you gotta eat”
I feel this is now my opportunity to get back to doing what I love best and achieving my ambition in life to becoming a diving instructor (in beautiful Bali) I feel like I’ve always been a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, I love diving and connect with water and what mysteries it holds, we as humans seem to be blind to the fact we have a world much greater than land with only a fraction of it discovered, most people look to the stars in wonder of new life form but I look to the oceans and embrace the ultimate wet dream!!
This job would really change my life, I have a loving supporting family who are excited for me to even have the opportunity to apply for this job, it feels like all my dreams, Christmas’s and birthdays have come all at once, winning this job would be a blessing and a privilege and you would not be disappointed, I am single with no kids, no commitments and am ready to go, my
bags are packed, I’ve fed the cat, watered the plants and I’m almost at the airport- the taxi will be here in 5 minutes (hopefully)
I am a multi skilled diverse person with a lot to offer BLUE SEASON Bali, I have great communication skills, I’m very personable, I love life and look on each day as a blessing and an opportunity to enjoy all the world has to offer.
I regularly work out and train in mixed martial arts, I’m very adventurous and up for a challenge, we all have to start somewhere I may be 30 but I’m still young and ambitious enough to excel to the best of my ability.
“We are all searching for something in life, a dream! This is my dream, this job”
Saya harap kita bertemu lain kali
Stumbling upon this internship experience was the most exciting thing that happened to me this week. I’m all of 22 having just entered the corporate world and already sure that I can’t be confined to a room. I keep thinking I need to be working in the outdoors and when I saw this it couldn’t have been more perfect an opportunity to ask for.
Born in a small little hill station in South India called Coorg, I grew up with an older brother and I think my adventurous streak came from trying to keep up with him and trust me, I had to try real hard. I studied in a boarding school and I had some of the best times there. The place made me more independent and adaptive to any kind of situation and also it was an absolute blast!!Some of the best times ever.
I love hiking, trekking and exploring little untouched parts of my world. I currently live in Bangalore, a great city in South India again. After completing my engineering in Bio-Technology, I have been working with an environmental consulting company only to realize I would be happier working outdoors. I have always loved to travel but I have to say my travelling exploits have extended only up to south of India. A trip to the north and anywhere outside the country is still pending and waiting to happen and Bali would be the perfect start!!!
I love the water and to be able to gain an entirely new experience under water- just the thought of it is getting me excited. I have never done this before but it has always been on my list of ‘things to do’. I play a lot of sports, basketball being my favorite and hence I am generally a fit person too.
I’m looking for adventure, excitement, a great learning experience, a beautiful holiday and a time so fun that I will never ever forget it and also look forward to meeting wonderful people that could possibly change my life and this opportunity is like a big fat happy package waiting to be delivered to my doorstep, errr..or should I just say my inbox..
See you in Baliiiiiiii!!
The Season of Restless Thoughts of Blue
As I lay here in the dark unable to sleep, my mind is restless with thoughts of a new life. Thoughts of adventure, thoughts of challenges, and as I look at the beautiful pictures posted recently on the Blue Season Bali Facebook page, thoughts of the peaceful calm blue below. I wonder how many around the world are doing the same thing, sharing my restless thoughts, excited to break free, open their eyes wide and dive in. You feel your heart beat fast and hard, your skin tingle, and you smile at random times. These smiles, this excitement, it’s contagious and those around you can’t help but share your excitement, and catch the ‘bug’.
Thoughts of starting a new life in one of the most beautiful places in the world, joining the Blue Season family. Being surrounded by beautiful people who share your love for adventure, your love for the beautiful deep blue sea and who love to share smiles with others just like you do. It almost feels like you are going home more than leaving home. I imagine the amazing lush green island full of it’s magical wonder, full of life, surrounded by the powerful yet loving deep sparkling blue waters.
As I let out a deep breath and close my eyes for a moment I imagine similar yet different restless nights laying in my bungalow on that warm tropical island. Thoughts of the day racing through my mind as a cool refreshing breeze blows through the moonlit room. The excitement of learning new skills, trying new things, making new friends, and exploring new worlds. I can’t wait to wake up and do it again. What will I learn today? Who will I meet? What beautiful and enchanting creatures await to greet me on my next dive? (Another one of those random smiles stretches across my face)
I feel some calm and peace setting in knowing others are out there all across this beautiful planet sharing my thoughts of adventure and beauty. Almost like an extended family, who can relate to you, who can feel the tingle of excitement by just looking in your eyes and who love sharing smiles with you side by side.
Sweet Dreams of Blue.
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.
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.
What is it they say about the best laid plans?
Having finished university and worked hard for three years saving money, I set off on an adventure of a lifetime – a yearlong round the world trip starting in North America. But, over two years later, I am still bumbling around in Central America – never having made it further south! However, what an amazing two years! From climbing active volcanoes to jungle treks, from wandering cobbled streets in highland colonial towns to sandy Caribbean beaches, from partying amongst Panama City’s high rises to living with a Guatemalan family whilst learning Spanish, these last two years have given me a wealth of adventures, memories and achievements.
It also re-introduced me to diving and, in the process, changed my life. Having gained both my Open Water and Advanced certifications in my teens, I had not dived for several years until the waters of the Caribbean tempted me below once more. I immediately remembered why I had loved diving so much, I found it exhilarating and calming in a way that maybe only pilots can understand – as they are able to feel like birds soaring above the elements, so I feel gliding below the waves.
Having rekindled my love of diving, I decided to complete the Divemaster course. I found a job working for a small dive centre in Panama, where I spent ten months working on a small Caribbean island. I loved everything about this experience, from helping people take their first breaths underwater to the camaraderie of colleagues and customers alike. I enjoyed passing on not only the skills I had learnt but also my enthusiasm for the underwater world.
Why do I want the “Best Dive Job in the World”? Put simply, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it could not get any better! Having worked as a divemaster, I want to take the next step and become an instructor. For me, this would not just be the best dive job in the world, but THE best job in the world. This unique and fantastic experience would allow me to dive, live and learn in a new and exciting location; to meet new people and face new challenges – these things get me out of bed in the morning (that and a strong cup of coffee)! I know I can never go back to a regular, nine to five office job and currently volunteering as a hiking guide for a Guatemalan non-profit charity has only reinforced this.
Why should you offer me the “Best Job in the World”? Because not only am I hungry for it, but, having regularly assisted on courses and conducted DSD programmes, I know exactly what this job entails – consistent hard work, responsibility, commitment and enthusiasm amongst other things; qualities I possess in abundance. I also understand and appreciate the commitment that Blue Season Bali would be making to me, and am confident that I will fully justify and repay this.
“Creative and fun entry” I thought – Why not just do exactly that to get your attention, and then tell you guys a bit about myself in plain text. So I did, and now the competition got a soundtrack aswell! 😉
About me: I have lived to experience 27 summers, because to me the summer and fun is equal to life and fun. I come from the small but proud country of Denmark which is in Scandinavia, Europe(We made the “Carlsberg”, the “Lego” and invented the tape recorder in 1898…)
I haven’t spent much time in Denmark for the last 5 years, as I have been working as a representative, tour guide and destination manager for a travel agency. This means handling and taking care of tourist going on holiday and thereby making sure that they get the best holiday experience possible. This has brought me to various destinations in Greece, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo, whereas I am currently staying in Koh Samui, Thailand.
I simply just love exploring and experiencing new places, countries and people from all over, and luckily this have been possible to combine with my job. At any time during these 5 years I have been able to pack my life in a bag or two and continue my ongoing adventure called life….and my bag is ready for Bali!
In my job I’ve had a tendency to always work on islands – having the sea nearby. I am told I’ve inherited this urge to explore and stay near the sea from my grandfather who sailed around the world several times during his lifetime. But staying NEAR the sea isn’t enough – I want to go IN IT!
From the first time I tried snorkelling/diving I, I was hooked. Fortunately I have been able to get PADI certified in the places I worked and lived. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do as much diving as wanted, mainly because I still have had to work(money doesn’t grow on trees you know).
Whenever I have time off, I use that opportunity to go diving. During my last time off/holiday, I went to the area of Koh Tao, Thailand and did my Padi Divemaster course. While and after doing that my urge to continue into the diving world just got bigger. SO: I took a big decision and told my company for the first time in 5 years, that I wouldn’t be working after my current season(ends in beginning of April). So now as I’m singing in my song(sorry for the voice- not meant to be popstar), my fate is up to YOU Season Blue Bali! – Just waiting for your call 😉
– I speak and understand all scandinavian languages(DK, NO,SV), fluent in English.
– Got valuable experience being almost in the same business.
– Born with a videocamera in my hand one of the thing I am looking forward to is making the video diary of what life is all about being a PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR
…………….STOP LOOKING FURTHER……………..
I’m the one you are looking for…
I’m Niek Groothuis, 23 years old from the netherlands.
I really love diving, the sun, the sea and working with people every day!!! I do speak dutch, english, german, a bit french and spanish…
I’m really keen on learning and become a dive-instructor. And also love to teach other people with passion. I’m a good teamplayer and always bring a good atmosphere with me. I’m not only interested in diving itself, but I also want to learn a lot about the inhabitants of the sea and the way we can save them from the cruel world and people who destroy them…
I already decided that this is what I wanna do in my life, because I’m sick of doing jobs that I really don’t want to do. For me money isn’t important at all, I just prefer to live my life like the way I want it and that’s by doing what I really love to do every day, and that’s diving!!! And I really love to share my experience with other people over the world to make more people aware off the beauty that lies underneath the surface.
I also love to see a lot from the world and make friends everywhere, and learn about other countries, cultures and there locals.
I don’t have a lot of diving experience, I learned diving in 2008, at the great barrier reef, and I made 2 deep dives there. Back in the netherlands I become a rescue diver, but since than I didn’t dive anymore….
So now you know a bit more about me, and I hope this letter will convince you to choose me… I’m sure you won’t regret it!!
I hope to see you soon in Bali!!
Holly is someone named so because her mother preferred shorter names that no-one could change. So unlike the James’s of this world, I wouldn’t have ten names, Jim, Jam, Jimmy.
I’ll admit, I’m with my mother on this one. I’ll always just be Holly, therefore never being anything else other than who I am.
Is it true that goldfish stuck in a bowl that’s too small prevents their growth? Or that if you wrap up Chinese peoples feet at the end then they don’t grow? Because, if any of these are proven scientifically then, I think I have my answer to why I should become a Padi instructor. I mean, surely the ocean is the biggest fish tank we could get? Therefore sticking to the fact that, if you get me in that sea, then I will grow. (Metaphorically speaking of course, I’m not going to land you with a GIANT female and take off to pursue my career in personal appearances.. Loyalty!)
Once upon a time, completing a Performance Degree, then falling into a standard day job, and wandering through life with the self-assurance of a sea urchin without its spines.
Then one day boarding a Qantas flight to Australia and therefore changing my life. Now back home, booking other peoples holidays and sitting on a train home creating memories of other peoples travels.
I remember a moment of my traveling, when a friend came to visit. Whilst exploring the delights of another amazing country…these words left her lips, and I quote ‘I can’t wait to go home and just sit and watch TV again’. I nearly choked on my beans and sausage (I like children’s food). Did I hear that correctly? She had to be joking?
That’s the moment I replied with ‘If you ever hear that saying come out of my mouth, POKE ME IN THE EYE’
Last night I watched Jersey Shore, Gossip Girl and Blue Bloods (it’s my new favourite), I’ve been invited to Salsa tonight and I’m not going because Skins is on.
My facebook status on my 24th birthday was, ‘Holly Keeble is 24 years old, single, skint, can’t drive, living out the back of a campervan and with no job, but I couldn’t be happier’
Do you know how many likes that got? 74.
My facebook status on this year’s 25th birthday avoided saying much. Because the truth was, everyone was at work, so I went to Topshop alone, and had a McDonalds, and a table shared with a stranger. Don’t get me wrong, I went to roller disco and had a house party, so all was not lost.
But how can I be happy riding the train when I’ve hung out the back of a Tuk Tuk? Or visiting my home town Cleethorpes beach, when I’ve been to Whitsunday’s? Or being rained on in a Streatham Hill street, when I’ve been in a flood in New Zealand.
I’ve tasted life, and I need you to feed me.
Dreams Come True
It’s funny, this thing called life. So many of us try to plan, project, and toil. Each trying to make our way, find a passion, prove ourselves. All the while time continues to flow into space like the rivers flowing into the sea. Then the unexpected happens. Life happens. Life is unpredictable, magical and beautiful. One day you can be sitting at your desk in a high rise office building in a big city with the smog billowing up outside, the click clack of keyboards around you and chitter chatter of your coworkers numbing you into a trance. Tick tock the years go by.
Wake Up! There is a world of beauty, of magic and wonder out there and it’s not waiting for us. We need to grab our masks and fins and jump in.
Can you close your eyes for just a moment? It’s ok, no one is looking and besides, it’s not good to glare at the monitor all day long anyway. You feel a slight cool breeze starting to blow, it’s refreshing because the sun is shining down from a beautiful deep blue sky. You feel the warmth of the rays kissing your skin and the thoughts of your day giving you goosebumps.
That’s right, after your morning yoga practice overlooking the never ending sparking sea, you are going to meet up with your friends (more like family now), grab your gear and head out to sea. Your day is just getting started. Every moment, every task is an adventure. You are about to enter a new world, not your world but one that welcomes you as a guest. One that let’s you learn from it and be amazed by it as long as you live in harmony with it. If you follow these simple rules, it will open it’s doors to you and show you the magic that lies beneath it’s glimmering waters. Bubbles go up as you go down into a world of bright vivid colors hard to imagine. Creatures of every shape and size darting about or slowing floating along. They acknowledge you as you nod back at them, in peaceful union. Down here the world is in perfect balance and everything has it’s place in the circle of life, from the smallest sea slug to the largest whale sharks they are each beautiful, vibrant and powerful in their own way. Before you know it, it’s time to return to your world, the land above with air and wind it’s own wonders. However, don’t be sad to leave because you are welcome back to this colorful, majestic land beneath the sea anytime you want and it’s happy to have you visit again.
You can open your eyes now and even though you’re back in your office, you hear the clitter clatter again and work is still sitting next to you, now you know what is waiting for you in Bali in the world under the sea. Now you know you have the power to make your dreams come true and visit this magical place and I hope I am there to guide you.
Bonjour everyone !
On a cold Canadian snowy evening, here I am, dreaming of my futur… Or actually, I should not say it this way, because one of my favorite line is “ don t dream your life, live your dreams. So lets do it !
My name is Marieve, i m a quebec born girl, presently a flight attendant for a major airline, for the past 7 years. I m an intense traveler, ( I mean on my time off ! ) . but I ve never been to Bali ! I actually just got back from south Africa ( diving with the great white was an unexpected surprise .. let me tell you ! ) . I did my Padi Open Water few years ago in the warm , clear and very colorful water of the south florida keys. Since then, I dove in Hawaii,Thailand, Bahamas,Miami… and many more to come ! unfortunetly, at the moment I don’t have money to go further with my diving courses, so i wish with all my heart, I really do, to have my chance of a lifetime, and, yes, a life changing opportunity and win this contest !!!
Back at school, I studied tourism and international business. So I always knew I was going to be a “ proud citizen a planet earth “. I started swimming I was almost still in my mom’s belly, and i ve been called “ la petite grenouille “ in English “little frog “ since then. I loooove meeting new people from all around the globe, I enjoy learning from others, and I d truly take joy, pride and fun teaching people what I m the most fascinated by : the ocean and how to explore it s many wonders. I did give a lot of myself before to help others ( volunteer at spca, dogs shelters, fostering animals in need, visiting lonely people and mostly keep my head up and keeping strong when my own family was in need and going thru difficulties.. ) .
Now, it s my time. There’s no word, text, letters or any video that could describe how deeply winning this contest would mean for me. The only way to describe it is the joy people will notice on my face every time I put on that BCD and jump with them in the water and share with them my passion of diving. I ll then remember that chilly evening sitting in front of a computer typing this text and then I ll smile and say “ hummm, that s the feeling I was trying to describe! Hopefully we ll meet soon in the warm Balinese waters…
I faced the capability of the chance of choice at first time when I chose my parents alone in the orphanage the age of 5. Along with this another necessary choice was ahead of me: saw or water. Due to a birth defect my ribs grew inward. Between the options, avoiding operation, I chose swimming. I swam every day because of my sickness. Thus I became competitive swimmer. I pursued it for 9 years. I healed, but aspired deeper to the open water. As a competitive diver we competed in swimming pool and lakes with dolphin fins and transformed tanks. In lakes we did orientation diving. I was 4 times junior champion in Hungary.
When I was 17, I broke up with water. Study, friends and girls took over the leadership in my life. In high school it was incomprehenisble for me the absence of competition, therefore I gave a bigger space to my old passion: video games. The club where I used to go in my high school years encouraged my competitve attitude. Our favorite was Mario Kart so badly, we bet who’s gonna win. I was the best, and many years later nobody could defeat me neither in USA nor in Sweden. I was searching everything in this years which can add value to me. I realized the potential in japenese animes, techno and classical music. I loved everything which rejected the weekdays, and also all the theory which denied them in a sense of spiritual aspects. When I was laying in the coffin of Pharao Kheops, I realized no way I can build up such a high monument, but I felt my thoughts can easily reach that height. That’s why I picked philosophy besides history in the university. The sport reentered into my life when I was 21. I did Philippine kali, thai box over years, finally Mixed Martial Arts proved its worthy for my desire.
I acquired my english knowledge in the USA where I was lifeguard and swimming instructor throughout a summer. Two years after I returned I have graduated. In the past few years I faced Specnaz’s drill theory in Hungary: „The more you push an empty barrel under the water, the more it will jump out”. I had never have a problem with that. But it’s hard to suffer my only possibility is to work on the land with 2 degrees:).
In 2009 I have started doing water polo, and I was doing intellectual work for living. I know that fate often takes a man far from his heart and from his dreams. But since water can be found not just in my dreams, but in reality, I go back there. I have to…because I am not be able to do otherwise. My interest extends far beyond loving flora or fauna in the water. The water itself, me under it, the cooperative symbiosis with it gives me pleasure. It’s not a question that my next step is becoming instructor, and impart my knowledge.
I’m a 38 year old mother of 2 and also have 2 step children. Unfortunately, I started at a young age and had my daughter, Ashley, while still in high school. I joined the work force at the age of 16 and have been working ever since. My daughter is now in college and the other 3 are between the ages of 13 and 18. I had always dreamed of becoming a Marine Biologist but had to put that to the side in order to provide for and raise my daughter. Now that the kids are older, I’m ready to look toward MY future.
Over the years I have worked many different jobs. I’m a Property Manager in Rock Hill, SC. While I’m currently “landlocked” about 3 hours from the ocean, we make the trip whenever possible. Luckily, one of the jobs I’ve had was working for an airline. I’ve had the great fortune of travelling and have gotten to visit some pretty cool destinations. Australia, Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas are just a few of them. One of my favorites is Isle Roatan, Honduras where my sister and I got to go out on a catamaran yacht and snorkel. I remember talking to the boat captain on our trip; he used to work a 9-5 job in the states and walked away from it all. Ever since that day, my dream has been to get to the coast and D-I-V-E! When I went to Australia, the group I went with had no set plans or reservations. We went for 9 days and drove down the coast from Brisbane to Sydney and just pulled in whenever we felt like stopping. I love that kind of “fly by the seat of your pants” adventure!
My husband, daughter, son and I took a trip to St. Thomas for her 16th birthday where we got to try Scuba diving. We were all hooked! Since then my husband, son and myself have all gotten certified. Our youngest son is hoping to get certified this summer. Last summer, my son, stepson, father and I went down to Key West and went diving for the week. It was amazing! It was the first time my stepson had seen ocean water that didn’t look brown.
I truly cannot get enough and have begun plotting where and how to start my own dive shop. I’d love to say I’m laid back and can just go with the flow. Unfortunately, my current job is a huge struggle, especially in today’s economy. We are always working short-staffed and never have enough hours in the day. I’m a hard worker and I’d much rather be putting my hard work to use for myself than somebody else!
Keep me in mind, Bali! I’m off to my next dive class this Friday!
Here it’s cold, grey, foggy no sun or sandy beach in sight.
I was born here, but I don’t fit,
speak 9 languages,
like worldmusic and international cuisine.
Most of my friends are foreigners.
I like snow, mountains and wild nature.
BUT, I love the ocean,
there’s nothing more beautiful.
Since I’m a kid, I’ve been attracted by water of any kind.
Once I almost drowned, a big Atlantic ocean wave against
a 2 years old kid playing too close by the water.
My mum saved me.
The ocean spit me out, gave us another chance to become friends.
Even from the bathtub, my parents couldn’t get me out.
I could swim when I was 5 years old,
my playground was the forest and the lake.
I spent in the sea, playing,
till the adults forced me out.
When I was 12, I did a Discovery Dive in the pool.
I loved the freedom to breathe under water,
but we didn’t have money for diving.
During a riverrafting camp,
my passion for watersports grew.
I went to Brazil, snorkeled on a very clear jungle river,
crowded with fishes, among it red Piranhas.
One year later I was on Tioman Island.
Snorkelling, I was surrounded by purple, blue, orange, yellow fishes,
never saw that many in my life before.
I got to dive!
I took the Padi Open Water and directly the Advanced.
My teacher recommended Sipadan to me.
This place is of infinite beauty.
Visiblity 35-40 meters, 10 white-tip reef sharks and hawksbill turtles on each dive.
The most fascinating thing, was to be surrounded by more fish than water.
I loved the Barracuda schools,
which formations resemble a Tornado.
This should be my life.
I want to see more places like that,
wake up every morning with the fresh breeeze on the boat
and the salty water spray in my face.
About 7 months after my first dive,
I did my Divemaster Course on Tioman Island.
It was one of the best times of my life.
Getting to know the life of the locals and the divesites in
To see, how people enjoyed,
improved their skills and overcame their fears.
The person who introduced me into this world,
I own him million thanks.
Now back home,
I miss every sunrise and sunset on the Island.
Miss to see the old friends;
Giant Morayeel who guards the jetty,
hyperactive Boxfish in the reef and same old Grouper in the swimthrough.
Miss to be swallowed by the deep, calm ocean,
the different scales of blue,
where sounds and light go astray,
where the only sound is the bubbles I blow,
where I know exactly that this is my place to fit.
Miss to feel the freedom to sit in the front of the rocking boat
and to see nothing but horizon.
Miss the joy to give some people a chance to discover the same.
Hey there my name is Nadia Aly. I am the owner & creator of ScubaDiverLife.com & Community.ScubaDiverLife.com. These are two websites – The first being ScubaDiverLife.com that is the main blog, where I have daily blog posts and then share them through social channels. It’s going so well that some posts have almost 200 shares on them! The second is Community.ScubaDiverLife.com – where anyone can join easily, upload photos, videos, take part in discussion, blog, chat and much much more. I built these websites on my own with the skills I have acquired over my lifetime.
This passion sprung from a trip to Fiji in November of 2010. Diving in Fiji unleashed an obsession for the sport. It grew even more when I randomly through myself on a plane to Kona, Hawaii. Where I did the famous Manta Ray night dive. That dive was the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life. If I could have cried underwater I would have, it was beyond beautiful.
I first started scuba diving in my early teens and have been very busy since. I completed my Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and then a Masters of Digital Media. With that said now I am working at one of the worlds largest companies as a social media manager, in one of the rainiest places in the States… Seattle. I only get 15 days vacation a year and don’t have much time to go scuba diving. I am nowhere near being a Scuba Diving Master and would just be thrilled to have the opportunity to do so.
I run my scuba communities throughout the day and have grown them to almost ten thousand members in less than two months. I am a queen when it comes to generating content, and I would be super stoked to be able to create much more content for my scuba sites and for Blue Seasons Bali. I have many skills when it comes to the digital realm. I can blog, make videos and edit them, Photoshop, graphics design, web design & execution, community building and growth and on top of that I am a social media queen.
Already having quite a large portfolio my skills are defiantly noticeable. I want to go to Bali to learn everything I can possibly can about scuba diving. So I have good knowledge to share with my communities and other divers around the world. I have these amazing scuba diving websites and have nowhere near the water time that most of my members have. Not to say that I don’t know anything about scuba diving, I do … I just don’t have the experience that many others have. I am a high energy, easygoing character that is extremely friendly, passionate, loving and much more.
Being in Bali would give me the opportunity to showcase what the Scuba Diver Life really is all about, being able to create and share stories with the divers of the world.
“Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?”
Hi I’m Catherine Taylor. I currently live on the Gold Coast, Australia.
I have spent the last 10 years trying to change my life and figure out what I want to do and what makes me joyful beyond words. This has cost me loads of money and I have had fun along the way, as well as tears. I am now at a point where action is required!! No more hiding or running away. 2011 is the year to change my life and become an incredible PADI Instructor.
I’ve only just realised what I want to do with my life. I have tried many things, and enjoyed all of them; some more than others. Worm farming was not one of them. Whilst on my quest to find true joy and happiness, and a great career that I absolutely love to go to work every day, I have realised that all my life I have loved the ocean, water and sea life and animals. I just didn’t realise how to make it work for me. Everyone calls me a fish, because I am the first one in and the last one out. I prefer to stay in the water all day. I have never been able to get enough of the water, and the beautiful creatures in it. Every day something different happens.
When I’m in the water, with the ocean and animals, I feel at one with it. There is no separation, and the immense joy and exhilaration is indescribable. This, I have decided is what I am meant to do and share the passion with others. Because when you are excited about something, others cannot help but be infected with that same joy.
To win this would be a dream come true. To be trained by one of the best organizations in the world, and to be trained in one of natures paradise would be awesome. It would change my life. I am so ready to change my life. To step into being me and being all I can be. This is of benefit to PADI and Blue Season Bali because great publicity and promotion and lifelong connections cannot be brought.
I love living, fun, adventure, and new things. 2011 is the year to take action and make it happen. I will make it happen, if I win – unbelievable. If I don’t then I will still make it happen. But my contribution to you would be the incredible gratitude, a top class student and then instructor, promoting PADI and Blue Season Bali for life, diving and more awareness of our magnificent oceans and sea life. Can you afford not to have me on your team?
Thank you so much for giving me this possibility to win the best job in the world. What else is possible with PADI and Blue Season Bali? How did I get so lucky?
Why do I want to win the Best Diving Job in the World ?
Hello my name is Nick Lakoff and I’m 40 years young from Canada. I have been diving since I was 19 but up until five years ago I was a once an occasional yearly diver. Since 2005 I have been on 2 to 3 diving trips a year and doing as many dives as can be done safely and comfortably. Along the way I started to document my dives using a digital camera with an underwater casing. Taking pictures allows me to relive my dives over and over and marvel at the vast quantities of biological diversity that exists in the oceans.
As I got more confident and proficient in my diving, the idea of becoming a dive instructor started forming itself in the back of my mind. The realities of having a large business prevented me from seriously entertaining the idea of becoming a dive instructor but it never really went away.
As a massage therapist for 13 years I accomplished most of what I wanted to do in this industry and achieved success and recognition for all of it but I never had the opportunity to teach massage therapy other than in the small workshops I would give to the staff in my massage therapy centers. I am very much a people person and enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years and also continue learning from others myself. In November of 2009 I left my business behind and decided to become a dive instructor. Even though I had over 200 dives up to this point, I was still just a PADI Open Water diver. I sold everything I owned and let my apartment go in order to spend 2 and half months in Roatan, Honduras to do my PADI Divemaster internship. The experience for me was transformative and working 6 days a week in a dive shop convinced me that this was not just a passing fancy but what I want to do till I’m told I can no longer dive. Sharing my passion for diving with others, contributing to raising awareness to destructive fishing practices, cruel shark finning, reef and mangrove destruction and ocean acidification amongst others are now a life calling for me. Throughout my Divemaster internship I often asked myself the question, would I get tired of this, and the answer was always clear to me, not a chance!
To me every dive presents opportunities for seeing something fantastic but as the winner the contest there are certain sites I have read that are not to be missed in Bali. In Tulamben there is of course the USAT Liberty, the reefs around Amed, Secret Bay, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, the Island of Menjangan, Napoleon Reef, Blue Lagoon, Gili Tepekong, Crystal Bay, Manta Point and the Lipah shipwreck
Well, I dont know where to start, there are so many reasons and I will give you some of them… But I will start telling you where to “end”… , and that would be by getting trained and educated by the best in the business, to become one of the best instructors in the business.
To start, I would inform you about my situation… I am 37, ex-military, Danish citizen. I speak Danish, English and understands German, Sweedish and Norwegean too. I have been offered an early retirement due to PTSD, because of some very very nasty experiences in the military, during my six deployments in warzones and humanitarian situations with UN and NATO.
Thats 3 years ago now. Now I am just spending my time helping other people, advicing youngsters and coaching sports. I give my experiences to other people in need of advice, but I dont charge people for it, because I am not allowed to earn next to my retirement. (Danish government rules).
Then a few years ago, I had the chance to go scuba diving, and that hooked me biiiiiig time. So now, whenever I have the chance, I go scuba diving because it actually keeps me calm. I have started shooting photos underwater and that is my new hobby now. My dream is to take it a bit further, and be able to work abroad as an instructor and professional underwater photographer, maybe even with my own dive center someday?!?. That would be a killer… Thats my dream…
How to show your support
First of all I would like to say a huge well done to everyone so far who have for all the hard work that has gone into making these entries. The best part of may day, when I am not in the water, is spent watching and reading the new Best Dive Job in the World Applications. I never thought the competition would bring so many people in, so thank you very much.
I have heard recently that a number of people are confused on how to vote, or show their support for their friends. So I want to give you some information so that you understand how we are thinking.
The first thing to note is that we will not be deciding the winner by votes, or there level of support alone. It does play a part but there are many other factors that will be involved in our decision. When you are in Bali we will want you to show the world how much fun you are having in Bali. Your ability to use online tools such as Facebook, Youtube, twitter and blogs is thus an important factor.
If you do want to show your support for someone then you can use any, or all, of the following methods.
1. Post a comment on the blog post – you will need to sign up to the blog in order to do that. I also have to approve the comments each day so that we don’t get any unwanted comments on there.
2. Post comments on our Facebook group.
3. Post comments on our twitter account.
4. Post a comment below the video entry on our Youtube channel.
5. If you really have something good to say then you can send me an email to email@example.com although with this method it really has to be something good. You cannot begin to imagine how many emails I get
So any of these methods are fine to vote and show your support to your friends. If you have any questions then please let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up the good work – as I mentioned on the latest email we will be sending out emails in a few days to the short listed candidates (so far).
Time to go diving…
Helen Shepperson II
I’m ready to experience a life changing 7 months in Bali with Blue Season Bali showing me the way.
Wow, here we go. Time to drum up excitement and support. This is truly life changing.
Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?
Hey there, I’m Vincent, 26 years old, a Hungarian born in Australia but living in Hungary, and here are some ideas why I believe the best dive job in the world would perfectly suit me.
First of all, even though I was born as a true blue, I see the world all in green: I have a deep connection with nature, whether we’re talking about the woodlands of Central Europe or the breathtaking beaches of Down Under. I always feel like I’m home when I go wandering in nature. Moreover, the time I spent travelling in Australia in 2010 was a life-changing adventure, as I had the chance to reconnect with the element of water. The surf lessons and the trip I took to the Great Barrier Reef revealed to me how majestic the ocean truly is. A single day spent with snorkelling – and the reef was irreversibly burnt into my mind. The sense of freedom overwhelming me while chasing schools of funny looking fish along the underwater alleys of corals is pretty much the way I truly feel comfortable in my skin.
When it comes to an active lifestyle, all I can say is that ever since I had escaped from the cradle I have been continuously on the go. Motion is my very breath. I have enjoyed all sorts of sports like skateboarding, basketball, cycling, gymnastics, art jazz dancing, hiking, swimming etc. In the deeper meaning of motion, I am mesmerized by the diversity of the world and I love to explore my environment, both on a local and global scale. I am interested especially in Far Eastern culture; having taken nine trips to India and staying in ashrams I have realized the benefits of going with the flow in the relaxed Eastern way.
My guitar is my true companion when it comes to travelling. We’ve seen Australia from a different perspective together while busking on the streets; it has accompanied me when performing in Budapest’s stylish clubs or when playing under the ever bright Indian sky in my favourite ashram.
If you need any further reasons why I could make the most of this opportunity, here they go: as a qualified landscape architect and journalist I have been writing articles about environmental matters. I believe the treasures of nature are invaluable and it is our duty to nourish and admire the beauty of Creation. As a professional diving instructor, it would be a never returning opportunity for me to play my role in introducing people to Mother Earth’s underwater garden, and obviously to enjoy biodiversity from a totally different view. As a man of words I have been leading my online journal about my adventures too, and I would be more than ready and willing to update my blog with the newest chapters on how awesome Bali truly is.
So as you can see, I’m ready to dive… And you are going to love it.
I want to see that which I haven’t seen, both in the world on which I live and that within myself.
I’m 32, a non-traditional student about to graduate from Oregon State University-Cascades with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Leadership, and Tourism and a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. I want to apply the knowledge and experience that school has given me and combine the phenomenal offer Blue Season Bali has made to create a new life somewhere tropical. It’s been good thus far, but I’m ready for amazing.
Since a trip to Florida when I was 12, I’ve been infatuated with the ocean and warm weather. The ocean lifestyle is so appealing as someone that grew up landlocked in NE Montana. It was especially appealing when winter temperatures in my hometown of Wolf Point, MT dipped below freezing enroute to an average low winter temperature of about 4 degrees. Brrrr!
I’ve spent time on the ocean fishing, commuting, and as a kiteboarder, but I’ve never spent any more than a short while underwater with a snorkel…..in cloudy water. It was foreign, but exhilarating. Everything was a discovery as I bobbed around for those few minutes.
Based on my personality and love of adventure, I have no doubt that diving will blow me away. So many people on the BestDiveJob.com blog share that feeling of being hooked and finding their passion after only the first dives. I can’t wait to see and hear that excitement myself when my life has officially been changed and I’m a PADI instructor sharing the joy of diving and the ocean with those new to the sport.
I want to change my life. I want to strike out on new adventures. I want to learn new skills and refine the old. I want to experience the sensation of a vast oceanic world from below the surface. I want to feel the warmth of the tropical water and the warmth of the local people. I want to eat fresh seafood every day.
I want to share this experience with you.
It’s the least I can do for your support and after all, you and Blue Season Bali are ultimately the reason that I’ll be flying to Indonesia in a couple of months. You’re the ones supporting and promoting the reality that I’m about to change my life and become a PADI Instructor. I’ll be working with Blue Season Bali on their plan for documenting the life changing experience. I have basic social/web/video experience and some gear (audio & video) that will definitely make the trip and be a huge piece of my tropical, exotic, underwater, and over the top adventure as I commit to becoming a PADI instructor…..in Bali.
That and if there’s a chance, I wanna learn to surf on perfect waves on perfect days in Indo.
Last to-do on LIFELIST 1.0
I am excited and enthusiastic about the possibility and extremely grateful to Blue Season Bali for their offer to change my life.
Hi, my name is Ryan Kieffer. I am 22 years old and I live in Southern California. I currently attend school at Cal State University of Long Beach. Besides diving my hobbies include playing ice hockey and photography.
Why I want to become a PADI Instructor…
The Reason I want to become a PADI Instructor is a simple reason. When I got certified I was only planning on diving once or twice a year. My instructor was so helpful he encouraged me to continue diving regularly. I could tell he loved his job and I want to be able to help others with their certifications just like my instructor helped me. I truly believe if I got this job that it will be the best thing for me and also the people I will be able to assist in following their own dreams.
I first got certified as a diver in 2007 so I could dive with my cousin. Since then I have completed my AOW, Rescue, Nitrox, AED and First Responder courses all with PADI and DAN. For a job I work at Walgreens in the Photo Department and have started building websites but would rather be diving fulltime. On my two free days when I’m not at work or school I volunteer as a scuba diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific. When I volunteer my duties are to help clean the tanks and feed the fish. However, my most important duty is to teach all of the guests at the aquarium about the ocean and how important the ocean is to our planet.
I just wanted to say how important diving is in my life and whether I win this contest or not I am going to continue my education in diving and eventually become an instructor no matter what.
Hi my name Anas Malatiali, I am 33 years old. I work in diamond setting in a work shop jewelry since 10 years ago in United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, I spend most my break time in the beach swimming snorkeling And recently I entered the world of diving and I Become advanced diver and I found it was something I needed.
From intensity of my love for diving so I travel in the holidays a distance of 700 km round trip to the east coast of the UAE to get good visibility and different variety of marine environment. I am tired of the pain of the neck and shoulders. I am tired of checking in diamond I was seriously thinking about changing my life and my job I believe that change is necessary in our lives and this change should be to something we love and here Success and creativity is When you combine hobby and work togetherLike most people I am sick and tired of my job and it’s a time to choose the job I like: PADI scuba instructor.
I like the adventure, challenge, the sun and beach in tropical island and I try it last august in Phuket and I wish if I can stay more than my Specific vacation. In addition to all this I love of marine life in general and I have a marine aquarium 10 years ago.
I am very excited for this contest from the Moment I see it and Became obsessed to me.
Thank you and I wish you all the best.
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.
The question honestly is, “Why would you not want to be a dive instructor?” It stems 29 years back to when I was in the womb. Born a Pisces, water has always been a part of my life. It courses through my veins, urging to find that ultimate feeling of weightlessness that is not to frequently found with us terrestrial mammals. I began swimming at a young age, and my passion for the water turned into what some would call an obsession. My mother created a monster.
My father was a fisherman, where I was born by the Long Island Sound. Now I find myself living on the bay in Santa Cruz, CA, opening up my laptop to find ways to make a career of something I hold so dear to my heart. I don’t like being caught up in the fast paced life so many consider normal. I have experienced life on a boat, and that it is exactly where my souls yearns to be.
Now that I have that passion…I can’t stop. The urge for diving starts in my navel, growing up my sides and down my legs, tickling me with a euphoric sensation. Goose bumps take over making the hair on my arms stand at attention. As this feeling creeps up my spine and into my brain, all I can think about is one thing; “The shortest path to the ocean.” The world beneath the surface and the waters from which we all have come.
Descending down into the ocean and relying on tanks to supply your air also comes with risks. I am like a sponge ready to absorb the multitude of knowledge that keeps you safe and aware of any perils that I can pass on to others. The ocean is so much larger than us and deserves our respect.
We are the future. We are the ones who can save our oceans from destruction by simply sharing our love, knowledge and enthusiasm to those we come in contact with. I want to be a part of saving our waters for future dreamers. I want to be the person to reveal to others the wonders of swimming the depths in the radiant underwater illuminescent gardens of coral.
Becoming a dive instructor is the first step in making this dream become a reality. Being able to learn and teach in an environment that I hold sacred, while living in one of the most spiritual places on earth is what I am working towards. This path I have wanted for years. Even now, as I close my eyes…I can see the excitement on people’s faces after a good dive. That alone is enough to make me smile.
Hmmm, I just wrote out a ridiculously funny little essay on “Why I want to change my life and become a PADI instructor.” Then when I went to submit it you, had a list of things to do and not to do, none of which I succeeded in getting across in my first attempt, I mean how was I supposed to know that you would be wanting to know things like what I’m like, what I do, my character and why I deserve to win etc. I mean it’s not a job interview or anything, oh wait a min…. :/
So anyway after spending the last couple of days in a drunken daze, despairing that the brilliant writing I displayed in my first effort would never see the light of day, I have finally pulled myself up out of the gutter and decided to give it another crack.
I guess should start with the original and the easiest question to answer, simply put who wouldn’t want to spend seven months on a tropical island diving? I could go into it a lot deeper but I think it is pretty obvious and besides when you made me rewrite all this quite frankly you missed out on all my little pearls of wisdom regarding this 😉
Why do I deserve this is an altogether different question one I am not sure I can answer, I’m not even sure I do deserve it, I mean I am a nice guy and all but I could think of a lot more deserving people than myself to get this opportunity, that being said I would certainly take it given the chance.
Lets see, what’s next, ahh, what I’m like, what I enjoy about life, my character, this is dangerous territory. I like the saying “just because you ARE a character doesn’t mean you HAVE character.” Well in this case my good sir’s you have indeed lucked out because I am a character blessed with character. I’m a bit of an old bastard these days, having just entered the naughty forties but that’s not such a bad thing, I’m still having fun. I can be a bit of an idiot at times, in a good way of course, and still enjoy a good party but i tend to appreciate things and the world a bit more now. I enjoy life itself I guess.
Ok so next was where I live and what I do, lets see, I’m an Aussie, from Melbourne, great place, love it and it’ll always be home but I really don’t want to be here right now, want to see more of the world, wether it is through this or some other means. I don’t really do much at the min, hang with friends, go out, have a few drinks, do a bit of writing, a lot of reading, not enough diving, sit at home doing a whole lot of nothing trying to save cash for my next adventure somewhere over the rainbow
“Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?”
Imagine a life of watching paint dry day after day?…, well that’s exactly what I do for a living.
Hi my name is Steven Perry and I am a 21 year old painter & decorator from Slough in the UK and as soon as I saw this competition I thought this was by far the life for me.
• Big Headed
• A Bit Of A Legend
I’m stuck in a boring job searching for a better way of life and I think this is the kick up the back-side I need to really be the man I’ve always wanted to be,
After turning down the opportunity of travelling round Europe I find myself these days with a very short attention span and constantly looking for some excitement in my life and the pub and gym just isn’t doing it for me anymore.
I am a quiet person around people that I don’t know but once I get to know you I will probably be centre of attention, Small man….Big personality.
My love for the ocean started around a year ago when a friend of mine decided to set up a marine fish aquarium, and I’ve been addicted ever since.
Since then I’ve always wanted to have my own tank but could never afford it but now come to realise “Why own a tank when you can see the fish in their natural habitat in the world’s biggest aquarium…. The ocean”
I can honestly say I have never been scuba diving or even snorkelling but I have always wanted to and it’s something I think I will do in the future. So please don’t let that stop you from choosing me; I am young and eager to learn. I’m enthusiastic to better my life and start a new career before it’s too late for me.
Where do I want to be this time next year?
On a boat surrounded by friends and new people in paradise ready to embark on a trip of a life time,
For me this job is about the opportunity to see the thing I love in life which is sea life in their natural environment and not only do I want to change my life for the better but becoming a PADI instructor may also change the life of others and maybe encourage them to take up a life in the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD and that would give me enough satisfaction for a life time as I’m sure it does for you guys too.
Thank You for considering me for the chance to have best dive job in the world and becoming the real life “Scuba Steve”
Hope to hear from you soon