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Allie Keen – Best Dive Job in the World 2012


I want to change my life and become a PADI dive instructor for a number of reasons. The obvious being that I would get to live on the beautiful island of Bali, dive every day and meet new people! Another reason is that I would like to feel the reward of helping someone else achieve their dream to dive. When I learnt to dive I was scared of the sea, I would barely even paddle in it! Thankfully my instructor had a lot of patience and made me persevere, he took me aside from the group to teach me separately and it was only after completing my Advanced Open Water course that I felt completely confident in the water. For that reason I have always looked up to and respected those that have taught me to dive and I would like to do the same for others.

Allie Keen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Allie Keen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

I currently manage a successful business which takes up most of my time, I wake up and it’s dark and by the time I leave work its dark! I want to swap my morning meetings in 4 bare walls to giving a dive brief, floating on a boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I live for the weekend – after a hard week at work I love letting my hair down and going out and socialising with friends. I want to live for every day not just the weekend and becoming a dive instructor would enable me to do that.  I have just passed an English teaching course and am studying Spanish as I would love to be able to speak another language.

I dream of travelling the world and working as a dive instructor. I enquired about completing my professional training with Blue Season in June 2010 before this life changing competition was launched. I wanted to enter last year but was completing a Business & Management degree and the timing wouldn’t have been right, now there is nothing stopping me…other than leaving family and friends but surely they wouldn’t mind holidaying in Bali?!

Allie Keen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Allie Keen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

My news feed is full of pictures and status updates of friends who are all settling down, buying houses, getting engaged, married and having kids and I am nowhere near ready for that. I want an adventure. I try to leave my job but am offered more money and rewards and find it hard to make the break and leave. I know that money doesn’t mean happiness which is why I want to change my life; I just need your help to do it :)

Whilst I’m nervous about the prospect of setting off alone into the unknown, one of the many things that would be amazing about winning this competition is the knowledge that I am going to be working with friendly professionals at Blue Season Bali who would make me feel welcome. So, please take a moment to vote for me, share this page and change my life for the better! Thank you x

 

 

Allie – Best Dive Job – full pdf application

Dayne Smith

If I could put every single GREAT moment in my life that made me smile, that gave me chills of joy,That made me smile. Moments when I achieved something great, conquered a fear, completed a challenge, won a competition, MADE SOMEONE SMILE …. None could compare to the Day I Gave my life to God And I think to Myself , if all those moments were compiled into a showreel or a movie how AMAZING that moie would actually be. Oneday I could be sitting next to the big Man upstairs Smiling at the wonderful memories and opportunities I had in Life and I so Badly want this opportunity in Bali to be one of those moments, With All My Heart!!!

Dayne’s Diving Dream

Dayne Smith Essay

A DREAM, what is a Dream ?? Well a dream is something that someone thinks non stop about, something a person PRAYS about and sometimes the ONLY thing a person has ever wanted their whole Entire life…

Well winning this competition would be a DREAM come TRUE for me, I will try each and every Day to get as far as I can and Do as much as I can to win this competition.

Diving has sooo Much to offer and Im hoping to one day to open up a CHRISTIAN Dive academy and make a difference somehow. I know that everyone that has entered this competition , wants this Just as bad as what I do but I don’t just want to win this competition I NEED TO !!!

This seven Months in Bali doing something I Love would make me The Happiest person in the whole world.Im a Fun, ambitious, outgoing, Enthusiastic and passionate individual and I will do anything in the world to make a difference in peoples lives and make someones circumstances better if I have the ability to!!

God Bless Everyone and Im Hoping for the Best

Be the Change YOU want to see In The World

Dayne Smith

Agung Setiadha – Best Dive Job in the World 2012


Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?
By: Agung Setiadha

My name is Agung Setiadha or shortly Seth. I have bachelor degree in informatics. Even though I studied IT, I’ve been concerning myself that I’m a little bit “green” compare to others. I even made website with green theme for my own first website project, for instance. With the time, I’ve been to many places and seen so many faces and I find out that the nature and its beauty is one of my interests.

Then one day I came up with an idea to document my travels on my Facebook and/or my blog. I love taking pictures, but since then I made more and more pictures and video, and spread it out on the internet and share the information about my travels. During my travels, I also love to meet the local people and get blended with them; I think that’s why I’m enjoying also being a nomad.

When I was living in Yogyakarta I had spare time more than average people, it’s because of my job had flexible office hours. I used some of my time to take French course, and to start swimming. After a while, I decided to take days off for snorkeling to karimun islands. I went snorkeling before in gili trawangan, but this time it was really amazing and so stunning with the view of the underwater, the islands and the beaches as well. I’m getting addicted and crazy about snorkeling, so after I move to Bali I traveled each and every weekend driving my bike and hunting for beaches & snorkeling spot. It’s poisoning my mind and it didn’t take so long until I’m certified OW diver.

So now diving is one of my passions after traveling. And this year, when New Year’s eve I said to myself that this year I have to get at least rescue diver license. It’s a great idea and would be a best job in the world if my hobbies become my work, because what I’ve learn also is that you will do your best and outstanding at your own field when you’re really loving and passionate about it. So now I know what I really want in my life, why don’t I want to be PADI instructor if yes it is the best job in the world? J

 

Emily Bowles – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

As many kids are, a long time ago I was asked what I wanted to do when I grow up?… work to protect sharks was my answer… as time moved on that’s not really changed, just how to go about it has. October 2011 sitting on a dhow in the Musandam my cousin asks me ‘what’s your dream job, both achievable and non-achievable?’ My answer came straight away…

To own a water sports school.

 

Emily Bowles - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Emily Bowles – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Stop talking about it and just go for it she says… you see I have always worked extremely hard to travel and go on dive trips but due to expense….alas I have spent every penny saved on the dives where I can see my underwater buddies not qualifications…

One freezing night,(late December back in ’63…oh what a night’  no no just joking), I get on my Facebook to see what’s going on in the world…….OH MY GOD! Santa you got to help me win!! This is my opportunity of a life time! This is how I get to show how passionate I am about marine life of all kinds.

If I get the best dive job in the world I can help transfer my passion and knowledge to others. In the forefront of my mind is showing those who have the fear to ‘Face Fear’ (T-shirt) and dive into the great blue. I want to show others how inconceivably amazing the ocean is and the wonders It holds are not to be feared but embraced….sharks are not the demons Pete Benchley portrayed in Jaws but creatures we need to protect along with many many more.

Emily Bowles - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Emily Bowles – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

The delicate eco systems should be experienced by people from all walks of life all around the world. I want to be one of the lucky few who get the help to make this reality for those seeking adventure, excitement and wonder.

Emily Bowles - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Emily Bowles – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

I was a young girl when I first got to breath in the sea, just for a minute or so off my dad’s reg after a dive…I had to wait another seven years before I found myself rigging up my own kit for real, I can still hear my instructor now ‘lefty lucy, righty tighty’ Thanks Varian! Since then I have taken every opportunity from the UK to Australia, working kitting up for free dives to the most special dive holidays.

All I can say now is, this is truly my dream and I will make it, I just hope beyond hope I can make it come true with Blue season Bali.

Thanks for listening I’m off to see my good friends out there in the big blue sea.

Marlies Tumolo – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Dear Blue Season Bali,

Hey there!  My name is Marlies.  I’ve always been ecstatic about life.  I am that person that walks around with a perma-grin.  I smile so much that it makes my face hurt! My excitement and enthusiasm for life shows in every part of my body; I wiggle everywhere I go because I am so excited. I always thought the thing that made me smile most in the world was traveling.  Meeting new people and creating life changing connections, doing things I never imagined I would do, and exploring new places feeds my soul, which in turn plasters the perma-grin to my face.

That was until I discovered diving and realized that it was my ticket to combine all the things I love in life.  The first time I went diving I was terrified, but as soon as I got into the water I had the biggest smile I have ever had.  I had to clear my mask constantly because my perma-grin cheeks were making it flood!  Being under the ocean is magical.  It allows me to feel calm while heightening every sense in my body, to be alone, yet feel connected to everything and everyone.  Diving ignites my passion for life like nothing else I have encountered.  Since the second I discovered diving all I have done is research how to change my life and become a full-time diver.  It is all I want to do and all I think about.  So why do I want to become a dive instructor?  Because I can’t imagine my life any other way.

Growing up there were two things I always wanted to be; a teacher and a marine biologist.  I got my education degree and am currently teaching in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I love teaching.  Being a dive instructor allows me to combine my passions.  It lets me spend as much time as possible under the ocean and gives me a chance to teach others what a remarkable place the ocean is.  Teaching allows me to make a difference by inspiring others to save our precious and vulnerable ocean life.  Most of all, it lets me live the life I was meant to lead, outside the box that society has built.

I am social, fun, lovable, adventurous, dedicated, a fantastic teacher, and most of all I am personable.  People love me and I love people.  I make friends with everyone I meet and invest my heart and soul into each interaction; I even learn other languages just to speak to people! I know that I am the best possible winner for this competition because I will be a huge asset to Blue Season Bali.   I will bring costumers to the shop and make them love and remember every minute they spend there.  My passion and excitement about diving will spread to everyone around me. And more than anything when I am having the time of my life so will everyone else!  Blue Season Bali, PLEASE make my life’s dream come true! Pick me, Marlies Tumolo, to win the Best Dive Job in the World!!!

Kelly Burnet – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

 

Well considering I do want the best job in the world I figured I had better back up my video with a few words. Im Kelly, im 24 from NSW, Australia. I`m not about to write about how boring and depressing my life is, because its not ! As I said, im 24 and having a great time being young and free! I live life a little on the wild side and always make sure I am having a great time, but at the same time I appreciate the smaller things in life and love my down time to read, listen and learn . I am all about natural beauty, peace, the world, and feel that life isn’t about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. Lately I have had a dream…a goal…a wish, to be a PADI scuba instructor! I got my open water certificate at the start of the 2011 and from my first dive I immediatly knew  i had found what I had been searching for from day one . I raced home and found as much information as I could on it as a career, and ended up giving myself the goal of saving and completing a PADI instructors course overseas at either Bali or Thailand. I immediately started working towards that goal and gained myself a position on a dolphin/whale watch boat as a deckhand, something that I thought may help me in the future for instructor positions. It doesn’t pay the best money and I still have to live so here I am still chippin away at my goal, week by week, dollar by dollar. I have been in the travel and tourism industry for the last 5 years, working in different areas in 4 and 5 star resorts Australia wide but cannot wait to explore the rest of the world.. I have always loved the water and grew up around it and at one point in my childhood my dad swore I had gills or was about to grow a tail. I travelled to Bali at the start of 2011( I get along with the locals REAL well and dont mind myself a nice cold bintang, so no need to worry about that haha) and dived off gili trawangan and once again was just blown away by what I was experiencing. I went home and told all my friends and family and even persuaded them to go and do a dive! I think some of them think I have gone completely crazy because I just wont shutup about it. The ones that actually did go ahead and do a discovery dive have never been so thankful that I made them go and do it! I just loved the feeling of knowing what I was giving them, something I believe should be seen and experienced by everyone. It is really a feeling i could never put into words, a feeling that has to be seen to be felt. I guess that is why you could say I was quite excited when I found this competition. I sat and stared at the screen as if I had just witnessed a miracle unfolding before my eyes. A blessing… Like someone had answered my prayers. And you have ! I just hope by reading and seeing my entry you too believe I deserve to have my dream job! The best job in the world !

Thanks, Kelly.

Steven Perry – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?

Steven Perry - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Steven Perry – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Well…. One year on and I’m entering best dive job once again.

Hi I’m Steven Perry and I am still watching paint dry for a living… unfortunately I’m still a 22 year old painter and decorator from Slough in sunny England.

What Have I been doing for this past year since the last competition?

Apart from following Kenzo’s progress I’ve been studying for my PADI Open Water certificate which I have in a couple months’ time. But to be honest I’d rather be doing it in the Glorious Bali rather than at Stoney Cove in Leicester Brrrrrrrr cold or what? I have also been learning Spanish, for some reason I felt it was a good idea to learn another language

Sacrebleu!!

I suppose now’s the hard part where I try to describe my self

I’m small,funny,exciting and always looking for a good time and adventure.

Now for the serious stuff! .I am very good with people and customers. You could say I have a boyish charm about me that helps me get on with about everyone on this earth and consider all friends that I make along the way family.

So why do I want to win The Best Dive Job competition?

Steven Perry - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Steven Perry – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Who wouldn’t want to win it? Apart from being the coolest person down the pub “Hey I’m a SCUBA Instructor, What do you do for a living?”. Being in Bali and doing the thing that my hearts been yearning to do for the past 2 years would mean the world to me. It would help me get out of this dead end job and out of this boring humdrum town. I want to explore this earth it so big and most of it is water which is a good thing for us divers and I think this could be the passport I need to see it.Being Surrounded by good people who are on my level and also have a passion for the things that I love would be insane, what’s better then learning and teaching the things you love with the people you love.

Even though I have no regret about my life so far I feel that I have missed out on a lot and still haven’t done enough to quench my thirst of adventure and ultimate serenity. I am still only 22 and got the rest of my life ahead of me and nothing is going to stop me from chasing my dreams. With the help of this competition it could help me with my dreams and also I could help others with there’s.

For me the glass is half empty and it need filling up!!

It’s not where you’ve been, it’s where you’re going and hopefully Bali is my next destination.

So why not Vote for me Scuba Steve for the Best Dive Job and help me fill my glass.

Kind Regards.

Renay Logan – Best Dive Job in the World 2012


Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?

Renay Logan - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Renay Logan - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Its 7.45am, picture 200 people crammed into an underground tube, standing for 20 minutes like sardines packed in a can. Not an ideal morning journey? No, I agree but that’s a commuter’s life in London and it’s been mine for the last 9 years. I want to trade my frosty mornings with a wetsuit as my uniform, swap my blackberry for a dive computer and gear up for work in the Balinese sunshine instead of fighting Londoners for the last available seat.

When I took my first breath of air from a regulator 6 years ago in Surrey (UK), the feeling of being able to breathe underwater was so surreal and natural, that I’ve been hooked ever since. However, living in London and with only 4 months of the year deemed fit to dive, I really struggle to keep up the love as a recreation and I’m constantly having withdrawals.

Being an expat Aussie in the UK, I constantly get asked ‘Are you mad, you left home for this?’. If had a £ for every time I heard it, I could quite possibly of started up my own dive school by now but unfortunately that is not the case & I’m here entering this competition. I’ve relished & seized every opportunity in London but I now want a lifestyle where I can dive on a regular basis. Becoming a PADI Instructor in Bali sounds idyllic & is the perfect way to change my life.

This year I was lucky enough to dive in the Red Sea and I was so mesmerised by the coral and marine life that I vowed on my last dive at Shugarat only to eat ethical fish for the rest of my life. As my friends will tell you I have an obsession with sushi, especially Bluefin tuna and consume it at least twice a week. It’s a big sacrifice but I’m determined to stick to the pledge in order to give back to the sea and become more ethically accountable. I was also deeply distressed by the destruction of the coral caused by divers over the years that I want to become actively involved in Project AWARE, going forward. I believe it’s every divers’ duty to be environmental conscious & becoming a PADI Instructor, I deem this an integral part of a diver’s training and development.

Renay Logan - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Renay Logan - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Most people that know me recognise my competitive streak, hardworking nature, sense of adventure and always up for a challenge. Whether it’s running my 1st half-marathon for a dare, swimming the entire length of the English Channel in a pool for charity, helping out in my local community clean-up after the London Riots or doing charity work; I’m a very sociable individual and can adapt to any situation propelled at me. I’m an active person and enjoy keeping fit. I’m part of a mixed tag rugby team; go to kickboxing classes, practise yoga and an enthusiastic swimmer. If I’m chosen as the PADI Instructor, your day would be never dull. I’m patient, bold and enthusiastic about life & being passionate about diving is just a bonus!

I’m ready for the next challenge, so please vote for me and let me swap my high heels for fins and become a PADI Instructor! Terima kasih!

Vote for Renay Logan, Best Dive Job in the World, 2012.

Islam F. Bahnasy – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor?

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

I’m a Software Developer and I have 25 years old my childhood dreams were about to learn how to create computer programs, dive and to fly.

I did that all except flying but my dreams were not only about doing those things but to be professional in them because my mind and soul is living on those hobbies.

I did my PADI Open Water course in 2009 and from that time I couldn’t stop thinking about diving and about learning more about it, my passion didn’t stop at that point but I was keen to motivate my friends and family to dive and I was teaching them about what I have learned in the Open Water course.

I reached a time were I was everything in my life, I took a very difficult decision which is to switch my career to become diving instructor. I was searching about internships in the Red Sea till I found a good one then I started my new life and after I became PADI Rescue Diver with 180 dives, a lot of things happened in my life one of them was the Egyptian Revolution so I had to stop for a while but diving still in my heart then after a while my instructor dead and that was really bad time.

So that was really affecting my life since I couldn’t continue my dive education because I ran out of money and also couldn’t find a job in my old career “Software Development” because the economical state is not good after the revolution.

I can remember every dive I have done, that is the best memory I have in my mind. breathing in different environment and being weightless and this environment is touching me that is the best feeling I ever felt.

I love to teach people what I love to do and I’m good in that so becoming a PADI Instructor will put me in a place where I can give people good knowledge and make their lives great

too.

Bragg Stanley – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

“I want to die young at a very old age” has become a theme in my life.  Having retired from the teaching profession, and looking at a second retirement from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, I am now ready for another adventure.

I have been diving for about 5 years and have come to love the sport.  I am currently working on my Dive Master Certification and today just completed my Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED certification, one of the requirements for certification.  Becoming a PADI Instructor would fulfill two of my three passions:  Teaching and Scuba Diving.  My third passion is bluegrass guitar—a little hard underwater, but you have to do something when you are on shore or on the boat!

In my training with my current instructor I have come to appreciate the importance of good teaching and the importance of helping others learn the skills to be a safe and competent recreational diver.  Scuba Diving is all about fun, but there are some inherent risks of which we all must be aware.  A good teacher can help ensure (but not guarantee) that students will have the necessary skills to not only be safe and competent divers, but will instill an attitude and excitement for continued learning.  An important side benefit, but integral to the instructional process is developing an abiding appreciation for our oceans, lakes, and streams and the fragile ecosystem of our underwater habitats.

As I look to a new career, in many ways I am not changing my life all of that much.  I am at a point in life where I am pretty much free to do what I want to do, and I am living my dream and enjoying my passions ( I still teach as an adjunct professor at a small college where I live).  I teach, I scuba dive when I can, I play my guitar, and all in all I am enjoying life to the fullest.  Being a PADI instructor would allow me to share my passion for the sport with others and hopefully inspire them to become the best they can be in the sport of SCUBA diving.

What has inspired me most to do attempt this has been the outstanding instruction I have received as a SCUBA diver.  I could not have asked for more competent and supportive instructors.  They have certainly been my role models in exploring this new avenue in

SCUBA diving They say that the best way to stay young is to continually learn, and what better way to die young at a very old age than to become a SCUBA instructor.

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Uffe Jensen – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Uffe Jensen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Uffe Jensen – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

I just wanted to show you a few pictures of me, and tell you a little bit more, about who I am, and why I think you should pick me for the Best Dive Job in the World. I am a happy person, and I like to have fun. I like to share my fun with other people too. All my life I have been surrounded by people, and I work with people every day. I would love to be a PADI instructor, because it would open op the door to a completely different life, than what I am living today. I am not unhappy with my life. I have many friends and a good family, and I have a decent job where I teach Danish to people from all around the world. But I want to see other places, especially where you have sandy beaches and sunny weather, and a high number of species, such as animals, plants, fish and natural phenomena. I absolutely adore nature, and I truly wish I could do something radical to make more people care about the world we live in. I also wish to explore some of those beautiful and breathtaking depths and places that I’ve never even seen on TV in Denmark. I feel a strong burning desire to live my life in a more adventurous way, and I believe that becoming a PADI instructor could fulfill a great part of that desire. I would be able to stay in places that I can normally only visit on a short vacation. And I would be able to work with something that I consider a pleasure, meeting a lot of new and interesting people, and showing them some of the numberless amazing and astonishing creatures living underneath the surface. I am not an experienced diver. I have gotten a taste of it in Egypt, my Open Water Course in British Virgin Islands, and that’s about it. I have bought a wetsuit and tried a little bit of freediving in Denmark, but it’s not the same, and it’s very cold. I have tried bathing in the sea once, when it was minus 15 degrees. I can’t stay out of the water, not even in Denmark, but I would definitely prefer some more tropical temperatures. From what I’ve heard, Bali would be perfect for me. I think you should choose me, because that choice will make everybody happy; you, me, the clients, tourists and local people in Bali – everybody except the other competitors. If you choose one of them instead, there is a much bigger chance of making more people uncomfortable. I am confident that I could complete the training and live up to the other requirements to your complete satisfaction. And I hope you have a job for me afterwards, or that you can help me find a job, so I can dive some more. I love it.

Uffe Jensen - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Uffe Jensen – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Kind regards from: Uffe Vilford Jensen

Tyler Norgaard – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Why do I want to change my life and become a PADI instructor?  It’s simple; I want a life of fun, excitement, good memories, and adventure!

My name is Tyler Norgaard.  I’m 20 years old and like long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners…whoops wrong contest.  Besides the fact that I don’t mind embarrassing myself, I enjoy making people laugh and enjoy life in any way possible.  Ironically I don’t feel that my life is all that meaningful and fun; even though I am young I feel old, and feel that I’ve never done anything adventurous with my life.  Scuba diving has been something that has taken me into another world (literally) when being underwater.  I’ve been diving for 2 or 3 years now, only seasonally, but always leave the water wanting more.  I would say that it’s like an addiction, but that would only make me sound like a creep and so therefore I will consider myself an ocean enthusiast: one who belongs under, on top, or near water.  Being in Bali would only feed this hunger for adventure and the ocean as I’d be surrounded by it.  To my knowledge, Bali is the diver and surfers paradise which is something that strikes my interest immediately.  I live in Vancouver, Canada but not directly in the downtown.  Where I live is the quintessential country music loving, pickup truck driving, NASCAR enthusiast type town, which is ultimately pretty lame!  Sadly, many people I went to high school with out here have no real aspirations in life that take them outside of this town called Maple Ridge.  I knew I was different in high school (I wasn’t some kid with black make up that wrote depressing poetry) but I knew I had the want of making something of myself.  I love to add my opinion into discussions and explain stories about my life, even though I suck at it, and I love making people around me happy.  I’m always smiling and telling jokes and have a knack for finding little things that generally are unimportant and make them something to point out just by simply suggesting the interestingness of them.

I have lots of growing to do in many ways.  Because I’ve always sort of played it safe in life so far, I’ve never had an adventure.  Running away to Bali and becoming a PADI instructor would be so unique and make me stand out as someone people look up to because I’ve chased my dreams and passions.  It would also give me the chance to put trust in myself when travelling alone and taking care of myself somewhere half way across the world from my family.  In the end I hope that my word document stands out even above some of the professionally made videos because of my silly personality and brilliant prose with my excellent thesis statement!  The life of a PADI instructor would be a dream come true.

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Alec Hynek – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

 

Growing up, I was always outside. I’d spend hours hiking in the woods, finding snakes and other critters. I even brought home a baby deer once (long story). I did just about every outdoor activity you can think of. I was that kid that at the pool that spent the whole time underwater. Holding my breath and swimming the length of the pool, and challenging everyone to breathe holding contests. I loved the feeling of turning a chaotic summer day at the pool into a calm, tranquil world just by submersing myself.

Best dive job in the World 2012

Best dive job in the World 2012

At the age of 19, I decided that I wasn’t going to just settle with any career. I wanted to make sure that I was going to have job that I loved, and enjoyed every day of work. So with that in mind and no clue on what I wanted to do; I left school and set off to live life, and discover my calling. Because of this, my family and friends joke that I’m a nomad. I’ve bounced around from place to place, and I have had several fun jobs and met tons of amazing people.

Most recently, for about the last year and a half, I worked at a certain theme park in Orlando. I was a boat captain and I sailed the Seven Seas and made magic every day. It was a great job where I was outside, spending my whole day on the water, and meeting new people from around that world. In May, I moved back to my homeland, Wisconsin, to be a camp counselor, which was another very rewarding experience. After camp I moved to Minneapolis, MN where I am currently taking studying art, and working at a waterpark.

Best dive job in the World 2012

Best dive job in the World 2012

To be honest, the closest thing to scuba diving that I have done is snorkeling, which I did all the time at the beaches in Florida. When I first moved up to Minneapolis, I had discussed with my father my interest in getting scuba certified. And as it turned out, a girl in my drawing class works at a dive shop in the area! Her and I starting talking a lot about diving and in doing so it sparked an idea that has grown into so much more.

It’s so clear to me that this is the job I was meant for. I’ve been looking for a career where I can travel, entertain, teach, learn, and explore. Scuba instructing has it all! I can interact with wildlife and people at the same time, and also change peoples’ lives. They say that people who live by water are happier than people that don’t. So that must mean that scuba instructors are the happiest of all! Even if I don’t win this contest I am going to become a PADI-certified instructor. But I think we can all agree that I’m better off with Blue Season Bali. Please help me get this job, and get me to where I need to be!

 

Joe Zeiler – Best Dive Job in the World 2012

 

Two years, two certifications and 150 dives ago, as I breathed my first breath underwater, I realized that something in my life had instantly and irreversibly changed. I was in complete awe of the new world I was seeing and in one of those very cliché moments, I was absolutely overcome by the beauty surrounding me – then I coughed out my regulator by accident and the guy in front of me kicked off my mask in a flurry of fins and flailing.

 

Zoe Zeiler - Best Dive job in the World 2012

Zoe Zeiler – Best Dive job in the World 2012

PADI Open Water course day one – check!

As I descended under the water the next day it wasn’t the memory of the sting of saltwater in my eyes or the general mayhem of 6 novice divers flopping, bobbing and floating their way through their first dive that stuck in my mind. Instead, it was those few initial minutes where I was at a complete loss for words. There was no denying it, the addiction had been born and since that fateful day I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that I should be spending a good deal of my time under the sea rather than under the mountain of marking, planning and paperwork that my current job throws at me.

At the moment, I spend my days teaching English Literature at an international secondary school in Bangkok. I’ve been an international teacher for the past 8 years and have lived and worked in Japan, Brazil, Canada and Thailand. Teaching and travelling are my life and there is no way that I would want to leave them behind, but day in and day out, as I sit behind stacks of essays and bear witness to yet another PowerPoint presentation on the “poetry of Taylor Swift”(cough cough…gag), I find myself wishing that I could trade in my copy of Romeo and Juliet for a PADI OW manual or my lessons on similes and metaphors for lessons on nudibranchs and Peak Performance Buoyancy. Becoming a PADI instructor would allow to me focus all my energy on my passions – diving, teaching and travelling – while allowing me to cut out the less desirable extras that secondary school teaching offers (hormonal meltdowns, acne, mountains of marking, constant references to K-pop and how cute Justin Beiber is, report cards, detentions…)

Some people may wonder why I’m fighting for an opportunity that could potentially leave me with less pay, less stability and fewer benefits than my current job. The only answer I can give them is that money comes and money goes but how many people can say that they truly love their job? Being a PADI instructor will allow me be one of the few.

I’m hard working, motivated, fun loving and a bit on the whacky side. I know how to have fun but I also know when it’s time to hunker down and get things done. Bring me to Bali and you won’t be disappointed! … and hey, who wouldn’t want to spend the rest of their working life in a wetsuit…

Zoe Zeiler - Best Dive job in the World 2012

Zoe Zeiler – Best Dive job in the World 2012

Ranjit Joseph – Best Dive Job in the World 2012 Entry

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Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor

The ‘cool’ factor.

Best Dive Job in the World 2012 - Ranjit Joseph

Best Dive Job in the World 2012 - Ranjit Joseph

Face it! How many people do we know who is a Scuba Instructor? Just for the cool factor, anyone with a great sense of adventure will jump at the opportunity, to live inBaliand learn to do the best thing you wanted in your life.

For me, scuba diving was something that started a bit late, I did not even know how to swim, I took up swimming to do diving, that’s how motivated I became in the start of 2010.  Two months of swimming classes and then I was ready for my Open Water Certification.

That was followed by slow steps, to my ultimate career as a PADI MSDT.  Apart from ‘looking cool’, there are a few more reasons why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor.

To educate.

Education about the ocean world is of utmost importance, though most of us do not realize the enormity of our simple actions contributing to the climatic changes, it really does. By becoming a PADI Instructor, I hope to educate others on environmental preservation and also experience the joy at seeing people stepping out of their comfort zone, seeing fear changed to confidence.

To rediscover my inner self through never-before experiences.

Out in the vastness of the ocean, you suddenly feel the greatness of nature. While out in the real world, in the cities, we are so accustomed to being fascinated by man’s creations, or the best innovations. Out there in the oceans, you see the beautiful things created by nature, and unseen by so many, and it brings you a step closer to your inner self. Becoming an Instructor will go a long way in experiencing this more and at the same time help others to experience it too, by teaching diving.

To explore.

A very large part of the oceans is still relatively unexplored. With diving being now being very common to many areas, diving vacations are very popular. As a PADI Dive Instructor the enormous opportunities of travelling to beautiful locations and exploring the unseen, underwater world is a motivation like no other.

To develop friendships without borders.

Every time you go on a dive trip, as with every group activity, you meet other like minded individuals, you bond with them and form strong friendships. Diving is a worldwide activity and you meet people from all over who travel to dive locations. In addition to the diving, the people and the cultures is the attraction.

Meet people. Go places. Do things.

For me, diving has helped to form lasting friendships that has extended into my professional career as well. Becoming a PADI Dive Instructor will give me the opportunity to grow and develop not only my relationships as dive buddies, but also extend into them into more areas of both my professional and personal life.

Thank you, Blue Season Bali for having this competition and giving me an opportunity to make my dream come true.

Ranjit Joseph

PADI Divemaster*

 

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Hi everybody, starting this week a promotional series of Scuba education called ‘SCUBAKNOW’ posters are being developed by me. The information for this will be from PADI manuals, dive informational sites on the internet, and my own experience.
Please feel free to comment, and also contribute by way of your knowledge of facts, tips, titbits or anecdotes. This is to promote and eduacate our friends, in a small way, about the wonderful world of SCUBA.

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Lovre Nikitović – Best Dive Job in the World 2012 Entry

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Lovre Nikitović - Best Dive Job in the World 2012

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My name is Lovre Nikitovic,I am a nineteen year old and I am from Croatia. I live with my grandmother and grandfather in small town called Zadar. I finished high school and I thought to enter university in underwater technology last year,but unfortunately was not opened, so I enrollment maritime college.

Whole life I have been actively in sports. Love to scuba diving I felt already when I was about 5-6 years old,as I watched grandfather while he was diving with bottles. My uncle is diver too but he liked more spear-fishing, but for me the killing of fish is simply not human. So  I decided to enter the scuba diving course,before 2 years I become master scuba diver (NAUI)  and additionally i ended nitrox.

Instructor didnt teach me so well, because money was more important than knowledge of me and  the other students.Unfortunately young people like me are not engaged in diving so I dont have someone to dive with me. I participated in a lot of eco-cleaning action  of sea,but need someone who will dive with me almost every day.

Unfortunately equipment and diving courses in Croatia are very expensive,at least for me,so it can not afford it,specialy not instructor course. Best dive job is a good offer for me to realize my dream of becoming an instructor and later a technical diver. Also thats a new adventure for me and everything is new, and this would be a great offer for me learn English properly.

Best Dive Job in the World – Launch Video

As promised, launch day is upon us.  Get in it to win it!

We thank you for your support and look forward to another great competition!

Jonathan Cross
Tom West
Blue Season Bali
The Best Dive Job in the World 2012

Any ideas??

You may have noticed that the buzz is already starting prior to our 2012 launch, coming up on the 30th of this month.  This post is an appeal to those of you how have followed the program to have some input on the 2012 program itself.

Today’s question:   Is there anything you would like to see included in the 2012 prize that was not included last year?

Comment away…

TW, out.

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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