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Juliah P

Yes this is an awesome opportunity! In fact as I am writing this to you, my butt is already hurting on the chair facing the computer and

I am pretty sick of my lifestyle.

I am ready for the battle, may the best competitive spirit win!

This is great, I am very excited as well and I am hoping to be the winner!

cause “We are the champions, my friends…”

Adam Dovichak

Adam Dovichak Best Dive Job in the World Application

Adam Dovichak Best Dive Job in the World Application

The Best Dive Job In the World

My name is Adam Dovichak and I am a nineteen year old from Alberta, Canada. I have always been interested in exploring our world: particularly the world that exists underwater. Growing up in the landlocked prairie I haven’t had many opportunities to experience the vastness of our oceans firsthand. I did get a taste for what I had been missing when I got the opportunity to dive in Mexico. I felt such peace and freedom as I glided through the waters. It was an amazing experience. I knew instantly that this was something I had to do again.

In southern Alberta, however, it was not likely to happen anytime soon. The main industry in our province is oil and gas. I had always been expected to find a job with a successful oil company and earn a comfortable living. I tried working in the field for a while but it isn’t the career for me. There has to be more in this life than going to a job everyday just to make money. With this idea in my mind I have been struggling with life’s big questions recently; why am I here? What is my purpose? I can’t answer those questions for everyone but I do intend to figure them out for myself.

I think that this opportunity would be perfect for me. I know that every moment of life should be enjoyed and lived fully and this opportunity could allow me to grow and discover a lot of things about myself and about our planet. I long for a career that would allow me to explore the world we live in and diving is just the job that would allow that. I want more than anything to recreate those feelings that I experienced my first time diving. I can just imagine what it would be like to wake up every day knowing that I truly have the best job in the world.

Linda Örnquist

Linda Ornquist Best Dive Job Application

Linda Ornquist Best Dive Job Application


My name is Linda Örnquist and I’m 20 years old. I live in Sweden.

I saw your ad in the paper and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to see another part of the world. I love being in other countries and I really enjoy every single moment of It because I’m curious about seeing other people, other cultures and other landscapes. You can say that’s a passion of mine.

So, who am I?

Other use to describe me as an open, social and a little bit crazy person.  I love to try new things in life and when it comes to the social part, I don’t have problems with it.  I love to meet new people in life. It’s easy for me to connect with other people and I also think people have easy to connect with me. I think that is a good quality that a diving instructor should have.

Besides that, I’m a kind person with a good sense of humor.

I really hope my description raised your interest of me. I hope for an answer and of course, for a further service with you.

Thank you for your time, I love to hear from you.

Best wishes

Linda Örnquist

Stina Larsson

Stina Larsson application for the Best Dive Job in the World

Stina Larsson application for the Best Dive Job in the World

Please let me go to Bali!!!

…and here are the reasons why;

So, you want to get to know me and want to know why I deserve to go to Bali more than all the other thousands that write you hilarious letters or have sent you smart and creative videos. Well, I don´t- and isn´t that a better reason than all the others? I believe people can identify with my humble personality. I don´t consider myself to be better or funnier than any other bloke out there and that´s why you should send me the ticket straight away (logic is overrated).

You also want to know why I need a break from my everyday-life. Well….let me tell you a little bit about that life and explanations will no longer be necessary.

Rising star? No not really. My career-moves have not been the smartest ever. I got myself a bachelor in Social Work because I thought I wanted to work in that field. I don´t. Right now I work in Norway (yeah by the way, I´m a 30-year-old Swedish brunette) with youths. I really like my colleagues and I´m oh so tired of them. I need a break. Or just anything fun.

Off duty. When I´m not at work I live a quite boring life. The one thing I love the most is travelling so I´m always short of money (right now I´m saving for Africa summer 2011). I´ve already been to Bali once. I was there for a month and loved it. I drank avocado-juice and hung out with the locals. Life can be sweet. This means I´m already vaccinated and ready to go go (I just have to get my body together for the bikini-season, please let me know a week in advance so I can stop eating).

Stina Larsson application for the Best Dive Job in the World

Stina Larsson application for the Best Dive Job in the World

Heartbeats. I´m not going to bore you with details about my love life. I can just give you a brief summary; it´s totally fucked up, and I don´t mean that in the funny way. My life has more in common with “Dumb and dumber” than “Sex and the City”. Jealous? Still wondering why I need a change and some adventure in my life?

Conclusion: Even though this letter may sound a bit pessimistic I really want you to know that I genuinely love life. I would never take up your time if I didn´t know that I would do a great job as a blogger for you and I´ll take good care of this chance if you hand it to me. Besides being lovely, glad and social (and humble as I mentioned in the beginning) I´m also a bit afraid of being under water. Hey, you have to choose me. OK you don´t have to, but I´d be a jolly peace of sunshine if you do. You´d do both of us a favour.

Hugs and kisses!! Stina Larsson

Michael Kuen

Michael Kuen, Best Dive Job in the World

Best Dive Job in the World Candidate

Dear Jonathan and Tom,

It was such an amazing surprise, an amazing miracle to see a scuba dive career being offered and all that one would need to do would be to write or send a video story. Is it really that simple? Sometimes it is just that easy.

So I made the inevitable happen, I chose to write a story about me, I say inevitable, because I do not have a video camera. I must say it was quite challenging to write a story, as one needs to choose which direction you want the story to go. Does one go with a theme of humour, drama, factual based, Sci-fi etc. I chose to go with heart and truth. Even these themes are challenging to write from. But attempt it I must. And in my attempt, hopefully you will consider me as a candidate for this dream job and convince you that this is a dream of mine. A dream that I am willing to work towards and to work for.

So What is my circumstance? I am single, no attachments, Just enjoying the single life, One day hope to find someone that will share my happiness in the same field.

I am an IT Manager/Yoga Teacher/Masseuse working for a Private Game Reserve called Londolozi. I have been based here for 2 years going on 3. I work on a 6 week work and 2 week off cycle. I recently did my open water refresher, Advanced and Rescue Diving on my last leave. Will be working on my specialities in the near future and then Dive master in the next two to 3 months and then IDC, dependent on increasing my dive numbers. In the specialities I do have a certain calling to do Videographer.

I really want to capture moments of nature and moments of other divers’ experiences. Perhaps in my later dive career work for National Geographic and uncover new unseen images/videos of nature. I did these on my last leave because I wanted to start on my dream. And I have. And I am happier for it. Even though part of my normal career is based in an office, I would love to change my office to the sea. And what you offer could definitely help me achieve my dream career quicker.

What I have seen at my dive centre is that it is hard work but rewarding. I understand that this is not just a hand out career. It definitely does take hard work, discipline, and ability to follow instructions, to be safe and secure, and most importantly have fun. I have been down the road of the corporate job. I do believe that one does not need to conform to this type of lifestyle.

One does not need to make their lifestyle their job; one could make their lifestyle their job. Open sea, fresh air, and underwater coral with deep hypnotic colors. Amazing underwater life. I wish to experience all of this, and share it. As well as help other people achieve this same dream. 90% of this world is water, their is so much to explore and uncover. New experiences to experience. A way to embrace life.

I can offer my current IT skills, time, professionalism and me. We can discuss offering or creating Yoga classes/Massages. A synergy can be created from what you are offering and what I can offer. A great partnership can be co-created.
If you do consider me, I would like to further discuss the logistics of this dream career.

Thank you for your time for reading this Email.

Here’s is to Hope and Faith,

Michael Kuen

South Africa

Csaba Gere

I am Csaba gere from Hungary. I have sent my video to you but not sure if you received it.

So I send you my application here too.

I love the Nature and I love diving.

I have done NAUI and UIF courses so far and I qualified as a Rescue diver and Master scuba diver and Deep diver. Besides I have a good command of English and German. I can say I am in excellent physical and mental condition.  I have already worked months with commercial divers. My jobs involved cleaning waterwells in Budapest and the underwater insulation of the pillars of a bridge that is being built over the Danube.

I have used Kirby-18 and Kirby-27 equipment. We finished 2006 a corrosion protection work in Lybia by an oil company with the REDS ltd. and the Besix ltd.. We used the DENSO technology. In 2008 I worked in Scotland at Divex company. I was a technician. We made military Clearance Divers’ Life Support Equipments for different country’s governments (Lybia, Vietnam, GB, Germany, …).

I am absolutely devoted to doing this fun.  I am an ambitious type and I always do my utmost to achieve my goals.  I would be grateful to be invited into your Country.

Please help me if it is possible!

I hope, we will meet soon!

That is my dream.

I am waiting for your answer.

Thank you forward and I wish you all the best!

Nathalie Button

I’m natalie im 19 years old and I’m from London.

My passion in life to was go to university and make mother happy.

I studied at the london school of the arts  in film and photography, but it wasnt for me.

Why didnt i fit in?

I”m mental, one of a kind.

Then one day I sat there infront of my mac in my immaculate flat and said; “natalie victoria button where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world right now?”

Thailand. So I did. In 4 days 6 injections one backpack and absaloutely no idea how to spell bangkok, this little girl travelled half way round the world to experience the unheard of.

3 months later I returned with a sence of adventure. I’d used my film and photography skills from university to learn to dive in koh tao for 5 weeks. And for the first time in my life everything fit. I enjoyed sleeping on floors, living out of suitcases, bartering with locals and swimming with turtles.  I worked at orphanages, a womans prison and an elephant reservation. Somehow I made it all the way by myself.  I still have no idea how I did it.

My trip wasnt planned, there were no tour groups. Just me and an open mind.

I returned home, back to fish and chip Wednesdays, film Fridays and bingo Sundays and i called my mother and i said to her. ” mum im misrable again.” And she said to me “well thats life nat.”  So I put the phone down, picked it back up again and brought a one way ticket to Sydney, and here I am in cairns 3 months later.   On a one way ticket through my life, I’m never going home.

Diving is the only theme I’ve carried with me.  I dive everywhere I go. When I finish travelling i’ll end up back where I started;
on a little island in Thailand. I will set up camp and work for a dive company.  For no money and good times.

I want to travel for about 5 years before I see asia again. So I’m in it for the long haul. My occupation is backpacker and I love it.

I came to the great barrier reef looking for work on boats asking to earn my way through my dive master. Unfortunately unless you have money to spend people wont give you the time of day. Maybe someone someday will look at me and see only potential, and that day will change my life.


Natalie Button x

Dan Snyder

Why I want to change my Dad’s life and have him become a PADI Instructor

Best Dive Job in the World

Best Dive Job in the World

My name is Dwain. When I turned 10, my grandfather signed me up for a PADI Seal Team course. I loved it so much I talked my mom and dad into letting me get my Junior Open Water certificate. Over the past 2 years my dad and I have earned our Advanced Open Water certifications and are working our way to obtaining our Master Diver certifications. I’m 12 now and all we need to do is to complete our 50 dives and we will finally achieve our goal. My dad has been great in working with me to do what I love, taking me all around Texas and to Florida and Mexico to dive. We have our Scientific Divers certifications and I have my Boy Scout scuba diving merit badge too. All this was possible because my dad is the best dad in the world.

My dad was a stay at home dad for 10 years – like in the movie Mr. Mom. He has always been there for me and my brothers. He’s a CPA and an attorney and really good at what he does – whatever that is. But I think he would be an even better Dive Instructor. He was my brothers and my Cub Scout Den Leader and Cub Master so he’s really good at working with kids and others that have trouble learning new stuff. He has done so many great things for me that I wanted to do something great for him.

So I think you should offer my dad, the Best Dad in the World,  the Best Dive Job in the World.  My mom said I could go too if you would let me. I’d have to do my school work somehow and I know I’m not old enough to get my Instructors certification but when I do get old enough that is my goal. My favorite food is Thai, but I’m sure I would learn to love Indonesian food just as much.

My dad and I are a great team and together we would be the best Ambassadors for scuba diving you could ever have and would bring a lot of positive attention to the sport. My dad still won’t let me have a spear gun but he did get me a great camera so I could “shoot pictures instead of shooting fish”. I could take pictures of him and help you document his training and have my own blog to tell other kids how great diving and Indonesia really are. My mom reads my email so you can write me or my dad. I am sending you a photo of my dad and my brothers and me in Florida. I’m the one in the orange shirt! Please give my dad this opportunity. Even if I don’t get to go I want him to have the chance. Thank you.

Gary Trakas

Gary - Best dive Job in the World Application

Gary - Best dive Job in the World Application

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

Growing up, I’ve always loved being in the water. I’ve always loved to go to our National Aquarium in Baltimore to see all the exotic creatures that inhabit our waters.

When I got married, I took a trip to Aruba for my honeymoon. I got my first real chance to snorkel in water that was clear enough to see some distance in all directions. As soon as I put my face in the water, I was amazed! I saw things in person I never thought I’d see. Then it hit me. Holding my breath and swimming down to get closer was a futile effort. I needed more time underwater. I needed to be able to go down there where the fish were and swim around like they did. Snorkeling started my interest in diving…I just didn’t know it yet.

When I came back home I told my father-in-law about what I saw while snorkeling in Aruba. He told me he was a certified diver and I should go get myself certified. I made the decision to become a PADI Open Water diver soon after. I will never forget the moment I put a regulator in my mouth and went underwater. I realized right then and there that this is going to become a life long hobby and that my options of how far I could take this were limitless. I was venturing into something that can only be experienced to understand how exciting diving really is.

Gary - Best dive Job in the World Application

Gary - Best dive Job in the World Application

I soon raised my certification level to Advanced Open Water. I wanted to do more and more and learn what else diving had to offer. That same year I achieved my Advanced Open Water certification, and dive my first wreck in Key West, Florida. I dove the Camen Salvager off Key West in approximately 100 feet of water in my bathing suit with visibility of what seemed like miles. I simply loved it! I go down to Key West every year and always take my scuba gear. I never want to pass up an opportunity to go down and see what’s new. Every single time I go diving I see something in person that I’ve never seen before. I’ve been up close and personal to all sorts of sea life.

I believe that becoming a PADI instructor holds the ultimate keys to a complete satisfaction in this sport. By becoming an instructor, I feel I can do anything there is Scuba has to offer. Becoming a PADI instructor will allow me to get away from a desk job I’ve been doing for far too long. Since I’ve always loved to share my experiences with others, this too will allow me to not only introduce other people to this fantastic sport, but be able to teach people something that to most think is unattainable. Becoming a PADI instructor would enable me to offer something to people that will last for a lifetime.

Travis Marlette

Travis Marlette Best Dive Job in the World application

Travis Marlette Best Dive Job in the World application

I’m a guy full of life, caught in what feels like a vice.  I’m a single 29 year old guy with the ambitions for something great, or at least a life of adventure, but the life I have boxed myself into is something much different.

When I was a kid, I used to dream of diving the Great Barrier Reef, and swimming in the coral. My occupation was going to be a marine biologist because of my love for the sea, but I ended up pursuing music instead.

I come from a small town, but I live in a big city now. I spent some time by the ocean before when I lived in Florida, but I now live in Chicago and the closest I have is Lake Michigan. I have learned how to sail, and how to captain boats and yachts. I’ve learned how to repair guitars, and how to build enterprise class IT systems… but nothing has really made me feel as at home as the sea. I have never been a guy for 9 to 5 but the life I have chosen has a mandate for that schedule. I am an around-the-clock- kind of guy. I always have been, well before I worked in the I.T. field.

I’m an intelligent guy, I know how to crack a joke, I know how to banter, and I’m very high energy around the outdoors, and most specifically around the sea.  I’m not an indoors kind of guy if I can help it. I have a very spiritual side to me, and the sea and earth speak directly to that side of me.

Travis Marlette Best Dive Job in the World Application

Travis Marlette Best Dive Job in the World Application

I guess, to make a long story short, I have been a mechanic, an athlete, a teacher, an actor, a musician, a singer, a Luthier, a carpenter, a car washer, a waiter, a writer, a skier, a kayaker, a wanna-be rock star, a starving artist, a guitar player, a drummer, a bassist, a singer, an audio engineer, a  farmer’s helper, a sailor,  a captain, a beach bum, a good person, a bad person and lots of things in between. I am an adventurer with the spirit to prove it, and the sense of humor to help everybody laugh along the way.

This opportunity, would allow me a chance that I have wanted to be closer with the sea, as well as gain a skill that I have always wanted, and be able to teach as well.  I have been known throughout my life to have the ability to decide something, and commit with everything I am in order to achieve the goal I have in my mind. In this case, the goal I seek is personal freedom, and I have decided to cross all boundaries necessary between my goal and my reality in order to achieve it.

I hope we have the chance to speak more, and I look forward to an opportunity to prove my resolve.

Thank you,

Travis Marlette

Roger Roth

I’ve been roofing in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1969; part-time through college and while teaching science which I loved but couldn’t afford, then full-time since 1979. At plenty-nine years old, I’m not as agile as I used to be on the roofs, however as a PADI Rescue Diver, I know I can continue a new career as a PADI instructor and return to my passion of teaching and diving for years to come, evidenced by the fact that one of my mentors in underwater video, Stan Waterman, is still diving in his late 80’s.

After I got certified in 1988, I continued my passion for teaching by assisting the dive instructors from my dive shop in their pool sessions through the 90’s, however since I was running my own roofing company, I couldn’t devote enough time to becoming a dive instructor back then. When the instructors I assisted came across students that needed special one-on-one attention, those students were turned over to me to help them hone the necessary skills because of my teaching ability and empathy for whatever feelings were standing in the way of their success in getting certified.

Despite being landlocked at home, I have logged over a month’s time underwater, and 99.9% of that time has been with a video camera in hand. I’ve earned countless international Filmmaker, Communicator, Videographer, and underwater video awards. I’ve shot for a Discovery Channel program producer, and a short client list includes the U.S. Navy, Aggressor Fleet, Peter Hughes Diving, Inc., Nature Conservancy, Save the Manatee Club, Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Foundation. I’ve done promo videos for a couple of dive operations in Indonesia, Hawaii, the Red Sea, five operations in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Belize, Nassau, Roatan, and more. Unfortunately, there’s not much of a way to earn a living producing promo videos.

I use my underwater videos to share in schools, senior centers, garden clubs, scuba clubs and scuba shows to share the wonders of the underwater world. People protect what they love and when I can open someone’s eyes to the beauty of innerspace, I know I’ve created another ambassador for the oceans.

In 1998, I founded an international, non-profit underwater photo/video competition and volunteer hundreds of hours each year as its Director (with no remuneration) to promote the mission statement of the Underwater Images Competition, which I wrote to be, “to raise the awareness of the ecological importance of preserving marine habitats that represent Nature’s oldest and most stable living ecosystems. This will create more conscientious diving practices and generate new interests in the realm of marine environmental science and education.”

Becoming a PADI dive instructor in Bali would allow me to continue my zeal of teaching and creating ambassadors for our precious oceans and waterways, as have the beneficiaries of ALL of the proceeds of the Underwater Images Competition. I’m looking forward to this new adventure in my life, becoming a PADI dive instructor in Bali and making a living doing what I love.

Larissa Stone

Larissa Stone - Best Dive Job in the World Application

Larissa Stone - Best Dive Job in the World Application

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a love of two things- water and writing.  It is to both of these that I owe my very existence.  My father, many years before I was born, defected from Russia.  He was a sailor in the Russian military.  He had kept a journal of his thoughts and experiences while traveling the world that had opposed communist policy.  In those times, that was considered a most dire criminal offense.  In order to escape being charged and imprisoned, he literally jumped ship into the Strait of Dardanelles, evading his would-be captors and tiding into an entire new life.

As for me, water has never been just 2/3 of the earth’s surface.  I used to spend countless hours in the bath, the pool, and in the ocean on the rare occurrences in which I had the opportunity.  I used to swim to the bottom of the pool and look up towards the sun and imagine what it would be like to live underwater, and this purity of peace would consume me.  When asked if I could have any superpower I wanted my response was immediate- to breathe under water.  “What animal would you be if you had your choice of any?”  Dolphin.  I’d want to be a dolphin.

I’m 28 years old and I’ve never had the opportunity to go diving.  Honestly, it would be my own personal taste of heaven.  I never feel quite as content, or better yet, as serene, as I do when I take to the water.  I even have water splashes tattooed on both of my ankles.  And now, I’ve passed this down to my own daughter.  She’s two and already, I must oblige the countless amount of time that she herself wants to spend in the water.

Larissa Stone - Best Dive Job in the World Application

Larissa Stone - Best Dive Job in the World Application

So when you ask why I want to change my life and become a PADI instructor, my first inclination is to answer that no single other human being walking this earth would appreciate it more, be as grateful, dedicated or nurture the opportunity quite like I would.  Then I think… “For her”.  You wouldn’t just be granting an internship, you would be gifting me and my daughter, our own personal new world.

I am a person that was born into the wrong body.  This body has lungs instead of gills.  Luckily the trade is that these hands can hold a pen.  I write every day of my life.  I’d send you 500 pages of why I desire this above all instead of 500 words but alas, I’d be putting the other contestants at a disadvantage.  –Wink- Please let me be the person to write every day and tell the world about the lives you’ve changed with this opportunity.  For giving me the gills I was not born with.  For giving someone the life they’ve always wanted, but could not attain for themselves.

Thank you,

Larissa Stone

Dexter Anatan

Dexter Anatan - Best Dive Job in the World Application

Dexter Anatan - Best Dive Job in the World Application

This is the chance I’ve been looking for…………

At last, the opportunity to fulfill my dream to become a dive instructor and continue to enjoy my passion in diving and opportunity to work on land finally saw its course after receiving this information from you.

To tell you something about myself, I am a positive, enthusiastic and a hard working person. I started my diving here in the Philippines when I was working in one of the oldest and biggest domestic shipping in 2005. I started as a Dive Buddy to the Company’s Dive Master who’s job is doing underwater inspection of the hull and propellers of the boat before and after the annual dry dock, installing underwater sinker for marker buoys and twice salvaging lost anchors and a tender boat. The experience I had during those times were done for the company and that is where all my love, interest and passion in diving started.

Dextar Anatan

Best Dive Job in the World

In 2006, I was given the chance to work on board a chartered yacht in the Mediterranean, working as a Boson on deck. It is because of my diving background that doing the hull inspection and sea chest cleaning is part of my duty.

But my diving life change when the yacht went down from the Mediterranean to Southeast Asia. We started doing charter in Phuket, Thailand with itineraries on this beautiful island and even went down to Burma with chartered guests. During a charter, one of my job is to prepare the snorkeling and diving gears for the guests to be used every day while they are on board. My love for diving developed when my Captain gave me the chance to be with the guests everyday, and as a license skipper, he gave me the responsibility to drive the guest to the site and carry out all the activities. Boosting my confidence makes this experience worth living for. Taking someone who has never gone one (1) meter below the water and convincing them to give it a shot in order not to miss the opportunity to dive and see the beauty underwater is one of the things I love and especially if they come up happy and fulfilled with the diving experience by sharing stories what they saw, hearing all this from guest, really makes my day. Being a diver can give you access to experiences you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Dexter Anatan - Best Dive Job in the World Application

Dexter Anatan - Best Dive Job in the World Application

If I am on a break from my job, and if my schedule permits, I upgrade my certification here in the Philippines. Presently I am advance open water certified; one of the things I never miss is visiting the diving sites closest to my place. I live in a country which comprises of 7,107 islands so there are still a lot more to explore. Certain places are so extraordinary that I wouldn’t want to miss. No diver could honesty dismiss without exploring some of the most sought after diving sites.

I want to change the course of where I am heading at the moment. I am a single parent to a 12 yrs. old kid. Lately, as he grow up, the need of a parent guidance to a vulnerable child at his age is a primary concern for me. The influences surrounds him every day, either good or bad if not guided properly I’m afraid will affect him as a person someday. I’ve been on a boat for a total of 15 years now, My contract normally last until 10 months and being away from him most of the time makes me yearn for a lot of happenings in my personal life. Yet recently I got to wondering. The strange feeling of like coming from a different place is always a mystery since the life onboard and the life on land are totally two different things, which sometimes makes me think otherwise if I should continue doing so.

If choosen, this will be a good start for me and will be a life changing experience if given opportunity to work on land.

Lastly, I want to share some of the photos I had during those times I am with the guests and doing the activities. This is the thing I missed doing – diving.

Best Regards,

Dexter Anatan

David Graham

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

Diving and swimming underwater feels like I‟m flying.  It might sound dumb to think of flying while in the water but I think that the experience felt while swimming underwater must be like what Superman feels when he‟s flying around.  The freedom is spectacular and I enjoy the X-ray vision.  I became a certified Open Water Diver in 2007.  Unfortunately I live in Nebraska and the only places I have been able to dive so far are local sandpits.  I have one other friend who dives and we tend to only make it out once or twice a year.

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

I have often thought about advancing my diving skills but money always seems to be a little short and diving so far has just been for entertainment.  To be able to make diving into a career, something I can enjoy doing and make money at it, is an unbelievable opportunity.  To be able to dive in something other than a sandpit would also be a welcomed change.

I like to be adventurous and would like to not only use the diving skills acquired to teach others but to be able to hunt for treasures and artifacts lost underwater.  I am currently a student again at the age of 32 and this time I am following my childhood dream and becoming an Archeologist.  I have always wanted to be Indiana Jones but felt that was too ridiculous of a goal.  After spending time in a completely unrelated field that involved helping kids and encouraging them to be whatever they wanted to be I decided I needed to stop wasting time and become what I‟ve always wanted to be.  I‟m not sure I have the complete support of people around me either.  Whenever I tell them what my plan is they say, “good for you and go for it,” but there always seems to be a little bit of doubt in their voice or the look of; „why don‟t you get a real job‟.

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

David Graham - Best Dive Job in the World

I don‟t want a real job.  I want something exciting and challenging and I want to be able to make a living doing it.  I don‟t need to be rich, I just want to be able to pay my bills and live my dreams.  I also have the dream of being a writer and have started writing my first book (it‟s not very good but it‟s a start).   I also enjoy making things out of wood, painting, reading, riding my motorcycle and collecting comic books.

I would not say my life is boring.  I do my best to find enjoyment in everything I do but there is always room for improvement, plus I live in Nebraska.  Have you ever been to Nebraska?  It‟s flat and windy, not a lot going on.  I would love the opportunity to take my diving skills to a higher level and use those skills to accomplish my goals.

Linda Koren

Linda Koren Best Dive Job in the World application

Linda Koren Best Dive Job in the World application

Are you kidding? Bali. This would be a dream come true. Water is my passion and Bali is truly one amazingly beautiful place.

Water is my passion, whether it is the ocean, the gulf, a lake or just a swimming pool.

I spent 10 yrs. visiting my parents in Naples, Fl. So when my son reached the age of 10 we had him certified as a Jr. Scuba Diver.

I feel the more people that are certified, the more aware people will become about how the environment affects our waters. Because of the impact on all marine life. The fascinating marine life that makes scuba diving so enjoyable.

I am an avid swimmer, boater, water skier and a PADI certified recreational diver. Also an activist for the protection of Manatees in Florida.

I only work part-time, my son is now away in college and I am ready, willing and able to change my life.

Living in the Northeast United states has many limitations to local diving, too cold, too murky and it is expensive to travel to warmer climates. I truly dread the winters, because that means my days at the beach are over until next summer, a long 9 months wait.

What an honor this job would be, doing what I love best.

Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity. Hope to see you soon.

Tan Shiying, Ann

Best Dive Job in the World

Best Dive Job in the World

Best Dive Job in the World

I loved swimming, so much that I joined the swimming course in school every year even though I’ve taken the course before and had completed it. But then one day, I told myself, “I’m never going to swim again unless it’s diving. I don’t want to see walls in the pool. I want to see more!” Then I started working after I graduated from college and I got so busy with work that I never actually start diving until about a year ago, the opportunity arrived.

A friend of mine has been diving for years and pestered me to take my OW course. At that point of time, I did a little research on the course. Found out I could take the theory online with PADI and the practical with a local operator. So I finally took the first step. After completing my OW, I went straight to take my AOW. Since then, I’ve been diving almost every month.

Back in Singapore, I work in a cigar retail shop. I sell wines from France and Italy, whisky from Japan and Scotland, and cigars from Cuba. This is my fifth year with the company. I met people from mainly Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan, American, Europe and of course, Singapore. Work took up so much of my time that I don’t even have time to meet friends. Actually, they are busy with work themselves as well.

Best Dive Job in the World

Tan Shiying - Best Dive Job in the World Applicant

Just recently, I was with a group, diving at Bali. I met this group of people in April when I went diving at Layang Layang. We liked each other’s company, so we decided to meet up and dive together once every 6 months. All we ever talked about is diving and photography.

Fishes never interest me, but documentaries, about the underwater world does. It made me want to see them in real life. The more I dive, the more interested I became about fishes. I enjoyed talking about my diving experiences, the islands and the dive sites I’ve been to. Diving become something I cannot live without and I want to share my experiences with a lot more people not just friends.

Once, in Sipadan, I met this girl who has been afraid of water since young, but she managed to complete her OW course. She thanked me for helping her many times in the water while diving, which I didn’t even realized I did help her. Although it was a short meeting, after the trip, she felt more confident and went to take her AOW and has been diving more frequently.

That experience has been, for once, more than just diving, helping people overcome fear of water.

The diving and meeting different people has made me realized that being a Dive Instructor, is as challenging, if not more, than any other professions.

Tan Shiying - Best Dive Job in the World


“Here I go, deep type flow. Jacques Cousteau could never get this low.”

Best Dive Job in the World Application

♪♫♪♫♪♫     Under the sea we off the hook

We got no troubles

Life is the bubbles

Just look at the world around you

Right here on the ocean floor

Such wonderful things surround you

What more is you lookin’ for?

Under the sea

Darling it’s better

Down where it’s wetter

Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day

Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin’

Full time to floatin’

Under the sea            ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

This is my story which I hope will take me 30 meters under.

My life has been an adventure since I decided to start travelling; I love to take risks and have lived in places, including Jakarta, UAE and Peru, working as an English teacher. I am 29 now but feel I still have another world to explore. All these adventures made me who I am today, but I know that this life-changing experience as a PADI instructor will positively change my life.

So many people just focus on day-to-day activities, that they don’t have time to really value that there is so much more beyond the normal routine. The ocean is a completely different world.

My favorite movie growing up was Little Mermaid.  I used to fantasize about becoming a mermaid and leaving into my little ocean world where all the colors, life-forms and beauty would come alive. It never did happen, but each time I am in the water, I feel like a mermaid that came back home.

My first diving experience was in Australia, and it was excitement, mixed with adrenalin, mixed with fascination of everything going on around me and love for the new world that I had gotten into. My second time was in Gili Islands and this time I was even more amazed than the first. It only keeps getting better with each time. Like they say when you open a Pringles can, “Once you pop, you can’t stop!!!”

The colors, the movements, and the fish that were completely uninterested in us. It was amazing to be able to go deep down and look at all the beauty that many of us are unaware of. However one has to be careful, it is incredibly important to be conscious and respectful just as we are when we visit other people’s houses. We have to understand that we have to treat our dives as a chance to explore and not destroy.

Indonesia is one my top list of best countries to live in. They have the most beautiful and kind people, their nature and mountains are breath-taking, and they have the greatest bio-diversity. The 17,508 islands are surrounded by indescribable marine life which I really hope I can keep on exploring and later show my love and enthusiasm to other new divers.

I believe that I can inspire wonder and excitement to all those new divers coming to learn about the wonders of the deep blue sea and I hope you are able to provide me with the chance to change my life and others.


Tascha Eipe



Best Dive Job application from Tascha

Best Dive Job application from Tascha

Ten reasons why I want to live the diver’s life:

  1. ‘Monday morning blues’ are a brilliant, crystal-clear blue sea
  2. All co-workers are your ‘buddies’
  3. Pressure is caused by the surrounding water, not by deadlines
  4. Morning rush hour is caused by schools of fish, not children
  5. Everyday use swimming pools instead of car-pools
  6. Unexpected meetings are with turtles and sharks
  7. Logging something is an achievement, not a task
  8. Refills are for tanks, not coffee cups
  9. The only computers are worn on your wrist
  10. The only suit you have to wear is a wetsuit!

About Me:

My name is Tascha Eipe. I am a filmmaker and I work in India, directing shows for a travel channel. My work takes me to quite a lot of exotic places, and also some off the beaten track.

Best Dive Job in the World application for Tascha

Best Dive Job in the World application for Tascha

I first went diving in Muscat, Oman, and was hooked for life. After which I continued diving whenever I could – in Malaysia, Egypt, the Philippines and India. In August I went on a liveaboard dive trip to the Maldives and it changed my life! I swam with countless manta rays and even whale sharks! It made me realize that I am only truly happy when surrounded by the big blue.

I want to swim with dolphins. I want to photograph sharks. I want to learn how to make perfect bubble rings. I want to shoot an underwater film about our oceans and the wonders within it.

Live to dive. Dive to live. Either way works for me.

Nicholas Andrew Hodies

best Dive Job in the World applicant – Nicholas

“Why I want to change my life and become a Padi instructor

“Why I deserve the best dive job in the world”

Hello Big Blue Bali, my name is Nick and I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. To start with diving has been a major part of my life since I can remember.  I became fascinated with the underwater world at a young age. The first time I snorkeled was when I was around 8 years old; in the Monterey bay. I still have vivid images of all the colors I saw down there from the fish to the flowing kelp all the tiny creatures. It was as if I was actually swimming in an aquarium.  I knew then that the ocean was a colorful wonderful place and I wanted to be a part of it. My interest in diving has not slowed at all.

I went on to become open water certified at the age of 13. I did my first check out dive in Monterey. Wow that was fun I was finally breathing underwater, just like a fish! I never get tired of the smell of the salt air and waves and the coastal breezes’.  I went to the Santa Barbara Marine Diving Institute in 1990. It was an intensive two year commercial diving program.  During that program I became a Naui instructor.  I went on to work commercially in the Gulf of Mexico and work in California. During those years I have dive mastered for Club Med in San Salvador Bahamas; worked on live-aboard dive boats in Florida. I dove in Hawaii the Philippines, and Thailand. I was most impressed with the waters in southern Thailand. I have always wanted to dive Bali I’ve heard that it’s the best!

I realized over the years as I would try and find employment, everyone was asking for Padi instructors.  I know now that Padi is the dive leader in the sport diving industry. All the resorts and cruise ships only want Padi instructors.  My love for the ocean environment and teaching are my life. I have taught guitar and oral English classes in China (I am in China right now). I have the patience and focus to be a supportive teacher for new learners’ in the wonderful world of diving.

Why give me this wonderful opportunity to become a Padi instructor? Well a few months ago I contacted Blue Season Bali and I got in touch with Tom West about your IDC Program.  The program and location are perfect I just did not have the money to take the course yet. This chance to become a Padi instructor would open the doors again for me to spend time in the tropical places with the fantastic marine environment of Indonesia; and to share them with others’.  Teach people to love and respect the ocean environment. This would be a dream come true; traveling and teaching are in blood.

Big Blue Bali


Nicholas Hodies

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