Gap year diver rocks the world

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Divemaster, General news

Gap year diver rocks the world

Trawangan Dive’s BioRock Distinctive Specialty Course attracts divers from around the world who want to work on a long-term project with a beneficial environmental impact. It is also a very popular choice for many gap year students. One of our latest arrivals is Pippa, from the UK. She joined us a few weeks ago and has captivated us all with her stories, her diving skills and her professional attitude. Tell us about yourself Pippa… I’m an 18 year old originally from...

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From above to below the waves

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Divemaster

From above to below the waves

Angie first arrived on our doorstep over a year ago to complete her PADI Open Water Diver course. As a surf instructor near Perth, Australia, we knew she wouldn’t have any problems in the water. What surprised us was how addicted to diving she became. It didn’t take long to realise she had her sights set on going the whole way to PADI Divemaster. So Angie, I guess it’s safe to say you’re fairly comfortable in the water… I guess so. I’m an Australian and I...

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How an Essex lad became a dive guru

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Divemaster, IDC

How an Essex lad became a dive guru

Anyone who has been to a Trawangan Dive quiz night will be familiar with James, our quizmaster and one of the lead PADI Instructors at our dive resort on Gili Trawangan. His story from office job to dive god is a familiar tale to many of us in the dive industry. At one point, we all decided to say goodbye to the usual nine-to-five in order to take a leap of faith into the world of diving. And just like the rest of us, James has no intention of ever going back… What...

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Meet Matt, the adrenaline junkie

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Divemaster, IDC, MSDT

Meet Matt, the adrenaline junkie

As scuba divers working in the industry, we all like to think we’re living life to the max. There is a fair amount of excitement in our daily lives – a new dive site to discover, new marine life to marvel at, new conditions to master and obviously new students to teach. Each day brings challenges, fun and stories to tell at the end of it. And then we met Matt and we realized that our lives were comparatively boring. He arrived at Trawangan Dive nine months ago and it...

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From fun diver to PADI Divemaster

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Divemaster

From fun diver to PADI Divemaster

Nina arrived on Gili Trawangan a few months ago and started diving with us here at Trawangan Dive. First she did a few fun dives, then her PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response (EFR) course and then decided to go all the way and become a PADI Divemaster. She blew us all away with her infectious laugh, her enthusiasm and high level of professionalism. Tell us about yourself, Nina. I’m from London, I’m 28 years old and I studied Interior Architecture at Edinburgh...

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Our PADI Divemaster trainees rock!

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Divemaster

Our PADI Divemaster trainees rock!

At the moment, we’ve got more than a handful of Divemaster trainees. They are here to learn how to become PADI Divemasters and we’ve had them busy. From learning how to assist on courses and how to guide certified divers, to mapping dive sites and preparing Emergency Assistance Plans, they’ve all got their work cut out. Let’s find out some more about them… Angie The surfer girl from Western Australia arrived on Gili Trawangan for the first time in...

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