It’s been a while since my last post here, I realise that.
However I intend to make up for that by telling you about my time since the IDC.
I fired up my MSDT with 6 specialties, Deep, Wreck, Nitrox, O2 Provider, Night and Drift.
We spent a week going through them all, with Wreck being the most extensive, and by far the most fun. A lot of penetration and exploration of the Liberty wreck here in Tulamben. I loved that course, and I can’t wait to be able to teach it myself.
So I’m now certified to teach those, and as soon as I have collected 25 certifications I can upgrade my title to MSDT instead of OWSI which I have now. But I’m not in any kind of a hurry with that.
The time since the MSDT has been packed with team teaching. For those of you not familiar with the concept, it means I join as a second instructor on a course, and get to teach that together with a mentor to guide me the right way and make sure I don’t forget anything. It’s REALLY helpful since I now get to see how to structure the courses and fit everything into the schedule without missing something. I’ve really learned a lot from it.
But, I sadly have to announce that I’ll be leaving Bali, and Indonesia, within a few weeks. I’m not really happy about that, since I’ve come to really love this island and the life I have here, but I got an opportunity that I can’t refuse.
Starting next month, I’ll be a permanent instructor for Raya Divers in Phuket, Thailand. They’re a 5 star IDC centre, with 5 different locations in Thailand.
They’re Finnish owned and operated, but they have a need for a Scandinavian instructor to help their growing base of Swedish, Norwegian and Danish clients. I applied and got the job.
I really couldn’t be happier about that right now, even if it means I’ll be leaving Bali, at least for now.
So a lot of time has gone into preparing all the paperwork needed for the work permit and visa. Although it’s not as extensive as getting a KITAS in Indonesia, it’s still a huge process. So until all that is settled, I’m staying put in Bali where I’ll try to get as much teaching experience as possible.
I’ll of course continue writing as much as possible even when I’ve moved to Thailand. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a lot to tell you about.
But until then, happy diving!