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Reasons to return to instructing after pregnancy

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Caring for a new born or any aged child obviously puts some limitation on how much you can dive or travel, however teaching diving is like any other job in many ways and having children shouldn’t prohibit that in any way. Making things work and changing life styles just mean that fitting things in needs more attention. Children are demanding, sleep depriving, stamina testing but you can do it.

Reasons not to give up that job you love:

  • You trained hard to get to where you are.
  • You became a dive instructor for a reason and it is important not to forget those reasons.
  • You’ll be the coolest parent in the playground.
  • Diving denotes a lot about your personality and it’s important to keep hold of that sense of self.
  • The World needs more Ocean protectors and dive instructors to facilitate the next generation of marine biologists, ocean enthusiasts and research and data collectors. Your job is important for a million reasons.
  • It’s vital to try as much as possible to continue to do what you love.
  • You’ll be an inspiration to other women.

Doing any job that you adore is a luxury and there is something special about people who teach. You have the skill to help someone else explore and embark on underwater adventure and that is pretty fantastic. With the support of PADI it’s easy to stay in date from home and not loose those important links to learning and teaching. Make the most of those tools on offer. By staying in teaching status you have a bank of support on your doorstep.

Think about why you became an instructor.

  • You had a love for the aquatic world.
  • You’re the sort of person who wants to enjoy their job and what they are doing.
  • You had a passion for a different career.
  • It is a rewarding job and one that allows you to see the World and that’s why you did it in the first place.
  • As an instructor you get to ensure that others keep learning and building on their dive education. You are a wonderful facilitator.
  • Let’s not forget how many women travel with children and raise them in different countries and environments. Creating new little sea folk lovers and travel with purpose.

When I think about why I love diving and how to express how important it is to keep doing it I watch this clip and I remember not only why I cherish my time underwater but why I want to keep inspiring other people to dive too.


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About Author

Chantelle is a PADI Master Instructor and Managing Editor of The Scuba News UK. Her passions lay in travel and conservation. she has been all over the world and worked on some exciting projects and dived some spectacular sites. Her thirst to explore and drive to meet and work with new and interesting people has motivated her to keep moving. She works in some extremely remote areas and has a strong media presence. She has worked with various magazines and media and is keen to promote the good work that she comes across and the individuals who really invoke change in their fields. She has dived for over 20 years and is always seeking out the next thrill and dive experience. She can be found at UK dive shows and online easily and is always keen to hear your stories and say hello.

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