Category: Musings

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appearances can be deceptive – edited

It’s been an up and down adrenaline tinged few weeks, the rush of passing the PADI Open water scuba instructor exams soon faded into a panic to look for work, something I resolutely refused to...

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PADI OWSI, woohoo!

I could not have imagined two years ago that I would be here today, a PADI certified open water scuba instructor. Because two years ago I did not dive 🐬🐟 I owe so many...

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Almost an instructor…

It’s been an interesting few weeks, at times fun and at times frustrating as all hell. It’s unfortunate that one of those frustrating times has happened today, the DAY BEFORE MY BLOODY EXAMS ah...

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Browsing Bohol

With the start of the PADI Instructor course looming we took the opportunity to explore Bohol before I would have to get down to some serious hours in the classroom. We’d seen various flyers...

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Are expectations at fault?

My heart dropped when I heard there were to be fifteen Chinese divemasters doing the PADI Instructor Development Course with me. The Chinese are the largest growing dive market and so it makes sense that...

dive shop disappointments

Our arrival at the dive shop was less than auspicious, no one said hello or asked if we needed help. Although to be fair that seems pretty common in dive shops with everyone far...

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a little bit of this…

…and a little bit of that is how our last few weeks have passed. Although before I get into that I am not sure if I mentioned I’ve had the incredible honour of diving...

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god delusions are us

I do really hate it when people are unhappy especially when they are unhappy with me, even if what they are unhappy about is really nothing to do with me, are you following so...

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A year of diving!

A year ago today we took our first tentative steps into the water guided by our self-described skinny lizard instructor Lorenzo, under the hot sun at Redang Kalong on Redang Island in Malaysia. I...

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Time flies…

Time really does fly here, it’s almost a month since we’ve been back and it has whizzed past in a blur of diving, dinners, research and relaxation. For inherently unsociable people there sure are...