The Scuba mum

 

Teaching scuba, mentoring students, or running around with my kids. There are many facets to a scuba mum

 

The scuba mum – a mentor in many different ways

The scuba mum – a mentor in many different ways

I was only into the first day of the dive show and the question had already been asked? How do you do it? This was after picking up my platinum course director award when some friends asked about my kids. Yes they are at home, and last year, the first year for my...

The scuba mum – a mentor in many different ways

The scuba mum – a mentor in many different ways

I was only into the first day of the dive show and the question had already been asked? How do you do it? This was after picking up my platinum course director award when some friends asked about my kids. Yes they are at home, and last year, the first year for my...

Reflections on a giant

Reflections on a giant

My IDC in Utila 2004! I was extremely saddened to hear about the tragic passing of fellow course director Andy Phillips this week. I was lucky enough to have trained under him when I did my PADI IDC in Utila 15 years ago. That seems so very long ago now, and it is...

6 things to keep me organized

6 things to keep me organized

As a multi tasking brain overloading course director I am faced with many different avenues of work throughout the week. This can lead to a huge juggle of life. Add into that mix an ever expanding family, now with the addition of a new four legged companion, everybody...

8 things you didn’t know about me

8 things you didn’t know about me

As a PADI course director and scuba instructor there is always a professional persona that is presented to my students and clients. Not saying my other side is completely unprofessional but there is certainly a part to me that people rarely see. So I thought I would...

Why I became a Course Director

Why I became a Course Director

During one of the first parts of the PADI IDC, you go around the room and ask all of the candidates and instructors why they want to be a scuba instructor. Inevitably the words like "travel" and "love the ocean" came up. It's true, it was why I originally became an...

5 Reasons to scuba dive in Bocas Del Toro

5 Reasons to scuba dive in Bocas Del Toro

I have spent the last 2 weeks teaching in a little know paradise called Bocas del Toro. It is a little known group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama. I love the Caribbean vibe and it has been great fun teaching the PADI instructor program here so I thought...

Looking towards our ECO IDC

Looking towards our ECO IDC

It's funny. I am behind writing this blog post. Doesn't usually happen but with so many things having happened this year I guess this has fallen by the wayside. Shouldn't happen though I know. To say this year has been a rollercoaster would be a clear understatement...

The Fun of teaching a PADI Instructor course

The Fun of teaching a PADI Instructor course

Well done to our new PADI Instructors Another PADI Instructor course has just finished. The group was successful and I can say, an absolute pleasure to teach. Having been teaching PADI Instructor courses for over 9 years I would honestly be lying if I said that every...

Divemaster deep exploration and eel explosion

Divemaster deep exploration and eel explosion

Yes, you read that right. It was pretty much an eel explosion on our Divemaster deep dive scenario yesterday as part of the PADI Divemaster program here in Costa Rica.  On a beautiful sunny day we headed out, with my 4 divemasters in training armed(just kidding) and...

PADI IDC – Almost half way through

PADI IDC – Almost half way through

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