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...

Five things to remember as a scuba professional

Five things to remember as a scuba professional

The Job of a lifetime - Being a scuba professional Being a scuba professional is one of the most incredible jobs out there. You can explore the world and its many wondrous places and get paid doing it. However, there is always a reality check with everything wonderful...

Self reliant diving – Look after yourself

Self reliant diving – Look after yourself

On a Thursday afternoon the boat headed into the National park for some dives.  I had the whole PADI Divemaster class onboard for their self reliant dive course. This is a course that I decided to incorporate into the program a couple of seasons ago. Why? Because...

Relax underwater – no frustration

Relax underwater – no frustration

Muppets Sometimes, I feel like I am surrounded by muppets. Literally. This is where my frustration comes from. A collective group of beings that cannot do what they are supposed to. Actually, thinking about it, that may be a bit derogative to muppets. According to the...

Finding inspiration in scuba instruction

Finding inspiration in scuba instruction

Made it! I made it! It is official, I managed to get my Platinum course director status. I am so buzzed right now it's hilarious. Not just from this mind you. The past couple of days have been crazy and even more exciting things happening. A couple of which  I can't...

Mums that scuba – balancing your scuba career

Mums that scuba – balancing your scuba career

A recent post in an online forum mums that scuba, caught my attention. The forum was aimed at a specific niche group of ladies, mums that scuba. Whilst a few years ago I wouldn't have imagined a group like that popping up.  Now with so many people finding their voice...

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...

New years resolutions for your scuba thoughts

New years resolutions for your scuba thoughts

As the new year kicks in I cannot believe that it is already 2017. What an amazing year 2016 was, on the scuba diving side and on the personal side. The personal side even more so with my new family addition, obviously putting my scuba diving on hold for a little bit...

Happy Holidays from Bubbly Costa Rica

Happy Holidays from Bubbly Costa Rica

Merry christmas everyone! Or is it happy holidays? For me it is the time of christmas movie watching and eating lots of turkey (which I have to watch due to the wetsuit issue ; ) ) I have my list of christmas movies which are a mix of classics and some more obscure...

Scuba Diving Internships – Yes or no?

Scuba Diving Internships – Yes or no?

Internships...yes or no? Now I am an advocate for internships in the scuba diving industry, BUT, and this is a BIG but, if they are done the right way. There are always some very vocal advocates on diving forums and boards about the bad sides of it and yes, there are...

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