Starting my Divemaster Training in Nusa Lembongan
I was always told that for a Divemaster Internship, you don’t want to choose just a Dive Center but also a mentor. Unfortunately, like many people I didn’t know a mentor that could train me so I chose a Dive Center and after lots of thinking, research, and many centers contacted, I decided to give a go to and take my Divemaster training in Nusa Lembongan with Two Fish Divers.
I must say that my decision was based on the program they were offering, but also, a lot, on the first contact I had with them, and the time they took to properly answer all my questions (“they” was Markus and later Colin). Amongst all the destinations Two Fish has to offer, and those which were available, I decided to take my divemaster training in Nusa Lembongan (despite I could have been choosing several, which can be nice as well). I was still a bit concerned before getting here. Those two persons were extremely nice and serious, ok, but would the place where I was about to go be the same?
So, I arrived on Lembongan, still slightly wondering. I don’t have a huge experience (slightly more than the minimum required for starting the PADI Divemaster Course) and I was really hoping I would be… ” surrounded ” enough. And in a few minutes, I finally met a big part of the team that I was about to share my schedule for 6 weeks.
At the end of this first day, I was already feeling way better. The whole team (instructors, divemasters, captains, boat crews, reception, everyone taking care of the resort here, and even my Divemaster Trainee buddy, who will stay here with me for a few weeks) were really nice and seemed trustworthy and competent. And it seemed like I was about to get great divemaster training in Nusa Lembongan!
A few days later, my mind is still the same; for sure, I’m a bit more exhausted than when I arrived but so far I’m feeling like I made a really good choice.
It’s just the beginning of my PADI Divemaster training, and not everything is easy; it’s a lot of physical and mental energy that you need to invest, and I have rarely slept so well (haha!).
But I like this formation a lot, and the fact that I’m happy to wake up early and get there every morning, knowing it will always be some quite tiring day, is already a super sign to me.
I hope I will progress a lot on my skills, knowledge, acquire experience and confidence here, not only as a diver, but especially as a diver who should take care of other divers…
I cross my fingers and will write more details soon about my training and team, that I already know I will not forget. And whatever happens, I’m glad I took my chance with this program, this resort, and with diving in general!
I believe that we might only have one life and trying to do something you like is for sure the best way not to regret anything!
Cheers everyone – Damien